Friday 5: Beat the Heat at These Poolside Aeries Offering Free Rent

August 12, 2016

Every Friday 6sqft is rounding up five of the best rental deals showcased on’s newly launched no-fee rentals page, a space where house hunters can find the best concessions being offered by landlords across the city.

As we sizzle in this uncomfortable pocket of August air, many of us yearn for a picturesque beach or pool-side locale to cool off, but when a swim in the East River starts to look inviting, you know things are dire. Not to worry; for those looking to stay close to home, these premier rental buildings are outfitted with resident-only swimming pools accompanied by sun decks, resort-style amenities, and killer views. And with months of free rent embedded into leases, and thousands of newly available apartments on the market, this season could be your best chance to snag a home in one of these coveted buildings.

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Where: SKY, 605 West 42nd Street
Offer: One month’s free rent
Price: Studios from $3,281; one-bedrooms from $3,770; two-bedrooms from $6,275

SKY, which opened its doors this spring, is Manhattan’s largest rental building with 1,116 units. Packed with amenities like no building before it, SKY houses a whopping three swimming pools, two of them outdoor along its podium-level sundeck. There’s also 70,000 square feet of fitness facilities, a full-sized indoor basketball court, café, yoga and cycling studios, spa, water club with a Turkish-style hamman, billiards lounge, and playground.

The leasing team now has the immense task of filling its apartments and is luring renters with a special offer of one month’s free rent. The apartments are designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group and feature warm, natural palettes that exude elegance. Floor-to-ceiling window walls maximize views of the skyline, river, and harbor.



Where: 1N4th, 1 North 4th Place
Offer: Two months free on 14- or 26-month leases
Price: Studios from $2,915; one-bedrooms from $3,349; two-bedrooms from $3,750; three-bedrooms from $6,975

1 North 4th Place is a 40-story rental (the tallest in the ‘hood) on the Williamsburg banks of the East River, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. On its third-level amenity floor, residents can not only work out in the pilates room or chill out on the 8,500-square-foot sun deck, but can also go for a dip in the swimming pool. Other perks include a 3,000-square-foot fitness center, screening room, media lounge with billiards, party room with a kitchen, barbecue area, and a children’s playroom.

Its 510 no-fee rental apartments boast grey oak flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, Bosch washer/dryers, and kitchens with Caesarstone countertops and Italian cabinetry. For a limited time, the leasing team is offering two months free on 14- or 26-month leases.



Where: QLIC, 41-42 24th Street
Offer: One month’s free rent
Price: One-bedrooms from $2,564; two-bedrooms from $3,561

QLIC is a brand new 21-story rental building in Long Island City boasting 421 apartments. Its studio to three-bedroom layouts are coupled with an abundance of amenities that include a rooftop swimming pool graced by spectacular views of the skyline. For a limited time, QLIC is offering one month free on all its no-fee units.

All apartments are furnished with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryers, and custom Italian kitchens and bathrooms. Other amenities include a landscaped courtyard with outdoor lounge and fire pit, a sun deck with cabanas, media lounge, fitness center, lobby lounge, library, bike storage, indoor parking, and pet grooming services.

70 Greene Street-Jersey City

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Where: 70 Greene Street, Jersey City
Offer: $1,000 deposit and a 12-month rental rate for two years
Price: Studios from $2,235; one-bedrooms from $2,630; two-bedrooms from $4,125; three-bedrooms from $4,850

70 Greene Street is a 49-story rental in the Paulus Hook section of Jersey City. In addition to its outdoor pool, which has grass-covered lounge areas, a hot tub, and views of Manhattan, the building offers an outdoor grilling area, massage room, dog run, media room, and lounge with golf simulator.

Until August 31st, the leasing team is providing a $1,000 deposit and an opportunity to lock in the special 12-month rental rate for two years. The units boast floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, and A/C units. Select units also include walk-in closets, linen closets, eat-in kitchens, and private balconies.

The Modern-Fort Lee

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Where: The Modern, 800 Park Avenue, Fort Lee ↑
Offer: Two months free on 14-month leases
Price: One-bedrooms from $2,950; two-bedrooms from $3,560; three-bedrooms from $6,860

The Modern is a 47-story shimmering glass tower perched on the Palisades, the tallest building in Fort Lee. It’s part of a $1 billion development transforming the heart of Fort Lee with new restaurants, a hotel and nearly 1,400 units of housing. Among its resort-style amenities is an outdoor pool and deck overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan. Other offerings include ten barbecue stations, a covered dog run and pet spa, outdoor large-screen television, a “tween” lounge, children’s play area, gaming area, and fitness center with a yoga/pilates studio and basketball and volleyball courts.

Residences feature nine-foot ceilings, operable floor-to-ceiling windows with solar sunshades, Belgian white oak plank floors, and individual thermostats. For a limited time, the leasing office is offering two months free on newly signed 14-month leases.

+++ has been tracking concessions in all of New York’s major rental buildings. The map below highlights where potential leasers can find the best bargain opportunities.


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