Upper Manhattan Rental Gems to Consider for July and August

Originally posted on July 01, 2022 9:00 am
Updated on June 30, 2022 3:58 pm

For many of us, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity to live in Manhattan especially when you find an amazing deal. These are what we at RentHop like to refer to internally as gems. Thanks to years of accumulated rental data, we have some of the most affordable and quality rental listings the Big Apple has to offer. Our inventory of listings has grown exponentially over the years, and each month we’ll go over some of our favorite rental listings.

Rental concessions offered by landlords have remained steady at pre-pandemic rates (on average one month free) with some buildings not even offering any. As we start the summer season, renters who are looking to move into the city for internships, school, work, etc are increasing. However, a continued lack of listing inventory has led to an increase in rental prices. Today we’ll focus on some of our favorite listings directly from advertisers in Manhattan!

1. 54 West 106th Street Unit 5A

apartment of empty room with window
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Price: $2,595
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Above Median: 5.92%
This month, we’re kicking off with a full one bedroom apartment located in Manhattan Valley in the Upper West Side. Some special features include a separate kitchen space, ample closet and storage space, live-in super, and LATCH keyless system for extra building security. Located extremely close by to the B, C, and 1 subway lines, this apartment is ideal for those who need to commute. The current tenant is still occupying the space but you can sign up to attend an open house.

2. 946 Columbus Avenue Unit 1A

photo of furnished studio living room with couch, coffee table, and bed
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Price: $2,150
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Above Median: On Par
This next studio unit is also located in the Manhattan Valley. Future tenants can expect great service from the live-in super and enjoy unit features such as the hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and more. Pets are allowed and the unit is located close by to Central Park which works out perfectly for those early morning and evening walks with your dog (or perhaps your cat!).

3. 113 E. 119th Street Unit 1A

apartment listing photo of empty hallway with kitchen in the background
Neighborhood: East Harlem
Price: $2,175
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Above Median: On Par
Moving eastwards, we have this full one bedroom apartment with additional storage room. The building’s rooftop is being built out so look forward to hosting some great hangouts with friends in the future. The unit is located about 10 blocks north of Central Park so you’ll have easy access to one of the best park New York City has to offer.

4. 101 West 55th Street

apartment photo of empty room with windows and a separate kitchen
Neighborhood: Theater District
Price: $3,495
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 0.14%
Check out this west-facing one bedroom with a separate open kitchen and breakfast bar. There are plenty of storage in the unit in the form of kitchen cabinets, closets, and a pantry! The building offers full-time doorman service and has an elevator, laundry and fitness center.

5. 221 Sherman Avenue Unit 214

apartment photo of empty bedroom with windows
Neighborhood: Inwood
Price: $2,950
Size: 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 0.84%
The last apartment unit on our list for this month is a three bedroom apartment located in Inwood by the 1 and A subway train lines. Best features include the in-unit washer and dryer, plus dishwasher, and natural lighting! The building has an elevator for extra convenience.


Released on a monthly basis, the RentHop Best Apartment series aims to provide renters with useful market insights and a chance to identify rental gems currently available on the market. These listings are hand-selected by the team at RentHop based on a few factors, including layout, apartment size, features, and more importantly, price.

Note that, given the fast-paced nature of the rental market in New York, certain listings may receive applications and be taken off within days on market. If you are interested in scheduling a showing or have further questions, please make sure to submit an inquiry via the inquiry submission form located on the listing page.

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