October 2, 2018

BLOG: Introducing ARO

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BLOG: Introducing ARO

Lately, Midtown West is brimming with a certain joie de vivre; it’s one of New York City’s most in-demand neighborhoods, and new residents are flocking to the area to take advantage of its conveniences, attractions, and access to every borough, neighborhood, and transport hub imaginable. Midtown West has quickly become a go-to destination for those who want to be in the heart of it all. ARO, Algin Management’s latest rental property, is poised to offer its residents the best rental experience in Midtown West, and the city is buzzing with anticipation.


ARO will offer no-fee Midtown West apartment rentals that range from studio to three- bedroom layouts, featuring condo-level finishes and stainless steel appliances. ARO will also offer a stunning four-bedroom duplex penthouse residence. Each apartment exudes a simple and clean aesthetic, thanks to its warm, organic materials, 10-foot ceilings, and natural lighting via its floor-to-ceiling windows.


Designed by renowned architecture firm CetraRuddy, ARO’s modern, elegant, and “futuristic” design sets it apart from its neighbors. Slender lines intersect with the undulating curvature of its steel construction. These organic yet dynamic bends aren’t just for show; they are completely functional—the metallic outcroppings allow for many apartments to enjoy private terraces, though every home will feature stunning views of the city. CetraRuddy’s vision has not gone unnoticed; in fact, ARO has received several prestigious architectural awards, including the American Architecture Prize, the SARA National Award, and the Architecture Podium International award. It was also recently featured in Architectural Digest.


ARO is situated right on 53rd Street, where the legendary Roseland Ballroom once stood. The New York Times recently revealed some of the ways in which ARO will pay tribute to that renowned venue; for example, “photographs taken during performances — including of the Rolling Stones, Metallica and Dave Grohl — will be hung” in the building’s common spaces.


ARO offers easy access to all of Manhattan’s must-visit destinations, whether for business or pleasure. A trip to Wall Street just takes 15 minutes via the plentiful train options, and an Uber down the West Side Highway might be even quicker. Also close to this exemplary no-fee apartment building in Manhattan is the business hub of Midtown East, which is a quick 10-minute walk away. You’ll be minutes from Thomas Keller’s world-famous Per Se restaurant at the Time Warner Center, which also encompasses a shopping center with luxury shops, lounges and restaurants, and even a Whole Foods. Of course, residents of ARO will find plenty to do right at home – with over 40,000 square feet of amenities, it’s safe to say that there is something at ARO for every lifestyle.


Take a look for yourself! And be sure to follow ARO on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on what the New York Post calls one of “New York’s best new buildings”.

September 21, 2018

BLOG: Your New York City Rental Guide

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BLOG: Your New York City Rental Guide

When you’re flying into New York and the Manhattan skyline emerges from under the clouds, it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring—and the only thing more inspiring than that is getting to live in the social, creative, and architectural playground that is Manhattan every day.

Moving here is a dream shared by many, which is partially why finding a no-fee rental in New York City can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, finding your perfect home in NYC is far more manageable than it seems! There is no smoother way to make that transition or to live well and live to the fullest in this city than to find your new no-fee Manhattan apartment through Algin Management.

Whether you’re already a local and looking for your next apartment, or seeking your very first apartment here, read on to learn more about finding no-fee rentals in New York City.


Pick the Perfect Neighborhood!

It’s no secret that NYC is massive, and the sheer variety of neighborhoods can seem intimidating to locals and newcomers alike. While every neighborhood has great food, and something exciting going on at all times (it’s New York City, after all!) it pays to be practical when you’re trying to narrow things down. Many find that Manhattan’s more residential neighborhoods make for shorter commutes, without sacrificing access to services and conveniences that make city living so appealing.

If you’re commuting within the city, you’ll want to consider how far you are from the subway (and which lines you can access). You’ll also want to weigh whether you want to be close to green spaces, the water, or if you know you’ll thrive in a denser and more urban locale. Check out our Neighborhood Guide to learn more about what it’s like to live in popular neighborhoods like Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, Midtown, the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, and others!


Avoid Broker Fees!

Most apartment listings are managed by real estate brokers, who have arrangements with management companies that allow them to collect fees from tenants when they sign a lease. This can run as high as 15% of one year’s rent!

Fortunately, Algin Management has been matching New Yorkers with their perfect apartment for more than 50 years, and as a family-run business, we know there’s a better way to rent in New York City. As such, we strive to offer apartments that are “no-fee”, meaning you don’t need to worry about paying a broker for showing you an apartment.

Check out our available apartment rentals and avoid the hassle of broker fees entirely!


Find A Great Management Company!

Once you’ve found the right no-fee NYC rental, you’ll want to make sure that your building (and apartment) will be managed proactively and professionally. When you live in an apartment that’s well-managed, you will enjoy a sense of calm and peace of mind that will allow you to focus on enjoying life in New York City.

Because Algin Management owns and manages our properties, we know the ins and outs of each building and apartment in our portfolio, and go above and beyond to keep our apartments in pristine condition for each new tenant that signs a lease with us. From doormen to maintenance team members, our on-site staff is friendly and helpful, and a cut above what you may find in other apartment buildings. Check out our properties to see for yourself.


Opt for Amenities

Depending on your lifestyle, you may appreciate having certain amenities on-site, rather than a few blocks away – for example, if you work out often, it might be nice to have a fitness center in your building, rather than a few blocks away. Perhaps you may want laundry on-site, rather than sending it to a wash-and-fold, which can get expensive. And if you’re wondering how you can keep your car in the city, many of Algin Management’s buildings have on-site parking garages.

On-site amenities are a difference-maker, and so while you can opt for a no-frills rental and piece together the services and amenities you need on your own, there is a better way. Algin Management has plenty of available apartments in buildings with amazing amenities, like Hilary Gardens’ rooftop swimming pool, or Sessanta’s outdoor, fully-lit tennis court. Find the building that suits your lifestyle, and you’ll find yourself with extra time (and funds) that can be put to better use elsewhere.

If you’re ready to start your search for a new no-fee rental apartment (or ready to finish it), contact us today – we’ve been helping people find the perfect rental for over 50 years. Algin Management is perfectly equipped and more than ready to introduce you to the quintessential New York experience and make you feel utterly at home in it.