330 Spring Street, The Urban Glass House
This apartment in the Philip Johnson-designed boutique condo is available unfurnished, though broker Matt Holbein says potential tenants may be able to negotiate to keep the high-style décor intact (at a premium).
Monthly rent: $8500
Agents: Matt Holbein and Katherine Camp, Prudential Douglas Elliman
300 Central Park West, The Eldorado
You’ll need to go through an interview process to get into this white-glove two-bedroom co-op, but your reward is a large apartment overlooking the Central Park reservoir. It’s a 12-month lease, says listing broker Sherry Matays, though you may have an option to renew for another year.
Monthly rent: $16,000
Agents: Sherry Matays and Holly Hart, the Corcoran Group
390 West End Avenue, The Apthorp
There’s no arguing the Apthorp’s place in the city’s real estate history. It was built by William Waldorf Astor, and has, over the years, housed many notables, including Al Pacino, Nora Ephron and Cyndi Lauper. This classic-seven boasts a wealth of prewar accoutrements”inlaid marble, crown moldings, original floors and pocket doors”but has been renovated for the modern buyer.
Monthly rent: $18,000
Agent: Harvey Siegel, Fenwick Keats Goodstein
The owners of this two-bedroom in this Jean Nouvel-designed condo would prefer a renter to stay on for two years, though a year-long lease is possible. If it were on the market now, it could fetch in the mid-$4 millions, says listing co-broker Chris Pomeroy. Privacy fanatics may be glad to know that there’s a garage in the building, from which you can take the elevator directly to the apartment.
Monthly rent: $18,000
Agents: Jane Greenberg and Chris Pomeroy, Halstead Property
1 Central Park West, Trump International Hotel and Tower
Reservations at Jean Georges, which sits in the lobby of this building, aren’t easy to come by, but tenants in this two-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot unit can order up room service from it. (There’s also a garage, spa and swimming pool, among other amenities.) The views are killer: Central Park from north to south.
Monthly rent: $20,000
Agents: Carrie Chiang and Janet Wang, the Corcoran Group
165 Charles Street
An apartment like this in one of Richard Meier’s famed glass towers could command in the $7 millions, but if you’re not ready to commit, you can gain entry by leasing. 165 Charles allows only year-long leases, though you may have the option to renew at year’s end. (The previous tenants, whose jobs have transferred them out of the city, stayed for three years.) Building amenities include a 30-seat screening room, swimming pool and gym.
Monthly rent: $23,500
Agent: Bill Kowalczuk and Steven Singer, the Corcoran Group
According to Streeteasy.com, the average price-per-square-foot in this Robert Stern-designed building hovers around $4,091, so buying here requires a major financial commitment. Those who don’t intend to stay long enough to warrant a purchase can rent this three-bedroom apartment, which comes with a formal dining room and a library, and high-floor views of Central Park. It’s available for a year, and renewals are possible. To get in, you’ll have to submit a condo board application.
Monthly rent: $45,000
Agent: Richard Wallgren, Brown Harris Stevens
Carl Henry Nacht (left) West Side Highway and 38th Street. After dinner on June 22, 2006, Nacht, a doctor who often cycled to make house calls to his elderly patients, was hit by an NYPD tow truck crossing the Hudson River Park bikeway. Shamar Porter Linden Boulevard near Williams Avenue, East New York. On August 5, 2006, Porter’s Little League team won its playoff game. He was struck by a minivan after leaving the field.