Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper East Side

Immediate Occupancy * Large Studio In Elevator Laundry BuildingRecently Renovated Marble Bathroom with Window. Modern Kitchen, Wh (...)
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Studio, 4996 Broadway, Inwood, $1,345

$1,345, Inwood

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An amazing Inwood find, certain to go quickly. This incredible Studio is the total package, complete with a spacious interior, h (...)
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Studio, 317 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 510 East 88th Street, Upper East Side, $1,829

$1,829, Upper East Side

No feeBy Owner
NO FEE! LARGE, Bright Studio Apartment with Street Views! This unit features an updated kitchen that is separate from the living (...)
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Studio, 452 East 78th Street, Upper East Side, $1,659

$1,659, Upper East Side

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NO FEE! Sunny, Spacious Studio Apartment with Street Views! This great Upper Eastside studio features an updated kitchen with a d (...)
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Studio, 1378 York Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper East Side

No feeBy Owner
Brand new, large studio apartment. Gourmet kitchen equipped with caesarstone counter-tops, stainless steel appliances including (...)
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Studio, 2216 8th Avenue, Harlem, $1,950
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

Call or text: 4 1 5 8 5 0 8 0 5 7Studio - West 105th Street/West End Avenue Spacious & Very bright UWS studio. High ceilings, (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,950

$1,950, East Village

Call or text: 4 1 5 8 5 0 8 0 5 7Adorable apartment completely remodeled with hardwood floors, marble bath, new kitchen, and inte (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Call or text: Large studio with separate kitchenGreat location on 65th between Park and MadisonPet FriendlyTo see this apartment (...)
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8 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Dishwasher, Backyard, Balcony, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Terrace
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Huge Studio on Upper East side. Brand new bathroom and kitchen. Sunny and bright, with lots of potential! Big closets too! Call t (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

Quiet and Cute with tons of Closet Space and a Huge Backyard! Walk In Closet! Video Intercom, Laundry and Elevator, Great Upper E (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,975

$1,975, Midtown East

WELL MAINTAINED RENOVATED ELEVATOR BROWNSTONE IN MIDTOWN EAST FEATURES MARBLE ENTRY & RENOVATED APST JUST STEPS TO PARK, SUB (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Large two room studio offers bedroom that will happily accommodate a Queen + separate open plan kitchen / living room. Full windo (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,875

$1,875, Upper East Side

Just two flights up to this studio offering wall of closets - decorative brick fire place and strip wood flooring. Full windowed (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,725
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,685

$1,685, Upper East Side

LOVELY TREE LINED STREET IN MIDTOWN EAST SOPHISTICATED BUILDING WITH MANY UPDATES NEAR SUBWAYS, CINEMA, CENTRAL PARK & CAFE (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,997

$1,997, Clinton

NEW MIDDLE INCOMING HOUSING OPPORTUNITY! NEWLY CONSTRUCTED APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN HELL'S KITCHEN! OFFERING VACANT APTS AT THE INC (...)
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Studio, Bowery, $1,970

$1,970, Bowery

Amazing studio apartment with lots of space that gets great light! Hardwood floors, Kitchenette, Full Bath. Close to Union Square (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,950

$1,950, Clinton

Low fee: 8.37%
This is a walk apartment building and have a live in superbeautiful studio in hells kitchen area lots of bars and restaurants all (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $2,000

$2,000, Hell's Kitchen

Low fee: 8.37%
This building has elevator 24/7 concierge doorman, Bicycle room also laundry room for the tenant use This building located on Wes (...)
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Studio, 621 E 11th St, East Village, $1,650

$1,650, East Village

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This one of a kind, studio apartment is located in the heart of the east village. Has a shared back yard. This pet friendly apa (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,925

$1,925, East Harlem

POST-WAR LUXURY IN THE HEART OF EAST HARLEM. THIS MID-RISE BUILDING HAS AN ELEGANT LOBBY WITH A PART-TIME DOORMAN, BIKE STORAGE , (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,995

$1,995, Midtown East

Description Prime Gramercy location near the 6 train. This Renovated bright studio features huge walk in closet, h (...)
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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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