Living in a small, third-floor walk-up may have seemed like a good idea when you first moved to the city, but what happens when the apartment's "charm" wears off? Luckily, Naked Apartments offers a database of no-fee and low-fee rentals, with broker’s fees capped at 9 percent (versus the usual 12-15 percent).
Upper East Side one-bedroom, one-bath with a built-in closet system and a new kitchen in a pet-friendly building with a package room and common outdoor space. $3,700/month+8.37% broker’s fee.
No-fee Williamsburg one-bedroom, one-bath with a private balcony and a stainless steel kitchen in a building with a three-hole putting green and a bi-level gym with a yoga studio. $3,400/month.
No-fee Windsor Terrace two-bedroom, two-bath with in-unit laundry and a stainless steel kitchen in a doorman building with a bike room and a garage. $3,162/month+1 month free.
No-fee Bushwick four-bedroom, two-bath with large windows and closets in a newly gutted brownstone with central air conditioning and heat. $3,100/month.
No-fee Astoria two-bedroom, two-bath with oversized windows and oak flooring in an elevator building with a health club and outdoor space. $3,250/month.
Long Island City one-bedroom, one-bath with stainless steel appliances and floor-to-ceiling windows in a building with a tenants’ lounge and an outdoor swimming pool. $2,800/month + 8.37% broker’s fee.
Riverdale one-bedroom, one-bath with hardwood floors and large closets in a building with tennis courts and a full-time doorman. $1,795/month + 6.75 percent broker’s fee + 1 month free.
St. George one-and-a-half-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath with 10-foot ceilings, a private balcony and new floors in a condo building with a private dog run and tennis courts. $2,800/month + 8.33% broker’s fee.