You might be struggling to work from home and keeping yourself entertained while staying indoors. Here are just a few amazing NYC apartments that would have made it much easier for you.
With the spread of Coronavirus in the United States, New York was hit the hardest and is considered the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. A stay-at-home mandate was put into effect starting March 22 and now has been extended at least until April 29. Those who are found violating these policies will be fined $500 to $1,000, so you should definitely stay at home.
Importance of staying at home
Most states already issued stay-at-home orders and only eight states have not implemented a statewide stay-at-home order. These include North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arkansas. In total, there are about 19.5 million people staying indoors in the State of New York and at least 311 million people in all of the U.S. Staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing is an important factor to combat the Coronavirus. We are all in it together!
By staying at home for periods of time, we will not only slow down the number of new cases, but will also help protect those most vulnerable to it. The slow down of cases also prevents overflow at hospitals and allows doctors and nurses to care for everyone who needs it. It also ensures there will be enough needed medical supplies for patients, such as ventilators. Hopefully with periods of staying at home, cases will slow and eventually lead to no more new cases emerging.
The do’s and don’ts for self-quarantine
So how do you know what you can and can’t do during the self-quarantine and stay-at-home orders? Here are a few do’s and don’ts you should be aware of during this time:
- Stay at home either alone or only with others that live in the same house or apartment.
- Stay at home as much as possible other than go out to buy essentials, such as groceries, medicine, etc. or going to work if you work for an essential business.
- Keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when in public.
- Walk or bike as much as possible instead of taking public transportation.
- Practice solo or solitary exercise.
- When ordering delivery, try to limit the amount of interaction for yours and the delivery person’s health by requesting the take out be left at your front door where you can pick it up.
- Offer to help your neighbors by simply leaving a note and your number where people can see.
- Be mindful of your neighbors since living in NYC means living in close quarters with those around you.
- Practice patience and try to be understanding as everyone is trying their best to adjust.
- Host gatherings or go out to gatherings at other people’s homes.
- Go out for unnecessary reasons.
- Stay close to others when out in public.
- Take public transportation if you are able to walk or bike instead.
- Exercise in groups, such as playing team sports.
Most luxurious apartments in NYC you’d love to self-quarantine in
Everyone is now trying to adjust to a new “normal” that doesn’t feel normal at all. What if we were to tell you some New York City apartments are perfect for working at home and indoor entertainment? Here are some New York City apartments for rent that you’d wish you could self-quarantine in.
With everyone in NYC currently staying in their homes for a period of time and worrying about going out, many have turned to online deliveries to get the things they need straight to their door or building. But if you’ve lived in a multi-floor apartment building, then you’d know how difficult it can be when so many packages are coming in at once.
This is especially true if your building’s package system only supports shared package lockers where anyone can open and touch your package or if the doorman/front office are the ones holding the packages.
Luckily, there are some great apartments in New York City that feature a package service system that allows security for your package as well as hands free-pick up. This will not only ensure no one touches or takes your delivery, but you’d also eliminate unnecessary contact with others while retrieving your item.
One apartment in NYC that features a complimentary package service is this 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The space has beautiful floor to ceiling windows with views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, two private balconies, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building not only has the parcel service, but has a 24 hour gym, and onsite parking. The Clinton Hill neighborhood has a variety of shops and restaurants for you to explore that are just walking distance away and is bike-friendly with CitiBike stations nearby.
If you’re looking for a place in Manhattan that has this great service as well, this one bedroom home located in Kips Bay is perfect for you. It not only features a package service, but also has a garage, laundry, free bike storage, and a gym. The space itself has a king-sized bedroom along with spacious closets and even a walk through kitchen with full sized appliances. This neighborhood has nearby transportation and is bike-friendly too with CitiBike available!
Golf at home
If you’ve exhausted all your entertainment options already and wish you had something more fun you can do at home without having to go outside, you’ll be jealous of those who can play golf at home. Believe it or not, there are apartments in NYC that feature indoor golf for people to enjoy, especially during this time of self-quarantine.
This studio, 1 bath space in Long Island City is located in the borough, Queens. The north-facing studio has floor to ceiling windows, in-unit washer and dryer, a kitchen with a gas range, dishwasher, and so much more. The building itself has many premium amenities that can keep you entertained right at home. This includes the golf simulator, gaming rooms, indoor lap pool, fitness center, and many others! If you like going out on walks to get some fresh air during this pandemic, they even have a private park.
Another space that has a golf simulator is this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo in Flatiron District. This Manhattan apartment features a wall of windows with higher floor lighting, in-unit washer and dryer, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and beautiful oak wood floors. While this condo space is within range of many restaurants and shops, they also have great stay-at-home amenities that include a fitness center, yoga studio, golf simulator, game rooms, and even private lounges! The property even has a sunken garden and landscaped courtyards where you can enjoy a relaxing walk though.
With everyone at home due to the spread of COVID-19, many people are using the time to binge shows or movies they’ve been meaning to watch but never had the time to. To make this experience even better, some NYC apartments feature private cinemas right in your home. Yes, you heard that right, it’s not just a building amenity, but your own cinema room in your space. Here are just two amazing apartments you can rent right now:
The first is a 2 beds, 1 bath apartment in West Village, Manhattan. This amazing apartment has an office/TV room along with the two bedrooms, a terrace, and high ceilings. It’s a unique space as it has many Smart features along with a 140 4K Projector and electric fireplaces. The West Village apartment is located near the Hudson River Park, bike lane, and has nearby convenient transportation. Best of all, it can be available furnished or unfurnished and the landlord is willing to pay half the broker’s fee!
The second space is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths two-family home in Crown Heights. This apartment has a loft-like layout and features a fireplace, projector, and built in ceiling speakers. It also has laundry in-unit, new appliances, a private entrance, skylight, walk-in closets, wifi, and so much more. This Brooklyn apartment is near Barclay Center Stadium and event area, Brooklyn Academy of Theatre and Cinema, and many others.
If you have children, you know this is an especially challenging time as all schools are closed for the time being. This means keeping them entertained for days on end. Luckily, there are plenty of apartments that feature play rooms as a building amenity or even have a space within the apartment that can be turned into a playroom.
This 1 bed, 1 bath condo in Forest Hills, Queens features a balcony, open city views, and a washer and dryer. It has many great building amenities such as a walking path, lap pool, game room, TV lounge, children’s playroom, and many more things that are guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained! This apartment building is located near very highly rated schools and has below average crime rate.
This 2 beds, 1 bath apartment features a second floor loft space that can be turned in a play space for the kids! This East Williamsburg space also has large windows, city views, natural light, and has an open-concept kitchen and living space along with stainless steel appliances. This apartment is in a family friendly neighborhood and is walking distance from parks and has many delicious restaurants nearby!
If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home indefinitely, you have or are probably struggling to make yourself an office space. While some New York apartments can be small with not much space to work with, some apartments even come with an office space to help make your working hours more productive!
This 3 bedrooms, 3 baths apartment in East Midtown, Manhattan features three large terraces, bright natural light, and open city views from the North, East, and West! Along with three spacious bedrooms, it also has a large home office and updated eat-in kitchen. It is located in a neighborhood with below average crime rate, has nearby transportation, is bike-friendly, and the nearby schools also have very high ratings.
This 1 bed, 1 bath condo in Williamsburg has moderate natural light and along with its one bedroom, it has an office space perfect for working from home! It also has a wall of windows with a private balcony that features views of Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. Additionally, its building amenities include a doorman, new fitness center, common garden, and children’s play area.
With all these amazing NYC quarantine-friendly apartments, it’s no wonder many people would love to live in these spaces especially during this time. Rent apartments right now or even just apartment browse with Localize. There are plenty of spaces with virtual tours available and combined with our insights, you’ll be able to find your perfect space before the stay-at-home order ends.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and happy home hunting!