Manhattan rentals

Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

This sprawling 1,700-square-foot apartment takes up the entire fifth floor of 91 Franklin Street, a five-story, five-unit rental in Tribeca. Having the top-floor unit means the space is outfitted with skylights, as well as exposures to the north and south. Any renter ready to pay $6,250 a month will also get this pad fully furnished, which includes art from the owner’s extensive contemporary collection.

Time to tour the space

Chelsea, Cool Listings

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

This second-floor walk-up at 235 West 18th Street is about as much like an average NYC rental apartment as you could get for a month or two in town, which is clearly the intended purpose of this furnished Chelsea pad. The listing states that it’s available for one to twelve months, but there are towels on the beds, AirBnB-style, along with other bare-bones necessities. Knowing that makes it seem a lot more acceptable that one of the apartment’s two “flex” bedrooms appears to be in an actual closet—which isn’t so bad if you’re only in town for the holidays. And to be fair, whole rooms in some of the city’s hipper boutique hotels appear to be in closets also. The listing says the apartment “comfortably sleeps 4,” which apparently means at $3,500 you’re getting a pretty good bargain.

Make yourself right at home

Cool Listings, West Village 

281 West 11th Street, Cool listing, West Village, Manhattan Rentals,

This light-filled roost at 281 West 11th Street, available for 4-12 months, comes furnished “in a mid-century modern style.” The one-bedroom walk-up is on the fifth floor, so while you don’t have to worry about upstairs neighbors, you’ll certainly be able to stay in shape. For an equally-steep $6,500 a month, the pre-war co-op delivers those lovely 10-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls and a wood-burning fireplace to make the whole picture even more charming. On the modern creature comforts side there’s a washer dryer combo in the apartment, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

In addition, you get dibs on a quarter of the roof. And it’s in a lovely and convenient part of the West Village that looks good from any angle.

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Manhattan, Rentals

Up Up and Away: Manhattan Rents Highest in Five Years

By Stephanie Hoina, Thu, June 12, 2014

Hot Air Balloon over NYC

If you’re looking for a Manhattan rental you may want to act quickly as rents are trending upwards in the recently sluggish rental market.

According to Douglas Elliman’s May 2014 Rental Report the median rent of an apartment in Manhattan will set you back $3,300, an increase of 3.1% over the same period last year – and the highest it’s been in 5 years. While record low interest rates spurred sales towards the end of last year and kept rental prices down, a tighter credit environment seems to have contributed to the recent uptick.

However, Brooklyn rents appear to have leveled off after a sharp gain over the last year. While median rents in the borough this past February saw rents creep ever so closely to their Manhattan counterparts, coming within $210, the gap has once again widened to about $500.

[via Crain’s New York]

Main photo courtesy of New York Habitat

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