There are new tech companies in New York that could make your search much easier without the use of a broker. Services like Joinery, allow outgoing tenants to post their unit online so those looking for a new apartment don’t have to go through a broker.
If you do need a broker, there are new firms in the area, like NestApple, that are offering rebates on the broker fees. In a case where the tenant would usually pay the standard fee, Nestapple is rebating a portion of the fee back to the tenant. Yes, even on the no fee rentals where the landlord pays the fee.
Those who have searched for no fee luxury residences in Long Island City lately know how tough it can be to find what you are looking for. To make your search a bit easier, below is a short list of apartments offering no fee luxury rentals in Long Island City.
- Luna LIC, at 42-15 Crescent Street, is a pet-friendly, new development with 124 Studio – 2 bedroom apartments that stand 11 stories tall. Currently, the building has 4 units available starting at $2216 per month for a studio apartment, $2,647 per month for a 1 bedroom apartment, and $3,674 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment. Units at Luna feature open kitchens with stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer sets, and plenty of closet space. The building amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a game lounge with pool table, large screen TV, and bar, a rooftop terrace, attended lobby, live-in Super, package storage, and bike storage.
- HaydenLIC, at 43-25 Hunter Street, has 16 available units in the form of Studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments. Rents start at $2,446 per month for a studio, $3,120 for a 1-bedroom unit, and $4,237 for a unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These units come with wood strip floors, granite counter tops, in-unit Bosch washer/dryer sets, and Frigidaire kitchen appliances. The amenity list at HaydenLIC is a bit longer than the list at Luna. At HaydenLIC tenants have access to a full-size basketball court, over 5,000 sqft of fitness center, roof deck with bbq grills, a big lawn with a projector screen, children’s playroom, dog washing facility, and on-site parking garage.
- HaloLIC, at 44-41 Purves Street, is listing 8 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom units for no fee starting at $5,175 per month. Unfortunately, the 1- and 2-bedroom units will require the tenant to pay a fee. This new development is pet-friendly with an on-site pet spa. Other amenities include a fitness center with sauna, 24-hour doorman, theatre, wine storage room, bike room, on-site parking, laundry rooms, and a yoga studio. There is even a weather proof pool table on the rooftop terrace.
Contacting these complexes directly to find out more about their no fee luxury rentals in Long Island City would be the best place to start before looking into hiring a broker.