Lower East Side Spotlight: Three Classic Rentals

While the Lower East Side continues to welcome new developments, we’ve decided to put the spotlight on some of the neighborhoods more classic residentials that still have availability.

275 South Street

This 19-story residential building sits right at the edge of the Lower East Side, offering great views of the East River in every apartment.The post-war tower holds 256 apartments total each fitted with natural white oak floors, oversized windows the flood every corner of the apartment with light, a balcony, and a fully-equipped kitchen with polished Caesarstone countertops and backsplash. The bathrooms include a rain showerhead, bathtub, ceramic tiles, and a vanity with an oversized mirror. This building was originally constructed in 1978, but it was converted in 2016 and developers made sure to implement a host of modern amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, lounge room, demo kitchen, parking garage, and a rooftop deck that is only accessible to residents. 275 South Street offers two-to-four bedrooms starting at $4,050 per month.

Jones L.E.S

At 331 East Houston Street, you’ll find a boutique residential building that offers luxury living within this changing neighborhood. Jones L.E.S is just 13 stories with 78 homes, all of which include oversized windows, floors lined with oak hardwood, and an open layout and kitchen that features all stainless steel appliances, an island kitchen with Caesarstone countertops, and backsplashes to complete the look. The endless amenities make Jones L.E.S a highly desirable place to live and include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, lounge room, bike room, screening room, a green private garden and a sundeck. Currently, this building has one-bedroom apartments still available offering various floor plans starting at $4,350 per month.

The School House

This six-story rental at 371 Madison Avenue is a Lower East Side classic, built in 1911 and converted in 2014. The facade is elegant and striking, making it stand out within the glassy developments around it. All 110 of the apartments have high ceilings, hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows within the loft-style apartment. Residents here enjoy the great amenities that come with the home such as the state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge room, 24-hour doorman, laundry room, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and two private courtyards. Sitting just a short walk away from the waterfront, nearby parks, restaurants, bars, and several subway lines, making the rest of the city just a short ride away. Still available are studios and one-bedrooms starting at $3,900 per month.