Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Harlem, $1,295

$1,295, Harlem

Charming Renovated Studio Apartment. Kitchennette Features Recess Lighting, Shaker Cabinets With Chrome Hardware And Stainless St (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

In an amazing location short steps to express trains at E.86th Street. This apartment is in a clean well kept building and featur (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,875

$1,875, Midtown East

DOORMAN ELEVATOR STUDIO LARGE RENOVATED  , SUNNY , HARD WOOD FLOORS , GREAT CLOSET SPACE AND ORIGINAL DETAILS . BEST LOCATION!
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,945

$1,945, Upper West Side

STUNNING W80s European-style Townhouse....VERY LARGE RENOVATED apartment ! PHOTOS...Great light ! brick wall ,Great details, wood (...)
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Studio, Murray Hill, $1,975

$1,975, Murray Hill

PRIVATE balcony!! LARGE RENOVATED SUNNY STUDIO WITH PRIVATE TERRACE!...SUNNY AND LARGE. Separate kithcen with plenty of cabinets. (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,300

$1,300, Upper West Side

SHARED BATHROOM!!! Shares Allowed Yes; Guarantor Allowed Yes; Pet Policy No Pets; Walls Allowed No. Building Description Vo (...)
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Studio, 407 West  51st Street, Clinton, $1,800

$1,800, Clinton

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modern elevator building, on-site superintendent, laundry, The location is perfect. Just one block to the A/C/E trains and just a (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,775

$1,775, Midtown East

Full service building (24/7 doorman, porters, maintenance staff), Laundry room with river views and cable television, Fitness Cen (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,900

$1,900, Midtown East

Beautiful Studio in Tudor City. Apartment includes high ceilings, open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, Buil (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,750

$1,750, Midtown East

Beautiful Studio in Midtown East. Apartment includes high ceilings, hardwood floors, granite kitchen. Building amenities include: (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

Low fee: 8.37%
The wonderful brownstone building you are looking at is right next to the river, a park, and everything you can think of is only (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Low fee: 8.37%
This apartment building is located in the Upper East Side, it's close Central Park, all major museums, transportation lines, grea (...)
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Studio, Theater District - Times Square, $2,000

$2,000, Theater Dist. - Times Sq.

Low fee: 8.37%
Luxury prewar building is located in Times Square! There is a 24 hour doorman/security, a gym, and a laundry room. All major subw (...)
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Studio, Gramercy Park, $1,995

$1,995, Gramercy Park

Extra Large Studio in Gramercy Park is now available.Features:DishwasherGranite CountertopsMicrowaveStainless Steel AppliancesGra (...)
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Studio, 1743 1st Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,890
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Studio, 321 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

No feeExclusiveBy Owner
RING TENANT FOR ACCESS: TUES 12-6PM, TH 12-4PM
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Studio, 321 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $1,825
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Studio, 336 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,850

$1,850, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous studio apartment located in a fantastic neighborhood! Apartment features: stainless steel appliances, granite countertop (...)
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Studio, 884 Riverside Drive, Washington Heights, $1,650

$1,650, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous studio located in fantastic neighborhood overlooking the Hudson River! Apartment features: stainless steel appliances, g (...)
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Studio, 66 72 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,600

$1,600, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous one bedroom. Apartment features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and marble bathroom.
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Studio, 80 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,800

$1,800, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous junior one bedroom located in a fantastic neighborhood! The apartment features gorgeous, high-end renovations, such as, (...)
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Studio, 334 East 74th Street, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 434 East 84th Street, Upper East Side, $1,850
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Studio, Hamilton Heights, $1,300

$1,300, Hamilton Heights

Reduced fee: 13.0%
Beautiful Studio in Elevator / Laundry Building w/ New Appliances, Walk-In Closet, Large Tile Bathroom, Great Natural Light, Good (...)
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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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