Friday 5: Live in Midtown for less, modern towers now offering free rent

September 2, 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.

If you love being in the thick of it all, there’s no area of New York that pulsates quite like Midtown. With ample entertainment and dining options along every street and on every corner; stunning architecture spanning numerous decades and styles everywhere you look; and no shortage of transit options to deliver you to just about any neighborhood in a matter of minutes, this neighborhood is made for the truest of urban explorers and city enthusiasts. Ahead are five extra-tall modern towers that put the city’s spectacular offer up close and personal—and they’re all giving out free rent!

The Metropolis at 150 East 44th Street

Address: The Metropolis, 150 East 44th Street ↑
Offer: One month free rent
Price: Studios $3,420; one-bedrooms $3,875; two-bedrooms $6,100

Live in a 52-story high-rise just one block from Grand Central. For a limited time, management company Rose Associates is offering one month of free rent or one month paid broker’s fee to new lease signers. Residences are outfitted with hardwood floors, and many units also have floor-to-ceiling windows and are bathed in natural light. Kitchens feature Kohler fixtures, GE stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, breakfast bars, white tile floors, and elegant and spacious cabinetry. Bathrooms include imported Carmella marble floors and countertops, Bottocino Classico marble tub surrounds, and polished chrome fixtures. Plus, those views!


Address: Madison Park Tower, 49 East 34th Street ↑
Offer: One month free rent
Price: Studio $3,203; one-bedroom 3,328; two-bedrooms $5,096

CIM Group’s Madison Park Tower is now offering one month free on new leases. The tower was built in 2007 by Esplanade Capital as a condominium project, and transformed by CIM Group into rent-regulated apartments in March 2015. Residences feature oak hardwood floors, 9′-11′ ceilings, pre-installed solar shades, and Bosch washer/dryers (in most units). Kitchens and bathrooms have also been modernized and select residences come with setback terraces.

the helux

Address: The Helux, 520 West 43rd Street ↑
Offer: One month of free rent or one month paid broker’s free
Price: Studio $2,800; one-bedroom $3,425; two-bedrooms $4,750

This newly renovated apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen is currently offering one month of free rent or one month paid broker’s fee on select residences. Apartments are generously sized with large closets to boot. The building itself has an attended lobby, concierge services, roof deck, fitness center, resident lounge, indoor basketball court, ZipCar location, and more.

midtown west eos

Address: EŌS, 855 Avenue of the Americas ↑
Offer: One month free rent on select units
Price: Studio $3,413; one-bedroom $4,294; two-bedrooms $5,932; three-bedrooms $8,462

EŌS, the Durst Organization’s long anticipated mixed-use tower, is now offering one month free on select units. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 500-foot-tall sleek glass tower features 375 residential units outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building’s amenity package includes a full-time doorman and concierge, on-site resident manager, fitness center, yoga studio, half-court basketball, swimming pool, golf simulator, library with fireplace, game room, and a rooftop landscaped terrace with outdoor dining and adjoining indoor lounge.

160 madison avenue ny

Address: One Sixty Madison, 160 Madison Avenue 
Offer: Two months free and paid OP on two-year leases; and one month free and paid OP on one-year leases
Price: Studio $3,785; one-bedroom $4,726; two-bedrooms $5,908

New residents of this 38-floor glass tower will receive two months free and paid OP on two-year leases, and one month free and paid OP on one-year leases. The high-end building’s spacious layouts range from studio to two-bedroom residences and feature interiors designed by Philip Koether Architects. Floor-to-ceiling-windows, 9′-12′ ceilings, white oak floors, and space for dining tables for up to eight people are some of the top apartment highlights, while the building’s lavish amenities include access to Three Sixty, the rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the city skyline, an elevated private park that surrounds the building, a fitness center overlooking that same park, 24-hour doorman, bicycle storage, valet services, and a full-time concierge.

+++ 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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