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New York’s most expensive rentals on the market right now

Because New York City real estate just can’t stop being ridiculous

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Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably well aware that New York City is absurdly expensive. Need proof? Even during a luxury market slowdown, the city’s most expensive apartments for sale are commanding as much as $96 million—and when it comes to luxury rentals, the top tier is just as abusrd.

For a glimpse at how the other half (well, really, the one percent) lives, here are the ten most expensive New York City rentals on the market right now. This time around, the lower end of the spectrum is right around around the $75,000/month range. That’s not even remotely approaching affordable, but when compared to the city’s priciest listing—the Pierre Hotel’s mind-boggling $500,000/month rental—it may not seem too bad.

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The Pierre Hotel, 39th Floor

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$500,000/month

Since 2014, the 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side has been New York City’s most expensive rental—by a long shot. The listing reappeared this winter and its mind-boggling $500,000/month price tag hadn’t budged. (And hey, someone did once agree to pay it.) So what does one get for half a million? In this case, an underwhelming co-op that encompasses 4,786 square feet with six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, access to twice-daily maid service, a chauffeured Jaguar, and panoramic views of the city.

Corcoran.

The Pierre Hotel, #14

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$125,000/month

The city’s second priciest rental is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom spread on the 14th floor of the Pierre Hotel, which is renting for a quarter of the price of its 39th-floor neighbor. This $125,000/month rental spans just 2,134 square feet, given the price, it’s not really all that opulent. It does, however, offer some of the same perks as the $500,000 pad.

Corcoran.

25 Columbus Circle, #68A

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$99,000/month

This rental atop the Time Warner Center has the privilege of calling itself the most expensive non-hotel rental in the city. It was once asking $110,00/month but recently dropped its monthly ask by $11,000. Expensive doesn’t necessarily translate to noteworthy here; the home has has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and some high-end finishes, but it’s otherwise not too exciting. The selling point here is really the views.

Sotheby’s.

988 Fifth Avenue, PH

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$90,000/month

A duplex penthouse that crowns this co-op along Museum Mile is going for $90,000/month. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, a huge chef’s kitchen with a large skylight, a custom walk-in closet, and a formal dining room that can seat up to 20 people. The space is also delivered furnished and includes “six-star services” that include a chef, maid, landscaping services for its three terraces, and a parking spot inside the Met (of course).

Domus Realty.

515 Park Avenue, #27/28

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$88,000/month

Swedish lingerie manufacturer Eric Ryd listed his palatial duplex at Zeckendorf’s pricey 515 Park Avenue building for a cool $88,000/month. The lower level has the living room, a billiards table, and a custom kitchen. A hand-carved staircase leads to the upper level where there is five en-suite bedrooms, laundry room, and a custom dressing room. All in all, it’s a nice space for an incredibly wealthy renter to waste $1.056 million a year on.

Corcoran.

10 East 62nd Street, Apt. 1/2/3/4

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$88,000/month

This Upper East Side spread ties for fifth place, but only if rented in its entirety; the listing gives the option to combine two separate apartments (a triplex and a neighboring duplex) into one sprawling unit spanning 9,000 square feet. Either way you rent it, living here guarantees two things: major cost and major opulence. Original Italian limestone floors, hand-painted murals, and 24-carat gilded gold panels are among the apartment’s features.

Nest Seekers International.

The Carlyle, Apt. 2601-2610

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$85,000/month

A “masterfully and meticulously renovated” four-bedroom within the Upper East Side’s ritzy Carlyle Hotel is renting for $85,000/month. The William Sofield-designed apartment does have its perks, including unobstructed views of Central Park and the skyline. There’s also access to the hotel’s luxe amenities that include twice daily maid service, in-home catering, valet parking, and much more.

Corcoran.

The Pierre Hotel, #10

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$85,000/month

Back at the Pierre Hotel, a more humble three-bedroom is asking $85,000/month. This unit only encompasses 1,785 square feet, and while it has a few nice touches—some bold columns, French doors, a fireplace—ultimately the show-stopper is the massive terrace and private garden.

Corcoran.

20 Greene Street, #PHA

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$75,000/month

In Soho, the 4,300-square-foot penthouse atop 20 Greene Street is renting for $75,000/month. The three-bedroom loft, allegedly owned by the Winklevoss twins (of Facebook fame, kind of) has some of your standard Soho penthouse features—oversized windows, high ceilings, an open floorplan—as well as more modern finishes like the sleek chef’s kitchen and a sculptural staircase.

Joanna Cutler Real Estate.

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, #46

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$75,000/month

This four-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom condo within the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown spans the entire 46th floor, encompassing 4,557 square feet of space, with a loft-like open layout, floor-to-ceiling windows, a high-end kitchen, marble-clad bathrooms, and 360-degree views of the skyline as well as Central Park.

Douglas Elliman.

Trump Park Avenue, PH21

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$75,000/month

This particular “penthouse” atop Trump Park Avenue has been on and off the market for a few years now, and its current $75K/month ask is significantly lower than the $110,000 it was going for last year. For that price, a renter would get seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, no outdoor space, and all of the trappings that come with living in a Trump building these days.

The Pierre Hotel,

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$75,000/month

Yup, it’s another apartment at the Pierre—though this one actually has quite a lovely design, courtesy a renovation by Italian architect Piero Lissoni in collaboration with Poltrona Frau. On the downside, you’d be paying $75,000/month for just two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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15 East 80th Street

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$75,000/month

Despite—or maybe because of?—the fact that this grand Upper East Side home is asking $75,000/month, pets are only allowed on a “case by case basis.” But assuming you don’t have a pup in tow, this place offers an entire townhouses’s worth of space, including a “distinguishing” 35-foot gallery upon entry, 800 square feet of outdoor space, a garden-level gym, and more.

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The Pierre Hotel, 39th Floor

Corcoran.

$500,000/month

Since 2014, the 39th floor of the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side has been New York City’s most expensive rental—by a long shot. The listing reappeared this winter and its mind-boggling $500,000/month price tag hadn’t budged. (And hey, someone did once agree to pay it.) So what does one get for half a million? In this case, an underwhelming co-op that encompasses 4,786 square feet with six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, access to twice-daily maid service, a chauffeured Jaguar, and panoramic views of the city.

Corcoran.

The Pierre Hotel, #14

Corcoran.

$125,000/month

The city’s second priciest rental is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom spread on the 14th floor of the Pierre Hotel, which is renting for a quarter of the price of its 39th-floor neighbor. This $125,000/month rental spans just 2,134 square feet, given the price, it’s not really all that opulent. It does, however, offer some of the same perks as the $500,000 pad.

Corcoran.

25 Columbus Circle, #68A

Sotheby’s.

$99,000/month

This rental atop the Time Warner Center has the privilege of calling itself the most expensive non-hotel rental in the city. It was once asking $110,00/month but recently dropped its monthly ask by $11,000. Expensive doesn’t necessarily translate to noteworthy here; the home has has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and some high-end finishes, but it’s otherwise not too exciting. The selling point here is really the views.

Sotheby’s.

988 Fifth Avenue, PH

Domus Realty.

$90,000/month

A duplex penthouse that crowns this co-op along Museum Mile is going for $90,000/month. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, a huge chef’s kitchen with a large skylight, a custom walk-in closet, and a formal dining room that can seat up to 20 people. The space is also delivered furnished and includes “six-star services” that include a chef, maid, landscaping services for its three terraces, and a parking spot inside the Met (of course).

Domus Realty.

515 Park Avenue, #27/28

Corcoran.

$88,000/month

Swedish lingerie manufacturer Eric Ryd listed his palatial duplex at Zeckendorf’s pricey 515 Park Avenue building for a cool $88,000/month. The lower level has the living room, a billiards table, and a custom kitchen. A hand-carved staircase leads to the upper level where there is five en-suite bedrooms, laundry room, and a custom dressing room. All in all, it’s a nice space for an incredibly wealthy renter to waste $1.056 million a year on.

Corcoran.

10 East 62nd Street, Apt. 1/2/3/4

Nest Seekers International.

$88,000/month

This Upper East Side spread ties for fifth place, but only if rented in its entirety; the listing gives the option to combine two separate apartments (a triplex and a neighboring duplex) into one sprawling unit spanning 9,000 square feet. Either way you rent it, living here guarantees two things: major cost and major opulence. Original Italian limestone floors, hand-painted murals, and 24-carat gilded gold panels are among the apartment’s features.

Nest Seekers International.

The Carlyle, Apt. 2601-2610

Corcoran.

$85,000/month

A “masterfully and meticulously renovated” four-bedroom within the Upper East Side’s ritzy Carlyle Hotel is renting for $85,000/month. The William Sofield-designed apartment does have its perks, including unobstructed views of Central Park and the skyline. There’s also access to the hotel’s luxe amenities that include twice daily maid service, in-home catering, valet parking, and much more.

Corcoran.

The Pierre Hotel, #10

Corcoran.

$85,000/month

Back at the Pierre Hotel, a more humble three-bedroom is asking $85,000/month. This unit only encompasses 1,785 square feet, and while it has a few nice touches—some bold columns, French doors, a fireplace—ultimately the show-stopper is the massive terrace and private garden.

Corcoran.

20 Greene Street, #PHA

Joanna Cutler Real Estate.

$75,000/month

In Soho, the 4,300-square-foot penthouse atop 20 Greene Street is renting for $75,000/month. The three-bedroom loft, allegedly owned by the Winklevoss twins (of Facebook fame, kind of) has some of your standard Soho penthouse features—oversized windows, high ceilings, an open floorplan—as well as more modern finishes like the sleek chef’s kitchen and a sculptural staircase.

Joanna Cutler Real Estate.

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, #46

Douglas Elliman.

$75,000/month

This four-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom condo within the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown spans the entire 46th floor, encompassing 4,557 square feet of space, with a loft-like open layout, floor-to-ceiling windows, a high-end kitchen, marble-clad bathrooms, and 360-degree views of the skyline as well as Central Park.

Douglas Elliman.

Trump Park Avenue, PH21

$75,000/month

This particular “penthouse” atop Trump Park Avenue has been on and off the market for a few years now, and its current $75K/month ask is significantly lower than the $110,000 it was going for last year. For that price, a renter would get seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, no outdoor space, and all of the trappings that come with living in a Trump building these days.

The Pierre Hotel,

Photos via Corcoran

$75,000/month

Yup, it’s another apartment at the Pierre—though this one actually has quite a lovely design, courtesy a renovation by Italian architect Piero Lissoni in collaboration with Poltrona Frau. On the downside, you’d be paying $75,000/month for just two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Photos via Corcoran

15 East 80th Street

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$75,000/month

Despite—or maybe because of?—the fact that this grand Upper East Side home is asking $75,000/month, pets are only allowed on a “case by case basis.” But assuming you don’t have a pup in tow, this place offers an entire townhouses’s worth of space, including a “distinguishing” 35-foot gallery upon entry, 800 square feet of outdoor space, a garden-level gym, and more.

Photos via Sotheby’s