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So your friend who let you crash on his couch while you’re between apartments is strongly hinting it's time to move on? Go to rental website Naked Apartments to see a multitude of places you might actually be able to afford with broker’s fees that top out at 9 percent (instead of the usual 12 to 15 percent). Look at the homes highlighted here in our round-up or search Naked Apartments by “no fee” or “low-fee” for more.
No-fee West Village one-bedroom features high ceilings, exposed brick walls, decorative fireplace, granite kitchen and marble bathroom; building amenities include doorman, fitness center, roof deck and garage, $3,800/month+1 month free>>
Meatpacking District one-bedroom loft offers 15-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances in 24/7 doorman building with gym and roof deck, $4,000/month+9.0% broker’s fee>>
No-fee Clinton three-bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer/dryer and custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances; building amenities include wellness center, health club, on-site parking and pool, $4,780/month>>
No-fee Midtown two-bedroom with stainless steel kitchen and granite countertops and floor-to-ceiling and corner windows; building amenities include fitness center, doorman, concierge and available maid service, $5,150/month>>
Rent-stabilized Union Square three-bedroom (convertible from 2-bedroom) features oversized living room, windowed kitchen, windowed bathroom and walk-in closets; utilities included, $4,200/month+8.33% broker’s fee>>
No-fee Garment District one-bedroom offers high-end finishes, stainless steel chef’s kitchen and in-unit laundry in building with health club, swimming pool, children’s playroom, library and business center, $4,395/month>>