Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Murray Hill, $2,000

$2,000, Murray Hill

GREAT DEAL!!! Cheap, bright and new studio in the heart of Murray Hill! Featuring new hardwood floors, insanely high ceilings, (...)
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Studio, Hamilton Heights, $1,575

$1,575, Hamilton Heights

Well Priced Studio with a Patio to Enjoy As Well- Hardwood Floors Throughout- Near Multiple Subway Lines at Express Stop, Grocery (...)
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Studio, 303 East 95, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Reduced fee: 13.0%Exclusive
Apartment Features: ~ Working Fireplace ~ Exposed Brick Wall ~ Renovated Separate Kitchen ~ Stainless Steel Appliances ~ Thr (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,975

$1,975, Upper West Side

Large Studio** exposed brick walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen and marble bath.
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,800

$1,800, Hell's Kitchen

Big Bright Studio  Second floor walk up Renovated  Plenty of close space Amazing 9av/51st location MUST SEE! Available 1/27/15
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper West Side

Spacious Living Room  Refurbished Hardwood Floors  High Ceilings  Separate Kitchen w/ Breakfast Nook Great Closet Spa (...)
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Studio, Midtown Center, $1,925

$1,925, Midtown Center

Bright studio! Windowed kitchen and bath. High ceilings, wood floors. Convenient Midtown East location. Great dining and shops ne (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper West Side

***Prime Upper West Side Location - Down the Block From Central Park West and the Museum of Natural History*** **Townhouse Liv (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Great UES one bedroom  Elevator laundry bulding Must see!
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

~NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING: Renovated UES Studio with AMAZING STORAGE * Spacious approximately 11x16 Studio * Lovely Exposed Bric (...)
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Studio, 305 West 45, Hell's Kitchen, $1,875

$1,875, Hell's Kitchen

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Sunny studio in well kept elevator building Features: Windowed kitchen with white cabinetry Spacious living area Plenty of (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,875

$1,875, Hell's Kitchen

Great Studio apartment in Clinton  Top Floor Live in Super Close to Trains Restaurants Supermarkets Sorry no dogs
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Studio, 217 West 83, Upper West Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper West Side

Reduced fee: 13.0%Exclusive
**EXCLUSIVE** Upper West Side Studio with a TERRACE! Apartment features: -Large Living Area approx 17 x 12 -Private terra (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

Front facing studio. Amazing closet. Full windowed bathroom. Just one flight up. All utilities are included!
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Studio, Little Italy, $1,950

$1,950, Little Italy

**Bright & Cozy Newly Renovated Studio- Little Italy** Renovated studio, granite bathroom, granite tile floor in kitchen, (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,775

$1,775, Upper East Side

Nice large studio with hardwood floors and all utilities included.
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,775

$1,775, Upper East Side

Open plan kitchen / living room - fabulous closet and windowed bathroom . Polished wood flooring throughout. All utilities are in (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Spacious front facing light filled studio includes fabulous wall of floor- ceiling closets - windowed kitchen area and full windo (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,550

$1,550, Upper West Side

Small Studio with Exposed Brick in nice building with Concierge; Elevator; Garden; Health Club; Laundry Room; This unit's photos (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,950

$1,950, East Village

Charming studio located in the prime of East Village, great location as it is convenient to the train, shopping, restaurants, ent (...)
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Studio, 515 East 78 Th Street, Upper East Side, $1,765

$1,765, Upper East Side

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Studio, 428 East 81 St Street, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

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Great priced over-sized studio features hard floor throughout, high ceiling and lots of light. Amazing kitchen appliances with d (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper East Side

E 80's ~~~~ Spacious Studio in Elevator with laundry laundry on a quiet tree lined street. Apartment features hardwood floors, hi (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Awesome, large studio located in the 70s on the Upper East Side. The apartment features an open kitchen, with leads right into th (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

Beautiful studio apartment located in the east 70s, just a couple of blocks away from the East River. The apartment features hard (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $2,000

$2,000, Midtown East

Apartment Features Elevator Cats Ok Island Bar in Kitchen Ample closet space Sur (...)
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Studio, Chelsea, $1,650

$1,650, Chelsea

B-A-N-G --- B-A-N-G !!!!  BIGGEST S-T-E-A-L OF THE C-E-N-T-U-R-Y !!!!!  <3 <3 <3 HEART OF ( ( CHELSEA ) ) !!!  (...)
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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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