Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, East Village, $1,994

$1,994, East Village

Bright 2 Room Studio apartment in the heart of the energetic East Village area. Neighborhood features a range of top-rated dining (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

Actual Pics!!! Very Bright and Spacious with plenty closets. Laundry in Building...To view call/text Diane @Bond New York is a r (...)
Studio
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Absolutely Exquisite, sun-filled, spacious studio features new renovation, hardwood floors, good closet space, separate kitchen w (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper West Side

Sun-drenched, XL Studio features new renovation, high ceilings, good closet space, hardwood floors, large windows, full kitchen w (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,300

$1,300, Harlem

Spacious studio in pre-war walk up building located in upcoming neighborhood, Hamilton Heights is available immediately. This uni (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper West Side

Brownstone bldg on tree lined block near central park,gym & laundrymat. Polished wood floors, marble bathrooms, amplekitchen (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper West Side

GREAT STUDIO ON THE UPPER WEST SIDErnRenovatedbathroom, two large closets, and windows on both sides of theapartment, laundry, gr (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Large studio in great UES location. Apartment featuresvery high ceilings, exposed brick wall, decorative fireplace,separate eat-i (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,835
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,875
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Studio, Midtown Center, $1,495

$1,495, Midtown Center

Renovated studio with separate kitchen and hardwood floors. well maintained walk up building on tree lined block. Available Octob (...)
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Studio, 317 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $1,985
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Studio, 220 Wadsworth Avenue, Washington Heights, $2,000

$2,000, 220 Wadsworth Avenue

By Owner
Located in an amazing neighborhood! 5 minute walk to A and 1 trains. Easy access on and off the GW bridge. Great restaurants and (...)
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Studio, 206 W 132nd St, Harlem, $1,500

$1,500, 206 W 132nd St

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LOCATION: 132nd Street Between 7th Avenue & 8th Avenue FEATURES: *High Ceilings *Sunny & Spacious Unit *Heat/Hot Wa (...)
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Studio, Midtown Center, $2,000

$2,000, Midtown Center

Located in the upper 40s off 3rd Avenue.Loads of space, lots of closets.Well equipped kitchen.And one of those rare awesome venti (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,675

$1,675, Upper East Side

AN AMAZING DEAL!! Recently renovated, goregous, spacious studio apartment loacted in a well maintained building.in an excellent n (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper West Side

HAVE FUN IN THIS SUNNY STUDIO! THIS SPACIOUS ABODE IS PERFECT STUDIO! IT FEATURES A MODERN KITCHEN, HARDWOOD FLOORS, AMPLE CLOSET (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,900

$1,900, Midtown East

Fall inlove with this extremely spacious studio!!! The features include ample closet space, a modern kitchen, nicely done hardwoo (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,995

$1,995, Hell's Kitchen

This extremely spacious studio is a sure steal!! It includes many amenities such as hardwood floors, ample closets, a modern kitc (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,875

$1,875, Hell's Kitchen

THIS NEWLY RENOVATED STUDIO APARTMENT IS A SURE STEAL!!! THE NEW RENOVATIONS MAKE THIS SPACE ABSOLUTELY NEW!! NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,875

$1,875, East Village

Actual Apartment Photos!!! Charming, pet friendly, pre-war bldg. On great block, two blocks to Tompkins Sq. Park & subway. Re (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,835

$1,835, Upper East Side

This beautiful studio apartment is in the Prime East 70's in New York's Upper East Side. It includes hardwood floors throughout, (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

ACTUAL PHOTOS!!Great studio in prime Upper East Side location!! October 1st move in!!!For Immediate Access & Other Inquiries (...)
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Studio, Washington Heights, $1,500

$1,500, Washington Heights

TO VIEW CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL FELECIA FOR AN IMMEDIATE SHOWING!!
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Studio, Roosevelt Island, $2,000

$2,000, Roosevelt Island

No fee
Lifestyle on Roosevelt Island revolves around comfort, convenience. This building offers state-of-the-art amenities: Tenant loung (...)
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Studio, 1661 York Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,900

$1,900, 1661 York Avenue

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Amazing Studio Hardwood Floor, High Ceilings, whit Kitchen Marble Bath Lots of Closets, Elevator, Laundry, Superintendent, Near t (...)
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Studio, 523 East 85 Th Street, Upper East Side, $1,835

$1,835, 523 East 85 Th Street

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Great studio for low rent and rent stabilize:- High ceiling and hardwood floor - Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and micro (...)
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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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