Top Five Apartments To Rent In Williamsburg—Despite The L Train Shutdown

Check out these cheap and cozy rentals. They will always be commutable.

By Team Agorafy October 14, 2016

An average 2-bedroom apartment there goes for $4,100 a month, and studios—don’t even get us started. But at least when you choose to live in this neighborhood—AKA hipster mecca—you know exactly what you are paying for: vibrant nightlife, community of like-minded and like-bearded individuals and proximity to Manhattan.

Except now we might have to scratch that last part. The great L train shutdown is coming (you probably got the memo) which might significantly complicate the local commute.

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So, does it mean you should kiss goodbye your dream of living in Williamsburg? Absolutely not. Here at Agorafy, we went through our Williamsburg rental listings and picked five apartments that are located near the alternative public transportation options.

Fine. We can totally live without you, L train. You were just convenient anyway. We’ll just find another.

Feel free to swipe right on any of the options below.

462 Union Avenue

Monthly rent: $2,595


What’s not great about this apartment? The rent is way below the median $4,100, the location is great, and there is a J train nearby. It would take you less than 30 minutes to get to Manhattan. That is, if you feel like it: With all these bars in the vicinity, who needs to go to that Manhattan anyway?

182 South 3rd Street

Monthly rent: $2,649


Another relatively affordable apartment close to the J, M and Z trains. Now, this one comes with a caveat: It’s kinda small—just 500 square feet—and there is no living room. There is also a great perk, though: The apartment is really close to the Williamsburg Bridge. Now, where can you store that bicycle of yours?

140 Hope Street

Monthly rent: $3,999


You wanted spacious? We got you one. This apartment is really big: at 1,050 square feet. It’s just minutes away from Grand Street, close to J and M trains and (wait for it) has a washer and a dryer (!).

254 South 1st Street

Monthly rent: $3,500


Reader, behold: We have officially found the apartment with the closest commute time to Manhattan—22 minutes on the J train. The place itself is quite beautiful: Those hardwood floors and sunny living room is exactly what separates a “poor hipster” from a “hipster with a trust fund.”

240 Meeker Avenue



You might think that the $3,800 monthly rent is exactly why some people are leaving Williamsburg, slamming the doors and calling it a glorified Times Square, but wait till you actually see the photos of this gem. If this apartment looks half as good in reality, we don’t care even if it’s haunted—shut up and take our money. It’s also close to J and G trains: Commute to Manhattan would take around 30 minutes.

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