Broker's fees on New York City apartments areannoying, to say the least, but they're also avoidable—or at least negotiable. Apartment search site Naked Apartments has rentals with fees that top out at 9 percent (as opposed to the usual 12 to 15 percent). We've rounded up current finds from all across the city. You can also search Naked Apartments by “no fee” or “low fee” to see more.
No-fee Washington Heights four-bedroom, one-bath with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher in a pet-friendly elevator building with laundry facilities. $3,500/month
No-fee Harlem one-bedroom with bay windows and a dishwasher (and a fridge in the living room) in a small, pet-friendly pre-war building. $1,750/month
Battery Park City one-bedroom condo with built-in bookcases and Statue of Liberty views in a doorman building with laundry on every floor. $2,995/month+8.33% broker's fee
No-fee Prospect Heights two-bedroom, two-bath duplex with a new kitchen and basement level with windows in a pet-friendly building with a laundry room. $2,800/month
Williamsburg one-bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and an in-unit washer/dryer in a high-rise building with a lounge and fitness center. $2,900/month+4.1% broker's fee
No-fee Long Island City one-bath studio with nine-foot ceilings and individually controlled heat and cooling systems in an elevator building with outdoor space and a cold storage room. $2,595/month+1 month free on a 12-month lease.
Jackson Heights two-bedroom, one-bath with 10-foot ceilings and six closets in a pet-friendly pre-war elevator building with a live-in super. $2,400/month+8% broker's fee
No-fee Riverdale four-bedroom, two-bath with a sunken living room and large closets in a pet-friendly elevator building. $2,995/month
No-fee St. George one-bedroom with a separate windowed kitchen in a building with a gated private courtyard and on-site management. $1,400/month