About the room
Who lives there
2 female, from 26 to 43 years old, mixed, non smokers
Only considering non-smoking candidates whom recently accepted or are actively enrolled in a higher education institution, such as a vocational/trades-school, undergrad/grad program; &/or are entry-level professionals with less than 3 yrs of experience with their current/new employer.
15-30 minute bike ride / 45-75 minute walk to Upper Manhattan - Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Sugar Hill, Hamilton Heights, Strivers' Row, Harlem and Manhattanville
Single-occupancy only (no couples) | Month-to-month, long-term tenancy preferred | Washer/dryer in unit | Utilities and routine cleaning services of common areas included | Most cleaning household staples (i.e. sponges, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) provided at no additional cost | Two (2) rooms available | Asking $975/mo. and $1,175/mo. | Rent non-negotiable | First and last months rent, plus one (1) month security deposit required | Available 12/2019
Viewings available after 6p during the work week and by appointment only during the weekend.
Unit is a 4-Bedroom/1-Bath apartment-share (1,250 SF) situated on the 2nd Floor of a detached 2-Family Brownstone located in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx (walking distance from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Yankee Stadium). Steps from bus lines: Bx11, Bx32, Bx35 and Bx41; 10 minute walk from additional bus lines: Bx1, Bx2, Bx15, Bx18, BxM4 and subway lines: B, D and 4; the MetroNorth Station is less than half a mile away; and I-87 Major Deegan Expressway and I-95 Cross Bronx Expressway are nearby. The area has the following accessibility scores: 97 Walk Score / 92 Transit Score / 74 Bike Score. Premise is smoke-free (i.e. cigars, cigarettes, , etc. NOT allowed) and LGBTQ friendly.
Unit is equipped with hardwood floors throughout, LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, low-flow water fixtures; a tub-less bathroom with stand-alone sinks; a compact laundry room with professional grade coin-metered HE front loading appliances; and a small, efficient alleyway kitchen with an adjoining eat-in-kitchen equipped with seating for 4+
1. Utilities (i.e. electricity, gas, heating, sewer, water, etc.);
2. FiOS Wi-Fi and FiOS TV (sports channels and most premium channels, i.e. HBO, Showtime);
3. Routine cleaning services and removal of general household refuse and recyclables from shared common areas;
4. Routine mail distribution;
5. Access to gated outside sitting areas (front and side yards) and designated BBQ area.
Bdrm 2 (Front Bedroom) | ~105 SF | Five (5) windows | Furnished with a desk, small LED Smart TV, twin size platform bed with 6" thick memory foam mattress, linens/bedding, and other furnishings | Asking $975/mo. (Income Requirements: $32,175 - $39,000 (minimum annual salary); Maximum move-in costs for this room is $2,925)
If you are seeking double-occupancy for you and a partner (or minor) unfortunately we are unable to accommodate you. Double-occupancy (e.g. couples) places too much of a burden/hardship on the shared household resources. For this reason, we are only considering single-occupancy of the furnished bedrooms (meaning no more than 4 flatmates during tenancy).
First and last month's rent, plus one (1) month security deposit for all listed vacancies are required and non-negotiable (the first and last month rent are prorated as a courtesy). Credit, housing and criminal background checks required for all prospective tenants (there is a one-time, non-refundable, application fee associated with the background check).
To be considered a potential candidate:
a. You must be enrolled, or have recently accepted enrollment, in an accredited educational institution such as an undergraduate/graduate program, vocational/trade school, or are independently studying for professional certificate(s), certification(s) and/or license(s) such as The United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE), the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), a "Bar Exam," etc.; or
b. You recently accepted, or have less than 3 years of employment, in an entry-level position; and
c. Your annual salary at a minimum is 33x the desired monthly rent (for actively enrolled undergraduate/graduate/vocational students), or 40x the desired monthly rent (for entry-level professionals); and
d. Your FICO credit score is above 674 (exceptions at landlord's discretion, no credit history permissible); and
e. You are ready and willing to discuss who you are and why you think you may be a good fit (such as: What you do for a living, if you are a smoker (e.g. cigarettes, marijuana, hookah), your current living situation, why you are looking to change it, how soon that change is foreseen, your experiences with overnight guests, overnight dishes, cooking, cleanliness, sharing, boundaries, etc.).
bi·o / ˈbīō/ Since 1999 I have spearheaded a community effort by providing affordable housing to students and entry-level professionals willing to consider housing outside of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. I am NOT an employee of the landlord, I am NOT a real estate person, NOR do I work on commission. I do however occupy the premises and volunteer my time facilitating communications and repairs within the property. I work full-time as a public servant in the engineering field so my time is limited (ergo, serious inquiries only). I am invested, professional and responsive and ask for all potential renters to reciprocate in kind. I pride myself on being transparent, an innate problem-solver and a straight-shooter. Should you be financially, physically or mentally unstable I am NOT qualified to pursue a relationship with you much less one that yields a long-term communal housing situation. We are only pursuing good fits and do not require full occupancy.
Actively seeking to establish and maintain a communal household comprised of driven individuals trying to educationally and/or professionally elevate themselves within the NYC metropolitan area. If you are opposed to occasionally sharing household meals, group activities, or are unable to comply with NYC Department of Sanitation's recycling ordinances then chances are we are NOT compatible. Recycling is of the upmost importance in this household so if you are into a green way of living i.e. recycling beyond NYC ordinances, composting, sustainability efforts, healthy eating, up-cycling, etc., we NEED your camaraderie. Although we understand the shared situations are not for everyone, we have been trying to provide an alternative platform that can allot for a positive communal experience and promulgate further success within the community. Our goal is to establish a household best described as driven, educated, preferably recently employed and/or actively enrolled in a vocational/higher education institution (i.e. undergrad/grad/trades school) but most importantly a stress-free environment.
neigh·bor·hood /ˈnābərˌho͝od/ Despite being an up-and-coming area, the Bronx has not been able to rid itself of its bad reputation (acquired during the large exodus by the Jewish community in the 1970s). You are encouraged to research the surrounding area but if you are white, black, yellow, tangerine, etc. chances of you being a victim of a violent crime are slim (although Manhattan can catch you off-guard with its cramped overpriced quarters and susceptibility to random acts of terrorism/aging infrastructure failures).
North of Yankee Stadium, nestled within a hilly enclave of Art Deco apartment complexes, Tudor and Victorian homes, Morrisania is an affordable NYC corridor with a quiet community-oriented vibe. With plenty of places to connect with neighbors, there are multiple weekly green markets, a handful of dance and yoga studios, as well as friendly bodegas, hair salons and delis. The recently reopened historic High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights and the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx, offers an easy pedestrian and bicycle route to upper Manhattan. In addition, the new Harlem River Greenway, along 20 acres of the Harlem River waterfront, has waterfront parkland that connects pedestrian walk ways, bicycling access, and jogging trails which really has given this area a long needed facelift and restored the community's historic access to the waterfront.
spe·cif·ics /spəˈsifiks/ The home is located on a quiet tree-lined street that is predominantly populated with 2- and 3-family dwellings and a cluster of rent-stabilized apartment buildings at its core. Our biggest short-coming is the lack of venues for take-out/dining-in. Although, Hungry Bird (a quaint neighborhood restaurant serving Indian cuisine) and Justine's (another neighboring restaurant serving Dominican cuisine) are within walking distance. More importantly, deliveries for your avid Grubhub and Seamless user are available.
ad·ver·tise·ment /ˈadvərˌtīzmənt/ Two (2) housemate openings available in a furnished 2nd Floor, 4-Bedroom/1-Bath, co-ed apartment-share (asking $975/mo. and $1,175/mo., single-occupancy only).
dis·clo·sure / disˈklōZHər/ You will need to schedule a viewing of the premise in order to get the ball rolling. Next, you will need to meet the members of the household as to assess if we are a good fit (bring a friend since you will be visiting a stranger's home). After we meet and iron out any mutual concerns we can then move onto the next step, i.e. the application process.
Viewing the premises does not incur a fee but interested applicants are encouraged, contingent on our compatibility, to complete a lease application during the viewing.
There is a single $75.00 application fee per applicant (which includes a $36.98 amount that would be directly payable via credit card to E-Renter.com) and this one application fee allows you to apply for any or all of the vacancies at the time of the application process. Submissions of incomplete lease applications will NOT be considered. During the application process the room you are interested in will be removed from the market and placed on hold (for a maximum of 48 hours). However, if your annual salary is NOT equal to or greater than 33x-40x one month's rent then hold on to both your cash and personal information.
Upon successful completion of the application process a move-in date is set at which time the first and last month's rent plus one (1) month security deposit will be required (move-in dates must be established within five (5) calendar days after completion of the application process).
con·clu·sion /kənˈklo͞oZHən/ To be considered a potential candidate you MUST meet the requirements disclosed above in addition to being considerate, clean, smoke-free, ethical, independent, laid-back and resourceful
Also, seeking a skilled trades-person (i.e. experienced property manager/superintendent, carpenter, electrician, plumber, etc.) for paid/barter situation yielding an additional source of income for prospective housemate(s): general home improvement - $20-$40 per hour (contingent on project and skill aptitude). Tenancy preferred for skilled trades-person position.
This is 1 of 2 vacancies posted for this property.
Listing ID: H161215132734658
Posted on 2 December 2019