The Search

5 NYC apartments with central air under $3,000 a month

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 20, 2022 - 12:30PM

This Bushwick one bedroom with central air is listed for $2,698.


If you’re looking for a new apartment in New York City this summer, you might want a place with central air to stay cool during future heat waves—and to avoid dealing with clunky window air conditioners. 

When it comes to finding an apartment with this amenity, your best bet is to check out new developments. This means you’ll also benefit from other amenities fit for the season like roof decks, courtyards, and maybe even a pool.

Having central air also means the air in your apartment is filtered and cleaner to breathe. (Bonus: Less dust!) And since you get to skip the window unit, you don’t have to block natural light, worry about installing window brackets, or take up precious storage space for the rest of the year. 

So to help with your apartment search this summer, here are five rentals with central air below $3,000 a month in Mott Haven, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Astoria, Bushwick, and South Harlem.

228 East 135th St., #1617, Mott Haven 

This no-fee studio is listed for $2,182. It has central air, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and several closets. Amenities include a roof deck with grills and fire pits, a doorman, garage, bike storage, and a gym. 

279 Hawthorne St., #2, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,200. Apartment #2, shown virtually staged, has central air, high ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and two closets. The building has a roof deck, parking garage, and storage.

31-43 Vernon Blvd., #508, Astoria 

This no-fee studio is listed for $2,376. The apartment features central air, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, high ceilings, oversized windows, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building has a roof deck, gym, virtual doorman, and parking garage. Available for an August 1st move in.

328 Central Ave., #3B, Bushwick 

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,698. Apartment #3B has central air, oversized windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and an in-unit washer/dryer. 

1770 Madison Ave., #6D, South Harlem 

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,877. It has central air, oversized windows, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, built-in Bluetooth speakers, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Amenities include a roof deck, virtual doorman, bike room, and gym. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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