“In New York, they say, you’re always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment.” If you’ve ever looked for an apartment to rent in New York City, it’s likely that at some point you couldn’t help but wonder, “where is the closet space?” Known for smaller square footage, NYC apartments don’t tend to lend themselves to extra storage and closet space, so when you do find one, it’s a match made in fashionista heaven.
While the actual filming location of Carrie’s iconic apartment was in the West Village, the show placed her fictional apartment on the Upper East Side. We’ve all fantasized about living in Carrie’s fabulous space, so we’ve identified 5 New York City apartment listings in the UES neighborhood featuring walk-in closets. You’ll never have to store your sweaters in your oven when you have an apartment that’s ideal for you to live out your own Carrie Bradshaw aesthetic.
1. The cosmopolitan co-op
Cross streets: 74th St. & 1st Ave
Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, this 1-bedroom unit in the Avon House features high ceilings and an open, modern floor plan. With bathroom and kitchen updates and able-sized rooms, this boutique co-op apartment has all the amenities to make you feel like a true glamorous Upper East Sider. Air conditioning, onsite laundry, a 24/7 door attendant, and a rooftop garden oasis are just the starting point when you take a look at the beautiful walk-in closet. With walnut stained floors and built in shelving, your own unique collections of handbags and shoes can be displayed as works of art. This unit is currently available starting January 1, 2021 and is priced at $3,650/month.
2. The ‘Miranda Hobb’s’ pre-war
Cross streets: 91st St. & Lexington Ave
Similar to the Upper West Side pre-war apartment Miranda Hobbs called home, this renovated pre-war Upper East Side apartment features 9-foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Not only is the bedroom the largest in the building, but it boasts a walk-in closet that will make you the envy of all your less-storage-equipped fellow city-dwellers. This unit does not share a common wall with any other apartment in the building, making it a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle you’d find in other multifamily buildings. Located near the 4,5,6 & new Q subway stop, your commute from home will be a breeze. Enjoy other building amenities including elevators, onsite laundry, and a door attendant. Priced at $2,500/ month this could be the perfect spot to house you and your Manolo Blahniks.
3. Beauty fades, but an apartment near the park is forever
Cross streets: 86th St. & Madison Ave
Just one block away from Central Park, you’ll find this gorgeous 1924 1-bedroom condo on 86th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. Not only does this unit have a generously-sized walk-in closet, but the bedroom is large enough to accommodate a king-size bed and dressers. Both quiet and spacious, this apartment is a rare find. Get all the luxuries of an Upper East Side building with a full-time doorman, live-in super, elevator operator, laundry, playroom, gym, and roof deck. With modern design in a pre-war building, you’ll have a chic space to host your pals and dish on all the happenings of life as New Yorkers. Make this apartment your new home for $3,800/month.
4. The ‘Charlotte’ York Avenue corner unit
Cross streets: 92nd St. & York Ave
This corner 1-bedroom located in The Barclay has access to many building amenities including on-site laundry, a fitness center, outdoor space, and controlled entry. In the unit, you’ll find stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher—an added touch and a must for any culinary mastermind. Convenient proximity to the 96th St. subway station will give you access to major transit lines, and the neighborhood is extremely walkable, so you’ll be able to frequent the many restaurant and nightlife options nearby. This unit features a large walk-in closet off of the master bedroom. Listed as a convertible 2-bedroom, the dining room can be segmented into a flex bedroom or even an office for you to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw writing prowess. This apartment is currently listed for $4,795/month.
5. The ‘Mr. Big’ of apartments
Cross streets: 62nd St. & 2nd Ave
Dream apartment alert! This pristine 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom corner residence features a private balcony, hardwood floors, and custom built-ins. With triple exposure to the north, west, and east, your space will be flooded with natural light and city sights. The king-sized suite includes a luxurious bathroom with an enclosed rain shower and soaking tub to help you relax and revive your feet after a day of strutting in your Louboutins. Most importantly, the walk-in closet by Poliform is the epitome of fashion goals, allowing for all your garment storage needs. Priced at $6,550/month this unit may be on the higher end of your budget, but will surely make you say, “Hello, lover” once you step inside.
If you’ve ever had to compromise your wardrobe for your living space, you’ll understand the desire for ample closet space in your apartment. Make your big closet dreams a “Big Apple” reality by focusing on listings with walk-in closets in one of the most desirable New York City neighborhoods. And just like that, you’ll have the space to dawn your fashions with as much pride as Carrie Bradshaw would.
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