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FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, January 27, 2017

Rental COncessions, NYC No fee apartments, Free Rent
  • No Security Deposit + One Month Free for Full-Floor Apartments on Lower East Side [link]
  • Glenwood Offering Free Rent at Lincoln Square High-Rise, Hawthorn Park [link]
  • One Month Free on All Units at Luxury High Rise LINC LIC; Studios from $2,395 [link]
  • Now 95% Leased, 180 Franklin Avenue in Clinton Hill Offers Two Months Free on Remaining Units [link]
  • Newly Renovated Rentals in Two Bridges Leasing with Two Months Free; One-Bedrooms Starting from $1,947/Month [link]
  • Industrial-Inspired Apartments with Two Months of Free Rent at Halo LIC [link]
  • High Rise Rental ‘Jersey City Urby‘ Announces February Opening, 713-Foot-Building is Now Second Tallest in the State [link]
  • Waterfront Living at DUMBO’s 60 Water Street; Now Offering Two Months Free with 16-Month Leases [link]
  • Midtown East Rental ‘Stonehenge 58‘ Offers Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • One Month Free on Select Listings at Brooklyn Heights Rental 172 Montague Street [link]

See full list of rental concessions and special offers here >>

Images (L to R): Jersey City Urby, LINC LICHawthorn Park and Halo LIC.

Featured Story

Architecture, Carter Uncut, Features, Long Island City, Queens, Urban Design

Carter Uncut brings New York City’s latest development news under the critical eye of resident architecture critic Carter B. Horsley. Here, Carter brings us his sixth installment of “Skyline Wars,” a series that examines the explosive and unprecedented supertall phenomenon that is transforming the city’s silhouette. In this post Carter looks at the new towers defining the Queens skyline.

For a long time, the glass tower erected by Citibank was the lone skyscraper of note in Queens. Known initially as Citicorp at Court Square, it was built in 1989 and designed by Raul de Armas of SOM as a blue-green metal-panel-and-glass office tower with just a few setbacks at its 633-foot-high top—an extremely clean-cut, modern obelisk of fine proportions.

In a 1988 article in The New York Times, Anthony DePalma wrote that the tower “dominates the Queens skyline like a sequoia in the desert” and Paul Goldberger, then the newspaper’s architecture critic, wrote the tower was “rapidly becoming one of the most conspicuous structures in the entire city.” He added, “It is a very unlikely thing, this building—no other skyscraper in New York is remotely like the Citicorp tower, not so much for its design as for the fact that it stands free, alone in this landscape of gas stations, warehouses and row houses,”

The bank tower transformed “the landscape of New York” and “no longer does Manhattan virtually by itself control the skyline,” Mr. Goldberger continued. “Skyscrapers built at random all over New York would be devastating, but an occasional exclamation point, well designed and carefully placed, will do the skyline no grievous harm,” he concluded. This is a very important but also very controversial point as currently evidenced in Manhattan where traditional precincts are being pin-pricked to exhaustion and confusion by supertalls.

more on the queens skyline

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