Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

BEAUTIFUL studio in the heart of LENOX HILL !JUST RENOVATED ! Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry in Building, Live-in Super, Heat/H (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper East Side

26th Floor***Amazing City View** ALL utilities are included in the rent (heat, hot water, gas, and electric). This gem is located (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

*****VERY NICE UNIQUE SMALL STUDIO**** This is a very good nice small studio that really utilizes its space to the fullest. Apa (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Brand New to the Market Gorgeous and Spacious Studio, Pets ok
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

Nice and comfortable two room studio apartment with brand new kitchen, separate bedroom and nice bathroom. only third floor walk (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,865

$1,865, Upper East Side

Bring your paperwork - this is an absolutely AMAZING deal!! Upper East Side one bedroom duplex - unbeleivable space. The downstai (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,775

$1,775, Upper East Side

LARGE and BRIGHT studio in PRIME location in Yorkville - in the Gracie Mansion neighborhood ! Hardwood floors and A/C unit ! Cle (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

The pictures give you a glimpse of the studio. Its been totally renovated with custom closets and recessed lighting. Like i said, (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper West Side

Stunning renovation with this Upper West Side Studio apartment located at 106th and Amsterdam. Lovely abode featuring hardwood (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,600
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Washington Heights, $1,300
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9 agents listing apt.
Studio, 1798 3rd Avenue, East Harlem, $1,625

$1,625, East Harlem

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Bright & sunny studio in a well-maintained walk-up building with laundry! Studio is extremely spacious with exposed brick. Th (...)
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Studio, 320 East 42nd Street, Tudor City, $1,900

$1,900, Tudor City

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Charming & Sunny Pre War STUDIO $1900.00 Facing North- FULL SERVICE BLDG Includes ELECTRICWith views of Ford Foundation, Park (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

Renovated Studio located on the Upper east Side. Contact me for more details or
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

Gorgeous studio apartment with exceptional natural lighting, beautifully polished hardwood flooring and ample closet space throug (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,775

$1,775, Upper East Side

Charming large studio, huge window, tons of light, large full kitchen, great neighborhood, lots of restaurants, very close to eas (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

Spacious Studio located on First Avenue on the Upper East Side. Apartment has Decorative Fireplace, Full Size Appliances, Hardwoo (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Charming studio apartment in the heart of Upper East Side!! Apartment features good amount of living space, separate kitchen, har (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,945

$1,945, Lower East Side

Bright & clean studio apartment located in very cool building on Lower East Side. Apartment features marble bath and video in (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, 856 8th Avenue, Theater District - Times Square, $1,795

$1,795, Theater Dist. - Times Sq.

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Just listed !1Charming studio, just steps from Central Park! Only one short flight up. The super resides in the building, Pets ar (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,800

$1,800, East Harlem

This delightful studio features hardwood floors, exposed brick wall, recessed lights, large closets and much more! Located on a c (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Don't miss a unique opportunity to rent this spacious studio. This Brand-New renovation features exposed brick walls, high ceilin (...)
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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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