Etie Khan

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (29)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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Etie Khan’s experience in sales and rentals, her grasp of current market conditions and her dedication to her clients' needs has given this agent five star ratings. Her responsive and committed approach makes her service invaluable.  As a member of the renowned Bass Team at Citi Habitats, Etie has been part of an award-winning group that year after year collectively proves hard work and great customer service are still the backbone of a successful agent.
 
Originally from Europe, Etie relocated to Manhattan almost two decades ago. Her knowledge of New York City and its boroughs stretches from uptown to downtown, as does her appreciation for the intricacies of each neighborhood.  With a lifelong background in customer service and education, Etie possesses the skills needed to guide, ease and facilitate complicated real estate transactions that are unique to New York City.  She intuitively understands her clients' concerns, whether they are buyers, sellers, landlords, renters or investors, she is personally invested in every aspect of her clients’ transactions.  Etie's strong work ethic is defined by a desire to create long-lasting relationships based on trust, honesty and reliability.
 
Besides a passion for real estate, Etie Khan has an affinity for traveling and learning foreign languages.  She grew up in Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic and fluently speaks German, Russian and Czech. She is a resident of the Upper West Side and a proud Magna Cum Laude graduate from Pace University.  Etie not only believes in serving her clients, but also in serving the environment and human rights. She advocates and donates her time to various causes including the Humane Society, Childrens International and local causes Lily's (Life Force in Later Years) in Morningside Heights and the Bowery Mission in Greenwich Village. A portion of her proceeds are dedicated to these organizations.




Renter Reviews of Etie

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Alexia ****

review date 05/26/2015 overall rating
Etie went over and above for me. She was friendly and professional. This is someone who will take the time for you to help you find what your'e really looking for. I was a total novice to the entire experience. She helped me find an amazing place, and was always available to answer my questions along the way.

I highly recommend working with Etie.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amalea ****

review date 05/02/2015 overall rating
etie khan is the only real estate agent you may ever want to work with. because this woman is so on her game, everyone else will likely just pale in comparison. in desperation, i called after reading her reviews, hoping for a little miracle. i had spent a couple of weeks working with another agent who had turned out to be disingenuous and i was almost out of time. i could tell etie was a certain kind of professional from my earliest interactions with her. her communication style was clear and up front. she did what she said, she listened well, she was knowledgable in an easy way, she so clearly loved what she did and she was genuine. she was also confident that we would find an apartment that was right for me. she said she would stick with me until we did and i somehow, in the first minutes after meeting her, i believed her. on a friday night, etie and i walked many blocks up the upper west side looking at options. she educated me about everything i needed to know along the way and we had a great city adventure. when she brought me to the apartment that would soon be mine, i knew, like you somehow always do, that you are home. i cried. but all this didnt prepare me for what was about to come. in the hours that followed, etie worked with me tirelessly to get all my documentation together with a reserve of energy and dedication that was inspiring. together we were a fierce team, working without hesitation to move forward my application. at the same time, she also, somehow, was supporting another client to do the same thing. 12 hours later, my application was accepted; less than a day after calling etie, i was set. i am happily writing this review from my new home right now! dont miss out on the apartment you belong in; get this amazing force of nature on your side today. thank you etie, you are amazing.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eva ****

review date 04/07/2015 overall rating
We contacted Etie about a 4-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side and she responded almost immediately, showing it to us only an hour after we called her. She was very prepared to show us the apartment, and was clearly on good terms with the landlord. Not only was she prompt and prepared, but she was extremely honest with us. We are all college seniors renting our first apartment, and obviously were therefore very unaware of many aspects of the process. Etie was extremely helpful, telling us exactly what we needed to do and say in order to get the apartment. She was also very patient, especially when our guarantor took a little longer to get his information in.

Once all of our information was submitted, Etie continued to advocate for us to get the apartment even when there was a competing application. Once we were approved, Etie was extremely helpful and thoughtful - she managed to negotiate with the landlord to get us a move-in date that worked for us and made it so that we didn't have to pay too much for time we weren't actually spending in the apartment.

Etie is just such a nice, welcoming, and friendly person. I feel extremely lucky that we were able to find such a great real estate agent during this first apartment-renting experience. I recommend her to anyone looking to find a place because she's absolutely wonderful.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Chris ****

review date 12/29/2014 overall rating
My girlfriend and I were recently looking for a 1 bedroom on the Upper West Side this past Fall and while we know it's not the best practice (shhh) we did utilize a few different brokers to see what types of apartments we could find in the price range we were looking in.

So, long story short, after using two other brokers who were not prepared (i.e. having keys, punctuality, only having 1 or 2 places to show us) Etie comes along with her game face and portfolio ready to rock. Finally, a broker who appreciates a New York minute!! She not only had an array of apartments lined up for us the first day (which were better than most we've seen so far) along with knowledge of the buildings we were viewing, she was able to line up a whole second day worth of viewings on short notice the very next day. This is exactly how we were able to find our perfect apartment that we live in now.

I do have one complaint though... in the end, we had to make a very hard decision between a FEW different apartments because they were all so awesome and exactly what we were looking for. A very very good problem in the end as we now, as I said earlier and will say again, have the perfect apartment.

Oh, and let me not forget to mention how attentive to every detail she was during the lease signing process - which is ALWAYS stressful. With the kick in the a*s she gave us to get the paper work in perfectly at the right times was the ONLY reason we were able to beat out another couple trying to get the apartment as well.

I would recommend Etie to any of my friends in my professional network. Why? 'Cause she's good.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kimberly ****

review date 11/19/2014 overall rating
Etie is a HARD WORKER. As someone who has previously dealt with brokers in New York City, I had a bad taste in my mouth. She proved me wrong at all costs. She listened carefully to all of the wants & needs that my room mate & I listed. She delivered that and more. We are happily living in an amazing New York City gem. If you're looking for someone accountable and hard working, Etie is your girl. NO fast talk, no gimmicks, or scams. Can't thank her enough for all of her hard work.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ben ****

review date 11/07/2014 overall rating
My wife and I are currently in the process of relocating from San Francisco to New York City. We were in the market for a rental, so a friend referred us to Etie. Etie and I exchanged roughly 134 emails over the course of several weeks as I was trying to learn as much as possible about the rental market and process from 3,000 miles away. Over email, she was incredibly courteous, professional, and very very helpful. She was all those adjectives and more once we finally met up to look at some apartments. She was very well prepared, and worked quickly but smartly to revise her search based on what we liked and didn't.

We didn't end up renting an apartment through Etie because we didn't end up renting an apartment at all. A last minute opportunity came up to buy that we could not pass up. That said, I give Etie the highest possible recommendation for anyone looking for representation in the greater NYC rental market. She's the best!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Matthew ****

review date 09/22/2014 overall rating
Etie was very receptive to my needs and qualifications when looking for an apartment. She was always punctual and a very hard worker. I never felt like I was just simply a number or another customer. She invests a lot of her personal time and energy into find you the perfect apartment.

She is very knowledgeable of the area and is always looking to find what fit your needs the best. She recommended a complete gut reno apartment for my roommate and myself and we ended up getting it thanks to Etie's knowledge of the apartment even before it was listed.

I would highly recommend Etie to anyone searching for a new apartment and will gladly use her again in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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S ****

review date 08/22/2014 overall rating
Etie is a consummate professional. She is knowledgeable about the NYC rental market, responsive to inquiries, and extremely diligent. She explains the rental process in clear way and communicates throughout the entire process. She helped me to find a great apartment and was very good at negotiating a fair rent. She is honest, candid, and realistic, and understands renters' priorities. She is also a very kind and caring human being! I would absolutely use Etie again as my agent for my future real estate needs.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Justine ****

review date 07/22/2014 overall rating
Etie was exceptional. I wanted to rent a 1 bd in Northern Manhattan. Etie listened carefully to my list of priorities and quickly found a list of suitable apartments. Every apartment she showed me was worth considering (none of these places that look great in photos are are terrible in person). After 1 day of visiting potential places, I found the one I wanted. Etie was then very helpful in helping me assemble the absurd amount of paperwork one needs to rent a place in NYC and in dealing with property manager.

When Etie says she will do something, she actually does it (a rare and invaluable quality in real estate). She did not waste my time at all. Etie went above and beyond in making sure I found and got the apartment I wanted. After encountering so many terrible brokers in this city, it's such a relief to have her. I cannot recommend her enough!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amanda ****

review date 07/02/2014 overall rating
I just moved to NYC and had no idea how the rental process here worked. I called Etie confused and with LOTS of questions about parts of the city and the rental process. I had called at least 5 brokers before calling Etie, but she was the first one to take the time to answer my questions. I decided to start working with her for this reason and was not disappointed. It was not easy to find a rental that would allow me to have a large dog on my very small budget but Etie worked extremely hard to help me find an apartment that would work. In addition to her open and honest approach to renting apartments she was interesting and fun to talk to and provided a nice introduction to the city.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anonymous ****

review date 04/29/2014 overall rating
Do not fall into the trap of believing that all brokers are pushy, just looking for your money, and that they just don't care. One meeting with Etie Khan will shatter those preconceived notions into pieces. I have rented two apartments from Etie, and even did a lease-break through her (not for the faint of heart, mind you), and she personally took care of the entire process from start to finish. The paramount thing I loathe about brokers is pushiness, and Etie is as far opposite as you can go from that. She is willing to work with you to find the place YOU like, not necessarily the one that makes her the most money. Along with being patient, responsive, and knowledgeable, she is a fun and friendly person which helps when you're dealing with the stresses that is NYC-apartment-hunting. I would heartily recommend her to any person out there who wants someone working for you, and not their pocketbook.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Carol ****

review date 04/23/2014 overall rating
Etie Thank you so much ! I want I truly thank you again for all of your hard work in getting me moved in quickly and painlessly ! You made my apartment search fun but you were super helpful and honest which I appreciate. ( i don't think that can be said about many brokers in nyc ;) ) I will definitely be referring you to all my friends ! Take care and keep up the good work !
Elsa G.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Carolyn ****

review date 04/01/2014 overall rating
Etie is a straight up professional and a person of integrity. I had to find an apartment in a short period of time. I wanted to see a particular neighborhood that I'd heard about but never visited. Etie intuitively understood my concerns and what my needs were. She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and showed me my dream apartment at the very first viewing! I'm very happy in my new space!
-C

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kara ****

review date 03/06/2014 overall rating
I was looking for an apartment in the city for my brother who was moving to NYC from out of town. Etie was quick to respond, prompt with finding different options and even met me to go re-look at places and see additional units for comparison. She was very knowledgeable about the area, clear and concise about all the paperwork that was needed and just made a situation that could have difficult very easy. I would definitely use Etie in the future and recommend her for anyone looking for a broker/apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Adam ****

review date 02/16/2014 overall rating
Etie is wonderful! She totally shattered my perception of brokers in the city. My experience renting an apartment through her FAR surpassed my expectations for my first-time NYC apartment search. I called Etie one November morning, and from our first conversation to my lease signing she was extremely kind, informative, and honest. She was able to meet with me the same day, and ended up showing me 8 different apartments, all within the budget I gave her and with different features that I wanted. She gave me all the information I needed to make the most informed decision possible, and enabled me to find and lease a fantastic apartment (one I quite seriously never thought I'd be able to find or afford). Throughout the leasing process, Etie was fast to respond to any and all questions I had; I'd definitely go through her again should I decide to rent another apartment in the city through a broker. I highly recommend Etie; she truly deserves 5+ stars!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alex ****

review date 01/01/2014 overall rating
Etie went above and beyond to help me find and rent a great apartment in record time. She filled a tall order in record time: finding me a low-fee studio apartment while I am currently located in Chicago and have no background knowledge of the NYC rental process...and I needed to come in town to see apartments and sign a lease within 24 hours. She did it, and made the process as easy and painless as possible.

More about working with Etie:
- Clear, thorough communication (even on nights, weekends and holidays!)
- Super quick to respond
- Very friendly and honest
- Negotiated better rent than published rate
- Lined up a bunch of apartments to see so I could fly in for a day to see them, then signed the lease the next day!
- Provided excellent guidance about the New York rental process
- Only showed me apartments in my price range (under budget even!)

The only hiccup was that we had a miscommunication about wanting to only see no-to-low fee apartments. So, just be very clear about what you need- she was more than happy to work within whatever parameters I gave her.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

review date 12/16/2013 overall rating
Etie was extremely prompt, courteous and helpful throughout our entire rental process. She made it very easy to contact her and scheduled appointments around my busy work schedule. Very knowledgeable and personable agent. We highly recommend her for your next move!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrew ****

review date 11/05/2013 overall rating
Etie was referred to me by a close friend. I am so glad my friend did. Etie is a fantastic broker. She knows New York City neighborhoods and all they have to offer. I worked with Etie for 2 weeks. She was very patient with me and I found a place I very much enjoy. Etie does not pressure you to make a decision. She is very honest and gives you her advice, but leaves the decision entirely up to you. This creates a great working relationship between Etie and her clients. I will definitely be referring Etie to anyone I know who is looking for a place in New York City. Not only is she a fantastic broker, but I also consider her to be a friend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ann ****

review date 10/31/2013 overall rating
Not only was Etie direct and honest about inventory and availability, she was quite the expert on letting you know what is or isn’t a good deal in different areas. Her no nonsense and professional yet considerate approach is precisely what I needed. Etie exceeded my expectations and within 24 hours found me the PERFECT apartment (I was leaving NYC the next day and would have had to come back for a third time!)– I had lowered my standards so much that to actually find something that ticked all my boxes and more was entirely shocking. She also assisted with all the crazy paperwork and overall was a great support mechanism for what is otherwise an overwhelming experience. All my friends that have lived / live in NYC, including the native New Yorkers, told me that unscrupulous brokers are the norm and that it would be rare to find an honest broker who truly served their client. But I finally found one and her name is Etie Khan! (seriously though - you too will be shouting it from the roof tops once you give her a call). I have since recommended Etie to a relative and with great success – so please don’t waste your time with other brokers like I did (see my experience below). I love my apartment and can’t thank Etie enough. I only wish I had found her sooner! THANK YOU Etie!!!

Just some background on my experience :
I’m from London and recently moved to NYC. I had heard that it was a particularly painful experience so I knew I would have to be thick skinned to find precisely what I wanted.

However, I was not prepared for what I encountered: unscrupulous brokers who wasted my time and did not show me apartments within my price range or criteria. Initially I worked with a girl from a very reputable firm who lied about her inventory over the phone so I would meet her (happened on several occasions until I figured her out)– then upon arrival failed to show me anything within my price range (perhaps hoping I would change my mind?!). I left NYC the first time with no apartment as I refused to be pushed into accepting something I did not want (bear in mind I had done plenty of research on the market and desired area beforehand so I came informed).

I returned to NYC for a second time and decided to switch brokers to another reputable firm only to experience the same thing – I even paid the application fee for one apartment then apparently the apartment was no longer available and they would not refund me my money. The broker did nothing to assist me with obtaining my money from the management company of the building (which I never got back) – simply unbelievable and I since discovered that this happens with bad brokers.

Just when I was almost through with NYC brokers (I also used a couple of others too) and had unsuccessfully tried to hunt myself (nevermind the fact that I had come to NYC twice and was running out of time to find an apartment) a friend of a friend recommended Etie.. and the rest, they say, is history :-)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brendan ****

review date 10/15/2013 overall rating
Etie did a fantastic job in locating and securing an apartment for me. She very patient and flexible with the curveballs that were sent her way. She was very helpful with other general information about the city which was nice since I am not from New York. I am very grateful for having her as my broker, I really enjoyed working with her efficency and professionalism that also had the personal touch. I strongly reccomend her as a broker.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tal ****

review date 09/09/2013 overall rating
I emailed A LOT of brokers on a Wednesday evening. Thursday morning Etie called (the only broker to call me back that day) and was ready to show me apartments right away. Friday afternoon Etie came prepared with six different places meeting my criteria, but one far exceeded every expectation of what I might be able to find within my price range. Saturday, the next day, Etie submitted my application (working holiday weekends and evenings) and on Tuesday (it was a long weekend) I was approved, notwithstaning my inability to timely submit all the application documents. A week after Etie reached out, I was signing a lease. Needless to say, Etie is efficient, but i also found her knowledgeable, up front and a pleasure to converse with over the course of an afternoon walking around town looking at apartments.Etie is easy to recommend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Julie ****

review date 08/29/2013 overall rating
Etie was absolutely amazing to work with. She showed up nearly 20 apartments in one day! She was very organized, polite, and patient. She made the entire process of getting into the new gorgeous apartment very easy. She even made herself available afterwards to help find moving help. I cannot express in words how wonderful she has been to work with. I plan on recommending her to every person I know looking for a place in NYC. Thank you, Etie!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erika ****

review date 08/23/2013 overall rating
Etie is amazing! I highly recommend using her to find your next home in NYC. She is sweet, honest, smart, and diligent. I’ve used brokers in the past and Etie has been the best. Sometimes brokers can be soley sales-oriented, but not Etie! She gives you her opinion, but doesn’t push you one way or another. She is an incredibly hard-worker, available day or night, and gets back to you timely. She knows NY neighborhoods well, and will not stop searching until she finds you exactly what you are looking for – in the area you want and in the price-range you want. She doesn’t rush you and is encouraging and positive along the way. Etie helped me find the perfect apartment, and I’m so grateful to her for all of her help. You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Etie!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Aki ****

review date 08/16/2013 overall rating
Etie is by far the most helpful and considerate agent I've worked with. Searching for an apartment in the world's busiest city was not an easy task, especially for a young person like me. But Etie explained to me step by step how the whole process works, as well as the strategies to win the apartment among other competitors who want the same apartment. Etie is not one of those agents who are only interested in your money and throw whatever apartment they find at you then try to tell you what you want. She respects your needs and preference, however unique they are, and provide you with plenty of options, as well as her personal opinions. I highly recommend Etie to anyone who is eager to find an ideal apartment in New York City.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brian ****

review date 08/13/2013 overall rating
Etie is the best broker I've ever rented from. She actually cares about making sure you get a great home, and a great home that fits your life. Other brokers I've worked with before have pushed their agendas, and with others I've felt like I was being schemed into something I didn't want. But not with Etie, she will find you exactly what you are looking for. My father is a salesman and I grew up recognizing the sales tricks from him. So I can tell when someone is full of c**p. Etie continuously surprised me with her patience, hard work, and dedication to finding my wife and I the best one bedroom possible for our budget. She ended up finding an AMAZING 1br on the upper west side that was in our budget. And not only that, she talked down the landlord and got the apartment for $150 cheaper a month! We ended up taking her out to dinner to thank her cause we were so impressed. Simply: she's the best, work with her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date 08/05/2013 overall rating
Working with Etie was a blessing and I am sure I wouldn't have found an apartment I love so much without her. The first day we met up, Etie had booked over ten apartments for us to see, all of which were within my budget and located in the area I'd told her I was looking to move to. She clearly put in time and effort to find apartments that she knew would fit my specific parameters. She went out of her way to walk around the city with me all day long and view as many apartments as I wanted - I never felt rushed or pushed to make a decision. Etie gave me her honest and experienced opinion about all the apartments we viewed and it was easy for me to trust her opinion. Not only am I confident I saw the best options in the area, but I was very comfortable and at ease in her company. Searching for apartments in NYC is notoriously difficult but with Etie I found and signed for the perfect apartment in under two days. I've already recommended Etie to my friends and will continue to do so in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Juliana ****

review date 07/27/2013 overall rating
Etie was awesome. We worked with over 15 different people and although we didnt end up renting one of her listings she was by far the best agent. She showed us a variety of apartments with the parameters we gave her and after an initial showing she narrowed the search based on what we found we liked. We highly recommend Etie!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Sandy ****

review date 07/26/2013 overall rating
Etie has been extremely helpful in helping me find an apartment. While I haven't found an apartment to rent yet, she has gone above and beyond and help find the living space that I need. Encouraging, empathetic, and patience come naturally to her and are assets that are difficult to find in a broker. She works for the tenants, and fights to get what her clients want. Etie is a gem, and anyone that she helps is sure to find exactly what they're looking for. I look forward to working with her in the future, and highly recommend her!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

review date 07/14/2013 overall rating
Etie was extremely helpful to my fiance and I as we searched for our apartment. She stuck with us for weeks on the hunt, and she knew when to tell us if we were nit-picking or if we should hold out for something better. Even when we were busy with other things, Etie would keep us in mind and email us about new listings she thought fit our criteria. Thank you so much for all of your help!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Etie's Apartments

3br, Upper West Side, $9,250

3br, Upper West Side, $9,250

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Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
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1br, Upper West Side, $2,095

1br, Upper West Side, $2,095

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Studio, Upper West Side, $2,795

Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room
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