By Brian McGowan

Renting an apartment in Manhattan is out of reach for many singles and young professionals. Those apartments that are within budget, tend to be bare bones or tucked away from the action.

The View, on Staten Island offers luxury apartment rentals at an affordable price right in the heart of St. George, a 20 minute ferry ride away from Downtown Manhattan.

The View offers 1 & 2 bedroom rental units overlooking the New York Harbor. Penthouse apartments have private, exterior roof decks where you can actually see a Staten Island Yankees ballgame being played. A well appointed lobby, community room with kitchen and outdoor deck and a health and fitness room provide tenants with amenities found in uptown Manhattan apartment buildings at triple or more of the price.

If you are seeking, art, culture, fine dining and shopping, St. George offers all that and more. The View is located across the street from the Staten Island ferry, the New York Wheel, Empire Outlets and Lighthouse Point. Just blocks away from the St. George Theartre, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and several art galleries.

Restaurants and lounges are plentiful in this historic neighborhood that was once home to Lenape Indians, Dutch settlers, sea captains and governors as described in this article in the NY Times.

If you are interested in renting a spectacular apartment in Staten Island at an affordable price, then look no further than The View. Why pay Manhattan prices when you can live luxuriously a short, free ferry ride away for less than a third of the price?

To schedule an appointment to see an apartment, contact me today at 718 816-7799 or email me at