No-Fee Building of the Week: Downtown Venetian palace-style quarters, studios $2,764/mo

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According to the website for the building Ocean, located at 1 West Street, the lobby (pictured) is reminiscent of a 14th-century Venetian palace, which may or may not be a check in your plus column. Less controversial are the apartments' high-end kitchens and marble bathrooms. The full-service building, with easy access to a number of subway lines, has an on-site valet, fitness center, parking, laundry on every floor, and a roof deck with lovely views.

Five units are currently being offered, studios and one-bedroom units ranging from $2,764 to $3,326. According to no-fee apartment search site, the landlord is offering one month free rent on selected units.

BrickPicks is A. Ready's weekly independent selection of an apartment that she believes reflects good value given current market conditions. It is not an advertisement for the property.