Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Roosevelt Island, $1,950

$1,950, Roosevelt Island

No fee
Elevator, voice Intercom, tiled kitchen, patio, laundry in building, heat, hot water, gas and all electric included. Near river w (...)
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Studio, West Harlem, $1,650

$1,650, West Harlem

Apartment featuring tiled bathroom, spacious closets, breakfast bar, wide windows. Also offers elevator, laundry in building, cou (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper East Side

LARGE STUDIO WITH SEPARATE KITCHEN CALL FOR DETAILS ****VIDEO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST****
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

***Renovated Studio Apartment*** East 70's pet-friendly studio just steps from John Jay Park! This Upper East Side beauty is a st (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,700

$1,700, Harlem

Hardwood floors, High Ceilings, Renovated, Granite Kitchen, Light.Laundry in the building, elevator, full-time doorman.Close to a (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Roosevelt Island, $1,900

$1,900, Roosevelt Island

No fee
NO FEE.kitchen with wood finishes,stainless steel appliances,dishwasher,granite countertops,hardwood floors and offers great natu (...)
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Studio, West Harlem, $1,600

$1,600, West Harlem

No fee
Stainless steel appliances,Granite counter tops, excellent natural light, Hardwood floors and west facing river view24 hour doorm (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

APARTMENT FEATURES HIGH CEILINGS FABULOUS CLOSET SPACESEPARATE KITCHEN AREABUILDING AMENITIES PACKAGE ROOM LAUNDRY ROOMLIVE IN SU (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,275

$1,275, Harlem

Cozy and bright studio in the heart of Harlem for $1275!!! Open House MUST SEE!!! Step into the BEST DEAL IN HARLEM!!! Shiny har (...)
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Studio, Washington Heights, $2,000

$2,000, Washington Heights

Exclusive Studio Reno:Facing SW Marble floorsShaker kitchen Marble bathroom Beautiful GardenLaundry roomDaily Needs:Coffee House (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Just In! Spacious Mid 60's Studio with New Kitchen and Bathroom! This apartment features a new kitchen with all Brand New applian (...)
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Studio, 428 East 81 St Street, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, 428 East 81 St Street

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Beautiful studio on 81st street for a low rent. High ceiling and polished hardwood floor with double hung window. Huge closets. W (...)
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Studio, 1661 York Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,900

$1,900, 1661 York Avenue

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Very spacious and sunny studio. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and breakfast nook. Also laundry in the building and eleva (...)
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Studio, Greenwich Village, $1,990

$1,990, Greenwich Village

***Contemporary Studio***Beautifully renovated apartment less than a block from Tompkins Square Park. This East Village beauty is (...)
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Studio, Chelsea, $2,000

$2,000, Chelsea

Beautiful studio in the heart of NYC's hottest neighborhood - Chelsea! Spacious, beautifully renovated, extra high ceilings, o (...)
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Studio, Washington Heights, $1,300

$1,300, Washington Heights

Call or text: 5 1 6 7 2 5 6 7 8 7 Amazing Studio Great Location - hardwood floor  - one bathroom   - A and 1 train one bl (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,675

$1,675, Upper East Side

Fantastic One Bedroom apartment. Sunny. Renovated.Hardwood Floors. Close to restaurants, transportation, the EastRiver and CENTRA (...)
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Studio, Chelsea, $1,900

$1,900, Chelsea

Best deal in Chelsea! Gorgeous recently renovated kitchen, extra high ceilings, meticulously cared for building in the best locat (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Description: Gorgeous studio in a luxury Upper East Side doorman building. Come home to all the amenities you could ask for - 24 (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,995

$1,995, Clinton

If you're looking for convenience steps away from work - You've found it! Doorman building in midtown west. Spacious studio wi (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,975

$1,975, Lower East Side

**Newly Renovated LES Studio Available for Immediate Move-In!!** -This Apartment Features: New Renovations, Exposed Brick Detail (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

A nice quaint place for a singleton to live in or even a student. Very affrorable, and you have everything you need. This studio (...)
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Studio, 226 W 97 St., Upper West Side, $1,875

$1,875, 226 W 97 St.

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Exceptionally priced studio in a luxury doorman building off Broadway. Unit faces the back of the building, very quiet. This unit (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

HUGE studio in the heart of Upper East Side......1 block from 4,5,6 express + local......gigantic living space, high ceilings, bi (...)
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,875

$1,875, Hell's Kitchen

Spacious bright renovated studio apartment with large living area, separate kitchen and full bathroom. Clean, secure and very wel (...)
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Studio, West Harlem, $1,750

$1,750, West Harlem

No fee
A recently renovated, Manhattanville, studio. You'll like the unit's hardwood floors throughout. In addition to the above, there' (...)
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Studio, 1595 York Avenue, Upper East Side, $1,780

$1,780, 1595 York Avenue

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AFFORDABLE, updated studio in an extremely well-kept building. Good size kitchen with dining counter and hardwood floors througho (...)
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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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