Rental of the Week: Peekskill Studio, $1,375/month

Look what $1,375 a month gets you in the city of Peekskill: a 900-square-foot live/work studio with an enormous terrace in a most intriguing building. It’s within walking distance to a bunch of restaurants, cafes, bars, and even a Kung Fu studio. And it’s right next door to the Paramount Center for the Arts.

The city of Peekskill has become a bit of an artist’s enclave, and home to well-known events like Art Along the Hudson. There’s even a city-run artist’s co-op called the Peekskill Art Lofts, which offers affordable living/working spaces for qualified participating artists. This studio is not part of this program, but it’s located in an artsy area of the city with galleries and studios, like Antonia Arts (which is also a performance venue). Even the rotunda in Peekskill City Hall is a public art gallery.

The terrace alone is worth the rent, and even though it’s a studio, it does have a full kitchen and bath, making a great live/work space. Throw up some dividers of your choosing and turn it into your enviable home. There are lots of windows, and plenty of natural light for the masterpiece you’re working on, or just to read by.

1016 Brown Street, Peekskill (Quest Realty) GMAP

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