So, it turns out that renting $1,800 rooms to people willing to live with 18 roommates is a fairly solid business model.
After it opened its first 19-person, “community-driven” residence in Crown Heights in October, the “co-living” start-up Common is now taking applications for its second location in the neighborhood, the company announced Tuesday.
The new 10-bedroom building — which, like all Common residences, will have private bedrooms and shared common spaces like bathrooms, kitchens and lounges — is located “a few blocks down” (five avenues, to be exact) from the original, somewhere on Albany Avenue, the posting from the company said.
The “Albany Home” will have a garden, “Hudson Valley antique furniture,” a game room — complete with an LED fireplace, PlayStation 4, PacMan arcade machine and 55-inch television — and a live-in artist, Elliott LaRue, who will “help introduce our members to the best of NYC,” the post said.
Prices at the new spot seem to have dropped slightly since the first residence opened on Pacific Street; rooms are advertised starting at $1,500 on the site, down from $1,800 in the fall.
The company prides itself on building a community in its buildings. You can find pictures of residents partaking in a creativity workshop, attending a holiday party and enjoying dinner from local Caribbean eatery Glady's on the Common Instagram account.
Sound like your cup of tea? Apply at hicommon.com.