Top NYC No-Fee Luxury Apartments of the Week! Want a pool?

June 14, 2011

These are our top 5 LUXURY no-fee apartments for rent in Manhattan this week. The pricing reflects this. Top budget apartments of the week coming tomorrow!

CHELSEA: SUPER LUXURY

1. London Terrace 435 west 23rd street: $2400 large studio!

AddressReport SCORE: 99

Building Features & Amenities:

  • Full-time doorman
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry in Building
  • On-site Garage
  • Residents Garden
  • Residents Lounge
  • Rooftop Deck
  • Valet/Valet Parking

CHELSEA: DOORMAN/ELEVATOR

2. The Carteret 208 west 23rd street : $2000 for a studio and $3200 for a 1 bedroom!

AddressReport SCORE: 99

Building features and Amenities:

  • Elevator
  • Full-time Doorman
  • Laundry in Building
  • Live-in Super
  • Rooftop Deck

BATTERY PARK: SUPER LUXURY

3. Post Towers at 75 West Street: $2175 for a studio, $2975 for a 1 bedroom!

AddressReport SCORE: 93

Building features & Amenities:

  • Attended Lobby
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-time Doorman
  • Laundry in Building
  • On-site Parking Lot
  • Rooftop Deck

UPPER WEST SIDE: SUPER LUXURY

4. Greystone at 212 West 91st Street: $2100 for a studio, $3400 for a 1 bedroom, convertible 2 bedroom

AddressReport SCORE: 94

Building features & Amenities:

  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Full-time Doorman
  • Laundry in Building
  • Live-in Super
  • Residents Lounge
  • Rooftop Deck
  • Valet
  • WiFi Access

WEST VILLAGE: SUPER LUXURY

5. The Highline at 746 Washington Street: $3600 for a 1 bedroom

AddressReport SCORE: 95

Building features & Amenities:

  • Full-time Doorman/Elevator
  • Laundry in Building
  • Live-in Super
  • On-site Garage
  • Residents Garden

Rentenna in the New York Times! (New Top Rental Resource!)

June 06, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES (online and print edition)
For Renters-to-Be, the High-Tech Lowdown
By Joseph Plambeck, Published: June 2, 2011

"Alicia Schwartz, a former broker who recently introduced Rentenna.com, a site that gives apartment buildings numerical scores based on their value, amenities and other factors."

More on Rentenna:

There are so many factors that go into finding the right apartment! "Is this a good deal?" "Is the neighborhood safe?" "Is the landlord reliable?" At Rentenna, our mission is to make apartment hunting as easy as possible. We research all the important things about a building that you'd normally have to search for on your own, across any number of websites. We then weigh all these pieces of data against each other and condense the whole mess into a single number, the Rentenna Score. Using our score, you can quickly hone in on the best rentals in the city that match your search criteria.

The Rentenna Team is the partnership of a seasoned New York City rental agent who went on to become the rental expert for both the New York Times and the Examiner (as well as having been featured on MSNBC, Channel 11 News, the Village Voice)... along with 3 interwebs nerds. What that means is, we've taken the human knowledge of someone who knows the ups and downs of renting in NYC and quantified it using algorithms, maths, robots, lasers, monkeys...

Why we created the Rentenna Apartment Review Score...

May 31, 2011

You shouldn't have to visit a dozen websites and create complicated spreadsheets to find the right apartment!

There are so many factors that go into finding the right apartment! "Is this a good deal?" "Is the neighborhood safe?" "Is the landlord reliable?" At Rentenna, our mission is to make apartment hunting as easy as possible. We research all the important things about a building that you'd normally have to search for on your own, across any number of websites. We then weigh all these pieces of data against each other and condense the whole mess into a single number, the Rentenna Score. Using our score, you can quickly hone in on the best rentals in the city that match your search criteria.

The Rentenna Team is the partnership of a seasoned New York City rental agent who went on to become the rental expert for both the New York Times and the Examiner (as well as having been featured on MSNBC, Channel 11 News, the Village Voice)... along with 3 interwebs nerds. What that means is, we've taken the human knowledge of someone who knows the ups and downs of renting in NYC and quantified it using algorithms, maths, robots, lasers, monkeys...

What else can we say about Rentenna that hasn't already been said? Ummm... well... everything. We've just launched! Please kick around the site and contact us with any feedback, bug reports or just to say hi!

Top 5 Ranked No-Fee Apartments in Manhattan of the Week!

May 31, 2011

TOP 5 Luxury No Fee NYC Apartment Buildings (Doorman, Elevator, Laundry ... some with gym, terraces)

  1. 50 Murray Street: TRIBECA
  2. London Terrace: BATTERY PARK
  3. The Capitol at Chelsea: CHELSEA
  4. Gateway Plaza: BATTERY PARK
  5. Post Towers: FINANCIAL DISTRICT

TOP 5 Apartment Rental Deals in Manhattan

  1. 234 Thompson Street: GREENWICH VILLAGE 1 bedroom for $2100
  2. 189 Waverly Place: WEST VILLAGE 1 bedroom for $2200
  3. 416 east 74th Street: UPPER EAST SIDE 1 bedroom with elevator for only $1800
  4. 97 Lexington Avenue: MURRAY HILL 1 bedroom for $2200
  5. 301 East 78th Street: UPPER EAST SIDE 1 bedroom for $1750

Need a no-fee NYC apartment? Search for more here.

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What is the Rentenna Apartment Review Score?

May 23, 2011

Using our algorithm, the Rentenna Apartment Score takes everything important when renting an apartment and lets you know quickly and efficiently if a building is where you want to live. There's some pretty complicated math behind how it works, but factors include value, amenities, convenience, neighborhood, landlord, building history, resident ratings, and more... New data points are being incorporated into the algorithm regularly and our system, in beta right now, is constantly being refined based on your feedback. Look for the ability to customize the scoring system based on your personal preferences in the coming weeks. We currently have apartment rentals in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens...more cities to come!