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Updating the Curbed Heatmap: Where to Rent Right Now

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As Renters Week returns, what better time to issue an update to the Curbed Rental Heatmap, our way of spotlighting the hottest rental buildings of the moment (inspired by our friends at Eater). Below, we've chosen a mix of new rental buildings and others that have been around for a little while but that remain notable for their architecture or pricing (or for the fact that they got built at all). Compiled this time around with an assist from Curbed intern Emily Laskodi, we'll be updating the map regularly. See any vital omissions? Head for the comments or the tipline. Good luck out there, renters.

· Rental Heatmap archive [Curbed]
· Renters Week 2012 coverage [Curbed]

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1. The Windermere

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666 West end ave
New York, NY 10025

The first apartments to be converted to rentals in this 300-unit building hit the market in May, after a process made somewhat difficult by the continued presence of tenants in the building. There are currently 11 apartments available for rent, ranging from a studio for $2,520/month to a 3BR for $9,500/month. The $16,000/month pads have already been rented.

2. 1214 Fifth Avenue

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1214 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

Apartments fill the 21st through 50th floors of this building, while medical offices occupy the lower floors. There are four units available at the moment, but they'll cost ya: the least expensive is an alcove studio asking $3,550/month. The lights change color in the building's playroom.

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306 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

Consider this building's spot on the map a congratulations for finally becoming something. After rumors of condos, a hotel, and corporate rentals, the building has finally debuted as just a regular old rental building. There are seven apartments available, with the cheapest being a $3,525/month 1BR and the priciest being a $7,250/month 2BR.

4. Crystal Green

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330 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

A parking lot across from megarental Emerald Green is now a 200-unit rental building, Crystal Green, from the same developer. The individual unit photos don't excite, but, fun fact!, there are electrical vehicle charging stations in the building's garage. Studios start at $2,795/month, 1BRs at $3,545/month, and 2BRs at $4,610/month.

5. Mantena

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431 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

The name is, er, slightly off-putting, but that hasn't stopped renters from claiming apartments. There are currently 1BRs and 2BRs available, asking between $3,725/month and $7,750/month.

6. 130 West 12th Street

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130 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011

Rental listings popped up at 130 West 12th Street shortly after the condo building sold out this summer. Right now there are two units on the rental market, a 1BR for $6,950/month and a 3BR for, uh, $25,000/month.

7. 360 Smith

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360 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

This building rented quickly after hitting the market last year, despite one politican's plans to investigate the truth of the proportions of the building rendering. But now there are a few units available again, asking $2,200/month (studio) and $8,000/month (3BR). Rent and judge the truth of the rendering for yourself!

8. The Plex

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301 Sullivan Place
Brooklyn, New York 11225
(718) 363-7539
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This wouldn't be a true rental heatmap without a Karl Fischer building, of course. The Plex thinks of itself as a "virtual city within a city" when it comes to amenities; as for availability, there are four units on offer at the moment.

9. 55 Hope Street

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55 Hope St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This 117-unit warehouse-to-rental conversion is finally on the market after several years in which we lost hope (sorry) that it would ever get finished. The 25 units available now have quirky floorplans thanks to the shape of the building, and they're asking between $2,650/month and $4,892/month.

10. St. Vincent de Paul Rectory

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167 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

The rectory building of the St. Vincent de Paul Church in Williamsburg has been converted into three-bedroom rental units, newly on the market. The units have high ceilings, church windows, and, in the rectory's former parlor, floors made of milled beams from St. Vincent's Church next door. There are 13 apartments currently up for grabs, asking $4,500/month to $5,250/month.

11. 65 North 6th Street

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65 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

This building in the—brokerbabble alert—"beating heart of Williamsburg" hit the market in August. At the moment there's just one active listing, a 2BR seeking $4,655/month.

12. Crescent Club

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4117 Crescent St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 383-3444
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After five years in under-construction purgatory, this Long Island City building that was originally intended as a condo hit the rental market. Six apartments are currently on offer, asking between $2,672/month (1BR) and $4,875/month (3BR).

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1. The Windermere

666 West end ave, New York, NY 10025

The first apartments to be converted to rentals in this 300-unit building hit the market in May, after a process made somewhat difficult by the continued presence of tenants in the building. There are currently 11 apartments available for rent, ranging from a studio for $2,520/month to a 3BR for $9,500/month. The $16,000/month pads have already been rented.

666 West end ave
New York, NY 10025

2. 1214 Fifth Avenue

1214 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Apartments fill the 21st through 50th floors of this building, while medical offices occupy the lower floors. There are four units available at the moment, but they'll cost ya: the least expensive is an alcove studio asking $3,550/month. The lights change color in the building's playroom.

1214 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

3. Icon

306 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Consider this building's spot on the map a congratulations for finally becoming something. After rumors of condos, a hotel, and corporate rentals, the building has finally debuted as just a regular old rental building. There are seven apartments available, with the cheapest being a $3,525/month 1BR and the priciest being a $7,250/month 2BR.

306 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

4. Crystal Green

330 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

A parking lot across from megarental Emerald Green is now a 200-unit rental building, Crystal Green, from the same developer. The individual unit photos don't excite, but, fun fact!, there are electrical vehicle charging stations in the building's garage. Studios start at $2,795/month, 1BRs at $3,545/month, and 2BRs at $4,610/month.

330 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

5. Mantena

431 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

The name is, er, slightly off-putting, but that hasn't stopped renters from claiming apartments. There are currently 1BRs and 2BRs available, asking between $3,725/month and $7,750/month.

431 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

6. 130 West 12th Street

130 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011

Rental listings popped up at 130 West 12th Street shortly after the condo building sold out this summer. Right now there are two units on the rental market, a 1BR for $6,950/month and a 3BR for, uh, $25,000/month.

130 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011

7. 360 Smith

360 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This building rented quickly after hitting the market last year, despite one politican's plans to investigate the truth of the proportions of the building rendering. But now there are a few units available again, asking $2,200/month (studio) and $8,000/month (3BR). Rent and judge the truth of the rendering for yourself!

360 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

8. The Plex

301 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn, New York 11225

This wouldn't be a true rental heatmap without a Karl Fischer building, of course. The Plex thinks of itself as a "virtual city within a city" when it comes to amenities; as for availability, there are four units on offer at the moment.

301 Sullivan Place
Brooklyn, New York 11225

9. 55 Hope Street

55 Hope St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This 117-unit warehouse-to-rental conversion is finally on the market after several years in which we lost hope (sorry) that it would ever get finished. The 25 units available now have quirky floorplans thanks to the shape of the building, and they're asking between $2,650/month and $4,892/month.

55 Hope St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

10. St. Vincent de Paul Rectory

167 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The rectory building of the St. Vincent de Paul Church in Williamsburg has been converted into three-bedroom rental units, newly on the market. The units have high ceilings, church windows, and, in the rectory's former parlor, floors made of milled beams from St. Vincent's Church next door. There are 13 apartments currently up for grabs, asking $4,500/month to $5,250/month.

167 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

11. 65 North 6th Street

65 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This building in the—brokerbabble alert—"beating heart of Williamsburg" hit the market in August. At the moment there's just one active listing, a 2BR seeking $4,655/month.

65 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

12. Crescent Club

4117 Crescent St., Long Island City, NY 11101

After five years in under-construction purgatory, this Long Island City building that was originally intended as a condo hit the rental market. Six apartments are currently on offer, asking between $2,672/month (1BR) and $4,875/month (3BR).

4117 Crescent St.
Long Island City, NY 11101