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Top 15 NYC Apartments for Rent RIGHT NOW

August 23, 2012

Are you searching for a rental in NYC, wandering the streets in hopes of coming across an amazing apartment that's actually stayed on the market longer than it took the landlord to put up a For Rent sign? Can't find that beauty that will transform your life and sense of interior design?

Today AddressReport's presenting you with the Best 15 NYC Apartments actually on the market for lease today, from all over the city (but mostly in Manhattan). If you're hunting for apartments right now, we'll GUARANTEE you that you'll find your next and best apartment somewhere in this list, or else we'll offer you a full money-back guarantee on the price of your subscription* to our blog.

*Unless you actually paid for access, in which case you're kinda SOL if this list of rentals doesn't help you.

Without further delay, here are the top 15 apartment rental buildings with listings currently available in NYC.

Stuyvesant Town | 252 First Avenue 

Stuyvesant Town Available

Stuyvesant Town, one of the most historic housing communities in all of New York, is back for more, leading off this list of the top 15 NYC apartment buildings with current availability. Noted for its overly spacious units (a relic of a lost era), wide open courtyards, gardens, walkways, amenities, and community activities, Stuy Town is a great place for recent arrivals to start out in NYC or for young couples to bring up a family. You'll be located in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood (in the section just northwest of Alphabet City). It's not the most central location, but with public transportation close by you'll have easy access to the rest of the city.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $3,594
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,100
  • 2 Bedrooms - $3,933
  • 3 Bedrooms - $4,836

Soho Court | 301 Elizabeth Street

Soho Court is an upscale, modern apartment complex with well-furnished rooms and excellent design. It ranks in our top 15 because it's an all-around good pick, featuring a lovely neighborhood (NoHo - on the edge of Little Italy and SoHo), great amenities, and overall appeal.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $2,597
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,361
  • 2 Bedrooms - $5,314

The Villager | 450 Sixth Avenue

The Village evokes an old-town, Colonial feel upon entry; it's decorated with large panoramas of ships, custom wood furnishings, and many other timely decorations. While it's not on the cheap end of the spectrum, the Villager ensconces you in the heart of New York's iconic Greenwich Village neighborhood - while providing an elegant, old-school retreat from today's neo-modern furnishings.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $3,753
  • 1 Bedroom - $5,430
  • 2 Bedrooms - $6,341
  • 3 Bedrooms - $8,402

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street makes the cut because of its absolutely enormous rooms in comparison to the price. You'll have plenty of room to stretch out here if you're in need of some space, or have a pack rat in the family.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $3,117
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,956
  • 2 Bedrooms - $5,378

The Murray Hill | 115 East 34th Street

The Murray Hill is one of our top picks of all time, not just for buildings that happen to have apartments available now. Say what you will about the frat-tastic location in Murray Hill (and perhaps you'll say great things, if you're an alumn of any number of Big 10 institutions of higher learning who also happened to partake in the Greek system during your college days): with tasteful interiors, reasonable prices, and -- yes, we'll say it -- plenty of heavy drinking establishments just a short stumble away, there's not much we can say to put down about this building. Absolutely a top recommendation.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $2,547
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,096
  • 2 Bedrooms - $5,065
  • 3 Bedrooms - $5,262

Soho 55 Thompson | 55 Thompson Street

Soho 55 Available

Aside from its excellent address and proximity to some of the best boutiques and nightlife in the United States, 55 Thompson is notable for its clean, tasteful design that nonetheless gives off a comforting feel of home. Large, brightly lit open spaces accentuate the sheer amount of square footage each room provides. If you can afford the price, there's no question this building has some of the top apartments for rent today.

Average Prices:

  •  1 Bedroom - $8,396
  • 2 Bedrooms - $18,270
  • 3 Bedrooms - $26,930

41 Park Avenue

You'll find spacious rooms and an excellent view at this apartment, all for a spectacular price. What's more, the neighborhood is pretty nice too (ahem... see above - if you're not into the Murray Hill scene and hat-wearing dudes like the O'Doyles, it may just not be for you). O'Doyle Rules!

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $2,712
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,711
  • 2 Bedrooms - $5,875
  • 3 Bedrooms - $7,272

Manhattan East | 205-227 East 66th Street

Manhattan East, in the Upper East Side, is an excellent choice for any couple starting out living together. Reasonable rates, a hip, young location, and a modern interior sets a great mood for that moment you realize a long-term relationship requires surrendering the remote to the one you love.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $1,844
  • 1 Bedroom - $2,451
  • 2 Bedrooms - $3,347
  • 3 Bedrooms - $4,815

Chelsea Place | 363 West 30th Street

Chelsea Place is notable because of its fine location in Chelsea (the only building located in that neighborhood on this list). For those of you who want a beautiful rooftop deck, great view of the river, and great lighting, this is your pick.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $2,287
  • 1 Bedroom - $2,902
  • 2 Bedrooms - $3,969

The Claridge's | 101 West 55th Street

Claridges Available

The Claridge's has been a perennial favorite of ours, and has always remained among our top picks for apartments. This time around is no exception. This building is notable for its absolutely ENORMOUS fitness center, convenient and central location in Midtown West, and splendid, well-lit rooms with a fireplace per family. You can't go wrong with living in The Claridge's.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $3,967
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,472
  • 2 Bedrooms - $6,168
  • 3 Bedrooms - $6,915

Stonehenge 107 | 6 West 107th Street

Stonehenge 107 belies its awkward name by being the hottest thing on the market since toasted bread. The apartments list and get snapped up ridiculously fast. In addition to great design, Stonehenge 107 offers a spacious lobby and courteous doormen at an excellent value.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $1,795
  • 3 Bedrooms - $3,422

Rivergate | 401 East 34th Street

Rivergate offers an excellent view of the East River, and its location in Kips Bay means you'll be part of a young culture that's sprouting out of the woodwork. At this building you'll find relatively cheap rentals and a great community.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $3,395
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,129
  • 2 Bedrooms - $4,627
  • 3 Bedrooms - $4,827

West River House | 424 West End Avenue

West River House Available

West River House is undoubtedly one of the best apartment complexes in NYC today. With an excellent view of the Hudson River, a beautiful rooftop deck, and glamorous lobbies and rooms, you'll find a niche for any type of person in this spectacular building. You'll get a resident's garden, a pet-friendly apartment, and a parking garage for your buck.

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $5,846
  • 1 Bedroom - $4,055
  • 2 Bedrooms - $6,458
  • 3 Bedrooms - $8,015

Stonehenge Village | 120 West 97th Street

This apartment complex has a great atmosphere: it's an ideal place to take a family. You'll get the latest in apartment design, a laundry room in the building, and a garage for your car. What's more, you'll get an excellent tree-lined miniature park nearby.

Average Prices:

  • 1 Bedroom - $3,295
  • 2 Bedrooms - $4,330

The Ritz Plaza | 235 West 48th Street

Ritz Plaza Available

The Ritz Plaza once again tops our list of the most modern, inviting, and all-around value picks for the top apartment building in NYC. You'll find a gracious set of doormen, large spaces bordered by aged hardwood and Victorian paintings, and some of the best views in all of New York, in the heart of New York: Times Square (just don't frequent the local touristy establishments).

Average Prices:

  • Studio - $2,607
  • 1 Bedroom - $3,454
  • 2 Bedrooms - $5,623