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5 Crazy New York Homes For Rent

We all know that there are some amazing homes in New York City for sale, but what if you just don't want to commit to one for a long period of time? There are many folks out there who prefer the flexibility of renting, and for those who have the means, there are some pretty great places for rent out there.

There are certainly plenty of more modest places that are affordable to a lot of people, and here is a list of "entry-level" homes in the city.  However, sometimes it's fun to dream! Here's a list of five of the most incredible NYC homes on the rental market in a variety of locations throughout the city.

1. Tribeca penthouse: $47,500/month
This 4,600 square foot duplex penthouse has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and is one of the most spacious and luxurious residences in the city. The home offers a chef's kitchen, a library, a huge master suite that takes up an entire floor, and an automated entertainment system. Rare for any price in New York is the 2,300 square foot rooftop garden, which is one of the largest and most spectacular outdoor spaces in all of NYC.

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2. Upper East Side Townhome: $46,000/month
This six-story, 5,150 square foot townhome has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is full of luxurious amenities. Features include two kitchens, a rooftop terrace, an elevator, and tons of natural light. The home is in walking distance to both Central Park and the best shopping in the Upper East Side.

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3. Upper West Side apartment: $45,000/month
This apartment's views alone might be worth the rent! On the 53rd floor, this apartment has unobstructed views of Central Park and the Midtown Manhattan skyline. There is also a very nice home here as well, featuring five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,200 square feet of space. The apartment is fully loaded with luxury features and the building features concierge services, an IMAX theater, and a Reebok Sports Club right in the building. 

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4. Financial District apartment: $40,000/month
Not for those who might be afraid of heights, this four bedroom apartment is on the 76th floor and features floor-to-ceiling windows. The home features remote-controlled window shades and lighting, a chef's kitchen, luxurious master bathroom with heated floors, and all of the other amenities you would want in this kind of apartment. The building also features 22,000 square feet of common space, which includes an indoor pool, health club, and outdoor sundeck.

Source: Trulia

5. Flatiron District penthouse: $40,000/month
While the interior of this 4000 square foot condo with four bedrooms and five bathrooms is breathtaking enough, it is the outdoor space that really makes this home special. The 1,500 square foot outdoor rooftop level has a private heated pool as well as a separate kitchen and bathroom, and a projector to watch outdoor movies. The interior is extremely luxurious and very modern, having undergone a full renovation with high-end finishes.


Source: Trulia

While homes like this will likely remain a dream for most New Yorkers, it is fun to dream and to see what's out there. Check out these listings and decide: If you had the cash, which would you choose?

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