The New York City rental market is tough right now. Apartments that saw incredible rates during 2020 are returning to pre-pandemic prices, people are moving back to the city, and it seems like anything that looks like it could be worth your hard-earned rent money gets taken off the market in days if not hours.
Enter Common Owens. Our new home in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn is adding 42 units of comfortable, beautiful housing to the rental market, with private bedrooms in fully-furnished shared suites starting at just $1,165/month.
Furnished and unfurnished options
Common Owens is our first New York City home to offer coliving suites alongside both furnished and unfurnished private apartments.
Get the most from your rent in a coliving suite, where one all-inclusive bill covers rent, household essentials, a fully-stocked kitchen (think everything from utensils to a coffee maker), and regular cleanings of shared spaces. Your new home is fully-furnished with pieces from Article, Floyd, and Hem, with plenty of room to make the space your own. Coliving at Common is one of the best deals in Brooklyn — not only for the price, but for how easy it makes it to move, live, and enjoy life in New York City.
You aren’t missing out if you choose a private furnished or unfurnished apartment though. Alongside a beautiful apartment, you’ll also have access to Common’s built-in community, exclusive events, and discounts to local and national brands.
All furnished apartments are carefully curated by our in-house Studio team, and include pieces from your favorite brands including Floyd and Article.
Amenities aren’t just for glass towers in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. Common Owens offers convenient and comfortable amenity spaces that let you spread your wings without leaving the nest. Work from home or grab your roommates for a movie night in the shared lounge, or take in the sunset over Bed-Stuy’s iconic brownstones on the rooftop deck.
And while it’s the least glamorous amenity, Common Owen’s laundry room is a game changer — you’ll save precious time, energy, and money when you’re not dragging your clothes to a laundromat.
An iconic neighborhood
Bedford Stuyvesant, more commonly known as Bed-Stuy, isn’t the official quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood, but in our eyes it has all the markings: beautiful brownstones, green and vibrant parks, thriving local businesses, and easy access to the rest of the city. Located just 25 minutes from Atlantic Terminal, 35 minutes from Astoria, and 30 minutes from Manhattan, Bed-Stuy makes the best of each borough easy.
In the blocks surrounding Common Owens, you’ll find your everyday essentials and your go-to neighborhood hangs. Head two blocks west to Malcolm X Boulevard for a cup of coffee from Natural Blend, a fresh juice from the aptly named Juices for Life, a cozy bowl of ramen at Nana Ramen, and a stiff drink at Turtles All the Way Down. You’re also a short walk away from Saraghina Pizza, some of the best in the city (although everyone has their own favorites) and Peaches Hot House, well loved for their fried chicken and comfort food.
You’ll want to get out of your neighborhood every once in a while — after all, you live in New York. Common Owens is located only a few blocks from the B52 bus — which takes you into Ridgewood and Downtown Brooklyn — and the A, C trains, which travel across the borough and into downtown and upper Manhattan, both local and express.
Brooklyn’s best rent
Rent for a coliving room at Common Owens starts at just $1,165 — a huge steal when you consider that 79% of apartments in Brooklyn rent for over $3,000/month. Of course, it’s not impossible to find options that are in line with your budget, but we’d bet that none of them include added amenities, furniture, or exclusive events around the city.
Common Owen’s private apartments are also a great deal. Our furnished options save you plenty of cash on premium furniture, while our unfurnished options still give you access to amenities, Common’s community, and perks. The added savings and convenience means that you get to spend your time and money exploring your city, or pursuing whatever else you love!
Book a tour
Searching for an apartment in New York City doesn’t have to break the bank. Explore Common Owens and fall in love with Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn: book a tour today!