Upper West Side Studios Are No Bargain. But They’re Starting to Fall.

Just over a week ago, we surveyed low end one bedroom rental apartments on the Upper West Side. We found that, unlike much of the rest of the city, rental prices had not declined much since the end of the rental season, which we consider to be September 1.

Since then, a number of readers of this blog have asked us whether we think rental prices have dropped on Upper West Side studios. The answer is; yes, prices are dropping…but. The “but” is that rents on the Upper West Side have recently been so high that, even with some price drops, we still consider Upper West Side studios to be expensive.

There are a few exceptions that we would like to bring to your attention. In addition, since the studio apartments we are featuring are available through RentDirectNewYork.com (RDNY.com) as “no broker fee” apartments, they make sense financially.  I want to point out that these are not the cheapest studio rentals on the Upper West Side. These are all apartment rentals that we consider to be good values in the current marketplace.

So if you are looking for a good no fee studio apartment on the Upper West Side, put these apartments at the top of your list:


Upper West Side luxury studio rental

West End Avenue –  $2,200 – Studio

No Fee. Save $3,960 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 499620

Built in 1995, this building has apartments with all the
modern kitchen appliances New Yorkers expect, plus it hosts a Crunch Fitness Center with pool. It has a playground for the kids and a dog run for the puppies. There’s a free shuttle to/from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center so you can take advantage of all the neighborhood offers.

– 5 Blocks to Columbus Circle & Central Park

– St. Roosevelt Hospital is 3.5 Blocks Away

– 4.5 Blocks to 1 Train

– 5 Blocks to A, B, C & D Trains

– Elevator– Pets Ok

– Doorman

– Full Services plus Concierge

– Oversized Windows

– Hardwood Floor

– Roof Deck/Sun Deck (OS)

– Health/Fitness Club

– Pool

– Bike Room

– Laundry in the Building

– Garage/Parking on Premises

– Valet Service

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– New Appliances

– Dishwasher

– Microwave

– Oversized Medicine Cabinet

– Central Air Conditioning

– Near Subway(s)

– 2 Blocks to Lincoln Center Performing Arts Center

– Walk to AMC Lincoln Square Loews 13 & Walter Kerr Movie Theaters

– Convenient to Broadway Theaters

– Complimentary Shuttle Bus

 

Interior of Upper West Side rental apartment
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– Elevator

– Pets OK on a case by case basis

– Doorman

– Live-in Super

– Hardwood Floor

– Health/Fitness Club

– Laundry in the Building

– All Utilities Included

– Refinished Wood Floor

– Dishwasher

– Microwave

– Granite Kitchen

– Marble Bath

– The 1,2,3, and 9 trains are a block away on 72nd Street

– Building dates from 1928, the height of the Art Deco movement

** Small dogs allowed (cannot exceed 10lbs). There is a $100 non-refundable pet deposit as well as a $25 monthly pet fee.

Upper West Side rental apartment

West 70s  $2,199   Studio

No Fee Rentals. Save 3,958 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 489917

You can’t beat the shopping just around the corner on Broadway…. including Fairway Market where you’ll find possibly the best produce in Manhattan. A short stroll down to 66th Street is Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera. Many small theaters are
within a few blocks, including the famous Beacon.

West 70s - Manhattan apartment
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manhattan apartment for rent

West 80s   $2,295. Studio

No Fee Apartments. Save $4,131 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 489686

– Elevator

– Live-in Super

– High Ceiling

– Hardwood Floor

– Laundry in the Building

– Steps from Parking

– Near Park

– Near Shops

– Near Nightlife

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– Just 1 block to Central Park

– 1 block to B,C trains

– Near exquisite cafes, eateries, and pubs

– Convenient to the Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, The Juiliard School, Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet

 

interior of apartment rental on Upper East Side
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– Pets OK

– Elevator

– Doorman

– Full Services plus Concierge

– Live-in Super

– Elegant Lobby

– Newly Renovated Building

– High Ceiling

– Hardwood Floor

– Roof Deck/Sun Deck (OS)

– Health/Fitness Club

– Laundry in the Building

– Tree-lined Street

– Near Park

– Near Shops

– Near Nightlife

– Near Subway(s)

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– New Appliances

– Stainless Steel Appliances

– Dishwasher

– Microwave

– Granite Kitchen

– Marble Bath

– Central Air Conditioning

– 5-10 Minute walk to Lincoln Center

– 1.5 Blocks to Central Park

renovated studio on Upper west side

West 70s  $2,475.  Studio

No Fee Rentals. Save $4,455 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 490757

This lovely building was extensively renovated in 2005 to meet the needs of tenants who expect the best. The roof deck is laid with teak wood, and all the kitchens and bathrooms have been upgraded with the features listed above.

It is 5 blocks from Lincoln Center and a block and a half from the Strawberry Fields entrance to Central Park.

Cozy Upper East Side studio rental
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Studio for rent in manhattan

West 60s  $2,495  Studio

No Fee Apartments. Save 4,491 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 462103

– Free Shuttle Bus service to the Subway

– Full Size Grocery Store is About 3 Blocks Away

– Citarella and Fairway are 9.5 Blocks Away

– Pets OK

– Elevator

– Doorman

– Full Services plus Concierge

– Live-in Super

– Elegant Lobby

– Thermopane Windows

– Oversized Windows

– Special Quality Wood floor

– Hi-Speed Internet

– Health/Fitness Club

– Bike Room

– Playroom

– Billards Table/Billiards Room

– Tenant Lounge

– Storage Room

– Laundry on each Floor

– Near Park

– Heat+Hot Water Included

 

Studio on 2nd Avenue
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Written by Lorenzo

Lorenzo has been hanging around the RDNY.com office for the past 20 years, and, in the process, has become the president of RDNY.com, Rent-Direct.com, and Acmelistings.com. His mission is to build RDNY.com into New York's largest no fee apartment rental service. Before RDNY.com, Lorenzo was a Regional Sales Manager for Time Equities, Inc., one of New York's largest converters of rental buildings to coops and condos. Lorenzo was once a part owner of Swift & Watson Real Estate in NYC's Greenwich Village.

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