No fee apartment rentals in New York City are more prevalent than you might think. All you need is a website that has aggregated all of the buildings, websites, contact information in an easy to digest manner.
Our numbers only include apartment buildings that can be linked to a property managers' website. That way renters are able to go direct by emailing or calling to setup an appointment for a showing. By connecting the user to the website, we provide the source information as proof. No bait and switch tactics, no middlemen to cause any confusion.
We haven't found every building in NYC yet but our current count for no fee apartments for rent NYC are:
Here is a map for all of those buildings in Manhattan