Feasibility of 3 bed / 1 bath apartment in NYC?

Hello. Just signed an apartment in NYC for move in next month for 3 bed / 1 bath. Was looking for 3 bed / 2 bath, however there weren't any apartments available in our budget range due to these apartments being scarce and people moving back into the city. Is 3 bed / 1 bath fine in terms of everyone being able to shower and get to work on time or is 3 bed / 2 bath a must when living with 2 other people?

Are 3 bed / 2 ba even common at all?

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 15, 2021 - 4:32pm

Didn't see 3 bed/2 bath that often in our budget either. Was hoping for at least 1.5 bath but that was pretty rare too, only 1 bathroom was definitely by far the most common.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 15, 2021 - 4:53pm

Was your budget around 4.5k-6k? Seems like reasonable (rooms bigger than 10x10, closets, natural light throughout, etc...) 3 bed / 2 bath is really hard to find until you reach 6k+

How has living in the apartment been so far?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 15, 2021 - 4:55pm

How often did you find yourself trying to go to the shower or bathroom before work and someone else was in the bathroom? I don't think it'll happen that often but just curious since haven't lived in a 3bed/1bath before

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Jul 15, 2021 - 5:23pm

I don't think that often. I mean we were all and still are fairly good friends so we communicated well. Also there was a kitchen sink and other areas to get ready per se besides the bathroom. The only "limiting factor" was really the toilet and/or shower. I think the showering time was fine, and bathroom was manageable. I also had a nox membership at the time so on days when I went to gym before work (was like only the first month or so haha) I could shower and use bathroom there. Thankfully the whole situation worked out well

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