Relocating to New York City, or simply looking for a new apartment to call home? 

There’s no shortage of luxury apartment buildings — with a plethora of 360-degree views and must-have amenities — to consider. However, these incredible apartments usually come with a price tag to match. Moving to New York is infamously pricey including a broker fee, hefty security deposit, and often first and last month’s rent on top of it. 

At Rhino, we want our renters to be able to afford more of what they want and need: spacious bedrooms, a washer and dryer in the unit, sweeping hardwood floors, and outdoor access. That’s why we partner with luxury property owners in NYC to replace security deposits with security deposit insurance and to make housing more affordable citywide. When you have to pay less upfront, you can afford more. 

If you’re searching for your next home, be sure to add these four gorgeous locations to your list.

Four luxe no-fee apartments in NYC

The Ritz Plaza

Owned and operated by Stonehenge NYC, The Ritz Plaza offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom no-fee apartments close to the action in Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen. Apartments here are easy on the eyes with light hardwood floors, high ceilings, and impeccable views of the city, made all the better by balcony access. Every unit comes with a modern kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and full-size fridge. 

Image of the Ritz Plaza in Midtown Manhattan

Additional amenities include a full-time doorman, on-site valet, indoor swimming pool and fitness center, and member’s lounge (perfect for studio dwellers who need more space). Don’t miss out: Units here start at $2,333, and you don’t need a cash deposit with Rhino.

Enclave at The Cathedral

Enclave at The Cathedral is all about its inspiring location: This luxury apartment building from Brodsky shares its grounds with the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world, located in historical Morningside Heights. Offering studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom deposit-free apartments, many of the floor-to-ceiling windows in these units are cathedral-facing, giving residents a full view of the cathedral’s bell tower and pointed arch windows. What a way to start one’s morning! 

Image of Enclave at the Cathedral in Harlem

While the view is nice, it isn’t the only upside of living at Enclave at The Cathedral. Stainless steel kitchen appliances, quartzite countertops, a washer and dryer in the unit, and Grohe bathroom finishes make each apartment extra sleek and comfortable at the same time. All this, and it’s completely deposit-free


Another gorgeous apartment building nestled in the heart of Midtown and close to Central Park. The Marc from Moinian offers epic studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with 8-foot-tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows in both the living areas and bedrooms. Each unit comes with top-tier features including easy-to-clean Oak wood flooring and walk-in closets. On sunny days, retreat to the 10,000 square foot sundeck for fresh air and sprawling cityscapes. That’s high-rise living! 

image of an apartment at marc with beautiful windows and an open-concept living room

Distinct to Marc are its many valet services including dry cleaning, laundry, and housekeeping which is crucial when living without a washer and dryer in the unit. A Twenty-four-hour concierge and doorman provide you with the information you need to live an active lifestyle in NYC. Ready to move in? Rhino and The Marc can make this more easily affordable for you. 

4545 Center Blvd

The LIC is on the up-and-up, with 4545 Center Blvd from TFC offering luxury waterfront apartments that, you guessed it, are deposit free. The benefit of moving to Long Island City is that there is more room for everyone: 4545 Center Blvd is the only location on our list that offers three-bedroom no-fee apartments. 

image of 4545 Center Blvd which is an apartment building in long island city

Across the river from Manhattan, see the full New York City skyline from your light-filled living room or balcony. Your home is an oasis here with a full eat-in kitchen island, walk-in closets and amenities to make life easier including a dishwasher, washer and dryer, and stainless appliances. 

Families (including your beloved pets) are welcome here. The building has an on-location children’s playroom, an expansive landscaped roof terrace with BBQ Grills, sundeck, dog run, and indoor lounge & club room! Just outside, you’ll find 12 acres of green parks, an outdoor sports park, and a K-8 school close by!

Seasoned renters know that more space and more convenient amenities are a necessity especially in cities like NYC! Rhino is proud to partner with property owners that prioritize the modern-day renter and their needs in every borough. Together, we can make life richer and easier for New Yorkers.

If you want to find an apartment that offers Rhino, it’s as easy as searching for no-fee apartments from one of the above property owners or check us on Streeteasy. Happy hunting! 

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KT Heins-Nagamoto

KT Heins-Nagamoto is a senior brand writer at Rhino. They advocate for security deposit alternatives and renter rights in everything they write.