5 NYC apartments for rent with central heat under $3,000 a month

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 5, 2022 - 12:30PM

This Ditmars-Steinway one bedroom, one bath with central heat and air is listed for $2,500 a month.

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Planning a winter move? If so, central heat might be on top of your rental apartment wish list. This amenity allows you to control the temperature of your place—and not have to deal with a noisy radiator. 

You can find apartments with central heating (and air) in new developments and renovated places—but you have to be careful when searching for this amenity. That’s because central air doesn't necessarily mean central heating.

Many owners in New York opt to install central air—and keep their radiators for heat—because it’s cheaper, experts have told Brick. To make sure an apartment also has central heating, check to see if it has a full HVAC system with heating, or mini-splits, which both cool and heat. To find the right listings, use search terms like “central heat” or “HVAC system.” You can even find some apartments with their own HVAC system, so you won’t share air with your neighbors. 

To help with your apartment search, here are five rentals with central heat for less than $3,000 a month in East New York, Washington Heights, Ditmars-Steinway, Hunters Point, and Bushwick.

735 Liberty Ave., #4A, East New York

This studio is listed for $1,750. The apartment has an HVAC system, oversized windows, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and a terrace. The building has a laundry room. 

551 West 161st St., #2F, Washington Heights 

This no-fee studio is listed for $2,015. Apartment #2F has its own central heating and cooling system (no sharing air with your neighbors), high ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, Bosch stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer and dryer. Amenities include a package room, backyard, and intercom system. 

19-19 24th Ave., #1, Ditmars-Steinway

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,500. Apartment #1 features central heat and air, 18-foot ceilings, oversized windows, large closets, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a dishwasher. Amenities include laundry rooms on every floor, two gyms, a doorman, and live-in super.

42-22 Crescent St., #7D, Hunters Point 

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,795. It has an HVAC system, recessed lighting. hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a balcony. The building has a gym, concierge, bike room, and live-in super.

1255 Bushwick Ave., #6D, Bushwick

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,950. It has central air and heat, floor-to-ceiling windows, moldings, high ceilings, recessed lighting hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer and dryer. 



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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