Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Lower East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Lower East Side

Wonderful opportunity to live in the Lower East Side at way under market value!! This beautiful studio has been well taken care o (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,650

$1,650, East Harlem

*****BRAND NEW GUT RENOVATED ELEVATOR BUILDING***** ~ ~BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN THIS SPACIOUS EAST HARLEM APT~ ~ - MODERN KI (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

This elevator building is home amount of living space  in an attractive building and was voted tops in its price range by "the re (...)
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Studio, Greenwich Village, $1,836

$1,836, Greenwich Village

Cute studio apartment in a well maintained building on a beautiful tree lined street in Greenwich Village. Bright with a large wi (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Come move into this East 60's off Madison Charming and spacious townhouse studio. Newly renovated, bright south exposure, and hug (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

No fee
Gorgeous studio in great location just off 3rd avenue. This unit features hardwood throughout, great closet space, high ceilings, (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Gorgeous studio with great charm and exposed brick. Unit features hardwood throughout, great closet space, separate kitchen. Clos (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper West Side

Spacious TOWNHOUSE studio on a beautiful tree lined Central Park block in the Upper West Side. Apartment has hardwood floors, s (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper West Side

UPPER WEST SIDE/ 71st & West End Beautiful and renovated studio apartment. Separate and spacious living area with crown mo (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,800

$1,800, Midtown East

No fee
This unit is in a well kept walk up building on the 2nd floor. This large studio has already been converted with a wall so it act (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

Impeccable newly renovated studio. This unit gets amazing light, high ceilings, hardwood floors, abundance of closet space and la (...)
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Studio, Roosevelt Island, $1,895

$1,895, Roosevelt Island

These freshly remodeled apartments, modernized lobbies and redesigned landscaping, enhance the lives of their residents and the q (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Roosevelt Island, $1,950

$1,950, Roosevelt Island

These freshly remodeled apartments, modernized lobbies and redesigned landscaping, enhance the lives of their residents and the q (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Gramercy Park, $1,995

$1,995, Gramercy Park

Studio under renovation. Great brand new kitchen, and sliding glass doors to enjoy city views.
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Verified listing
2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,650
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Verified listing
Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,850

$1,850, Morningside Heights

Great one bedroom features Hardwood floors, high celings, Renovated marble bathroom, Renovated kitchen. Heat and hot water includ (...)
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Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,900

$1,900, Morningside Heights

Renovated studio with freshly waxed hardwood floors Located in a great and safe location. In walking distance to shopping and clo (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Nice studio in prime Upper East side location. Hardwood floors. Renovated. Gets good sunlight. Call me to see, will go fast.
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper West Side

Morningside Heights studio. This apartment is great for Columbia student. Hardwood floors. Close to train. Call me for viewing.
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Renovated studio, hardwood floors, good light, tree line block, close to subway call Bryan
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

Brand apartment Large Living room Great natural lighting Brand new kithchen Lots of close (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
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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