Yes, it's true: many New York apartments come with a broker's fee of 12 to 15 percent of the annual rent. But apartment search site Naked Apartments has a variety of no-fee and low-fee options with fees that top out at 9 percent. We've rounded up current finds in all five boroughs and in a variety of price ranges and apartment sizes (from studios to a five-bedroom!). You can also search Naked Apartments by “no-fee” or “low-fee” to see more.
No-fee Lower East Side studio described as a "bachelor pad" with a small granite kitchen space, and built-in dresser and closet space in a four-story building with a live-in super. $2,500/month+one month free
No-fee Morningside Heights five-bedroom, two-bath with exposed brick, lots of closets, and a dishwasher in a prewar elevator building with a new lobby and common areas "on the way." $4,450/month
No-fee Park Slope three-bedroom, one-bath with a modern, recently updated kitchen area in a prewar building on a tree-lined block. $2,500/month
No-fee Boerum Hill two-bedroom, one-bath with hardwood floors, French doors and a dishwasher located in a building that's walking distance from the Atlantic Terminal transit hub and the Barclays Center. $2,500/month
No-fee Greenpoint two-bedroom, one-bath with closets in both bedrooms, a decorative fireplace, exposed brick and in-unit washer/dryer in a four-story building. $2,900/month+two month's free
Jackson Heights one-bedroom with a small but separate kitchen and hardwood floors in a pre-war building that allows pets on approval. $1,525/month+8.5% broker's fee
Renovated no-fee Long Island City three-bedroom, two-bath with exposed brick, a dishwasher and oversized shower in one of the bathrooms in a building a few blocks from Queensbridge Park. $2,700/month+one month free
No-fee Riverdale two-bedroom, one-bath that was recently renovated and features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, in a pet-friendly building with laundry facilities. $2,000/month
Eltingville, Staten Island one-bedroom with three full rooms and about 600 square feet of space in a walk-up building with free off-street parking. $1,075/month+8.33% broker's fee.