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What you've heard is true: most NYC rentals do come with a broker's fee. But apartment search site Naked Apartments has no-fee and low-fee options with fees that top out at 9 percent (as opposed to the usual 12 to 15 percent). We've rounded up current finds in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, at a range of prices. You can also search Naked Apartments by “no fee” or “low fee” to see more.
No-fee Chelsea one-bedroom with a separate windowed kitchen in a doorman building with a gym and laundry facilities on every other floor. $2,950/month
No-fee Upper West Side two-bedroom, one-bath with exposed brick walls, a wine cooler, dishwasher and washer/dryer in a small, pet-friendly building. $2,995/month. No fee on a two-year lease.
No-fee Upper East Side two-bedroom, two-bath with a washer/dryer, exposed brick walls and remote control skylights in a small pre-war building. $3,950/month
No-fee Park Slope two-bedroom, one-bath new development with outdoor space and a washer/dryer in the apartment in an elevator building with a gym and indoor parking. $5,500/month
No-fee Fort Greene one-bath studio with bamboo floors and stainless appliances in a high-rise building with a gym, outdoor space and laundry. $2,484/month
Long Island City one-bath studio with 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a washer/dryer in a full-service building with a doorman, concierge and gym. $2,195/month+8.33% broker's fee
No-fee Astoria one-bedroom with a washer/dryer, balcony and wood floors in a pet-friendly building with a doorman, bike room and common roof terrace. $2,550/month
Mott Haven three-bedroom, one-bath fourth-floor walk-up with a separate kitchen in a building with video surveillance and a live-in super. $1,400/month+8.33% broker's fee
Morris Park three-bedroom, 1.5-bath with an eat-in kitchen and high ceilings in an elevator building with laundry facilities that allows medium-sized dogs and cats. $1,950/month+4% broker's fee