The Market

Low-Fee rental roundup: East Village, Theater District, Upper West Side and more, from $2,600 to $5,899 a month

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | September 3, 2013 - 11:22AM

There are some great things about living in New York—the never-ending nightlife, the ever-present culture—but the downside is paying up for even a small place to hang your hat, not to mention having to pay a broker’s fee of 12-15% of the annual rent on top of that.

Some folks rely on roommates to defray the expense. Others look to Mom and Dad. And still others make it their mission to find a no-fee or low-fee place (meaning one with a broker fee of less than 9% of a year’s rent). Check out the apartments listed here in our Low-Fee Rental Roundup or click the “low-fee” search box at apartment rental search website Naked Apartments

Eager to eyeball one of these places this very second? Naked Apartments will send over a broker ASAP via its new Showings on Demand feature.

No-fee 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in East Village doorman building set within 80-acre private park, $3,700/month>>

Gut-renovated 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom in Williamsburg with stone countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and a balcony, $3,800/month+6.5% broker’s fee>>

Upper East Side 2-bedroom (convertible from 1-bedroom) features hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer and ample closet space, $2,645/month+8.3% broker’s fee>>

No-fee studio in luxury Hell’s Kitchen high-rise building; amenities include 24-hour doorman, garden courtyard, fitness center, media center and indoor/outdoor lounge, $2,600/month>>

No-fee 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment in luxury Upper West Side doorman building; amenities include in-unit laundry, a 24-hour fitness center with rock climbing wall, an indoor pool, and a 2-lane bowling alley, $5,899/month+1/2 month free>>

Midtown West 1-bedroom in full-service luxury building, features floor-to-ceiling windows and renovated gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, $3,315/month+7.5% broker’s fee>>

Renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom in the Theater District/Times Square area; has two separate balconies, one facing north and one facing west, $4,800/month+6.0% broker’s fee>>

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