Midtown West – The New Hottest Neighborhood in Manhattan

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Looking for good NYC apartments, Midtown West is often overlooked as a destination. Hell’s Kitchen, The Tenderloin, Clinton, and The Theater District  – all names for part of the area west of 6th Avenue, between 30th Street and 56th Street, has finally become a prime destination for New Yorkers and is now known collectively as “Midtown West”. Our search for no fee apartments in NYC increasingly points to the benefits of Midtown West.

It’s easy to understand why. First, the area is exciting. Sure you’re sharing the sidewalks with hoards of tourists, but they are finding excitement in the hustle and bustle. Then there are the restaurants – one of the largest concentrations of casual and fine restaurants anywhere.

There is nightlife galore; clubs, bars, dancing, jazz, and intimate lounges. This is where Broadway theater stars go after the show to hang out and relax.

Finally, there is lots of new rental building construction, lots of small, mid-block rental apartment buildings, and all the neighborhood services you need to live comfortably, such as prime grocery shopping, dry cleaners, pharmacies, and neighborhood delis service a wide variety of cuisines.

Be sure to check out NoFeeRentDirect.com’s excellent apartment guide, The Essential Guide for Smart Renters. Get great hints and tips on renting in New York City.

A block of Midtown West studio apartments.

Compared to other Manhattan apartment rental prices, rentals in Midtown West were very low just a few years ago. Midtown West was not a desirable area to live in and was sometimes considered dangerous for women to walk the streets late at night.

All of that have dramatically changed. It is now safe and filled with life at all hours.

All of the new activity in Midtown West has pushed apartment rental prices up. Perhaps more so, as a percentage, than in almost any other Manhattan neighborhood. But they keep in mind that they were, until recently, below the average for prime NYC rentals. Now prices in Midtown West are a little higher than on the Upper East Side and in some buildings, rents rival the Upper West Side .

Let’s take a look at what’s on the market today:

nyc apartment rentals in Midtown West.
West 30s –  $2,250 – Studio 

No Fee. Save $4,050 in Broker’s Fees.Ask for unit: 534697

– Pets OK except dogs– Elevator

– Live-in Super

– Thermopane Windows

– Hardwood Floor

– Laundry in the Building

– Dishwasher

– Built in 1987 with 37 units

– Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are just a few blocks away. So is Macy’s, where you can catch their famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in person.

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– Pets OK except dogs– Elevator

– Doorman

– Full Services plus Concierge

– Live-in Super

– New Lobby

– Central Air

– Thermopane Windows

– Hardwood Floor

– Hi-Speed Internet

– Roof Deck/Sun Deck (OS)

– Free Health Club

– Laundry in the Building

– Garage/Parking on Premises

– Valet Service

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– Dishwasher

– On Premises Dry Cleaning Services

– Free WiFi on the sundecks on the 25th and 26th Floors.

– Less than 1/2 block to B,D,F,N,Q,R,V trains at Herald Square. – Macy’s, H&M, Manhattan Mall, and more are 1/2 block away

– Less than 2 blocks to Penn Station and PATH

– Free Fitness Center has a weight room and classes as yoga, pilates, boot camp, zumba and much more A $10 million dollar renovation updated this Pre War beauty that was originally built in 1912.

doorman building with new york apartment rentals.West 30s  $2,450

Studio,  Renovated
No Fee Rentals.

Save $3,105 in Broker’s Fees.

Ask for unit: 536496

nyc apartments in Herald Square.
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nyc apartments for rent in a walkup building.
West 40s  $2,200.
Studio – No Fee Apartments.
ave $3,960in Broker’s Fees. 

Ask for unit: 534785

– No Pets Allowed– Walk-up

– Recently Renovated Building

– No Laundry Room

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– 2 Blocks to Washland Laundromat

– 2 Blocks to Water Front

– 3 Blocks to 50th Street Station for C and E Trains

– 12 Blocks to Central Park

– 4 Blocks to Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Apartments in nyc in the Midtown West area.
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– Pets OK– Recently Renovated Building

– Hardwood Floor

– Near Nightlife

– Dishwasher

– Microwave

– Near Subway(s)

– 2.5 blocks to the C & E Trains at the 50th St. Station

– 3.5 blocks to the 1 Train at the 50th St. Station

– Food Emporium Supermarket is only 1.5 blocks away

– Laundromat around the corner

– 4.5 blocks to De Witt Clinton Park

– St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital only 3.5 blocks away

– 2.5 blocks to the New York Public Library-Columbus Branch

apartments for rent in nyc
West 40s  $2,395. Studio –  new renovation

No Fee Rentals. S

ave $3,231in Broker’s Fees. 

Ask for unit: 536748

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Apartments in new york city for rent.
West 50s  $2,428.Beautiful 2 Bedroom renovation

No Fee Apartments.

ave $4,370 in Broker’s Fees. 

Ask for unit: 517140

– No Pets Allowed– Elevator

– Live-in Super

– Hardwood Floor

– Laundry in the Building

– Near Park

– Near Shops

– Near Nightlife

– Near Subway(s)

– Heat+Hot Water Included

– New Appliances

– Dishwasher

– Clinton Park Down the Block

– 2 Blocks to Hudson River

– 3 Blocks to Supermarket

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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.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Jeremy Taylor Reply

    I have lived in this community with my entire family for the past 4 years and it has been a phenomenal experience. We rented not just one but two apartments here during the 4 years. We have amazing neighbors whom we gladly call our friends today. If you want to enjoy your “Manhattan” experience, Midtown West is a great place for that.

  2. Kirstin E Reply

    I’ve been living here for three years, and I love this place.
    The good: The location is great.
    The bad: It can get a bit noisy if your bedroom faces the street.
    You’ll like this part of town.

  3. Barry K. Reply

    The first apartment looks huge. The price is also a little high, but when you think about the space you get and the neighborhood, that is worth it.

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