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Brian Blessinger
Keller Williams NYC

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I was born and raised in New York, and brings a lifelong passion for the City's vibrant culture to my real estate practice.  I have an insider's knowledge of the best neighborhoods for my diverse clientele. I focus on coop, condo, and townhouse sales and rentals in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Renter Reviews of Brian

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Lynn ****

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03/28/2016
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Brian was such a pleasure to work with. A difficult personal situation prompted my move, and Brian was incredibly understanding and helpful - not at all pushy or aggressive as too many brokers tend to be. He was extremely professional, very responsive and thorough in his communication, and I felt he was looking out for my best interest. I would happily recommend Brian to anyone in the process of the apartment hunt.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

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01/12/2016
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Brian was incredibly patient and always professional as he facilitated a conversation and negotiation between the landlord and I. It was a great experience with a knowledgable broker, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

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01/04/2016
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Brian responded to my initial email within an hour. From the outset, he understood what we were looking for in terms of living space, neighborhood, and budget. And when I sent him listings from other brokers, he responded with detailed pros and cons.

The day of our apartment hunt, Brian had a great lineup set. And because he's so knowledgable about Brooklyn, the walk between apartments was fascinating too—he knows all the hidden details of practically every block. When we fell in love with a place, he asked the other broker all the right questions, helped us expedite our application, and made sure we got the place nailed down incredibly quickly. He helped us negotiate a few special requests, too.

We were totally intimidated by apartment hunting in NYC, but Brian made it easy and even fun. He's a total pro and a great guy. I plan to recommend him relentlessly to everyone I know looking for a place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

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12/01/2015
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Brian was super helpful! He was kind and straight forward and listened to our concerns. He was easy to get in touch with and kept us in the loop. He made the whole process a lot easier. :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Taimur ****

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11/25/2015
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Brian was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had a pretty awful two-month hunt, and once I met Brian, it was a breeze. He was always available, responsive, and incredibly thorough in answering all my questions. Above all, it was evident that Brian prioritizes his clients' needs above the sale, and is committed to their satisfaction. I would certainly recommend Brian time and time again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

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07/23/2015
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Brian was AMAZING. My friend and I came to Brian- My credit is destroyed and my friend is not an American citizen, we make under 3 figures combined, our land lord was unjustly bad mouthing us, basically imagine the worst possible application and that was us. Brian was professional, responsive, and to the point. He is one of the few duel agents I've worked with that actually makes you feel like he has your interest in mind. End of the day he got our application approved and we could not be happier. I HIGHLY recommend working with Brian, you will not be disappointed.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Trenton ****

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06/20/2015
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Very nice and professional. No pressure or sales tactics. He was very understanding that the apartment he was showing did not meet my needs and recommended other places in the area.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jenn ****

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05/02/2015
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I never thought I would be able to find a great place in Williamsburg / Green Point and Brian found it! We were so happy to find what we wanted so quickly after getting in touch.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Julius ****

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04/21/2015
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The apartment hunt with Brian exceeded even my best expectations. Even though I ended up renting an apartment in a different neighborhood, he was one of the nicest brokers I have ever dealt with. He knows his neighborhood by heart, was never pushy and a genuinely nice guy.
Thanks Brian!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

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03/18/2015
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Brian was a pleasure to work with. I moved from San Francisco and Brian helped me remotely find a place. He FaceTime'd me and emailed me pictures of showings. Ultimately, he even recommended an apartment that was not even his own listing, as he thought it would be a better fit for me.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Taryn ****

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03/02/2015
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Brian was very helpful in my search for a new apartment. He went out on the coldest of nights to meet my schedule requirements. I was also impressed with his effort to ensure that I was getting the best deal for my needs.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sophia ****

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01/12/2015
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Brian was a joy to work with. He was very responsive and honest about the apartment we looked at and ended up signing a lease for -- he made everything exceedingly easy. Definitely would recommend for your apartment search in Brooklyn.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Yael ****

review date
12/04/2014
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I recently worked with Brian to find my new Park Slope apartment after living in Manhattan for 10 years. He helped me narrow down neighborhoods that would work for me and was consistently responsive and straightforward. Brian didn't pressure me to find something fast so he could move on to another client. He was patient with the process even when it was trying -- and it was trying! Most importantly, Brian would vet apartments for me, once he knew what I was looking for, so I didn't waste my time looking at places that were not going to be acceptable. I would recommend Brian to everyone!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matt ****

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10/07/2014
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Brian helped me find a great apartment in Fort Greene recently and was wonderful to work with. He is very responsive through email and phone, and is highly knowledgable about the area.

The application process was quick and painless, and everything was handled in a professional and personable manner. I will certainly recommend Brian to friends in their future apartment searches.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Paul ****

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09/17/2014
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Brian went out of his way to find an apartment for me, even when I told him I was in touch with another broker as well. Together we viewed more than 10, walking around in Brooklyn or even on Citibike. He was patient, cheerful, honest, friendly and helpful. I could not ask for a better broker and I will recommend him to anyone looking for a home in Brooklyn.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

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09/09/2014
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First rate! I was looking for a decent, affordable Fort Green/Clinton Hill apartment in a hurry, and Brian showed me the pick of the crop and then helped negotiate a better deal with the renters. What's more, he did all this cheerfully, promptly and efficiently - very highly recommended indeed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Travis ****

review date
09/09/2014
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My girlfriend and I were moving back to Brooklyn from Berlin and we were a bit worried about finding a place in such a short amount of time (less than 2 weeks!). Brian made those worries go away quickly. He immediately had places for us to see as soon as we landed, we truly hit the ground running. He showed us an array of places varying in price range, size and location so that we could get a good idea of what our options were.

We were a bit indecisive as Brian was showing us some amazing places. Brian was very patient with us and managed to show us some of the apartments multiple times. Brian seemed to know not only everything about the buildings and apartments he was showing us, but also everything about the area which shows that he truly has knowledge and love for Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Ft Greene (the areas we were looking in). Did I mention that Brian is funny? He kept us laughing and smiling when we were grumpy and lethargic from jet lag.

When we finally settled on our dream apartment (truly! a dream!) he was fast to recommend us to the owner and expedite our application process. Before we knew it we were signing the lease and in the apartment! Thank you Brian for making what seemed like a daunting task feel effortless and fun! Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

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06/05/2014
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My boyfriend and I had two days to find an apartment in Brooklyn, and managed to do it one with Brian's help! Brian went out of his way to show us multiple listings and was a great wealth of knowledge when it came to the nuances of different neighborhoods. He was straightforward, honest, and a genuinely nice guy. We truly enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend his services and would absolutely contact him again for future house-hunting.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sharifah ****

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06/04/2014
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Brian was great, honest and responsive. We had to deal with a slightly shady landlord, and Brian helped us through it, finding us an even better apartment. He listened to what it is that we wanted and never showed us c**p. Once we said we wanted the place, he helped us make sure we got. I would not only recommend him to my friends, but I will call him if I am looking in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Monia ****

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05/30/2014
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Brian is an amazing Broker. He worked diligently to assist me and my roomates in acquiring the apartment of our dreams!

He remained professional, punctional, friendly, and highly communicative throughout the entire process. Though we faced some personal difficulties in acquiring the rental space, Brian worked with us side-by-side to do everything in his power to help us.

He made me feel like I was a person, not simply a prospective client. I will refer anywho looking to rent in Brooklyn to BRIAN. He has changed my entire outlook on renting in NY - and utilizing Broker services.

A= all the way Brian. A+

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cherise ****

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05/29/2014
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Brian was awesome! My friends and I are super picky and complicated but he was extremely patient and helped make the agonizing leasing process easy! Thank you so much Brian!

We went to him with an apartment in mind and he didnt hesitate to make time for us. He worked with our crazy schedule and answered all of our questions.

We like to stay in an apartment longer then the average person when we are deciding. We literally mapped out every piece of furniture which took about an hour :)

We're seriously crazy and difficult and I'm so glad we got him! Now the apartment is ours! Thanks so much for texting/emailing us back right away and helping us lock it down! You're the best.

- Cherise

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sol ****

review date
04/13/2014
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Being new to the NYC city area with a new job and a temporary living arrangement, I turned to naked apartments to assist in my hunt for an apartment. It was through this process that I was provided the opportunity to work with Brian. As I was working full time throughout my hunt, Brian was extremely accommodating to my schedule, as well as, good about having more than 1 place to show when we did meet. This gave me the ability to see a variety of different apartments at different price points and in different neighborhoods. I found this variety to be extremely helpful in making the most educated decision regarding which apartment in which area to rent. Brian even went out of his way on one particularly cold day to route me a bus from where I was, after I got off at the wrong subway stop, while he waited patiently for me to arrive (a bit later than expected).

Throughout the entire process Brian was helpful and always professional. After having a few broker experiences prior to him, he was a godsend and was extremely helpful during the whole process. He was very knowledgeable about the areas in which he showed me apartments, pointing out the surrounding restaurants, subway stops, and other points of interest within the neighborhoods that he brought me through.

It is for all of these reasons that I would recommend using Brian as a broker if you are new to the city and looking for a place of your own.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christian ****

review date
04/03/2014
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We reached out to Brian immediately after seeing a listing online. He got back to us in minutes, and arranged a visit the following morning. Brian was prompt, courteous, and informative, and by the end of the afternoon had helped us to submit all of our documentation to hold the apartment until the everything was in order. I rarely hear of people wrapping up the whole apartment hunt in NYC with 48 hours that meets all of their wants, but we did! It couldn't have been easier thanks to Brian. I highly recommend Brian and will certainly reach out to him the next time we're in the market!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

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03/11/2014
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Brian did a great job helping me and my roommates find a place in Williamsburg - he really knows the area well. He understood the importance of apartment size and location and really hit the nail on the head! We found out apartment with 20 days left before move-in to spare, and he helped move some last minute things along to assure that everything was good to go by our move-in date. It was a pleasure working with Brian!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patrick ****

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01/20/2014
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I was lucky to find Brian in a moment of peril. My time was up in the house in which I lived and I was becoming frantic about finding the right place for me to call a new home. A coworker of mine referred me to Brian and in just a couple days, we were laughing and shaking hands at my lease signing. He's quick, professional and a real nice guy. Just give him a couple minutes, break it down to him about what you need - and he'll find you a great place here in Brooklyn. In my search for my first true New York apartment, I dealt with a couple shady brokers - and Brain was as far from that as you can get. Honest, upfront and easy to work with. What more could you want?

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

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12/10/2013
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Brian is the BEST! I had been looking for an apartment in Brooklyn for about a year and a half on and off and he was by far the best broker. The reason is because he was so laid back. A real person, not just someone trying to sell sell sell. He was honest and also really listened to what I wanted. He also followed up with me. He called me even a month after we had met with another apt he had found that was in my range. I ended up getting an apartment through a friend of a friend that was a great deal, but had I decided to go with a broker it would have been him! Thanks Brian!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lindsey ****

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11/26/2013
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Working with Brian was such a positive experience and unlike any other apartment-hunting interaction I’ve had in my 8 years of living in NYC. He responded to my inquiry right away and showed me several apartments. He was friendly, honest, professional, knowledgeable and didn’t pressure me at all. Brian answered all my questions and was even helpful in recommending places to go in the neighborhood. I genuinely felt that he was serving my best interests throughout the entire process. I definitely recommend working with him- you will not be disappointed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyle ****

review date
11/07/2013
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Brian has been great. Looking forward to continuing our relationship.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brian ****

review date
10/25/2013
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Truly my most pleasant rental experience to date. Brian responded to my inquiry right away, showed me a beautiful apartment, and got me approved inside a week. Both he and his partner, Chris, were super friendly, honest, and professional. I definitely recommend working with them!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Marek ****

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10/21/2013
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I have lived in NYC and Brooklyn for over 11 years. Within this time period I've rented 4 apartments in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn, and interacted with 30+ brokers (conservative estimate). Brian is one of the rare ones who manages to be knowledgeable and professional without being slick or pushy, is genuinely connected with the areas he specializes in, and seems to truly enjoy finding people a space they will enjoy despite the tough market. When I did find an apartment through him, he remained very helpful and responsive, and very sincerely offered to be a source of information should I have any questions about the neighborhood while settling in. Very good person to work with, highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Caitlin ****

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09/19/2013
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I worked with Brian for a few weeks. He was totally on the ball and I ended up finding an amazing place with him. I liked him because has none of the typical "sell-y" lines that many brokers use. He is a genuinely friendly, transparent, down to earth guy. I felt he had access to really good apartments, and worked hard to get me to see them. His representation and love for Fort Greene and Clinton Hill was excellent! I'd trust him with my first-born!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrew ****

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09/11/2013
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Brian was a terrific asset to our search for the perfect home in Brooklyn. His courteous and prompt approach is only surpassed by his intuition, as he delivered exactly what we were ultimately looking for. Brian's authenticity is refreshing and he walks the line between familiar comfort and professionalism impeccably (he's still helping us out with scouting the finest local eats!) If you're looking for friendly, efficient, knowledgable help in your real estate quest, look no further than Brian Blessinger!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lynn ****

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09/11/2013
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Brian showed me a unit that was priced lower than the one I initially contacted him about. What a pleasant surprise.

He was friendly, upfront and responsive to all of my questions, even meeting me early in the morning and after the process was essentially done, to let me have one last look at the space before I officially signed the lease. He hustled to make sure I got the best deal and was in no way pushy about anything other than serving my best interests.

My NYC apartment hunting experience was smooth sailing compared to many others, all due to Brian. My friends are envious. A big thanks to him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Diederik ****

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08/08/2013
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Knowledgeable, honest, prompt, professional, follows-through: what more can I say? It was a pleasure to work with Brian in renting our apartment in Brooklyn. We highly recommend his services.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erin ****

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08/08/2013
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Brian was very nice and prompt in responding to requests.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Brian's Apartments

$8,9802BR, 2BA
East 28th St Flatiron District
979 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Gym
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$9,1102BR, 2BA
Amsterdam Ave Upper West Side
1246 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Gym
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$8,2452BR, 2BA
Amsterdam Ave Upper West Side
1218 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Gym
~ 1 Hour since update
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Brian's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene

Manhattan

Financial District, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, NoLita, SoHo, Tribeca