Eye Candy: 7 must-see NYC apartments you can rent right now

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When it comes to New York City real estate, if a listing sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Rental search site RentHop attempts to separate fact from fiction by assigning a HopScore (a ranking of listings by quality) to each of their listings to help you weed out the meh apartments and zero in more efficiently on the perfect place. This week’s round-up includes a no-fee furnished studio, a charming carriage house one-bedroom and an ideal two-bedroom share, but beware, the higher the HopScore, the better the listing and the faster the apartment is likely to be rented. So if you see something that piques your interest, don’t delay. 

Three bedroom, 3-bath in Long Island City, $5,560/month

Why cram into a tiny apartment when you can spread out in this three-bedroom, three-bath home just 15 minutes from Midtown on Long Island City. The modern, pet-friendly pad comes with stainless steel appliances, plenty of closet space and hardwood floors. Beyond the front door are a state of the art fitness center, a fully equipped laundry room and a furnished roof deck with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Bonus: There's no broker's fee.

Studio at 360 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, $3,500/month

Need a furnished sublet in a great neighborhood? Jump on this alcove studio in prime Chelsea. The oversized space has a wall of windows and distinct areas for sleeping, working and relaxing, plus a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a marble bathroom. The pet-friendly doorman building has a roof deck with great views and plenty of washer/dryers in the common laundry room. Best of all, it’s walking distance to a trifecta of west side destinations: the Meatpacking District, the High Line and Chelsea Piers.

One bedroom, 1-bath at 200 North End Avenue in Battery Park City, $4,500/month

Indulge your swish side in this no fee one bedroom in Battery Park City with Viking and Subzero in the kitchen, a soaking tub and a glass shower in the bathroom, an in-unit washer/dryer and bamboo floors, not to mention Statue of Liberty and Hudson River views. The full-service building includes a complimentary fitness center (with classes like Zumba and yoga) a billiards room, two massage therapy rooms and an outdoor terrace with a BBQ. Did we mention it’s a hop skip and jump from Whole Foods, Soul Cycle, Hermes and Saks?

One bedroom, 1-bath at 41-17 Crescent Street in Long Island City, $2,800/month

If an amenity-packed building tops your ideal apartment must-have list, then this one-bedroom in Long Island City is for you. Located in The Crescent Club—a full service building with a fitness center, a resident’s lounge, multiple outdoor areas (including a landscaped backyard with a pool), bicycle storage and a garage—this one-bedroom with floor to ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer/dryers and more, checks all the boxes.

One bedroom, 1-bath at 24-15 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, $2,800/month

If you think “boutique building” is code for small and unspectacular, think again. This no-fee, 760-square foot one-bedroom in Long Island City has floor to ceiling windows, a gourmet chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a bathroom with stone tile and a soaking tub and plenty of closet space. The intimate Karl Fischer-designed building has a panoramic roof deck, a private gym, a part-time doorman and, with just 39 units, a real community feel.

Two bedroom, 1-bath at 200 Bowery in Nolita, $3,995/month

Why commute to Manhattan when you can live in Manhattan? With two equal size bedrooms, a comfy living/dining room and a great Nolita location, this penthouse condo in an elevator building makes an ideal share for those who want a great place in a great, centrally located nabe.

RentHop is a search engine to find apartments for rent that uses mathematical algorithms to aggregate and score listings inventory from top landlords and brokerage firms.  With over 6 years of NYC apartments rental data and millions of listings observed, RentHop's proprietary HopScore sorting ensures renters find high quality listings posted by trusted managers and agents.


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