Empty 2nd room? Use it for good!

Empty 2nd room? Use it for good!

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No Fee Luxury Rentals in Queens

No Fee Luxury Rentals in QueensThere are plenty of new no fee luxury rentals popping up all over Queens. Let’s take a peek at a few of them in the area to see what’s being offered…

  1. The Halo LIC- 44-41 Purves Street, Long Island City. The Halo LIC offers no fee luxury rentals near Queens Plaza. Queens Plaza itself is an “underground” subway station and along with Queensboro Plaza, an “overhead” subway station which virtually sits on top of Queens Plaza, it is one of New York’s busiest transportation hubs comprising subway stations, bus termini and an entrance/exit to the Queensboro Bridge thus making The Halo an extremely convenient location. Built in 2016, The Halo has 284 apartments, 25 Floors, and a robust and distinctive apartment building with loads of amenities. Some of the amenities include a wine room, cozy library lounge, game room, sauna, bike room, cold storage, fitness center and media room.
  2. The Pearson Court Square – 45-46 Pearson Street, Long Island City. The Pearson Court Square apartments are no fee luxury rentals near Court Square in Hunter’s Point. Pearson Court Square offers 197 lavish apartments on a quiet, semi-industrial street. The building’s design, penned by SLCE Architects, captures the neighborhood’s industrial essence and features large multi-paned windows and rich masonry façade. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center with yoga studio, bicycle storage room, outdoor basketball court, a 10th-floor roof deck, wrap around garden terrace, and some units available are no fees.
  3. The Hayden LIC- 43-25 Hunter Street, Long Island City. The Hayden LIC is conveniently located near Court Square Station and is a handsome, luxury rental building rising 51 stories with endless views. The Hayden LIC is just one subway stop from Midtown, and in a destination neighborhood with its many cultural hubs. There is an absurd amount of footage dedicated to amenities such as a duplex gym (including a full-size basketball court), BBQ grilling and cabana areas, numerous indoor lounges and outdoor roof decks.

New Apartments for Rent with Terraces in NYC: Roof Terraces That is.

EOS has new apartments for rent with terraces in NYCRising 47 stories skyward along 6th Avenue, between 30th and 31st Street, is a newly developed mixed-use luxury residential complex that allows both its residential and commercial tenants to enjoy the luxuries that come with the building.


Equipped with two separate terraces, EOS can accommodate the commercial tenants with an outdoor terrace accessible from the 6th floor of the building, while the residential tenants have exclusive access to the landscaped terrace on the roof of the complex. Making life comfortable and convenient for both work and home, the complex has two separate entrances and elevators. Which one you have access to is determined by whether you live or work in the building.


EOS began leasing the new apartments for rent with terraces in NYC in March of 2016, and currently has 8 available units listed on Streeteasy.com. Each residence in the building features hard wood floors, large windows, washer and dryer sets, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, and bathrooms with the highest quality fixtures.

As it did with its other properties on West 57th Street, the Durst Organization, developed EOS with a vision of sustainability. The entire complex is smoke-free and has sustainable features woven into the building’s infrastructure.


In addition to the two outdoor terraces, the residents can enjoy features like the Nike sponsored fitness center, yoga studio, spin studio, indoor swimming pool, half size basketball court, library with a fireplace, media room, game room, and a golf simulator. For the residential tenants, there is a full-time doorman, concierge service, and an on-site resident manager to attend to your needs.


On your off time, you can explore everything the NoMad neighborhood has to offer. Bryant Park is just 9 blocks up 6th Avenue, where you can see a movie on Monday evenings. There are only 4 weeks left for this summer season, and it’s an event that you should experience at least once. Walk over to the Empire State Building or the Morgan Library and Museum. Spend a night out on the town and explore the many restaurants and boutique shops in the neighborhood.


Don’t know where to start exploring? Go to the roof terrace, look out over the city, and map out what you would like to see.

Eco-friendly Luxury Apartments in NYC Offer the Convenience of a Smartphone App

Eco-friendly Luxury Apartments in NYC Help do Away with PaperHaving a smartphone has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, a smartphone can make life so much easier, but it also leaves a person with very little down time.

With the smartphone, we can do away with things that used to be essential in our everyday lives. Things like a phone book, a newspaper, a road map, and yes, even your check book, are just a few of the simpler things that have gone by the wayside.

Nowadays, from the convenience of your phone, you can call anyone, let your friends know where you are, take pictures, get directions, listen to music, send and receive email, and pay for goods and services.

Say you are looking for green-living luxury apartment rentals in NYC. Open the apartment finder app on your smartphone, type in your desired area, size of unit, and any other amenities you want, and instantly, you have a list of apartments to go see. You can even use your phone’s GPS app to get driving directions.

There is at least one company in New York that offers a smartphone app to their residents in order to pay rent. Rose Associates is trying to make life easier and more convenient for residents of its luxury high-rise Manhattan apartments at 7 West 21st Street. The new app allows the resident to communicate with the building superintendent about maintenance needs, schedule a fitness class, get notified of package arrivals, pay the rent, and more.

The downside to having a smartphone is that you are never really able to get disconnected. Short of leaving your phone at home when you go out or go on vacation, you will always be on the grid. It takes a very disciplined individual to get away from work and not check their email as it comes in on their phone. That comes from personal experience.


Pay the Rent at your Eco-Friendly Luxury Apartments in NYC from your Smartphone

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Luxury highrise Manhattan apartments have a certain appeal to residents as they offer quality amenities and incentives. From outdoor movie screening areas to luxury pools and spas, renters want more for their money and luxury properties offer just that. One of the most recent perks added to such rentals is a smartphone application that be used in a number of ways, even paying the monthly rent!

Rose Associates has created a customized application that is being used by many eco-friendly luxury apartments in NYC. With the application, renters have the ability to pay their rent, arranging fitness classes, scheduling dry cleaning, package notifications and even reserving the common areas. With the application, renters have several aspects at their fingertips which makes living in the apartment building much more convenient.

The application by Rose is similar to other versions of apartment aps as created by Extell Development and Brookfield Properties. By offering such convenient options, renters are more likely to stick around or choose the apartment building as their new home. Buildings that use the applications have seen a large percentage of engagement with their renters.

It is not surprising to see such technology become popular. Consumers already use their smartphones for online shopping, ordering groceries, setting appointments and so much more. By integrating the technology of applications for rental property amenities, it provides renters with a convenience factor that they will soon come to love.

If this type of technology appeals to you, look for tech options when searching for green-living apartments in NYC. You may be surprised at the number of buildings that have integrated the technology and we should see even more landlords using such applications to help tenants have better access to services and amenities. It certainly is a unique feature that is sure to be used by the majority of renters.

How Did Apartments for Rent in Midtown NYC Get Their Names?

EOS apartments for rent in Midtown NYC are named after a Greek goddess

Have you ever wondered how buildings acquired their names? Most of the time, the name of the building is associated with the street address making locating it easier and recognizable. For instance, Rockefeller Center is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY.

Other times, their names are derived from the general location of the building. For example, New York has long been known as The Empire State. So it would stand to reason that the tallest building, towering 1,454 feet from ground to tip in New York City from the time it was built in 1931 until 1970, would be named the Empire State Building.

The Dakota Apartments at 1 West 72nd Street were built in 1884, designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, who also designed the Plaza Hotel. According to popular legend, the Dakota was so named because, at the time it was built, the Upper West Side of Manhattan was sparsely inhabited and considered as remote as the Dakota Territory.

Some buildings are named after the owner or their family. Take Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue…obviously this building and the entire chain are named after President Donald J. Trump. However, I don’t think when he named his first tower he knew that one day he would be 45th President of the United States of America.

Another building with a family name is The Vanderbilt located at 235 East 40th Street. Some would think that the residential building was named after denim jeans heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. It’s named after her ancestor Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and he is considered one of the men who helped build America in the mid 1800’s. The rise and fall of the Vanderbilt family still pervades American historical lore.  The Vanderbilts came from modest beginnings, rose to prominence with the arrival of the railroad and still reside in New York City to this day.

There are new, modern and elegant apartments for rent in Midtown NYC called EOS located at 100 West 31st Street, New York City. EOS is named after the rosy-fingered Greek goddess of dawn. According to Wikipedia, EOS rose each morning from her home at the edge of the Oceanus, and opened the gates of heaven for the Sun to rise.

If you’d like to find out what it’s really like to rise in the morning at EOS, check their website to find out which units are currently available.

Hire a Local Designer to Outfit Your Dumbo Brooklyn Apartments

dumbo brooklyn apartments If you have seen what this guy did with his own 700 square foot apartment, I don’t think you would hesitate to ask him for some tips on how to coordinate your living space. Not only did he design and decorate his own space, but he seems to be pretty handy, too.

The interior design he did in his own DUMBO apartment was the subject of a feature article at brownstoner.com late last month. Most everything he used to decorate his apartment was purchased from stores where normal, everyday people shop. A few of the highlighted items in the article include material from national chain stores like Home Depot, J.C Penney, IKEA. Wall hangings are the work of local artists.

Aboody is the Co-founder of Clean Slate, a team of two interior designers. His services have recently been acquired by Urban View, a Brooklyn developer, to design the interior of 17 new buildings in Bushwick and Williamsburg. Aboody told Brownstoner.com that all 17 lobbies will contain the work of local artists, essentially becoming a “gallery space for Brooklyn artists.”

Finding affordable apartments in DUMBO Brooklyn is difficult, but to add to the stress of a new place is the money one needs to spend decorating it. After moving across the country into a 700 square foot 1-bedroom apartment at the DUMBO Lofts at 65 Washington Street in Brooklyn, I needed to buy all new everything. Trust me when I tell you that I have no clue what it takes to put an apartment together. I guess I am lucky that my friends don’t mind that I, literally, have no style.

I wish I would have heard about this guy a while ago. I would have asked him to help me decorate my place. I like the fact that he used pieces that I can actually afford, from stores where I actually shop.


Are Three Bedroom Residences New York in Short Supply

Three Bedroom Residences New YorkThe New York Times has an article in the December 23rd online edition in the real estate section about where to find three bedroom residences in New York. At the time of the article, the New York Times “Find a Home” site had 24,783 rentals listed, 3,145 of those had three bedrooms. The article goes on to list the 5 neighborhoods with the most available apartments, and gives the price range for the apartments in each neighborhood. Back in December, the list included The Upper East side (409), The Upper West Side (245), Manhattan Valley (164), East Village (131), and Lincoln Square (111).


Since that list is outdated, and doesn’t help me at all, I thought I would revisit the website and see how much has changed in 2 months. I selected the area of Midtown West, and the result was 1239 rentals. When I narrowed my search down to 3 bedroom options, the list dropped to 126 available rentals. The price range goes from $3500 – $17900.


One of the less expensive units is at 370 West 52nd Street, and is listed as a 3 bedroom, 1 bath for $3500 per month. Looking at the pictures, it looks like its a really old building, and not in the greatest condition.


As I scrolled through the listing, I found a 2 bedroom that says it is convertible to 3 listed by Caliber Associates. The listing didn’t give the exact address, but it was located on 10th Ave. The asking price for this one was $3600 per month, and has a fitness center, 24 hour concierge, swimming pool, laundry facility, and bike storage. That’s more of what I am looking for.


The higher end of the spectrum includes 2 apartments at Via 57 West. The first is a 1,933sqft 3 bedroom, 3 bath for $14,000 per month. The second is a 1,472sqft 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment for $10,200 per month. So I went directly to the Via 57 West website and found out some additional details. The smaller apartment is on the 21st floor and faces South & West. The larger apartment is on the 26th floor and faces North & West.


After doing the research, I would tend to think that there is not a shortage of 3 bedroom apartments in New York, it’s just a matter of where you want to be and how much you are willing to pay.

5 Apartments for Rent in the Bergen County Area

Moving is never fun, but is inevitable as long as you are living an apartment lifestyle.  My question to those that live in any of the new apartments Bergen County is how did you make your move?  Did you hire a moving company or rent a U-Haul and take advantage of your friends?  I can’t imagine how hectic or frustrating it would be to move if you lived on the 32nd floor in one of the luxury Fort Lee NJ apartments.

As we go deeper into the new year, most people will need to decide if they are renewing their current lease or moving on to a new place.  There are several new luxury buildings around Bergen County, NJ that could accomodate your needs.  It all depends on the lifestyle you live and what makes you happy.  We can take a look at 5 apartments around Bergen County that have units available just waiting for someone to call home.

Prospect Place, 300 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ

Prospect Place offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with cathedral ceilings, in-unit washer/dryer sets, fireplaces and bay windows. Residents can also enjoy views of Manhattan and the Ramapo Mountains. Everyone in the community can take advantage of the 24 hour concierge service, as well as, the outdoor swiming pool and both fitness centers.  Rates for a 782sqft 1 bedroom start at $1928 per month.  A 2 bedroom apartment with 1177sqft of living space starts at $2124 per month

Avalon at Wesmont Station, 100 Rosie Square, Wood-Ridge, NJ

The Avalon community offers studio to 3 bedroom apartments starting at $1660 per month.  This community offers all of the benefits of a Manhattan luxury complex with things like a state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pool, outoor patio with fire pits and barbecue stations, WiFi in the common areas, 24 hour emergency maintenance, and a dog run.  The apartments feature energy efficient appliances, energy efficient or floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, and central heat & air.

Heading Northeast through Bergen County along the 208, before you get to the 287 interchange, is where you will find the colonial style apartment complex in Franklin Lakes.  This new luxury community is tucked away in a quiet, wooded area on Colonial Road, just off Franklin Avenue.  Colonial Point is a pet-friendly community with luxury features and the latest in modern technology. The community includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pool, a business center with high-speed and wireless internet access, and a full service concierge.  The smoke free apartments are equipped with stainless steel appliances, gormet kitchens with quartz countertops, washer and dryer, and internet access.  Colonial Point offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment rentals that start at $2245 per month.

The Modern, 800 Park Ave, Fort Lee, NJ

5 Apartments for Rent in the Bergen County AreaThe Modern has the most extensive list of community benefits that I have ever seen.  This new 47 story glass tower is just minutes away from the George Washington Bridge, and only a few blocks from the Hudson River. The apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows that actually open, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, large open kitchens with quartz countertops and European cabinetry. Apartment sizes at The Modern include studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedrooms. The outdoor amenities include a zero entry swimming pool, large green lawn with jumbo screen TV, basketball and volleyball courts, a covered dog run, fire pits, and bbq grilling stations.  Indoors, residents have access to the fitness center, 12 seat screening room, a karaoke lounge for the teen agers, a childrens playroom for the little kids, and an internet cafe.

The Residences at Fair Lawn Promenade, 5 Promenade Blvd, Fair Lawn, NJ

If you are ready for a change of pace, try this 5 story garden apartment community.  The 1-3 bedroom apartments feature wood floors in the kitchen and living room, tile floors in the bathrooms, and wall-to-wall carpet in the bedrooms. The one bedroom apartments are around 900sft, and start at $2115 per month.  The two bedrooms start at $2690 per month for a 1325sqft apartment.  The 3 bedrooms are as big as a single family residence ranging in size from 1645sqft to 1810sqft, and renting from $3740 – $3990 per month.


As you can see, there are a wide variety of styles and communities to choose from in Bergen County.  Take a weekend and go see as many as you can.



Silver Towers 1 Bedroom Luxury NYC Apartment.

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Are you searching for New York City luxury apartments to rent? Have you ever considered Silver Towers as your next place to live?

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Everyone loves New York City and finds this place amazing. Especially in Manhattan which will dazzle you with its charm and frenzy.

Finding a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan is not always easy, as not many are available. At the same time its exaggerated high prices reminds us how poor we are (or maybe that´s just me). Ok, the truth is, finding affordable luxury apartments in New York is not an easy task and we must be patient and persistent if we wanna find the right place.


Silver Towers is located at 610 & 620 West 42nd Street. It´s just steps away from Times Square and The Hudson River. It offers no fee rental apartments with double height windows which make units look luminous and spacious and its panoramic views of the city´s skyline are really worth it. Just check this link: https://www.silvertowers.com/new-york-apartments/views


At this luxury building you can find, studio, one and two bedroom apartments, well designed with contemporary finishes and floor to ceiling windows.


You can enjoy a wide array of amenities including a swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site parking, and doorman. Also its rooftop lounge is specially designed for meetings and private parties so you can spend some quality time with friends or business colleagues.

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If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment, residence 18B at Silver Towers can be a good option.


This one bed, 1 bath unit faces northeast and features beautiful views of the city. It features plank hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer. Best of all is that it’s a no fee rental so you can save some money by renting this unit.


It can be yours for $3990 with all the amenities mentioned above.

So if you wanna live in an excellent location, next to top restaurants, main centers of attraction, malls and grocery stores, you should consider living at Silver Towers, as its affordable no fee units are convenient and nice.



The Bronx is Famous for its Diverse Culture


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People all over the world know the Bronx as home of the New York Yankees baseball team, the world-class exhibits at the Bronx Zoo and the free admission on Wednesdays at the New York Botanical Gardens. Tourists travel from all ends of the earth to visit the sites at the Bronx. Others come to live there and make the Bronx their home.


The Bronx: Borough of Diversity

The Bronx, the northern borough of New York City, is a cultural melting pot and the third most densely populated county in the United States. The Bronx has an amazing and rich history, it’s the birthplace of hip hop and, by extension, the dominant youth culture of the entire world. The name “Bronx” originated with Swedish born Jonas Bronck, who established the first settlement in the area as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639. According to a 2013 Census Bureau estimate, 54.6% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin, 45.8%  was white, 43.3% was African American, 4.2% Asian, 3.0% American Indian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 3.3% of two or more races making the Bronx an extremely diverse cultural borough.


Included in the 3.3% of two or more races is a growing community from Ghana. According to Sarpong,  a dean at a local high school and a promoter of anything that will bring attention to his fellow Ghanaians, “We’re an invisible community. The American mainstream, they simply don’t recognize this culture. This culture needs more spotlight. Ghanaians are so loving, so helpful and kind. They’re just invisible.” It’s a culture with deep religious roots—most émigrés, like most Ghanaians back home, are Christian, but there’s a substantial Muslim population as well—and one that places a premium on education. As a result, many have done well. The highest-status jobs in Ghana are likely doctors and nurses.  Estimates are that two-thirds of Ghanaians in the Bronx are working in the health care field, often beginning as home health aides and working to earn a nursing license.

Apartments for Rent in Bronx 

There are several Bronx apartments to house the many different diverse cultures. Parkchester is a planned community built in the 1940’s and located in the southeast Bronx. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise, are East Tremont Avenue to the north, Castle Hill Avenue to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway- Cross-Bronx Expressway-Westchester Avenue to the south and White Plains Road to the west.  In the Community of Parkchester, you can get a number of No Fee rental units that are reasonably priced.  According to the 2009-13 American Community Survey of the Census, 45.6 percent of Parkchester’s residents identify themselves as black or African-American, 33.7 percent as Hispanic, 15.3 percent as Asian and 3.6 as percent white.


The average Bronx apartment for rent is as follows – Studio $2,474, one bedroom $2,495, two bedrooms $3,006 and three bedrooms $3,908. However, at Parkchester a one bedroom apartment could be as low as $1,230 per month, $1,585 for a two bedroom apartment and $1,890 for a three bedroom. With over 12,000 units, Parkchester, a 129 landscaped acre planned community in the eastern Bronx, is composed of 171 four-sided brick buildings, either 8 or 13 stories in height and was designed with aesthetics in mind as evidenced by intricate patterns of brickwork.


The development contains 500 terra cotta statuettes and 600 plaques such as bullfighters, animal figurines, soldiers, mermaids and Native American chiefs. Parkchester, the most vibrant and affordable in NYC Bronx rentals, offers reasonably priced apartments that are spacious and airy with windowed kitchens and bathrooms.


The heart of Parkchester lies in the Aileen B. Ryan Oval, formerly called the Metropolitan Oval, where residents relax on benches as they gaze at the water-spouting nymphs in the plaza’s central fountain. Children ride scooters and parents push babies in strollers. There are also art classes, salsa dancing and knitting circles, etc. Supermarkets, clothing stores, restaurants, banks, hair salons, laundromats and a post office are at residents’ doorsteps. The main commercial strip on Metropolitan Avenue has a Starbucks, an Applebee’s restaurant and a Macy’s. The recreational facilities include playgrounds, a baseball field and basketball and handball courts.