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5 NYC rentals with central air—just in time for summer

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 26, 2021 - 1:30PM

This Flatbush one bedroom with central air is listed for $1,900.

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If you’re looking for a new rental in New York City this summer and want to be comfortable when the temperature soars, you might have more luck finding an apartment with central air conditioning now with so many vacant places on the market to choose from.

You’ll not only stay cooler—you won’t have to spend hundreds on window units—and you don’t have to look at (or hear) them. There are also other benefits: Your entire apartment will stay cool and you’ll have cleaner air circulating. 

You’re most likely to find apartments with central air in new developments, which means you might also land an apartment with other upgrades like stainless steel appliances and in-unit washer/dryers. And you can also find renovated apartments in older buildings that have added central air.

So, if you’re on the hunt for a rental with central air, consider these five apartments in Flatbush, Yorkville, Elmhurst, Tribeca, and Murray Hill for less than $4,000 a month.

730 East 32nd St., #6A, Flatbush

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,900. It features central air, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, oversized windows, recessed lighting, and a private balcony. Amenities include a laundry room, two roof decks, bike storage, and parking. The Flatbush Avenue 2 and 5 station is nearby. 

1827 Second Ave., #4S, Yorkville 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,195. The apartment has central air, an in-unit washer/dryer, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, moldings, and exposed brick. The building has a security system. The 96th Street Q station is nearby.

90-02 Queens Blvd., #701, Elmhurst 

This no-fee two bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,550. Apartment #701 has central air, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and south-facing windows. Amenities include a live-in super, concierge, package room, gym, bike storage, and laundry rooms on every floor. The Woodhaven Boulevard M and R station is nearby.

84 White St., #11C,Tribeca

This studio is listed for $3,900. Apartment #11C features central air, hardwood floors, oversized triple-paned windows, radiant heat flooring, a balcony, and an in-unit Bosch washer and dryer. The building has a doorman, onsite super, bike storage, gym, pool, roof deck, and garage. The Canal Street 6 station is nearby.

201 East 36th St., #8F, Murray Hill 

This no-fee two bedroom, one bath is listed for $3,900 with one month free on a 12-month lease. The apartment has central air, hardwood floors, stainless steel Bosch appliances, east-facing windows, high ceilings, and a home office. Amenities include a doorman, live-in super, laundry room, and bike storage. The 33rd Street 6 station 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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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