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The StreetEasy Hot Dozen: 12 rentals that may or may not be available by the time you read this

By Alex Hughes  | March 6, 2012 - 2:18PM

There are three spacious Upper West Side apartments at the top of this week's Hot Dozen, meaning more visitors clicked on these rental listings over the past seven days than any others.

These apartments are moving fast, and in some cases are gone already.

The most-clicked on listing, a $1,900/month renovated studio in a townhouse at 223 West 78th Street, is huge, with its own separate kitchen. The space, along wtiht the fireplace and high ceilings, great location, price point under $2,000 and lack of a broker fee apparently compensated for the window bars and linoleum flooring, because this apartment is in contract already.

There are more windowbars second most popular listing, a convertible one-bedroom/large studio at 214 West 92nd Street, which is still available as of this writing, for $1,460/month.  If you can handle the privacy, light, and noise issues that come with a ground floor location, give the relatively well-priced studio a look.

If you prefer a blank canvas on which to create your perfect apartment, and have the cash to do so, the three-bedroom, two-full-bath gut-renovated rental at 100 West 85th Street is an Upper West Side dream, priced at the out-of-reach for many but still somewhat sane $5,250/month. (The price is especially noteworthy considering its previous listing of $7,500/month in pre-recession 2008.) The apartment is in a walkup and has a small kitchen, but the perfectly crisp white walls and bright windows and spacious layout are practically begging for a 30-something couple with two kids to move in.

For more of the most popular rentals of the week--from studios to three-bedrooms--consult the complete roundup below. For outside help, visit BrickUnderground’s Agent Referral Service, a free matchmaking service that will set you up with the right guide to help you find the right place.





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