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If you’ve relocated to New York recently, perhaps you’d rather rent for a few years until you learn the lay of the land. Getting to know your way around town and deciding in which neighborhood you’d like to settle before making the long-term investment is pretty smart. And if you’re all about luxury, not to worry, you don’t have to get a mortgage to secure an upscale residence in the Big Apple. Rental buildings have plenty to offer in terms of a luxurious lifestyle. Here is just sampling of not-so-average apartments available to rent in Manhattan.
The Beatrice – 105 W 29th St
Residents will adore the Chelsea location, the state-of-the-art fixtures and finishes, and the panoramic views. Perched on top of the Eventi Hotel, the Beatrice boasts a 3,700 cloud lounge and rooftop terrace on the 54th floor, and a yoga studio on the 24th floor for health-conscious residents. Apartments start at $3,450 for a studio and go beyond $6,750 for a two-bedroom unit.
 
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The Corner – 200 W 72nd St
Located in the desirable Upper West Side, this Silver Lead Certified Green Building offers effortless apartment living with sprawling floor plans, elegant kitchens, and bright spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows. Choose from 47 unique layouts. Prices range from $3,450 to $17,000 per month.
505 W 37th St
Call Midtown West home when you live in this luxury building at 37th and 10th Avenue. The loft-like residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive Manhattan views. Choose from more than 20 generous floor plans to suit your individual lifestyle. Two-bedroom units rent in the $5,000 range.
The Lara – 113 Nassau St
This new mixed use building in the Financial District comes complete with amenities such as a gaming/media room, fitness center, lounge, and roof terrace with a sculpture garden and cascading fountain. Units come equipped with solar shades, walnut-hued floors, luxury bath fixtures, and high-end kitchen appliances. Prices start around $3,500 per month for a studio.
Two Sutton Place North – 1113 York Ave
This 31-story building at 61st and York can’t be missed –– its black glass façade is unlike any other building in the neighborhood. You’ll smile every day you return home to the tree-lined, cobblestone driveway, or when you relax in the private landscaped park. Expect to pay in the range of $3,250 for a studio and more than $9,000 for a three-bedroom unit.
2 Cooper Square
If having a prime address is high on your list, look no further than Greenwich Village’s 2 Cooper Square in which one-bedrooms start around $5,200 per month. The 15-story building promises ultra-luxury living in one of New York’s  hippest neighborhoods. Spoil yourself in the yoga and dance studio, lounge, or on the 6,500 square foot rooftop complete with a swimming pool, barbecue station, and bar. Looking for some private outdoor time? Relax on your terrace, instead. City living never looked so good.

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