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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  | May 1, 2012 - 10:48AM

Looks like New Yorkers are willing to climb a few stairs for a great deal. Upper West Side walk-ups seem to be the trend of this week's Hot Dozen--meaning more visitors clicked on these rental listings over the past seven days than any others.

A one-bedroom apartment at 505 Columbus Avenue and West 84th Street is listed at $2,000/month. The apartment is less than a block from Central Park and pet friendly. But beware if you don't want to overwork those glutes; the apartment is four flights up.

A no-fee two-bedroom apartment at 104 West 96th Street and Columbus Avenue is listed at $2,350/month. The newly-renovated apartment is only a block from Central Park and the B and C subway lines. The large eat-in kitchen and sizeable common area highlights. Once again, an elevator isn’t mentioned, and this apartment happens to be located on the 5th floor of a brownstone, so you might want to prep your move-in with a few hours on the Stairmaster. And hire movers.

A renovated three-bedroom apartment at 324 West 96th Street and Riverside Drive is listed at $3,000/month and located just one floor up. Whatever the apartment lacks in charm, it makes up for in space. A kitchen with a dining alcove, high ceilings, windowed bathroom, and a live-in super all make the apartment well-suited for a share. 

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


310 West 20th Street and 8th Avenue - $1,300

179 Orchard Street and Stanton Street - $1,495

244 West 64th Street and West End Avenue - $1,450


31 West 70th Street and Central Park West - $2,500

505 Columbus Avenue and West 84th Street - $2,000

391 Second Avenue and East 23rd Street - $1,795


124 MacDougal Street and Minetta Lane - $2,400

104 West 96th Street and Columbus Avenue - $2,350

156 West 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue - $2,650


324 West 96th Street and Riverside Drive - $3,000

296 West 11th Street and Hudson Street - $4,000

230 East 7th Street and Avenue C - $3,500

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