Post-pandemic New York has felt a seismic shift not only in a way of life, but a way of living. The rise of work-from-home, intention to cook and need to safely feel fresh air, left NYC residents rethinking their real estate priorities. Amenities and conveniences like private outdoor space and large, updated, well-appointed kitchens have become as coveted as buildings with an elevator and nearby transit. Bettina Equities understands their clients, New Yorkers, and has also evolved the apartments we offer.
1. Plenty of Natural Light and Space
It is easy to miss the sun and crave vitamin D when you are surrounded by high-rises and soaring skyscrapers. Manhattan gets much less sunlight than other major urban centers, or the other boroughs. Lockdown brought the masses to seek apartments that offer at very least large windows and ideally private balconies and terraces.
2. The Perfect Kitchen
Be honest, did you make bread for the first time in the pandemic? You certainly cooked at home more than you did previously. Maybe you even found a new hobby. Now that the city is open and bustling again, many New Yorkers find themselves still eating at home, it saves money, is easier to eat healthy and creates less food waste. Vented microwave range ovens, high-quality dishwashers, and stainless-steel appliances are now popular talking points during apartment searches.
3. Flex Space
With Many New Yorkers working from home or in hybrid roles, flexible workspaces and rooms have become vital for apartment hunters. Flex spaces, which can be as simple as an alcove, a small extra room, the use of room dividers, and other creative solutions, have become necessities. With many New Yorkers working from home or in hybrid roles, flexible work spaces and rooms have become vital for apartment-hunters. Flex spaces, which can be as simple as an alcove, a small extra room, the use of room dividers and other creative solutions, have become necessities for many.
More time at home in 2020 meant more time to spend with a furry friend, thus more animals were adopted that year than any other in history. New York City hosts around 1.1 million pets, nearly one pet for every three homes.
While “pet-friendly” may have been a limiting search filter in the past, today it is becoming more commonplace with many landlords loosening their policies and offering pet-friendly buildings. Bettina recognizes the importance of a furry friend for mental well-being so designated all of our buildings as pet-friendly to better serve our tenants.
Bettina Equities has supported New Yorkers in finding their perfect living space for decades and can assist in the ever-changing priorities modern times require.