Manhattan Lofts: The Latest Lofts for Rent

$4,750 West Village
LOFT Convertible Floorplan
1500 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 1 Hour since update
$3,125 1 Astor Place
LOFT Exclusive
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 2 Hours since update
$3,050 East Village
LOFT
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Luxury Highrise
~ 2 Hours since update
$4,800 West Village
LOFT No Fee
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$2,050 Upper East Side
LOFT
Elevator, Dishwasher, Elevator Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$1,850 Upper East Side
LOFT
Cats Only, Loft Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$1,950 Upper East Side
LOFT
Cats Only, Loft Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$3,000 Clinton
LOFT
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Elevator Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$4,500 Lower East Side
LOFT
Pets Allowed, Pre War
~ 3 Hours since update
One good reason to love the New York City government is that in 1964 they struck down a plan to put an expressway through Soho and ruin the neighborhood that is home to some of the best Manhattan lofts. Unfortunately, just because they still exist doesn't mean they are easy to find or pay for.

The prototypical Manhattan lofts are in converted warehouses or factories in downtown Manhattan. Neighborhoods like Soho, Nolita, Tribeca, the East Village, the West Village, Chinatown and the Financial District have some of the original spaces converted into residential lofts. Think Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's home in the movie Ghost. After those original spaces were gobbled up, new lofts were built in attempts to create more spaces with open floorplans, large windows and rugged details. These lofts can be found throughout Manhattan and not just in the above listed downtown neighborhoods.

If the Manhattan lofts are too pricey, you can find some of the same spaces in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Dumbo or Williamsburg.