Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, 423 East 90th Street, Upper East Side, $1,925
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Studio, 1743 1st Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,890
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Studio, 884 Riverside Drive, Washington Heights, $1,650

$1,650, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous studio located in fantastic neighborhood overlooking the Hudson River! Apartment features: stainless steel appliances, g (...)
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Studio, 66 72 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,600

$1,600, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous one bedroom. Apartment features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and marble bathroom.
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Studio, 423 East 90th Street, Upper East Side, $1,945
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,873

$1,873, East Harlem

*Large Studio* $1,873* LUXURY 24 HOUR DOORMAN BUILDING*Prime East Harlem Location* -FULL KITCHEN w/ Breakfast Bar, Caesar ston (...)
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Studio, Washington Heights, $1,850

$1,850, Washington Heights

This cozy yet modern TWO bedroom is located in a wonderful elevator building. Apartment includes: Dishwasher New Hardwood Floors (...)
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Studio, Manhattanville, $1,550

$1,550, West Harlem

Amazing newly renovated 2 bedroom including:-Lots of light-Great views-Elevator -Laundry in building-Heat-Cooking Gas-Hot water i (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,875

$1,875, Upper East Side

Nice sized and bright Upper East side studio featuring a renovated kitchen, large living area, planked hardwood floors, and a win (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

Large, light filled, ground floor, front facing studio with separate windowed and full bathroom on quaint Upper East side block. (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,789

$1,789, Upper East Side

Low fee: 8.37%
~~Utilities are included in rent!~~Beautiful, tree lined street in upper 70's of the Upper East Side makes for a fantastic neighb (...)
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Studio, 430 East 11th Street, East Village, $1,695

$1,695, East Village

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***NEW TO MARKET***TOP FLOOR*** TONS OF SUNLIGHT***This well-priced studio offers polished hard wood floors, an open kitchen with (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Lower East Side

~Best Studio on Lower East Side ~Bright & Sunny ~Newly Renovated Kitchen ~Easy Approval ~Low Brokerage Fee ~Move Before the H (...)
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Studio, Murray Hill, $1,700

$1,700, Murray Hill

Prime location in greater Murray Hill close to subway, madison sq. Park & good dining. Attractive bldg, upgraded pre-war apts (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Sutton Place, $1,850

$1,850, Sutton Place

• Bright Studio w large windows* Newly painted* Fantastic location, walk to transportation, restaurants and supermarkets* Call NO (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

Nice and comfortable two room studio apartment with brand new kitchen, separate bedroom and nice bathroom. only third floor walk (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Brand New to the Market Gorgeous and Spacious Studio, Pets ok
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Available Immediately Fully Furnished near Tram, Subways & Second Avenue!! NOTE: Don't pass this one up. Ask for Charles Anh (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper East Side

UES-SPACIOUS STUDIO WITH NEW KITCHEN-GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD & PRICE. APARTMENT GETS A LOT OF NATURAL LIGHT WITH HIGH CEILINGS AN (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

There;s nothing this size at this price in the neighborhood! Large renovated studio apartment in a beautiful elevator building! H (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

NEW to the market & ready to rent! This large charming studio features high ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors and a gr (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper East Side

An Amazing Large studio, Hardwood floors, High ceiling, Brand New Modern Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Black Counter t (...)
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Studio, 433 East 83 Rd Street, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

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BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IN THE UPPE EAST, NEWLY RENOVATED, SPACIOUS AND SUNNY. FULL SEPARATE KITCHEN. MARBLE BATHROOM. LAUNDRY IN BUILDI (...)
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Studio, Little Italy, $1,775

$1,775, Little Italy

The apartment is within walking distance from all the best restaurants in the neighborhood, Residents enjoy stunning natural Ligh (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,400

$1,400, East Harlem

JUST LISTED-GORGEOUS STUDIO-SUPER LOW FEE-CHECK DESCRIPTION AND PICS-CONTACT ME ASAP BEFORE IT IS GONE!!!!This is a gorgeous newl (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper West Side

This is a studio apartment that needs to be rented A.S.A.P. It is a bright apartment with double exposure. All hardwood floors ru (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,995

$1,995, Midtown East

Midtown East!! Huge studio in the elevator laundry building. Pets are welcom!!! contact NATALY to see.
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If you have a neighborhood that you really want to live in but just can't afford, one easy way to find cheap apartments in NYC is to look in nearby neighborhoods that are somewhat less desirable but offer apartments at a significant discount. Here are a few examples:

Expensive:Greenwich Village apartments
Alternative/cheap: East Village apartments
Comments: If you want to live in the Greenwich Village area, the East Village is the cheapest neighborhood. It is a bit grungy, further from trains and louder in the evening. Alternatively, this means it has more cool bars and restaurants and a younger vibe.

Expensive: Tribeca apartments
Alternative/cheap: Battery Park City apartments
Comments: Battery Park lacks the charm of Tribeca but offers great views of the Hudson River, more park space and full service buildings. Plus, Tribeca is only a short walk away. This is a great alternative for cheap apartments in NYC.

Expensive: Park Slope apartments
Alternative/cheap: Park Slope South apartments, Prospect Heights apartments
Comments: Park Slope South has great access to the stores and restaurants of 5th and 7th Avenues, but at a lower price than Park Slope as often defined by the 321 school district. If you aren't looking to send kids there, you should think about living just outside of it where you get the benefits of the neighborhood with a little bit less cost. Also, if you want to live north of Union Street, this is also a great neighborhood outside of the 321 school district.

Expensive: Upper East Side apartments, Midtown apartments, Midtown East apartments
Alternative/cheap: Roosevelt Island apartments
Comments: Roosevelt Island is the landmass between Manhattan and Queens in the middle of the East River. Renters can access Manhattan via the subway (F Train), Tram, or car, although it is a long ride from Queens into Manhattan). While a bit removed from Manhattan, Roosevelt Island is a great to find for those adamant about searching cheap apartments in NYC. For those that haven't been to Roosevelt Island, it has the newly built feel of Battery Park City.
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