Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper West Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper West Side

Unique pre war studio in prime Upper West location. Marble bathrooms and high ceilings with fireplace! Easy approval.
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Studio, 315 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $1,985
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Studio, 169 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $2,000
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Studio, 337 W 48th St, Hell's Kitchen, $1,895

$1,895, Hell's Kitchen

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Great Alcove studio on a beautiful tree lined block. Apartment features: hardwood floors, high ceilings, plenty of light, great s (...)
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Studio, 326 E 35 Th St., Murray Hill, $1,995

$1,995, Murray Hill

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Custom high end renovations in this fantastic studio bedroom. Apartment features a marble bathroom and granite kitchen with stain (...)
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Studio, Sutton Place, $1,895

$1,895, Sutton Place

• Bright Studio w large windows* Newly painted* Fantastic location, walk to transportation, restaurants and supermarkets* Call NO (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

Huge Upper Eastside Studio Steal!! This apartment features a seperate renovated kitchen and bathroom, great closet space, oakwood (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

This Spacious and Bright Studio apartment features Great hardwood floors, bright windows, spacious closets, great kitchen, and a (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper West Side

Cozy studio apartment located on the upper westside, equipped with new appliances in an elevator building.
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7 agents listing apt.
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, East Village, $2,000

$2,000, East Village

Studio with hardwood floors. Prime East Village, tree lined block with good sunlight. Safe. CLOSE TO NYU
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Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

Nice East Village studio with hardwood floors. Hot location. Very safe. Great apartment for NYC student. Call bryan me to see.
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

STUDUIO Renovated with hardwood floors. Great neighborhood. Call BRYAN to see. CLOSE YO SUBWAY
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

Upper East Side Studio Prewar building High Ceilings spacious featuring hard wooden floors ,wooden cabinets kitchen, and spacious (...)
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29 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

Up for rent is a LARGE STUDIO apartment, located in an AMAZING UPPER EAST SIDE location. The living space is EXTREMELY large for (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,725

$1,725, Upper East Side

Upper East Side Studio apartment spacious with Polished gleaming wooden floors with extra large window to give apartment good amo (...)
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Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,895

$1,895, Morningside Heights

Studio.. Kitchenette w/ darkwood cabinets, granitecountertops and ss appliances.Charming walk-up bldg. Baby steps toColumbia Univ (...)
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Studio, 336 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,925

$1,925, Washington Heights

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Beautiful one bedroom located in a fantastic neighborhood! The building includes a live-in Super, On-site laundry (coming soon!) (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

A steal in the LES! A very large studio, with a breakfast bar. Large area for bed and living room area. Easily fits a queen, and (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Lower East Side

Bright light and hardwoods throughout.Exposed brick in the living/sleep area. Large enough for a queen bed and then some.Open kit (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper West Side

$1900 Real Deal! BIG Studio West 100s Broadway Elvtr Lndry Columbia Univ Campus Quiet & Big Studio available for move-in imm (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Charming studio, breakfast bar in kitchen, granite bathroom, separate dressing area (use as a walk-in closet) high ceilings, hard (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

This SPACIOUS studio features full size windows, hardwood flooring, tile bathrooms, in the central east 80s. Please contact me to (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

This studio is located in East 60s.  It is located in a elevator building, it features hardwood floorings, lots of sunlight and t (...)
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7 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,818

$1,818, Upper East Side

Beautiful large light filled studio with decorative brick fireplace and separate windowed eat-in kitchen. Full windowed bathroom. (...)
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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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