Rentals get bells and whistles

July 25, 2007 12:00AM

From the July issue: Manhattan rental building developers are taking on more high-end amenities to entice would-be dwellers. From swimming pools and saunas to playrooms, dog services and state-of-the-art health clubs, rental buildings seemingly have it all. But the perks are not exactly freebies: Tenants are increasingly paying more to live in these buildings. “The rental buildings are almost being taken to the level of condominiums [or] hotels,” said Daren Hornig, managing partner of Saxa, a real estate investment and development company that is scouting out Manhattan sites for a rental building. more By Lauren Elkies

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