With all of the internet tools available today it is getting easier to search for apartments without leaving your home. Let’s say you are searching for two bedroom residence rentals New York, only because that is the search criteria I was using. Would you be more likely to look at a professional virtual tour, or a broker’s personal walk through video tour? Each has its pro’s and con’s, but I think I am partial to the professional virtual tour.
As I was searching for a 2 bedroom apartment online, I came across a couple of videos by this guy that calls himself “Mr. All Access”. The start of his videos are pretty good, but as soon as the intro finishes playing his camera work has a bit to be desired. Some of his shots are too close to get a good idea of the area, his camera goes in and out of focus, and if he messes up you can hear him curse. Which I find to be a bit funny. Other than adding the intro, which is the same for all of his videos, I don’t think he does any editing.
The two videos I watched were nice apartments. The first one was around Columbus Circle near the Time Warner Center, and the second was on the Upper West Side. Neither video gave a street address, so I have to call to find out the exact location.
I also came across a few virtual tour videos from RobertHill.com. These were the types of video tours that I was looking for….no music, no talking, just a quiet tour that shows the layout of the apartment. While the quality of the videos from Mr. Hill were better than those of Mr. All Access, I still didn’t find what I was looking for.
What I was hoping to find was a video tour of Via 57 West, a luxury apartment on the West side of Midtown. I found some videos of the construction phase, but nothing posted since the building has been open for tenants.
As I continue to do my research on budget friendly apartments in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, I am finding that 2 things do not belong in the same sentence….2 bedroom luxury rentals and less than $4000.
I’m not saying there are no 2 bedroom rentals in Flatiron for less than $4000. What I am saying is the Flatiron District rentals that are less than that are not in what most people consider a luxury building.
What I have found is that the average rent for a normal 2 bedroom apartment in the Flatiron District is around $3500 per month. This price will get you a nice place to live in an older pre-war building.
There are 2 available units at 105 E 24th Street. Both units are over 800 sqft with 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. The first unit is listed for $3600, and the other is listed for $3350. Both bedrooms are about the same size, and the apartments have hardwood floors, plenty of closet space, and a large living/dining area. The 6 story building was built in 1939 and houses 43 rental units.
At 12 East 22nd Street, there is an available 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit listed for $3695 a month. This rental building was built in 1925 and is only 3 stories tall with 7 rental units. This unit has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a faux fireplace.
If you are in the market for a true luxury building that has modern conveniences you are going to pay about 2x the amount for rent. While $3500 will get you what you need to survive, and not much more, $7000 a month will get you a larger unit in a building that has onsite luxuries to make your life a little less hectic. Take advantage of the buildings 24 hour concierge, state of the art fitness centers, pools, sun decks and terraces. I’ve listed a couple examples below…
At 55 West 25th Street is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with 1008 sqft listed for $6695 a month. The 36 story Chelsea Landmark building was built in 2005 and has 407 rental units.
The benefits of living in this luxury building include an on-site attended garage, WiFi throught the building, a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, a landscaped sundeck on the roof, a fitness center with a yoga studio, resident lounge and meeting area, a party room with pool tables, and barbeques.
The 2 bedroom luxury apartments at 7 West 21st Street will run you about $7800 a month. For this amount of money, at 7W21, you get access to an outdoor courtyard, roof deck, a state of the art fitness center, a childrens playroom, a 24 hour doorman and concierge, a game room with a golf simulator, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Most apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows with solar shades, hardwood floors, and an oversized bathroom.
As you can see from these examples, rental prices in Flatiron District vary dramatically based on the type of lifestyle you want to lead.
If you are planning to move to a New York City apartment, you should know, living near a PATH service is something that you should really consider.Not familiar with the PATH service?
Apartment in NYC close to path services
PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation) is a rapid transit system serving Newark, Harrison, Hoboken and Jersey City, not only in metropolitan northern New Jersey, but also in Lower and Midtown Manhattan (NYC)
PATH is a subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The PATH trains runs 24/7 and the system has a route length of 13.8 miles.
PATH does not accept unlimited ride, reduced fair or Easy Pay Metro Cards.
There are many apartments you can find near these services. For example, you can rent a one bedroom, one bath apartment located at South End Ave. #3N featuring hardwood floors, roof deck, new appliances, granite kitchen, elevator, doorman, live-in-super, Laundry in building and pool. It´s also near PATH trains, a short walk to river esplanade, 5 blocks to the R Train at the Cortland ST Station, and 2 blocks to the Post Office.
Apartment in NYC
You can also find one bedroom apartments for rent, fully furnished and decorated, for short and long terms. Conveniently located near PATH services, these apartments offer cable, phone service, house wares, linens and kitchenware electronics.
It also has a 24-hour doorman, health club and parking garage.
Security deposit is $500.00
Luxury apartments in a modern building
At 7W21 you can rent luxury apartments in a modern building with all of the amenities in Flatiron District.
This creation, by architect Morris Adjmi, features many amenities such as billiards table, media lounge, Fitness center, video game room with Xbox, rooftop terrace with lounge areas and children´s playroom.
The apartments come with bathrooms that have floating vanities, medicine cabinets and unobstructed city views. The building is located at 7 West 21st Street, near Madison Square Park, where the 23rd Street Station is.
Rent for these units start at$3386
This price is for a spacious luxury studio with custom kitchen and stainless steel appliances, among other top features.
Take a look!
Now you know that if you are searching for apartments for rent near PATH services you can definitely find the one for you! New York City awaits you!
Living in an apartment with a swimming pool is something everyone looks forward to. Swimming pools are not only enjoyable during the summer when the weather is hot, but in the winter, indoor pools are a must.
There are many apartments on 39th Street in Manhattan which offer apartments for rent with this amenity. Let’s look at some of our options.
At 240 East 39th Street at Paramount Tower you will find a luxury apartment, featuring top of the line appliances, custom kitchen, spacious areas, high ceilings, oak parquet floors and double pane windows. Of course, among the amenities you can enjoy is a swimming pool. This is modern high-rise building also offers a gym, a children´s playroom, a private garden and sun deck.
Another apartment for rent with swimming pool is House 39, located at 225 East 39th Street in the neighborhood of Murray Hill. This is a modern building which features a wide range of amenities such as rooftop, elevator, event room, fitness center, laundry room, bike room, library and spa/therapy room. One can rent a one bedroom apartment with unobstructed views, modern furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Those who qualify will have the chance to lease studios starting at $833/month!
At Murray Hill Tower there are luxury units available. It is located near Park Avenue and the East River, and feature fine finishes, unobstructed views of Manhattan and the West River. Apartments here feature black granite kitchen countertops, , private balcony, linen closets, and 9 foot ceilings. Of course, the building comes with a swimming pool, along with other amenities like 24-hour concierge, resident lounge, fitness center and children´s playroom.
Start planning your next move! Find your apartment with swimming pool at 39th street!
Living in Manhattan is always a must as this is a city which offers amusement, excitement, and a lot of glamour!
So maybe you are looking to find Manhattan luxury studio apartments which would be perfect if you want to live by yourself. Or why not with your fiancé as studio apartments, in many cases, have enough space to accommodate 2 people.
Riverplace, located at 650 West, 42nd Street, is a building where luxury meets function and play. At Riverplace, you can find studios for rent that have many of the desired amenities.
I´ve been doing some research on the web site, and found two studios which I personally found very interesting:
Residence 22 & 23: luxury studio apartments.
The first one (Residence 22) has an 18´8´´ x 11 living room with open kitchen and breakfast bar. Its currently unoccupied and is ready for move in. It features top-of- the line stainless steel appliances, minimalistic bathrooms, expansive windows and views of the Manhattan skyline and waterfront. You can rent it for $2790.
Residence 23 is a high floor studio with ample space. It also features stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, modern kitchen with blend of surfaces, and bathrooms with European- style vanities, stone-countertops and generous storage.
Both units are great and very similar, but in my opinion Residence 23 is better as it is on a high floor and the views are stunning.
Also both units include clean lines, warm natural finishes and open floor plans.
Views are panoramic, where at night you can enjoy a sea of light and during the day superb architectural landmarks.
River Place offer its residents very interesting amenities which, all together, make it a great place to live.
You can enjoy the indoor swimming pool, lightened outdoor tennis courts, indoor basketball court, children´s playroom, concierge service and valet parking garage.
It is located near main restaurants and shops just minutes away from Times Square and Manhattan East Side.
So if you are considering moving to your next apartment, Riverplace can be a good option.
Manhattan luxury studio apartments… better than Hotel?
Do you love living like Royalty? What about renting a Manhattan luxury studio apartment? Or may be staying at a 5 star hotel each time you travel to the Big Apple? Great choices aren´t they?
But ok, let´s see which one of these two options is most convenient for you.
We know living in Manhattan is absolutely awesome, and whether you live in this frenzy city or you travel to it often, you’re bound to have agood time!
At River Place NYC, you can find beautiful luxury apartments for $2890 or $2990/ month! And best of all you can enjoy its amazing amenities!
River Place is located at 650 West 42nd Street and offer its residents an oasis by the river.
These premier no fee rental apartments will allow you to live the luxury life you´ve always wanted, offering spacious studios, and one and two bedroom apartments with fantastic views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Hudson River.
A 24 hour doorman and concierge will greet you and will attend your needs, and a world of amenities will await you in this fantastic luxury building:
Fitness Center, indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis, indoor basketball courts, children´s playroom and a private gatehouse entry with circular driveway and on-site valet parking garage!
You will love living at River Place, which apartments feature, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances and modern bathrooms with marble finishes.
It is strategically located, just steps away from Times Square in the cool neighborhood of Hell´s Kitchen.
You can also count on its full event calendar, where all year round you will be able to enjoy different activities and spend a wonderful time.Now if you are considering staying at a 5 star hotel, consider the fact that you´d end up paying much more!
Ten nights per month at a 5 star hotel in Manhattan averages $800/night which makes a total of $4000!So you should really think if it´s worth the price. For half the price you will be able to rent your own luxury apartment monthly making use of all its superb amenities!
River Place is, without a doubt, what you are looking for, River Place is definitely YOUR PLACE!
Before moving to a High rise building apartment in Manhattan
Questions to ask Before Getting a Dog in NYC
New York City’s pet population in 2012, according to the NYC Economic Development Corp., was approximately 600,000 dogs. According to ASPCA, there has been a 3% increase in dog ownership annually over the past 4 years which means there are over 680,000 dogs living in New York City.
So before you bring home that cute little puppy with the waggly tail or the rescue dog you scored at the shelter, here are some questions to ask before you bring that canine home.
How big is too big?
Size matters, but maybe not as much as you think. Though it would seem to make sense to get a smaller dog for a smaller space, sometimes a big dog can do just fine in a smaller space, too.
Do you have time for a dog? If not, do you have enough money for a dog walker?
Dogs don’t like to sit still and nap in the sunlight like cats. They like to run around, play, and relieve themselves.
Which breed fits your personality and circumstances best?
Some dogs adapt better to hanging out solo and some don’t. Corgis, for instance, are herding dogs and want to run around; the same goes for Boston Terriers. For a single person who works a lot, a smaller breed like a Poodle, Yorkie, Shih Tzu, etc. makes more sense. Many single males opt for the English or French Bulldog.
Is your building dog-friendly, or do you have to move to get a pup?
Before considering the dimensions of your place, you have to find out if a dog is allowed in the building. Some buildings that allow dogs have weight restrictions, typically stating “small dogs, up to 25 pounds,” and some prohibit breeds with aggressive reputations such as Rottweilers and Pitbulls. Many limit the number of dogs you can have. Even if your current building accepts large dogs or commonly banned breeds, introducing one into your life will significantly cut down on your future housing options if you stay in NYC.
How can you find a pet-friendly building?
One tried-and-true tactic is to hang around dog runs in the neighborhoods you’re interested in and chat up other dog owners about dog-friendly buildings. If you’re looking for a green living apartment rental in NYC, you might even score one without a broker’s fee this way. Most real estate search sites also filter by pet-friendliness. This doesn’t necessarily mean your pet will be allowed and you should dig further for details. And if you’re looking for a new apartment with a broker, make sure to let them know that you have a dog or are thinking of getting one, so they limit your search to pet-friendly buildings only.
Can you afford a dog?
In addition to any fees leveled by your building, dogs cost a lot of money. Even if you adopt or rescue and only pay a few fees upfront, there are vet costs, including necessary vaccinations, shots, medicine for fleas and ticks, micro-chipping to keep tabs on your little guy, food, treats, potty pads, a crate and/or carrier, bed, lots of toys, grooming and possibly a dog walker. One of the most expensive parts of having a dog is grooming. Usually grooming is every two to three months and in Manhattan grooming cost is around $65 plus tip and can be as much as $125.
57th Street Luxury Apartments for Rent with Dog-Care
There’s a new residential high rise on 57th Street with luxury living for you and your pooch. VIA 57 West, located at 625 W 57th St, New York City has teamed up with the American Kennel Club’s first 4,000 sq. ft. retail pet store and a pet care facility offering day care, boarding, grooming, training and walking services. Talk about a pampered pooch!
Green Luxury Apartments in NYC
VIA 57 West, or the “Pyramid”, is a 750-unit building resembling a distorted pyramid with a steeply sloped facade, rising 467 feet toward the northeast. The triangular structure has been described as a hybrid between a European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise. With its angular balconies, around an integrated 20,000 sq. ft. green plaza, the block will connect with the waterfront and the Hudson River Park, taking full advantage of the surroundings while providing fine views with little traffic noise. The main attraction of VIA 57 West is the green living focusing on the Water, Earth, Air and Energy – water conservation and improved quality is a mandate building’s system, the use of “clean” material meeting strict performance and durability standards, the building’s system ensure efficient heating, indoor quality air and lighting for maximum comfort and control, and energy efficiency and performance strategies save energy and ensure resiliency. The massive Courtyard Oasis features 80 trees, nearly 50 species of native plants, and amenities beyond your expectations. You may never want to leave VIA 57 West. VIA 57 West presents a range of studio, one, two, three and four bedroom apartment rentals, many with terraces and balconies. The building’s dynamic architecture carries through to the interiors to outdoor living. Each aspect of VIA 57 West’s design has been carefully planned to save water, reduce energy needs and promote the wellness of its residence.
Make VIA 57 West your new, luxury residence for you and your loveable dog!
No, we are not talking about apartments for that lovable, floppy eared, flying elephant from the 1941 Disney animated film. Dumbo is actually an acronym for for a NYC neighborhood.
Where is Dumbo located and what it means the name?
Originally an industrial area packed with factories and warehouses, Dumbo is an acronym for the neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass in the borough of Brooklyn, New York. The neighborhood is bounded by Brooklyn Bridge Park to the north, the Brooklyn Bridge to the west, Brooklyn Heights to the south and Vinegar Hill to the east.
What residents think about Dumbo Brooklyn?
Dumbo has a whimsical vibe, and attracts artisans of many crafts, from ornate & positive murals decorating their walls to the colorful park benches that look like pieces of art. Graffiti is embraced and chalk art on the sidewalks is commonplace. It is a highly dog friendly community and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Dog Run is enjoyed by pups and their owners. The Oscar Award winner, Anne Hathaway, recently sold her loft condo at the iconic Clock Tower building in Brooklyn’s Dumbo ‘hood for $4,330,000. Lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Jerry Seinfeld, joked that Dumbo stands for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge”, but that New Yorkers added the “O” at the end because they did not want to live in a neighborhood called “Dumb”.
How much is the average value for a Dumbo apartment for 1 bed, 2 bed and studio apartments for sale?
Dumbo apartments for sale range as follows: Studio $700k to $1million, one-bedroom $900k to $1.8 million and two-bedrooms #1.3 to $2 million
Are Dumbo Brooklyn apartments for sale affordable compared with other NYC neighborhoods?
Yes, Dumbo is one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the borough of Brooklyn, and the best value all around. A two-bedroom apartment in Dumbo is $2 million versus Brooklyn Heights costing $3 million for the same size unit.
Which places of interest can you find near Dumbo and how long by car?
The Arts, great food, accessible transportation..there’s really no reason to leave your home in Dumbo. Dumbo has become a tech hub and many up and coming corporations are relocating to Dumbo, for instance the online store sensation – Etsy! But if you want to get away and are feeling adventurous, take the 15 minute drive to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and hop on the ferry to Governors Island. The 172 acre island is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise. Enjoy breathtaking never-before-seen views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Manhattan high rises as you stroll through “The Hills”.
If you are planning to live in Chelsea, for sure, you will be able to enjoy several advantages.
Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, and is a neighborhood which contains the Chelsea Historic District and its extension.
It is considered the center of New York City´s art world, and you can find more than 200 small to midsize galleries in the area , such as the Gegoshian Gallery which showcases modern art and represents more than 40 artists and estates in contemporary art.
Chelsea’s name came from an Old English origin and the theory of its meaning is chalk landing place.
Chelsea Manhattan takes its name from a Federal –style house in the area which had been named after the manor of Chelsea at London.
The closest airport to Chelsea is La Guardia, in New York City. You can get there in just 55 minutes.
Although, this neighborhood is primarily residential with a mix of apartment blocks, town houses and city housing projects, it is just a few minutes away from the main New York City attractions.
Compared to other neighborhoods, Chelsea NYC no fee rentals can be found everywhere! So start searching now for your favorite place to move!
At Eosnomad.com you can find great residences, and I want to share one with you that I really loved.
This building is located at 100 West 31st Street, and promises residents a pleasant stay with exclusive amenities and awesome views.
Its residences come with a sophisticated design, fine furniture, premium finishes and fixtures.
You can find a two bedroom, two bath apartment which features Laundry in unit, dishwasher, microwave, North and East exposure, floor to ceiling windows and great views of the city for: $ 6134.
This property is close to the Flatiron district, so when you step out of EOS, this neighborhood awaits. jJust a few minutes away, you will be able to visit awesome locations such as Bryant Park, Chelsea and you can also find no fee rentals in the Flatiron District.
So, come on! Meet Chelsea and its surroundings, you will love this location and you will surely find amazing apartments to call home!
Finding a perfect apartment in New York City all by own can prove to be a challenging task. You might end up getting frustrated but will not be able to find a perfect living apartment for your own. It is because all such transactions are done through real estate agents and property management dealers.
One will have to approach them in order to find a perfect apartment to stay. But in such transition, the buyers will also need to pay a huge commission to the agents for finding them a place to live. This consequently increases the burden on the buyers. “You will have to approach real estate agents to buy an apartment in NYC” such myths no longer prevail anymore. If you want you can buy an ultra luxury Manhattan apartment without paying anyone anything, here are some few vital information which you should know before buying or renting an apartment.
Do I really need a broker?
The straight forward answer to such question is a big, NO. You don’t need anyone to just show you a an apartment which is for sale or rent. All they do is walk you to the apartment and take thousands for such. It is of no use, you can directly land on various luxury NYC apartment buildings and talk to them about your needs thus skipping the agents.
How much an agent charge?
The commission can vary a lot depending upon the location. If you are seeking an apartment in the middle of the city, they certainly will cost you a lot. The commission can range from 10 percent to 20 percent depending on the cost which you are going to invest for your apartment. Thus it is advisable, if you are not left with any choice than to hire a real estate agent, then do not ever tell the amount which you are going to pay for the apartment. It is often seen that the agents enlightens you about a luxury apartment whose sale is due closing dates and many are willing to buy it at any cost. It is nothing but just a trap to increase the bidding rates, don’t fall to such things and stick to your offer rates.
What should I do then?
Instead of going to a brokerage firm, you can directly land into the office of any residential building apartment and seek assistance. There are plenty of apartment buildings in New York such Silver Towers and Manhattan Skyline who offers no fee luxury apartment NYC. You can also look for search engine sites which offer the considerable apartments buildings without any charges.