While it is true that there are generally fewer apartments for rent in the dark days of winter, what is available can sometimes be had for less, as the pricing for this FiDi alcove studio [lobby pictured left] demonstrates. Though $1,950 isn't exactly cheap, it's in a full-service Art Deco building (La Rivage at 21 West Street) and priced almost 15% below the M unit that rented in May.
Owned and managed by Rose Associates, the building has a fitness center, concierge, food-delivery service, roof-top sun deck and laundry rooms on every floor. Some of the apartments have been newly renovated, but those with older kitchens and baths are said to be in good condition as well.
No-Fee Apartment of the Week is writer A. Ready's weekly independent selection of a no-fee rental that she believes reflects good value given current market conditions. It is not an advertisement, nor is it paid for by any company/website mentioned.