If you’re searching for a pet-friendly rental apartment in New York City, you can expect to pay more. That’s because buildings that allow pets also tend to have other amenities and are in desirable neighborhoods—and that makes them pricier than bare-bones buildings without pet perks.
More buildings went pet friendly during the height of the pandemic (or relaxed their pet policies) when there were lots of vacant apartments—and those rules appear to be staying put. Right now there are 2,287 pet-friendly rentals across the city below $3,000 on StreetEasy. And if you have a larger dog, or a certain breed, you may have an easier time finding an apartment these days.
Just do your research and make sure your building is really pet friendly. Some listings might be tagged as pet friendly, but they only allow cats. Other buildings might have restrictions on how many pets live in the apartment or limitations on sizes and breeds. Also make sure your four-legged family members are allowed in amenity spaces—and even the elevator.
To help with your apartment search, here are five pet-friendly rentals in Washington Heights, Flatbush, Ridgewood, East Harlem, and Lincoln Square for less than $3,000 a month.
450 West 162nd St., #54E, Washington Heights
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,950 with two months free on a 14-month lease. It has hardwood floors, south-facing windows, and stainless steel appliances. The building is pet friendly.
210 Linden Blvd., #10I, Flatbush
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,060. The apartment has hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, split-unit air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting. The pet-friendly building features a roof deck, bike room, laundry room, and parking.
176 Woodward Ave., #108, Ridgewood
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,425 with one month free on a 13-month lease. Apartment #108 features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The pet-friendly building has two roof decks, a gym, and a package room. Check the listing for income requirements.
221 East 105th St., #2A, East Harlem
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,820 with one month free on a 13-month lease. It has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, recessed lighting, modern light fixtures, and an in-unit Bosch washer and dryer. The pet-friendly building has a patio, bike room, and 24-hour virtual doorman.
180 West End Ave., #4P, Lincoln Square
This studio is listed for $2,850. Apartment #4P has a sleeping alcove, dressing area, hardwood floors, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, moldings, and new floors. The pet-friendly building has a doorman, laundry room, gym, storage, and bike room.
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