Curious which NYC apartments seemed to attract the most attention in 2015? We were too and we found that people went after apartments that were alluring in a variety of ways — especially in price. There were a couple of only-in-NYC rentals that caught the fancy of the city, including a Chinatown rental with a shower in the kitchen and a ridiculous Lincoln Square one-room unit measuring 100 square feet — but otherwise, it was business as usual.

Without further ado, here are the most popular sales and rental listings for 2015:

Most Popular Sales 2015

Sold: $689K – 1-Bedroom on Upper West Side (Below)
When will you ever find a prewar penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side with its own private terrace for under $700K? Maybe once and perhaps this was it.

UWS penthouse

Upper West Side penthouse sold for $689K.

In Contract: $575K – 1-Bedroom in Sutton Place (Below)
Ignore the French Regency style and get a load of the space (1,100 sq ft), the asking price ($575K) and the location (Sutton Place) and you’ve got an incredible apartment on your hands.


This Sutton Place 1-bed, 1.5-bath also has its own terrace.

Sold: $560K – 1-Bedroom in SoHo (Below)
Tin ceilings, exposed brick, hardwoods and a cozy layout would be enough for any popular neighborhood in New York, but put it on Sullivan Street in SoHo and watch the popularity meter go through the roof.

SoHo on Sullivan Street

SoHo one-bedroom on Sullivan Street

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Most Popular Rentals 2015

Rented: $1,100 – One room in Lincoln Square (Below)
What rental attracted the most attention in 2015? This one — which is perhaps the most ridiculous rental of 2015 — only because it is only 100 sq ft and it rented for $1,100 to a young chef who just arrived in New York and needed a place to hang his hat. We’ll give him a pass, but just this one time.

100 square foot apartment

100-sq ft apartment in Lincoln Square

Rented: $1,650 — One-Bathroom in Lincoln Square (Below)
Yes — another Lincoln Square apartment that caught everyone’s attention. While the listing description didn’t reveal whether this is a one-bedroom or a studio or what, people liked it enough to make it the second-most popular rental for 2015.

Apartment at 244-248 West 64th Street

Apartment at 244-248 West 64th Street

Rented: $2,000 – One room in Murray Hill (Below)
It looks like NYC is getting creative with the shared apartment concept. This unit is described as a private bedroom in a shared apartment, which means you share the bathroom and kitchen with another renter who has their own, private bedroom.

Private bedroom in shared apartment.

Private bedroom in shared apartment.

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