Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,735

$1,735, Upper East Side

Spacious STUDIO in the UES It features hardwood floors throughout, bright and sunny windows, and a tiled bath The apartment is ce (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,500

$1,500, Upper East Side

Rent Stab Studio in Excellent Neighborhood ! Seperate Kitchen**3 Flights up**Have paperwork ready- gonna fly!! East 80s off 1st**
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Studio, NoLita, $1,998

$1,998, NoLita

Renovated Two-Room Studio in the Heart of Nolita!Apartment featuring separate with living room and a separate sleeping space, ful (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

No fee
This is the most affordable studio on the UWS with hardwood floors, recently renovated bathroom, modern appliances.2 minutes walk (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

This ROOMY Studio comes with LOTS of SPACE and LOTS of SUNLIGHT! It features hardwood floors, a big living room with recessed lig (...)
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Studio, 317 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $1,875

$1,875, Upper East Side

No feeExclusiveBy Owner
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Verified listing
By owner
Studio, 315 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $1,985
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Verified listing
By owner
Studio, 169 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $2,000
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Verified listing
By owner
Studio, 423 East 90th Street, Upper East Side, $1,900
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Studio, 337 W 48th St, Hell's Kitchen, $1,895

$1,895, Hell's Kitchen

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Great Alcove studio on a beautiful tree lined block. Apartment features: hardwood floors, high ceilings, plenty of light, great s (...)
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Verified listing
Studio, 326 E 35 Th St., Murray Hill, $1,995

$1,995, Murray Hill

No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Custom high end renovations in this fantastic studio bedroom. Apartment features a marble bathroom and granite kitchen with stain (...)
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Verified listing
By owner
Studio, Inwood, $1,425

$1,425, Inwood

Best studio apartment ALL NEW in inwood. Apartment will feature Reno. kitchen & bathroom top to bottom, floors, paint ect.!!! (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,865

$1,865, Upper East Side

LOCATION, LOCATION... Walk two short blocks to the 4,5, and 6 trains on 86th Street! This is a beautiful, spacious studio, brigh (...)
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5 agents listing apt.
Studio, Financial District, $2,000

$2,000, Financial District

WELL MAINTAINED ELEVATOR BLDG IN PRIME FINANCIAL DISTRICT LAUNDRY IN BUILDING! NEAR SUBWAYS & CLOSE TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT NI (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Washington Heights, $1,450

$1,450, Washington Heights

GREAT JR-1BR NEAR YESHIVA UNIVERSITY*HWF*DW*ELEV*LAUN*SUNNY
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

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Verified listing
14 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,850
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,950

$1,950, Upper East Side

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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper East Side

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Studio, Harlem, $1,695

$1,695, Harlem

Brownstone Located on West 127 street and St. Nicholas Terrace just 2 blocks from the A/B/C/D train station on 125 street.X-Large (...)
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Studio, Midtown East, $2,000

$2,000, Midtown East

Hidden gen in the heart of Sutton place. Massive Studio with great living/dining area, separate windowed kitchen and all in mint (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Roosevelt Island, $2,000

$2,000, Roosevelt Island

This property allows you to enjoy the country club treatment without the country club expenses. There are 6 lighted and open-air (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper West Side

 !!!!!!  FANTASTIC  UNIQUE  !!!!!  THIS STUDIO FEATURED A CHARMING KITCHEN W/ STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, TONS OF CLOSET SPACE, (...)
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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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