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5 NYC no-fee rentals in buildings with pools—just in time for summer

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 25, 2022 - 11:30AM

You can rent a no-fee one bedroom for $4,585 at Gateway Battery City Park with this waterfront pool.

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Are you looking to rent a New York City apartment with a pool so you can keep cool this summer? You have plenty of options right now—if you’re willing to pay a premium for new development. 

That’s because many new buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens have this coveted outdoor amenity, but rents are always higher in buildings with luxe amenities. You will however benefit from one perk: Several of these buildings will pay the broker fee as a concession, saving you a month’s rent.

And you can get more than just a pool surrounded by a concrete deck: Many of these buildings have waterfront views, poolside lounges, cabanas, roof decks, and barbecue grills. Some buildings even have both indoor and outdoor pools. You can find these sorts of amenities at buildings like ARC in Long Island City, Gateway Plaza in Battery City Park, and One South First in Williamsburg.

So if you’re looking for an apartment in a building with a pool, check out these five rental listings in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Roosevelt Island, Hunters Point, Williamsburg, and Battery Park City. 

582 Parkside Ave., #24F, Prospect Lefferts Gardens 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $3,199. Apartment #24F has oversized windows, hardwood floors, central air, high ceilings, and stainless steel appliances. The building has a rooftop pool, poolside lounge, and an indoor pool and hot tub. 

888 Main St., #1139, Roosevelt Island

This no-fee studio is listed for $3,308. It has parquet floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a walk-in closet. Amenities include a heated pool, fire pit, community garden, and roof deck. 

27-28 Thomson Ave., #423, Hunters Point 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $3,800. The condo features high ceilings, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, a Caesarstone island, several closets, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a pool and roof deck. 

1 South 1st Street, #39E, Williamsburg

This no-fee studio is listed for $4,195. Apartment #39E features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, track and recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a waterfront pool, roof deck, cabana, and grilling stations.

375 South End Ave., #27R, Battery Park City 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $4,515. It has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and four closets. The building has a waterfront pool, roof deck, and park. 



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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