Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

ON SITE LAUNDRY This gorgeous studio has soaring high ceilings, 2 large south facing windows & 2 large closets. The kitchen (...)
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Studio, Greenwich Village, $1,550

$1,550, Greenwich Village

LOCATION!! Located on a beautiful tree lined street this apartment is in the heart of everything! Seconds away from shopping, res (...)
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Studio, Gramercy Park, $1,416

$1,416, Gramercy Park

NEW TO THE MARKET. AN AMAZING DEAL ON A RENT STABILIZED STUDIO IN A DOORMAN BUILDING. Original hardwood floor, spacious and with (...)
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Studio, 358 W 51 St St., Clinton, $850

$850, Clinton

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Room available in renovated building with 2 common baths per floor and laundry facilities. Located in midtown west two blocks fr (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,870

$1,870, Midtown East

Fabulous studio in an awesome location, low 50's!!!  This apartment features high ceilings, large windows, lots of natural light, (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Charming bldg. W/ laundry room, spacious, renovatedapts, hardwood floors, a/c, good closet space, modern kitchens& tile baths (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper West Side

Big Studio! Great Location by the park!
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Studio, 222 E 56th St, Midtown East, $1,950

$1,950, Midtown East

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** E 50s & Third Avenue a" Rent Stabilized ** Large Studio with Separate Gut-Renovated Kitchen, Great Closet Space, and Updat (...)
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Studio, 222 E 56th St, Midtown East, $1,900

$1,900, Midtown East

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** E 50s & Third Avenue ** Large Rent-Stabilized Studio with High Ceilings, Newly Renovated Kitchen, Oversized Windows, and G (...)
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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, 1743 1st Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 400 East 77th St, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

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Live like you own!*No Board Approval, Sponsor Unit* NO CO-OP FEES! Standard rental application, Approval in under 2 days. Rarely (...)
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Studio, 330 E.84th, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

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Very Beautiful, bright and sunny studio, with Separate KitchenExcellent UES locationRenovated and available now for a great price (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,875

$1,875, Upper East Side

Huge living area with two big windows and decorative fire place. Modern Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile. New bathroom with stora (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper West Side

A large studio in a doorman building on the Upper West Side. This apartment is close to lots of shopping and restaurants, within (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

Beautiful Large Studio with stripped hardwood flooring, AC Unit included in unit, PETS ALLOWED SHARES ALLOWED with separate kitch (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,350

$1,350, Harlem

Harlem West 110's Renovated Luxury Studio Featuring; 10-12 Ft Ceilings, Crown Moulding, Solid Oak Flooring, White Marble Open Kit (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

Beautiful Large Studio Apartment On The 5th Floor & ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Apartment Features A Separate Kitchen, Hardwood Fl (...)
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Studio, Inwood, $1,275

$1,275, Inwood

Immaculate Well Kept Building On A Tree-Lined Block In Upper Manhattan. This Apartment Features Recently Renovated & Refinish (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

Well-maintained walk-up building with laundry! Heat, hot water, and gas included. Cats okay, No dogs --- The Average Studio In Th (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Gracious Studio/One Bath Apartment On A Charming Upper East Side. Beautiful Building On Quite Tree-Lined Block With Abundant Clos (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Large, Sunny 1 Bedroom On East 80th Street Studio Available - Large, Separate, All White Eat-In-Kitchen With Dishwasher - White T (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper East Side

Great Studio in the Upper East Side!! This One Is A Must See!! For QUICKEST Access CALL / TEXT About This And Many Of My Wonderfu (...)
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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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