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Ondel is 6sqft's Market News Editor and the Digital Content Manager for CityRealty. He’s a lifelong New Yorker and comprehensive assessor of the city’s dynamic urban landscape. Ondel is an alumnus of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, and is a LEED accredited professional. Beginning his career as a Junior Architect at DaSILVA Architects, Ondel moved to the public sector as an Analyst Architect for the New York City Office of Management and Budget. Aside from CityRealty and 6sqft, he is a volunteer at the Skyscraper Museum, a docent for the Municipal Arts Society, and leads architectural tours around the city.

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This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Today, October 21, 2017

Images (L to R): LEFRAK CITY, 4720 CENTER BOULEVARD, 200 WATER STREET and PERCH HARLEM

  • At LeFrak City, New Amenities Unveiled After $70 Million Renovation; Rentals from $1,485/Month [link]
  • Luxury on the East River at View 34; No Fee Rentals with up to Three Bedrooms [link]
  • Leasing Continues at Perch Harlem, Built to Meet Passive House Standards; No Fee Rentals from $2,150/Month [link]
  • Rentals in FiDi for Immediate Occupancy: New Leases at The Renaissance Offer Two Months Free [link]
  • Luxury Spotted in Gowanus: Grand Opening of Rental at 326 Bond Street [link]
  • Incentives Offered at the BKLN Gold; Downtown Brooklyn Rentals from $2,066/Month [link]
  • Leasing Incentive at Chelsea Centro on West 26th Street; One-Bedrooms with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Brooklyn’s Tallest Building Reveals Amenities, Offers 1.5 Months Free Rent [link]
  • TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City Waterfront Rental Tower Is Leasing from $2,210/Month [link]
  • Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, No-Fee Rentals in the Financial District [link]
  • Stylish No Fee Rentals Debut at 568 Lafayette, Two-Beds from $2,478/Month [link]
  • The Sutton Collection, Classic Manhattan Living with Style; Rentals From $2,100/Month [link]
  • Recently Renovated Upper West Side Buildings Offer Two Months Free [link]

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FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 14, 2017

Images (L to R): THE ALEXEY, THE LAURA, THE LARSTRAND and DUNHAM PLACE

  • Style & Elegance at The Larstrand on West 77th Street; No-Fee Rentals Available Now [link]
  • Tetris-Like South Slope Building Launches Leasing; No Fee Rentals from $2,308/Month [link]
  • Bed-Stuy Rental Near the G Train Offers Two Months Free; One-Bedrooms from $2,350/Month [link]
  • Renovated Upper East Side Rentals with Lots of Storage at 245 East 80th Street in Yorkville [link]
  • Waterfront Location + Bridge Views Offered in Williamsburg’s Dunham Place, Priced From $2,950/Month With 1 Month Free [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals at Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Offer One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Nestled on Nassau Street, These Sleek Financial District Rentals Are Listed From $2,949/Month [link]
  • Steps From Central Park, Renovated Rentals From $3,200/Month; See the Floorplans [link]
  • Live in One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: New Leases at 70 Pine Street Include 1 Month Free [link]
  • Residences at 1 West Street Leasing with Incentives; See the Waterfront Rentals in Lower Manhattan [link]

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real estate trends, Technology

Anyone trawling through apartment listings may have noticed the upsurge of virtually staged apartment photos. The technique has proven to be a cost-effective and speedy alternative to traditional methods of staging vacant units. For those of you not fully warmed-up to the computer-aided technique, your reservations are understandable. Photos are the most important element to viewing listings online and we’ve all seen unappealing virtually-staged photos with disproportionate furnishings and unrealistic treatments. However, over the years, the realism produced by virtual staging companies has vastly improved—to the point many of the images are indecipherable from real photographs.

In New York City, Hasten is one of the companies leading the way in producing life-like listings furnished remotely through renderers and computer programs. We had a quick chat with Hasten’s CEO, Aleksandr Lanin, to get the scoop on virtual staging and its price and time advantages over traditional methods.

READ THE INTERVIEW AT CITYREALTY…

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 7, 2017

Images (L to R): FRONTIER, TOWER 28, LEVEL and 95 WALL

  • The Refinery, Newly Constructed Clinton Hill Rental Leasing from $2,150/Month [link]
  • A New Frontier: Leasing Begins at 210 East 39th Street with Two Months of Free Rent [link]
  • New Rentals Launch with 1 Month Free at Historic Offerman House in Downtown Brooklyn [link]
  • Tallest Residential Building in Queens Marks Grand Opening with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Hell’s Kitchen Rental Has a Full Workout Facility & Half Basketball Court [link]
  • At LEVEL, It’s About Balance; Brand New Waterfront Rentals Now Leasing in Williamsburg [link]
  • Rosario Candela-Designed Rental at 915 West End Avenue Debuts New Look, Offers Free Rent [link]
  • $250 Security Deposits with Approved Credit at 95 Wall Street in the Financial District [link]
  • A Look Inside 21 West End; Luxe Interiors, Cutting-Edge Amenities [link]
  • At 21 Chelsea, Sophisticated and Stylish Apartments Are Now Leasing with $500 Deposits [link]
  • A Reinvented Factory in Brooklyn: Authentic Lofts at 44 Berry Street in Williamsburg [link]
  • Leasing Special for Luxury Rentals in 42-Story Long Island City Tower; Studios from $2,600/Month [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals with $1,000 Deposits at 95 Horatio Street in the West Village [link]
  • Luxurious Upper West Side Rentals at Sessanta, and Stylish Amenities Too [link]
  • If Location is Everything, Look No Further Than Two Lincoln Square’s Luxury Rentals [link]

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 30, 2017

The Latest Rental News & Offers (Images L to R): 507 WEST CHELSEA, KESTREL, 505W37 and 60 WATER

  • Live Inside a 35-Story Glass Tower Above the High Line & Hudson Yards [link]
  • Historic Park Slope Building is Reborn; Rentals from $3,500/Month [link]
  • New No-Fee Listings at The Kestrel, Award-Winning Brooklyn Rental [link]
  • Tranquility Abounds at This Boutique Rental in the Vibrant East Village [link]
  • Let the Light Shine In: Midtown West Rental Tower with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Renovated Two-Bedrooms in East Harlem from $2,795/Month [link]
  • Between Iconic Bridges, See Inside the Waterfront Rentals at 60 Water [link]
  • Leasing Specials at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 23, 2017

Images (L to R): 555TEN, 250 EAST HOUSTON, ENCLAVE AT THE CATHEDRAL and YORKSHIRE TOWERS

  • East Side Views & More; $1,000 Deposit Special at Murray Hill High Rise Rentals [link]
  • 250 E. Houston Ditches Red Square Name and Communist Statue, Offers Concession on Newly-Renovated Apartments [link]
  • Extell Unveils 555X, Premier High-Floor Rentals on Manhattan’s West Side [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Rentals with Amenities to Pamper Yourself; Listings from $2,417/Month [link]
  • Brodsky’s Enclave at the Cathedral Offers 1 Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Classically Modern: The Buchanan Offers Free Rent For Its ‘Reborn’ Luxury Interiors & Amenities [link]
  • East Harlem Design Standout 329 Pleasant Avenue Offers 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Final Units at Brooklyn Garden Houses Offering Communal Gardens + One Month Free Rent [link]
  • Brand New Rentals at The Posthouse in Clinton Hill Listed from $2,175/Month [link]

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 16, 2017

Images (L to R): TWENTY EXCHANGE, THE PARIS, 25 MONROE PLACE and VANTAGE

  • Upper West Side Rentals: At the Paris New York, the Lobby Sets the Tone [link]
  • Leasing Begins at 293 Hawthorne in PLG; Listings Offer One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • 44 Kent: Brand New No Fee Apartments at Begin Leasing at Greenpoint Waterfront [link]
  • New Harlem Rental at 306 West 142nd Launches Leasing w/ 1 Month Free; Echoing Washington Heights Building Soon to Follow [link]
  • Leasing Begins at Adam America’s 577 Baltic; Prices From $2,308/Month & Up to 2 Months Free [link]
  • Landmark Downtown Skyscraper Now Leasing with Up to 2 Months of Free Rent; See the Listings [link]
  • Dreamy Views + Incredible Amenities in Jersey City; New Rentals Debut from Low-$2,000s [link]
  • Reimagined Prewar Apartments at 25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • New Listings with Incentives at Long Island City Waterfront Rental Tower [link]
  • Fall Leasing Announced for Lenox, New Amenity-Filled Rental in Jersey City’s Luxury Paulus Hook [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 9, 2017

Images (L to R): AVALON BROOKLYN BAY, SKY, HENRY HALL and ELLIPSE

  • Live Inside the World Famous McAlpin Hotel; Spacious Rentals from $2,575/Month [link]
  • South Brooklyn’s Tallest, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, Starts Leasing [link]
  • 30-Story Hudson Yards Rental Opens with Unobstructed Views, Apartments from $3,200/Month [link]
  • Live in the Sky: Coveted 42nd Street Rental Tower Offers 1 Month Free with New Leases [link]
  • Ready to Roll: Long Island City Rentals Atop Car Dealership Will Launch This Fall [link]
  • Bed-Stuy’s 276 Nostrand Avenue Debuts Giving Away One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Ultra-Luxury Rental 800 Fifth Avenue Offers One Month Free on Two-Year Leases [link]
  • Bed-Stuy’s 752 Quincy Now Offering One Month Free on Remaining Units [link]
  • An Upward Curve for Ellipse: Newport Rental is 60% Leased, Move-Ins Begin [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

affordable housing, Brooklyn, CityRealty, housing lotteries, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 2, 2017

Images (L to R): THE DEAN, 88 LEONARD STREET, 33 BOND and TRIBECA TOWER

  • Leasing Update: 555Ten Offers 2 Months Free + Launches Affordable Housing Lottery [link]
  • A Church from 1869 Is Now Quirky Loft Rentals with Cast Iron Catwalks – Flex Units Now Available [link]
  • 33 Bond Opens Debuting Dozens of Units + New Affordable Housing Lottery [link]
  • Crown Heights Rental ‘The Dean’ Offers Free Rent on Loft-Inspired Homes; One-Bedrooms from $2,740/Month [link]
  • Related Offers Complimentary Move-In Service to Tribeca Rentals [link]
  • Austere Rentals Debut in Williamsburg from $2,995/Month; Leases Include 1 Month Free [link]
  • Views Galore at Top-Notch Tribeca Rental, Now Leasing with $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • The World’s Tallest Modular Building is Leasing with Two Months of Free Rent [link]
  • Murray Hill Marquis Reveals Model Unit Interiors, Offers 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Stylish Rentals Available at Luna LIC, No Fee Listings with 1 Month of Free Rent [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Rentals

Images (L to R): 1326 OCEAN AVE, 153 REMSEN STREET, 27 ALBANY AVE and 1004 GATES AVE

  • Building Opens on Ocean Ave in Flatbush near Brooklyn College; Rentals from $1,800/Month [link]
  • Brand New Rentals Debut in Brooklyn Heights (A Rare Occurrence); Peek Inside 153 Remsen Street [link]
  • Carter Reviews Domino Sugar Rental 325 Kent, No Fee Apartments from $2,406/Month in Buzzworthy Structure [link]
  • Leasing Launches with Rent Concession at 371 Humboldt Street; Studios from $2,741/Month & Interiors by Paris Forino [link]
  • Live Where Bed-Stuy Meets Bushwick for $1,984/Month [link]
  • Rentals at 241 Atlantic Ave Debut & Come with Planet Fitness Membership [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Printhouse Lofts with Preserved Detail Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • Spacious & New Rentals at 27 Albany Ave in BedStuy with 1 Month Free [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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