Friday 5: Chic Chelsea buildings currently offering free rent

September 9, 2016

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

Chelsea‘s star has risen in the last decade to become one of the brightest in Manhattan. Steeped in art galleries and great restaurants, and in proximity to everything from the High Line Park, Madison Square Park, Hudson River Park, Union Square, and even more art at the newly-opened Whitney Museum, Chelsea sits at the crossroads of all that’s cool and cutting edge while still feeling very “New York.” Ahead we highlight a handful of modern rental buildings in the neighborhood currently offering free rent.

537 West 27th Street

Address: High Line 537, 537 West 27th Street ↑
Offer: One month free rent
Price: 1 bedroom $3,595; 2 bedrooms $7,095

New renters will enjoy a month free in this luxurious construction situated right between the High Line and Hudson River Park. In addition to beautiful 360-degree views of the surrounding city and neighboring river, tenants also enjoy condo-quality finishes and spacious, open layouts. Amenities include a 5,000-square-foot roof terrace, a concierge and doorman, laundry room, fitness center, and pre-wiring for Verizon FiOS and Time Warner Cable.

chelsea landmark

Address: Chelsea Landmark, 55 West 26th Street 
Offer: One month free rent or paid broker’s fee
Price: Studio $3,600; 1 bedroom $4,900; 2 bedrooms $7,650

This 36-story tower is filled with 407 upscale rentals in the heart of Chelsea along 26th Street. Residents are afforded Costas Kondylis & Partners-designed spaces that feature oak hardwood floors, oversized windows, walk-in closets, professional-grade kitchens, and washer/dryers. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, 20,000 square feet of amenity space including the newly renovated Club 3 (where residents can enjoy a golf simulator, a yoga and Pilates studio, an aqua spa and social sauna), a billiards and game lounge, a library, demonstration kitchen for guest chefs, a landscaper roof deck, and a patio with BBQ grills.


Address: Ten23, 500 West 23rd Street ↑
Offer: A locked in 12-month rate for 2 years, a $1,000 deposit and the chance to receive a gift card of up to $6,000, and a special 24-month rental rate.
Price: Studio $3,695; 1 bedroom $4,480; 2 bedrooms $6,205

It doesn’t get much cooler than an opportunity to live directly off the High Line where condos typcally trade in the eight-figures. Ten23 features 111 luxury rental units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, each with open floorplans, floor-to-ceiling windows framing city and river views, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, kitchen islands, and roller shades. Apartments also come equipped with state-of-the-art washer/dryer, dishwasher, and AC units in every bedroom. The building itself boasts 24-hour fitness center, bike storage room, WiFi lobby, 24-hour concierge services, and two rooftop terraces.

the grove apartments chelsea

Address: The Grove, 250 West 19th Street ↑
Offer: One month free rent on 13 month leases
Price: Studio $3,700; 1 bedroom $4,015

This newly renovated 16-story rental building sits on a tranquil tree-lined street, conveniently located near public transit (1,2,A,C,E,F, M), Madison Square Park, and Union Square. Residences have been designed by renowned architect Andre Kikoski and feature condo-style finishes, open chef’s kitchens, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and central air conditioning. Building amenities include a full-time doorman, laundry room, video security system, elevator, and parking garage. Residents also enjoy a free all-access membership to the Crunch Fitness next door.

arthur rentals

Address: The Arthur, 245 West 25th Street 
Offer: One month free
Price: 1 bedroom $4,800; 3 bedrooms $8,250

The Arthur is the rare union of timelessness and modernity; a 1938 building that received a complete renovation in 2015. The residence’s 68 apartments each come with central air and heating, Bosch washer and dryers, custom kitchens with stainless steel appliances, white lacquer cabinetry, caesarstone counters, and porcelain tile-clad bathrooms with floating vanities and enclosed showers. The building itself is served by a 24-hour doorman, an elevator, a fitness center, Verizon Fios, and bike storage space. Additionally, The Arthur boasts a landscaped roof-deck furnished with seating and dining areas, a barbecue, and an outdoor shower.

+++ 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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