Friday 5: Waterfront living for less in Long Island City

August 26, 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.

With its location just a hop, skip and jump away from Midtown Manhattan, and the trendiest parts of Brooklyn, Long Island City (LIC) is increasingly becoming a magnet for real estate developers, businesses and new residents banking on the area’s growth. But beyond the convenience offered by its prime waterfront location—and, of course, its comparatively affordable prices—LIC also boasts buildings with unbeatable amenities and stunning skyline and river views. Ahead are five brand new LIC buildings currently offering free rent and other concessions.


Where: 26-14 Jackson Avenue ↑
Offer: Two months free rent
Price: 1 bedroom $2,653; 2 bedrooms $3,471

This brand new luxury rental is currently offering two months of free rent on newly signed 14-month leases. All apartments are outfitted with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, generous closet space, and select residences have a private terrace. The building caters to working professionals looking for modern conveniences and amenities. The building features a virtual doorman, a furnished roof deck, a fitness center, bike storage, and onsite laundry facilities.


Where:  QLIC, 41-42 24th Street ↑
Offer:  One month free rent
Price: Studio $2,026; 1 bedroom $2,285; 2 bedrooms $3,688; 3 bedrooms $4,592

Join 420 other renters at the amenity-laden QLIC. In addiiton to featuring a unique design with numerous vertical red accents, slightly recessed windows, balconies, and corner windows, the building is also energy-efficient and hosts a 24-hour concierge, a lobby lounge and library, a live-in superintendent, bicycle storage, indoor parking, a dog grooming station, and a valet dry cleaning service. Residences themselves have all been efficiently designed to maximize sustainability.


Where: 4545 Center Boulevard ↑
Offer:  One month free rent or one month OP with only a $1,000 security deposit
Price: Studio $2,4901; 1 bedroom $2,995; 2 bedrooms $4,450

Spacious apartments are complemented by an incredible amenity 50,000-square-foot package that includes a sky-high deck with pool, two tennis courts, real sand beach volleyball courts, children’s playroom, fitness center, dog run, 24-hour concierge, and much more. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and floor-to-ceiling windows adorn each unit, providing spectacular views of the river and cityscape. New lease signers will receive one month free rent or one month OP with only a $1,000 security deposit.


Where: 4720 Center Boulevard ↑
Offer:One month free rent or one month OP with only a $1,000 security deposit
Price: Studio $2,395; 1 bedroom $2,995

This LEED-certified building hosts 394 beautifully appointed residences, most of which are afforded with fantastic views of the skyline and river. Residences feature hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern kitchens, bathrooms with marble accents, and spacious layouts that make for comfortable living. As for amenities, residents enjoy a fitness center, a resident’s lounge, an impressive children’s playroom, a fully-attended lobby with a 24-hour doorman, and atop the tower, a landscaped private roof deck.


Where: Halo LIC, 44-41 Purves Street 
Offer: No broker’s fee
Price: 1 bedrooms $2,956; 3 bedrooms from $9,000

This brand new LIC building is a modern design marvel boasting plenty of amenities and well-outfitted apartments for chic New Yorkers. In addtion to a roof deck, business center, wine room, fitness center, game room, library lounge, and theater, there’s also an expansive 2nd floor courtyard, an outdoor entertainment space with a fireplace and barbecue, and locker rooms with a dry sauna adjacent to the fitness center all in the works—and there are even more amenities are coming soon! All apartments include a private outdoor balcony, chef’s kitchens, and spa-influenced bathrooms.

+++ 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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