3 Undiscovered Apartment Gems in Hudson Heights, Manhattan

When it comes to apartments for rent in Manhattan, most people think they will be priced out. Particularly if they want more than a studio. Hudson Heights is one of Manhattan’s best undiscovered neighborhoods. Adding to the allure of Hudson Heights is the amazing collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings, with beautiful pre-war proportions. Compared to other apartments in Manhattan, Hudson Heights has wonderful housing stock.

As the name implies, it’s situated on the high ground overlooking the Hudson River, facing New Jersey. In the 1930s and 40s, this neighborhood was know as Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson. As Wikipedia writes

In the years after World War II, the neighborhood was referred to as Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson due to the dense population of German and Austrian Jews who had settled there.A disproportionately large number of Germans who settled in the area had come from Frankfurt-am-Main, possibly giving rise to new name.No other neighborhood in the city was home to so many German Jews, who had created their own central German world in the 1930s.

Hudson Heights is home to the highest natural point in Manhattan – 265 ft. above sea level, located. Which makes it just a few feet shorter than the torch on the Statue of Liberty.

Today, the neighborhood is mostly residential, with many of the residential apartment buildings being pre-war and of Art Deco style. Again, as Wikipedia points out, Facades in the Art NouveauNeo-ClassicalTudor and Collegiate Gothic styles are also present. Many of the apartment houses are co-ops and a few are condos; the remainder are still available for rent.

For a fascinating and well illustrated history of the Art Nouveau period, take a look at The Story of Art Nouveau.

The strength and stability of the neighborhood comes from the many co-ops and condo apartments along the Heights. But there are still some remaining rental buildings, and we have three great No Fee New York apartments to bring to your attention.  All three are renovated and convenient to subways. Enjoy the tour just below the Search Form.


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West 190s – $1,650 – 1 Bedroom

No Fee. Save $2,970
in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 499618

– Across Street from A Train

– Fort Tryon Park is Across the Street

– 1 Block to Broadway for Markets, Restaurants, Shops

– Elevator

– Live-in Super

– Laundry in the Building

– Steps from Parking

– Near Subway(s)

– Recently Renovated

– Newly Painted

– Crown Moldings

– Window in Every Room

– Top Floor

– High Floor

– Students Welcome

– Eat-in Kitchen

– Windowed Kitchen

– New Appliances

– Dishwasher

– Microwave

– Heat + Hot Water Included

– Windowed Bath

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– No Pets Allowed

– Live-in Super

– No Laundry Room

– Near Subway(s)

– 1 Blocks to A Trains at 181st St. Station

– 4 Blocks to 1 Trains at 181st St. Station

– Near Several Parks Including Fort Washington

– Laundromat on Corner

– 2 Blocks to Supermarket


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West 180s  $1,695 Doorman

1 Bedroom,  very nicely renovated

No Fee Rentals. Save $3,051 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 496857

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West 180s  $2,200.

1 Bedroom – Beautifully Renovated

No Fee Apartments. Save $3,960 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 498704

– Elevator

– Live-in Super

– Hardwood Floor

– Roof Deck/Sun Deck (OS)

– Laundry in the Building

– Near Park

– Near Subway(s)

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– 3 Blocks to A Trains at 190th Street Station

– Near Fort Washington Park, Fort Tryon Park & Bennett Park

– 3 Blocks to Supermarket

– Terrace (OS)

– Private Backyard (OS)

– Newly Renovated

– No Board Approval Needed


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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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