|Squash courts, dog spas and lavish outdoor terraces: for those who can afford it in New York City, renting a luxury condominium is the way to go.
Curbed.com released a list of some of the most lavish condo rentals in New York City, and they’re sure to receive competing offers from one-percenters.
Filed under the category of “Ridiculous Amenity Alert,” the buildings contain a number of lavish extras for tenants.
In fact that’s how most of the buildings seem designed. They offer as many amenities as possible so that tenants — and their money — can stay in one place.
Listings like these come just as rent control regulations in New York City are expiring.
Come Monday, June 15, regulations that keep landlords from driving up rent prices and doing away with rent control will no longer be in effect, leaving thousands of New Yorkers vulnerable.
Senior citizens are especially worried about the change, as many are on fixed incomes and just barely able to afford their rents already.
Carlyle Bernard, a 70-year-old renter living in Crown Heights, worries that his $925 apartment rent could double when the regulations expire.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said that two million people in New York live in one million rent-regulated apartment units. Around 250,000 of those units house senior citizens, who have lived there for an average of 23 years on a median income of $24,000 — 30% of which goes to paying their rent.
Advocates for tenants’ rights say that there’s nothing to fear and that renters still have legal protections.