Thursday, October 8, 2015

A rental with everything but the kitchen sink (no, really)



On Monday, Curbed pointed out a cute East Ninth Street one-bedroom rental with a kitchen shower. Going rate: $2k a month. The catch: There may not actually be a bathroom in the unit. (The listing didn't mention one.)

Which brings us to a one-bedroom unit at 328 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Per the above photo, looks like there are new kitchen appliances in the space. No sign of a sink, though.

Let's look more closely at the listing (all sic):

This East Village 1 bedroom offers a gnerous space and lots of light on a charming tree lined east village block, on the 3rd floor of a well kept walkup building, this is the best deal for the dollar in this hood. The apartment has the shower and sink in the living space, they are new and well kept.

So there you go, there is a sink! Somewhere! (Funny that toilet wasn't mentioned...)

Asking price: $1,900.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terrifying! Look at the gas line snaking across the ceiling.

Anonymous said...

What is that black pipe running across the ceiling and down the wall for?

Giovanni said...

Talk about not having a pot to piss in. That gas line setup is an accident waiting to happen. These landlords would rent out the ratholes in Tompkins Square Park if they weren't already occupied.

Anonymous said...

No problem, just put a garbage disposal in the shower, prepare your food while you bathe.

Anonymous said...

Is that really the gas line? Or is there electrical running through it?

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

That gas pipe is perfect for hanging pots and pans on.

Giovanni said...

In order to save space, my guess is that both the electrical and the gas are running through that pipe. Just don't turn on the lights while you're cooking and everything will be just fine.

Anonymous said...

The gas line is absurd. That is an accident on the horizon. The asking price is ridiculous. And if there is no kitchen sink or even bathroom, then the individual who rents this spot is a sucker who needs their head examined.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine that gas line being legal. It's exposed! God forbid someone accidentally hit it with something. I hope someone from the building is reading this and alerts ConEd.

Anonymous said...

For many years I had gas pipes running along my walls. After we had a gas problem con ed shut off the gas and said we could no longer use exposed gas pipes. That apartment never had gas again.

Goggla said...

Sounds like it could be like my place with the sink and shower in the living area and a WC at the other end of the apt. I'm guessing the landlord probably split and apartment in half, which would explain the questionable arrangement of fixtures and appliances.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11;36, Why don't you alert ConEd?

Anonymous said...

What a dump: no new paint and the floors are disgusting. For $900, a great deal. For $1900? WTF?

Anonymous said...

I used to live in the shower-in-kitchen building on east 9th. Bathroom is attached to the bedroom; shower in the kitchen next to the stove. Liked it cause the landlords were pretty fair with the price and did not put in all those hideous renovations like those in the apartment pictured. It's not for everyone, but it's NYC.:)

Anonymous said...

Yeah...one sink is the norm for places like this. Shower doubles for coat closet, etc. (Did it!)

Scuba Diva said...

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous quoth:

I can't imagine that gas line being legal. It's exposed! God forbid someone accidentally hit it with something. I hope someone from the building is reading this and alerts ConEd.

Maybe it's the electric, not the gas?

Anonymous said...

EVGrieve - why are you publishing undocumented assertions regarding whether having an exposed albeit safely connected gas line is 'illegal'.


Clearly a number of your readers don't understand that piping that may have been grandfathered and thus legal, i.e. half inch gas piping could not be replaced with half inch but would now be required to have a larger dimension. Perhaps that is what the Con Ed worker was referring to.

For the other geniuses - yes black pipe is what you do use for gas. Clearly none of your readers considered that a tenant hanging some marvelous artwork could drill into a concealed gas pipe which would make that much less safe than an exposed pipe.

Am I stating that gas piping should. Be exposed? No. I am saying that publishing remarks by people who don't know the difference between a street elbow and regular elbow does no service.

Before all the haters write - just try to get a rational perspective and read up on the NYC Code before you make genius pronouncements on safety issues

No - this reply is not discussing the sink or lack thereof.

Mark Hand The Catchman said...

I have the same gas line setup: originally for lighting, it snakes across the ceiling and down to the stove... been like that since I was a kid and only changes when a long term resident {RS or RC//old building built in the 1920's} leaves and the apartment get the full gut reno treatment. Ceiling had to be replaced due to water damage from "I need a clothes washer in my apartment" type about 15 years ago and there was no way to get rid of the pipe without lowering the ceiling so LL then said fuck it and placed the drywall on top like the original plaster/lath walls were like
Mom used to hang clothing from it, heck so do I lol...
I don't think the City or ConEd cares as long as its not leaking!

Anonymous said...

@11:14 pm: It is apparent that the apartment was renovated, and that gas line looks like it was recently installed, so how did it get grandfathered in? Yes we are speculating, that's what we do here, take the comments for what they are worth to you.

Anonymous said...

There is conjecture going on here, but that is good because it will hopefully inspire the residents of the building to look into the situation. They are the ones that have to live with the situation if it isn't right. EV provides a great service by giving us a place to share info and discuss the matter. I always learn a lot from my fellow posters!

Anonymous said...

I saw a lot of apartments like this back when I moved here 25 years ago. I thought the landlords went all out with renovations now to attract the new people with money. But I see they don't all do that.

Mark Hand The Catchman said...

I guess, now looking at the pics, this wasn't a total gut renovation of the apartment because you'd think the gas line would have been buried behind any new walls... and in my place besides the kitchen pipe there are pipes sticking out the ceiling in bedroom & living room.

I wonder if my building was considered 'Lux' back in the 1920's because it had interior gas lighting? Did young flappers & brostitutes drink on the roof or keep it at McSorely's?

As far as worrying about it, I don't, I worry more about intentional tampering to get over on paying the bill by LL/restaurants and the age of the infrastructure under ground is even scarier.

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