See the Most Expensive Rental in New York

We all know city real estate is expensive–the city’s first $100 million condo sold two years ago–and rents are never a bargain in Gotham, but here’s a listing that gives new meaning to the term “pricey digs.”  A floor-through 11-room apartment at The Pierre Hotel (795 Fifth), is now renting for $500,000 a month (which sounds a little less costly than $6 million a year, which is what the annual tab works out to, of course.) Corcoran has the listing for what is now the most expensive rental in New York.

An interior view of the Pierre apartment renting for $500,000 per month. Photos: Donna Dotan

So what do you get for half a mill a month? Lots of sweeping vistas for one (according to the listing–full city, park, river and skyline views–private elevator, six bedrooms, six and a half baths, and plenty of space to ramble around in–some 4,786 square feet. Plus there are “soaring” ceiling heights and plenty of pre-war details, including a living room lined in silk and brocade, and Murano glass chandeliers.

The park view of the Pierre rental, the priciest in the city.

Anyone who rents the property will have access to such Pierre hotel services as a dedicated concierge, twice-daily maid service and use of the fitness and business centers. There’s room service, too, and for easy-breezy dining the Pierre’s new French-inspired restaurant, Perrine. For Champagne and cocktails, it’s hard to beat The Rotunda, adjacent to Perrine, one of the city’s most fabled rooms. The frescoed space was recently re-imagined by architect Daniel Romualdez. Anyone who rents the apartment can also make use of a chauffeur-driven Jaguar XJL,

The property is available for short and long term stays of one month or more. For more information go to