Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

**Extra Large Sunny Studio In The Heart Of The Upper East Side****Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, East Village, $2,000

$2,000, East Village

**ENORMOUS GUT RENOVATED STUDIO IN THE EAST VILLAGE** **SEPARATE KITCHEN WITH BRAND NEW APPLIANCES, MARBLE COUNTERS & WOOD C (...)
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Studio, Murray Hill, $1,800

$1,800, Murray Hill

**Least Expensive Studio Apartment In Murray Hill** **Will Not Last****Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper West Side

**BRAND NEW LOFT STUDIO WITH EXPOSED BRICK & DECO FIREPLACE IN UWS** **FEATURES BEAUTIFULLY POLISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGH (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,675

$1,675, Upper East Side

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL LARGE STUDIO with Elevator and Laundry ~ AMAZING VALUE IN THE UES LOW 80"S! True studio with spacious livin (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper East Side

Least expensive studio apartment in the Upper East Side. Available Immediately. Broker Fee applies.
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Studio, Bowery, $1,875

$1,875, Bowery

Renovated, bright & sunny. Separate Kitchen. Right near the F train.Available now.Bond New York is a real estate broker that (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $1,775

$1,775, Hell's Kitchen

**LEAST EXPENSIVE STUDIO IN MIDTOWN WEST** **RUN! DON'T WALK!** Sunny studio apartment in great Midtown West location Hardwood (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

**GREAT DEAL STUDIO IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE** **NICE HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT** **GREAT CLOSET SPACE** **BROKER FEE (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

**NICE CLEAN BUDGET STUDIO APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE** **HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, HIGH CEILINGS, FULL SIZE A (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,975

$1,975, East Village

**Hands Down The Best Deal In The East Village** **An Absolute Must See** **Broker Fee Applies**
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,790

$1,790, Upper East Side

**BEST STUDIO DEAL IN THE EAST 70S** **MASSIVE SUN FLOODED 2 ROOM STUDIO WITH SEPARATE KITCHEN** **OVER-SIZED WINDOWS, GORGEOUS (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

**East 70's** **Cozy Mint Condition Studio Available Immediately** **Broker Fee**
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen, $2,000

$2,000, Hell's Kitchen

**Cozy studio in elevator building in the heart of Hell's Kitchen** **Broker Fee Applies**
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Studio, Upper East Side, $2,000

$2,000, Upper East Side

Massive and Gorgeous UES Studio ~ Stunning Full Reno's, Sunlight Filled ~ Elevator/Laundry BldgCall/Email/Text me to view anytim (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

This is a Massive Studio with a Serene Upper East Side Location!! Living Space is Expansive, Full Renovations are Pristine, Ceili (...)
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Studio, East Harlem, $1,675

$1,675, East Harlem

DOORMAN BUILDING! AMAZING RIVER VIEWS! EAT IN KITCHEN! ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED - NO BILLS! ~Newly renovated ~ Eat in kitchen w/ M (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Huge Studio, Fully Renovated ~ High Ceilings, Sunlight Filled ~ Beautiful UES Location!Call/Email/Text me to view anytime ~ Sean Bixler
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Huge Studio, Fully Renovated ~ High Ceilings, Sunlight Filled ~ Beautiful UES Location!Call/Email/Text me to view anytime ~ Sean Bixler
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Studio, Harlem, $1,405

$1,405, Harlem

This beautiful Studio 1 bathroom apartment offers hardwood floors, lots of closet space, dishwasher, microwave, a dining island, (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

New to market! Pricebuster studio apartment in elevator building for only $1,750/month! Prime West 70's location steps to Centr (...)
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Studio, East Village, $1,950

$1,950, East Village

**BRIGHT SPACIOUS STUDIO APARTMENT IN PRIME EAST VILLAGE** **AMAZING PRICE** **ONLY 1 FLIGHT UP, THIS BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT HAS BE (...)
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6 agents listing apt.
Studio, East Village, $1,900

$1,900, East Village

Cozy affordable studio in the heart of the East Village Broker Fee Applies
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,650

$1,650, Upper East Side

Least expensive studio apartment in the Upper East SideAvailable Immediately Will not last Broker Fee applies
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Studio, 355 West  85th Street, Upper West Side, $1,600

$1,600, Upper West Side

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ELEVATOR/LAUNDRYClean and Crisp Finishes! Absolute PRIME location Enormous and Renovated studio in the heart of the upper west si (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper East Side

JUST LISTED!!! Sunny & Bright Studio Featuring Updated Windowed Eat In Kitchen - Windowed Bath -Pet Friendly. Amazing Opportu (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, 5 Tudor City Place, Tudor City, $1,950

$1,950, Tudor City

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Spacious studio in a full time doorman, elevator building. Laundry room, gym room, recreation room on the premises. High floor, U (...)
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Studio, 416 East  83rd Street, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

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This Studio has Brand New Open Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Great Storage Space and even a Window. Dishwasher is possible. Updated (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

Beautiful apartment located in the upper east 70s, apartment features a seperate eat-in kitchen. lots of sunlight, hardwood floor (...)
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5 agents listing apt.
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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