New York City Luxury Rental Blog

2015 Year End Summary: The Best of Luxury Rentals Manhattan

A wrap-up of 2015 in Manhattan luxury rental news.

This past year, the real estate market built even more momentum with newly built rentals thriving throughout the Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs.

Neighborhood Primer: Williamsburg vs. Park Slope?

Photo of a living room in a luxury rental apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

2015 has been a banner year for the Brooklyn rental market. As rents in Manhattan finally reached their tipping point, residents have been flocking to Brooklyn, causing the borough’s rental costs to rapidly increase. That said, Brooklyn is still on the rise, and if you’re looking for a luxury rental in 2016, the options are endless.

Luxury Picks: A Guide to Lower Manhattan's Pre-War Rentals

Photo of a window view from 640 Broadway in Noho, Manhattan.

For some, there’s nothing like the charm of old, New York City architecture, and for some, that translates into an urge to live in a pre-war building. With the glam of new construction, it may be a bit difficult to say no to modern exteriors, but pre-war buildings that have been converted into apartments often pack in ultra-luxe interiors while keeping their façades pure to that of yesteryear’s.

Hi-Tech Your Rental! Smarthome Gadgets You’ll Want For The Holidays

A stock photo of technology stuff on a desk, much like those that might interact with smarthome devices.

Smart technology has become so ubiquitous with our urban lifestyle that it’s infiltrated every facet of our lives, including our homes. The newest in innovative technology brings form and function to our living spaces, and this holiday season, we’ve got a list of smarthome gadgets that will make your luxury rental the smartest home in town.

Amenities: Mega- and Micro-Apartments Alike Appeal to Renters

An example of a furnished micro-apartment at Carmel Place.

Just this past Monday, NYC’s first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place, opened up applications for its market-price apartments. While tight quarters might be the antithesis of “luxury”, developer Moinian Group promises to deliver cutting-edge interior design with as comprehensive an amenity package as possible to appeal to early adopters.

One Wall Street Renovations: Robert A.M. Stern and Classic Manhattan

Rendering of One Wall Street by Robert A.M. Stern. Architects.

The landmarked One Wall Street is primed for a commercial-to-residential conversion, courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The cherished Financial District building was originally designed by renowned architect Ralph Walker, and RAMSA may soon add a modest penthouse annex in addition to interior updates.

In Manhattan, as in Brooklyn, Demand Consistently Rises

It seems that in Manhattan, a new tall, glassy building appears to be racing towards the sky every minute. While this isn’t exactly the case, the planning and production rate of these buildings does occur at a steady pace.

Moving On Up: Harlem's Finest Luxury Rentals

Harlem may be deemed as one of New York City’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, but with its unsurmountable musical history, cultural and culinary hipness, and great location near notable destinations such as The Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Central Park, the Northern Manhattan neighborhood is, to the well-trained eye, already as prominent as its borough brethren.

These Top Dollar Buildings Are The Pride of The Upper West Side

View of Manhattan's Central Park from Time Warner Center luxury apartments.

The Upper West Side is one of the most established and sophisticated neighborhoods in the city, and it’s also home to some of its most coveted luxury rental buildings.

Trading Up: Financial District's Most Expensive Rental Buildings

8 Spruce Street luxury apartments showcase great views of the city and water.

Manhattan’s Financial District has a rich history as the nation’s center of commerce. While this undeniable status remains true, this Lower Manhattan neighborhood is slowly regaining a reputation for luxury residential apartments. This five luxury buildings in particular feature some of Manhattan’s most stunning residences, and are among the neighborhood’s priciest.