Are you looking for a New York City rental apartment in a pet-friendly building? You have more options these days because some landlords relaxed their pet policies during the pandemic.
But you might pay a premium for an apartment fit for you and your four-legged family members. That’s because many buildings that welcome pets also have luxe amenities or are in desirable areas, which means the rents there are higher. However, you can find rentals that welcome pets across the city at a range of price points—if you are flexible about where you're willing to live. Case in point: There are currently 7,656 pet-friendly rentals on StreetEasy.
Did you find a place that’s says it doesn't allow pets? You can try to convince the owner to let you have a pet. Share your pet’s health and training records to win them over. They are most likely worried about damage to the apartment—something they can no longer offset by having you pay a pet deposit.
To help with your apartment search, here are five pet-friendly rentals under $3,000 a month in Mott Haven, Astoria, East Flatbush, Hamilton Heights, and the Upper West Side.
657 Manida St., #2, Mott Haven
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,850 with one month free on a 12-month lease. Apartment #2 features stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, a foyer, four closets, and air conditioning and heating controls. The pet-friendly building has a laundry room and security cameras. Hunts Point Recreation Center and BronxArtSpace are nearby.
12-14 31st Ave., #1, Astoria
This studio is listed for $2,000. The apartment has a built-in Murphy bed, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, oversized windows, and a mini-split AC. The pet-friendly building has a laundry room, gym, and live-in super. Fresco’s Cantina and Socrates Sculpture Park are nearby.
104 East 51st St., #3F, East Flatbush
This no-fee one bedroom is listed for $2,200. Apartment #3F has an in-unit washer and dryer, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, split-unit air conditioning, a balcony, and oversized windows. The pet-friendly building has a live-in super. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Silver’s Crust are nearby.
759 Saint Nicholas's Ave., #2A, Hamilton Heights
This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,500 with one month free on a 12-month lease. It has exposed brick, high ceilings, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. The building is pet friendly. Jackie Robinson Park and Oh Craft! Beer are nearby.
123 West 78th St., GR, Upper West Side
This studio is listed for $2,650. It has a private garden, a separate kitchen with white appliances, hardwood floors, built-ins, and two closets. The pet-friendly building has a laundry room. The American Museum of Natural History and Billy’s Bakery are nearby.
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