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The Melar

250 West 93rd Street, New York, NY, 10025
Rental Building in Upper West Side
$$$$ | Studio, 1, 2 Bed
143 Units | 20 Floors | Built in 2005
Managed By Rose Associates

4 Active Rental Listings

Date Apt # Rent Beds Baths Months Free
2020-01-22 09D $3,277 0 1.0 1.0
2020-01-22 21E $3,504 0 1.0 1.0
2020-01-22 10H $4,800 1 1.0 1.0
2020-01-22 PHD $4,818 1 1.0 1.0

33 Past Rental Listings

Date Apt # Rent Beds Baths Months Free
2020-01-08 09D $3,277 0 1.0 1.0
2020-01-08 10H $4,800 1 1.0 1.0
2020-01-08 PHD $4,818 1 1.0 1.0
2020-01-08 07F $6,642 2 2.0 1.0
2020-01-08 19C $7,938 2 2.0 1.0
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Building Amenities

No fee building1 No Fee Building
Cats allowed1 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 Doorman
Elevator1 Elevator(2)
Gym1 Gym
Laundry in building1 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 Live in super
Management company run1 Management Company Run
Roof deck1 Roof Deck

Building Price Range

Studio $3,300 +
1 Bed $4,500 +
2 Bed $6,500 +

Broker Fee Savings

Studio $3,960
1 Bed $5,400
2 Bed $7,800

Subway

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96th St

7 min walk, 0.25 miles

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86th St

4 min walk, 0.48 miles

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96th St

4 min walk, 0.29 miles

Building Reviews (4)

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Anonymous

Sep 05, 2016

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Pros:

We've lived at the Melar since 2011. The building is in beautiful condition and is very well maintained. The staff is exceptional. Each member does their job well and contributes to providing a very homey environment. Common areas are very nice and the gym is quite good for a building gym. Repairs and maintenance are usually done within 24 hours and are done right the first time. We're very happy to call The Melar home and plan to stick around for a long time.

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Anonymous

Feb 22, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

I checked out The Melar and was impressed with the size of apartments! Beautiful furnishings but the rent is kind of high for the area. Front desk Staff was great!

Anonymous1

Anonymous

Dec 17, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

I lived in the Melar for 8 or 9 years, basically since the building opened. It's really a phenomenal building with an amazing staff. Everyone who works there is focused on making it a great home for the residents, and the condition of the apartments and common areas is really terrific. The renovation choices they made have been really good, and the apartment finishes are super classy and high-end looking (and the apartments are quiet!). The gym is large and modern (and usually pretty empty). You'll read it in other reviews as well - the guys who work here are the best in the city. It's a total five-star building with a six star staff.So why the four-star review? It's a 4.8-star review that I've rounded down. The rental office can be tricky to work with, and overall the rents are bordering on unreasonable. My personal experience with the renewal process was very challenging, pretty much every time. The initial renewal offers are generally in the neighborhood of offensive, followed by a period of aggressive negotiating on Rose's part. I'm not sure why they do that - they could just offer a reasonable renewal at the price they're anticipating negotiating down to, and everyone would leave the process more satisfied. They can change that approach easily, so maybe they'll make it less contentious in the future. The only other drawbacks a potential renter might want to consider are the lack of washer/dryer in one bedrooms, which seems to be unusual for an apartment at $5k/month, and a neighborhood that isn't for everyone. I loved it, but there's no denying that there is a high density of projects and supportive housing in the immediate area.I'd like to move back to the Melar in the future, and hopefully can change the review to 5 stars at that time, if they can tweak their revenue strategy. I get the sense that they fundamentally don't want to chase people away, so I'm optimistic.And just one word about the 80/20 situation. Like I said, I lived there for close to a decade, and other than one person, I couldn't tell you who was market rate and who was low- and moderate-income (and I honestly don't know why that would matter, anyway). It's a friendly community with friendly tenants, all of whom belong there.

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Anonymous

Aug 18, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

Me and my wife lived here for two years and it really felt like home. The apartment was recently renovated with a great kitchen, and nice wooden floors. We were on the 6th floor but the windows kept most of the noise out. The gym is spacious and clean and always pretty empty. The location can't be beat with an express stop less than 30 seconds from the building entrance. But what really made the building feel like home was the staff. The doormen and maintenance staff were spectacular, friendly, and always helpful. Brian, Francisco, Tommie, Juan, Marc, Andy, Jose, and I'm sure I'm forgetting others. Amazing service, we were sad to leave. Rent is definitely high, and was increasing to what we thought was too high at the time we left, but a worthwhile building.