Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, 852 8th Ave, Theater District - Times Square, $1,850

$1,850, Theater Dist. - Times Sq.

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This is a charming studio, just steps from Central Park! This apartment features a full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. Th (...)
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Studio, 157 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $1,925
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Studio, 240 West 73rd St., Upper West Side, $1,629

$1,629, Upper West Side

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NO FEE Studio!! UWS Small studio with incredible views in a doorman elevator Building with laundry and fitness center! All Ut (...)
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Studio, 165 E. 90th St., Upper East Side, $1,999

$1,999, Upper East Side

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NO FEE! Sunny Studio with Exposed Brick, Street Views, and Onsite Laundry! This sunny, spacious studio features an updated kitch (...)
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Studio, 401 East 77th Street, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 510 East 88th Street, Upper East Side, $1,849

$1,849, Upper East Side

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NO FEE! LARGE, Bright Studio Apartment with Street Views! This unit features an updated kitchen that is separate from the liv (...)
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Studio, 452 East 78th Street, Upper East Side, $1,899

$1,899, 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 (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

**Upper East Side 80's** Excellent space for low low rent in prime area near 3rd Avenue! COMPLETELY RENOVATED.
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Rent stabilized studio apartment!! Includes pullman kitchen and private terrace. Living room is approx (9 x 16).Great neighborho (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

Charming sunny studio! Hardwood floors, great closet space, full kitchen. Near all UWS shops and great restaurants, 5 minute walk (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,850

$1,850, East Village

Cute, Compact, and in a GREAT location! This Studio has a sleeping loft and is good for a single person.
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

**Rare Find**Elevator building with Laundry and your own Private Balcony!!. The apartment features great floors, and closet spac (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper West Side

HUGE ***RENT-STABALIZED Studio - Steps to Central Park, Subways, Restaurants and Shopping! ALL NEW!! This apartment features a (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper East Side

Absolutely FANTASTIC Bi-Level Studio w/ BIG PRIVATE BALCONY! This is such a steal at this price. ELEVATOR BUILDING w/ LAUNDRY! (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Lower East Side

LOFT STUDIO IN THE HEART OF LES!! Recently renovated with new kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, intercom. There is everything (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

This is a large studio with beautiful renovations and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher! This space is sunny an (...)
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Studio, 245 East 62nd Street, Upper East Side, $1,799

$1,799, Upper East Side

Reduced fee: 12.0%Exclusive
SPACIOUS ELEVATOR STUDIO , Amazing 62nd and 2nd Location! Features include *Laundry Room in Bldg! *Large closets! *Hardwood floo (...)
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Studio, Murray Hill, $2,000

$2,000, Murray Hill

Low fee: 8.37%
Apartment building with friendly 24/7 doorman services, elevator, laundry on premises. Located in Historical Murray Hill, just st (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,850

$1,850, Hell's Kitchen

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THIS IS HUGE! PRIME HELL'S KITCHEN studio apt. separate kitchen, lots of closets, mid 50's and 8th ave, call DEFF MUST SE (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,629

$1,629, Upper West Side

West 70th at Broadway-UWS Small studio with incredible views in a doorman elevator Building with laundry and fitness center! All (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,714

$1,714, East Harlem

This Manhattan apartment is in a great locations steps from 1,A,C trains and shopping and bars! Apartment features:Elevator, Hard (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,980

$1,980, Clinton

THIS NYC APARTMENT IS LOCATED IN PRIME CLINTON STEPS AWAY FROM SUBWAY, SHOPPING AND GREAT RESTAURANTS!THIS MANHATTAN APARTMENT IS (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,395

$1,395, Harlem

I have many apartments for rent in Bushwick, Ridgewood, Bedstuy, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Lefferts Garden a (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper West Side

REAR DEAL!! MASSIVE STUDIO,WALK IN CLOSET, SEP KITCHEN, PREWAR ELEV BLDG, LOW 80'S/CLMBS AVE This quiet spacious size studio (...)
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Studio, 402 W 51, Clinton, $1,750

$1,750, Clinton

This deal won't last long call,text or email me now!!!
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,900

$1,900, Midtown East

Spacious Studio perfectly placed in Murray Hill leaving with tons of shopping and immense amounts of dining choices and easy acce (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,900

$1,900, Lower East Side

Stellar Studio located in the super hip LES. Leaving you with unreal night life, immense amounts incredible restaurants and great (...)
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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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