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5 NYC no-fee apartments for rent that come with free months

By Austin Havens-Bowen | September 28, 2022 - 9:30AM

This no-fee one bedroom in FiDi is listed for $4,795 with one month free on a 12-month lease.

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If you’re hunting for a rental apartment in New York City, there’s a sliver of good news: Concessions like landlord-paid broker fees or months of free rent are coming back, but only in pricier, new luxury buildings.

Why? Thanks to skyrocketing rents—and slightly more listings on the market, some landlords with luxury apartments need to sweeten the deal in order to get leases signed, so they are once again offering a month of free rent (or more) and other incentives, The Real Deal reports. 

You’re likely to find these deals in places that are hard to rent for some reason—like buildings that are several blocks from a subway stop, are in a commercial district, and of course, are asking a high rent. But most of these luxury apartments come with other perks like central air, in-unit laundry, and building amenities like gyms, co-working lounges, and roof decks. 

So to help with your hunt, here are five no-fee rentals offering months free in South Harlem, Flatbush, Midtown South, FiDi, and Dumbo.

251 West 117th St., #9C, South Harlem

This no-fee studio is listed for $2,900 with one month free on a 12-month lease. Apartment #9C has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air, high ceilings, oversized windows, and a walk-in closet. Amenities include a virtual doorman, bike room, parking garage, package room, and roof deck. Morningside Park is nearby. 

350 Clarkson Ave., #103, Flatbush 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $3,675 with half month free on a 12-month lease. It has high ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a live-in super, doorman, gym, package room, and roof deck. SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Wingate Park are nearby.

70 West 37th St., #1204, Midtown South 

This no-fee studio is listed for $4,500 with one-and-a-half months free on a 13-month lease. It has oversized windows, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a balcony, and in-unit washer and dryer. Amenities include a doorman, gym, coworking lounge, roof deck, and Peloton storage. The building is offering $1,500 gift cards for move-ins within the next two weeks according to the listing. Bryant Park is nearby. 

63 Wall St., #3505, FiDi 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $4,795 with one month free on a 12-month lease. Apartment #3505 has hardwood floors, track lighting, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a fitness center, coworking lounges, roof deck with grills, and playroom. A $1,000 security deposit is available for qualified tenants. Mannahatta Park and Pier 11 are nearby.

181 Front St., #12A, Dumbo

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $6,634 with two months free on a 12-month lease. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer and dryer. Amenities include a doorman, gym, bike room, playroom, and parking garage. John Street Park is nearby. 

 

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. 

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