Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, East Village, $1,950

$1,950, East Village

**Beautifully Renovated Sun Filled Studio In The Heart Of The East Village** **Available Immediately** **Broker Fee**
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Studio, Inwood, $1,400

$1,400, Inwood

Studio apartment located in Inwood for a LOW price! Newly renovated in a beautiful building, excellent neighborhood, near publ (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,480

$1,480, Harlem

Built in 1920, this mid-rise building is 6 stories tall and contains 23 apartments. Bright High Ceiling Studio on a quiet tree l (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,995

$1,995, Clinton

**BEST DEAL FOR A MINT STUDIO IN ELEVATOR BUILDING IN HEART OF CITY** **STEPS FROM SEVERAL SUBWAY LINES AND NINTH AVENUE RESTA (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,650

$1,650, Upper East Side

**Rent Stabilized Studio In The Heart Of The Upper East Side** Spacious Studio Apartment features hardwood floors, over-sized (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,850

$1,850, East Village

This elegant and very large studio located on East Village in a well maintained building, Hardwood floors and good closet space. (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,650

$1,650, Upper East Side

SUNNY SPACIOUS STUDIO APARTMENT FEATURING SPARKLING HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, EXTRA HIGH CEILINGS, OVER SIZED WINDOWS, DECORATI (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,650

$1,650, Upper East Side

Hot New Listing Available 12/1 Beautiful Studio In Elevator Bldg In Heart Of The Upper East Side Broker Fee Applies
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,575

$1,575, Upper East Side

Least expensive studio apartment in the Upper East Side. Available Immediately. Broker Fee applies.
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

**ENORMOUS SUN FLOODED UES STUDIO WITH SEPARATE EAT IN KITCHEN** **BEAUTIFUL EXPOSED BRICK WALLS** **POLISHED HARDWOOD FLOO (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,575

$1,575, Upper East Side

**Unbelievably Low Priced Studio Apartment In The Upper East Side** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,675

$1,675, Upper East Side

**ENORMOUS SUNNY STUDIO IN THE HEART OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE** **UNBELIEVABLY LOW RENT** **APARTMENT FEATURES BEAUTIFUL OAK (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

**East 80's** **Huge Studio With Separate Kitchen & Plenty Of Closets/Storage Space** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,950

$1,950, Hell's Kitchen

**Cozy studio in elevator building in the heart of Hell's Kitchen** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

**BEST STUDIO DEAL IN THE EAST 70S** **MASSIVE SUN FLOODED 2 ROOM STUDIO WITH SEPARATE KITCHEN** **OVER-SIZED WINDOWS, GORG (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

**E 80s BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED SPACIOUS STUDIO APARTMENT** **LOOK AT HOW CLEAN THESE HARDWOOD FLOORS ARE** **ONLY 1 FLIGHT U (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

**East 70's** **Cozy Mint Condition Studio Available Immediately** **Broker Fee**
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,800

$1,800, Hell's Kitchen

**LEAST EXPENSIVE STUDIO IN MIDTOWN WEST** **RUN! DON'T WALK!** Sunny studio apartment in great Midtown West location Hardw (...)
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Studio, Murray Hill, $1,775

$1,775, Murray Hill

**Least Expensive Studio Apartment In Murray Hill** **Will Not Last** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,675

$1,675, Upper East Side

**Enormous Sun Flooded Studio In The Heart Of The Upper East Side** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Murray Hill, $1,800

$1,800, Murray Hill

PRICEBUSTER STUDIO APARTMENT IN MURRAY HILL ULTRA CONVENIENT SPACE CENTRALLY LOCATED IN EAST 30'S WILL NOT LAST BROKER F (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,800

$1,800, East Village

**NICE CLEAN BUDGET STUDIO APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE** **HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, HIGH CEILINGS, FULL SIZE (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Large studio with hardwood floors in walkup. Includes dishwasher and microwave. Close to all stores. Gets good sunlight. Call me, (...)
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Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,800

$1,800, Morningside Heights

renovated studio hardwood floor, close to columbia college, great for student, call Bryan
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Studio, 41 West 86th St, Upper West Side, $1,990

$1,990, Upper West Side

No feeBy Owner
Parc Cameron, a charming building located on the Upper West Side, offers newly renovated apartments with high beamed ceilings, st (...)
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Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,800

$1,800, Morningside Heights

This is a Bright Studio located near the river and Columbia University, Bernard, and Teachers College!! Near the buses and trains (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,820

$1,820, Upper East Side

* Pets Allowed * Recently Renovated Building * Window A/C units----------------nice studio in quiet block near night llife, par (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,750

$1,750, Harlem

No fee1 month free
* * Elevator * Doormani--------------------nice studio in highrise doorman, two blocks from #1 train night life -------- * Ele (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,800

$1,800, Harlem

No fee1 month free
* Pets OK on a case by case basis * Elevator * Doorman * Live-in Super * Video Security * Hi-Speed Internet * Laundry in th (...)
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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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