Friday 5: Upper East Side elegance for less, buildings now offering free rent

August 19, 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.

The Upper East Side has long been one of Manhattan’s most attractive neighborhoods, embodying a certain kind of elegance and convenience that’s difficult to find in other parts of the city. Homes here are often situated just a short walk from Central Park; shopping, dining, museums, and entertainment are plentiful and in close reach; and quiet tree-lined streets highlighted by historic architecture provide for a picturesque backdrop that further elevate the offer. Ahead we spotlight a few of the best buildings on the Upper East Side currently offering free rent and more.

the easton

Where: The Easton, 205 East 92nd Street ↑
Offer: One month free rent
Price: One-bedrooms $4,500; two-bedrooms $7,150; three-bedrooms $12,000; four-bedrooms $20,500

The Related Companies brings their signature condo-style amenities to this upscale rental on East 92nd Street. The 182 one-to-four bedroom residences in this 36-story tower boast generous layouts and masterful craftsmanship, while building amenities include 24-hour concierge, a penthouse amenity suite with a lounge and billiards room, event room with dining area and a full-service catering kitchen, a two-floor Equinox fitness club, children’s playroom with an outdoor play area, a teen room, pet grooming, daycare services, tenant storage, a live-in super, and a bike room. For a limited time, management is offering one month free rent on new leases.

lennox hill

Where: The Fairfax, 201 East 69th Street 
Offer: One month free or one month OP
Price: Studios $3,025; one-bedrooms $3,920; two-bedrooms $6,350; three-bedrooms $7,943

Sophistication meets comfort in the renovated 1900s building in Lenox Hill. Apartments feature large closets, sleek kitchens with stainless steel appliances, renovated marble baths and sound-resistant windows. 9-foot beamed ceilings and private balconies add an extra element of luxury. Units are currently being leased with the offer of one month free or one month OP. Fun fact: The building was used as the headquarters for the FBI before being converted into residences in 1980. Museums, boutique shops, and restaurants are also just outside your door.

the hamilton

Where: The Hamilton, 1735 York Avenue
Offer: One month free rent
Price: One-bedrooms $2,995; two-bedrooms $4,250

This beautifully appointed residential tower is a neighborhood favorite and it’s currently offering one month’s free rent for new tenants. Residences are all newly renovated and feature top-notch appliances and fixtures; building amenities include fully-equipped fitness center, a recreation lounge, a sky club penthouse lounge, children’s indoor and outdoor playrooms, two landscaped terraces, a dry cleaning valet service, a central laundry room, an attended on-site parking garage, and a complimentary shuttle bus service to the subway on Lexington Avenue at 86th Street. Whole Foods Market is also just around the corner.

one carnegie hill

Where: One Carnegie Hill, 215 East 96th Street 
Offer: $1,000 MasterCard gift card
Price: One-bedrooms $2,700; two-bedrooms $5,555; three-bedrooms $5,920

The Related Companies is offering a $1,000 MasterCard gift card on new leases at One Carnegie Hill. This high-end tower features a mix of condos and rentals, many afforded park and river views, and all outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and top notch fixtures and finishes. Amenities include a lobby designed by the Rockwell Group that features a copper-leaf barrel vaulted ceiling with Swarovski crystal lighting, rosewood walls, and Ambarino marble floors. There’s also an 18,000-square-foot fitness center, landscaped rooftop sun terrace, children’s playroom, a private garden, a technology concierge, a Dog City pet spa, a business center, valet dry cleaning service, a parking garage, bike storage, and on-site storage.

the ventura

Where: The Ventura, 240 East 86th Street 
Offer: One month’s free rent and one month’s paid broker’s fee on select apartments
Price: Studios $3,350; one-bedrooms $4,195; three-bedrooms $6,300

This modern gem among brick-and-mortar buildings was recently renovated, transforming its 240 apartments into homes with spacious layouts, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and oversized windows. Building amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, a fully-equipped fitness center, a furnished rooftop with an open-air dining area, and on-site management and maintenance. There’s also a Fairway Market conveniently located on the ground floor. The building’s property manager is currently offering one month’s free rent and one month’s paid broker’s fee on select apartments.

+++ 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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