Properties for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan

What’s With All the No-Fee Apartments in New York City?

Brooklyn | 125 Ocean Avenue, No. 5K

A 550-square-foot studio with hardwood floors, free-standing closets in the entry foyer, a step-down living area, a kitchen with a dishwasher and island, and a windowed bathroom with a bathtub, on the fifth floor of a six-story prewar doorman building with a courtyard, superintendent, laundry room, bike room and extra storage. Andrew Steiker-Epstein, Charney Companies, 215-431-1408;

Common charges

$474 a month


All the windows overlook the rear courtyard. The building is across the street from Prospect Park. Space for a bed can be separated with a curtain or shelves.


The bathroom is dated and the refrigerator is small.

Manhattan | 100 East 53rd Street, No. 7A

A one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, 1,140-square-foot apartment with undulating floor-to-ceiling windows, diamond polished concrete floors, and 11-foot ribbed concrete ceilings; an open kitchen and living area with integrated appliances, a dishwasher and brushed stainless steel countertops; a bedroom with a closet behind a pocket door and an en suite bath with a travertine countertop, radiant-heat concrete floors and a rainfall shower, on the seventh floor of a 63-story doorman building with a swimming pool, spa, gym, yoga studio, billiards room, conference room, library and a Michelin-starred restaurant on the ground floor. Kurt Bauccio, Brown Harris Stevens, 646-325-1195;


Common charges: $2,078 a month
Taxes: $2,093 a month


The unit has central air-conditioning and dual zones of heating and cooling, plus ample storage hidden neatly within cabinetry. Amenities abound in this full-service, white-glove building.


Views are limited from the seventh floor. There’s no bathtub. The building has no common outdoor space.

Manhattan | 35 Riverside Drive, No. 3

A one-bedroom, two-bath, 1,800-square-foot duplex co-op with a spiral staircase in the foyer; a living room with a gas fireplace and a bay window; a kitchen with butcher block countertops and a dishwasher; a dining room with a gas fireplace, coffered ceilings, original wood shutters, and handcrafted wood molding and wainscoting; an en suite bedroom with a gas fireplace, four bathroom closets and a hot tub; a washer and dryer; and a terrace, on the third floor of a four-story, 1888 limestone building by Lamb&Rich. Michael SB Moran, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 917-747-7643;

Common charges

$3,575 a month


The apartment is currently owned by a three-time Tony Award winner, and the grand foyer and prewar detail are dramatic as a theater stage. The bedroom is 25 feet deep.


The spiral steps may not feel safe to all, though autographs from famous performers adorn the stairwell. The kitchen and downstairs bathroom could use updates.

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