Where do you sleep in the city that never sleeps? New York’s different neighbourhoods each have their own flavour of architecture, whether it’s loft spaces in Chelsea, the brownstones of the Upper West Side or converted stables in Brooklyn. We’ve sifted through millions of listings to find you six of the finest New York apartments to can rent.

Double-height Soho apartment

New York apartment for rent
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A light sculpture by Lindsey Adelman descends from the 20ft-high ceiling of this Soho loft, which has been recently renovated. The one-bedroom, 1,200 sq ft apartment is kitted out with maple wood flooring, B&B Italia furniture and fixtures by Lefroy Brooks. A mezzanine level study also doubles as a further single bedroom.
Via HomeAway

East 74th Street

New York apartment for rent - Upper East Side townhouse via One Fine Stay
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This New York apartment takes over five levels at the top of a building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and includes a garden terrace. It features contemporary touches such as wall-wide windows that maximise the natural light. But with rooms like the wood-panelled office, it also pays tribute to life of the old gentility who called the Upper East Side home.
Via One Fine Stay

Greenhouse Loft

New York apartment for tent - Greenhouse loft. Courtesy of One Fine Stay
Courtesy of One Fine Stay

Flora and fauna fill this Chelsea loft, which resembles more of a greenhouse than an apartment (as the name suggests). Its owners are Ani Tzenkova and Cyril Foiret, founders of design and lifestyle magazine Trendland, who were drawn to the New York property’s expansive glazing – it has 21 windows.
Via One Fine Stay

Converted stable

New York apartments to rent – a converted carriage house via Airbnb
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This former carriage house and stable in Brooklyn was given a complete makeover more than five years ago. Today, it stands as a lesson in adaptive reuse. The 2,400 sq ft home retains original details such as beamed ceilings and wooden window panes – complemented by modern lighting fixtures and a pared-back colour palette.
Via Airbnb

Chelsea loft

New York apartment for rent: Chelsea loft via Aribnb
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The Trendland founders also run this 2,000 sq ft space in Chelsea. As with the Greenhouse Loft, windows line the industrial abode, flooding the 12-ft-tall space with natural light. The New York apartment is dotted with modern design pieces too.
Via Airbnb

Cathedral House

New York apartment for rent: Cathedral House via One Fine Stay
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A church conversion, this Brooklyn bolthole is a blend of secular and sacred design. Its cathedral windows and stained glass windows remain – fused with contemporary touches such as the bedrooms’ bright colour scheme and the kitchen’s cobalt subway tiling.
Via One Fine Stay

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