Finding a No Fee NYC Apartment

New York City apartments are already expensive, even before considering the broker’s fee. In rising neighborhoods, like Astoria, a typical fee is one month’s rent. But in Manhattan neighborhoods, fees can range from 12-15% of the year’s rent. Here are three ways to avoid paying a broker’s fee in your NYC apartment search.   1. Travel […]

The $95 million views from the Tallest Residential building in NYC

The new 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. Standing at 1,396 feet tall, it’s one of the new apartment buildings becoming part of New York’s skyline. This building is 84 stories high making it the second tallest building in New York City, and the third tallest in the United […]

Crazy NYC Building Conversions

Former firehouses, carriage homes, hotels, hospitals, factories – nothing’s off limits. More about the craziest building conversions in New York City further on in this article. The Christ Church Cobble Hill Linden 58 Strong Place, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn The Christ Church Cobble Hill Linden is enjoying a second life as a luxury apartment building in […]

The latest French ideas for apartments

The five-story Stuyvesant Apartments in 1869, shortly before opening. It was built by Rutherford Stuyvesant at a time when row houses were the rule for the middle and upper classes.

The gold standard for the New York apartment house is the big, lumbering 1884 Dakota, often called the first real apartment house in the city. But to cognoscenti, another building makes a run for that distinction, the 1870 Stuyvesant Apartments at 142 East 18th Street, an oddball little five-story walk-up with an impeccable pedigree, demolished […]

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