Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, East Village, $1,950

$1,950, East Village

Great deal on a large studio in the East Village! Only ine flight up, this cute studio apartment gets plently of natural light an (...)
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Studio, Harlem, $1,300

$1,300, Harlem

Renovated building near City College, parks, trains, & school district #5, PS 92, & PS 275. Good sized, renovated apts. W (...)
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Studio, Chelsea, $1,950

$1,950, Chelsea

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Great deal on this studio in Chelsea! Don't miss outon living in the most desirable location. Close to shops,restaurants, enterta (...)
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8 agents listing apt.
Studio, West Village, $1,774

$1,774, West Village

Sunny studio apartment with nice kitchen and bath. Elevator building, voice intercom, quiet residential street close to transport (...)
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Studio, West Village, $1,775

$1,775, West Village

Studio with efficiency kitchen (full stove/halffridge) on the 1st floor, this apt has a full bath in the hallwayright across the (...)
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Studio, 559 West 149th Street, Hamilton Heights, $1,300

$1,300, Hamilton Heights

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Studio, Roosevelt Island, $1,725

$1,725, Roosevelt Island

*No Broker Fee!BIG Studio with granite kitchen, brand new Frigidaire apppliances including dishwasher and Refrigerator, Avanti Ov (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,649

$1,649, Upper East Side

3rd floor studio apt. with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and 2 closets.sunny,bright located in a great block steps from the sub (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,995

$1,995, Upper East Side

-This studio features hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, & plenty of sunlight. -Located on a tree-lined street close to t (...)
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Studio, Midtown Center, $1,965

$1,965, Midtown Center

***DOORMAN / ELEVATOR*** Garage/Laundry*** Common storage room **** Large, newly renovated studio in Midtown West. Ample closet (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

This place is pretty much perfect. Great renovations amazing block. Close to the train and all of your favorite distractions. Get (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

HUGE Junior 1 Bed Gut Renovated in Prime UES Location! Apartment features new kitchen including a dishwasher, hardwood floors, an (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,825

$1,825, Upper East Side

Lovely studio in prime Upper East Side neighborhood. Close to all transportation, shopping and dining. ACTUAL APARTMENT PHOTOS! A (...)
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Studio, Clinton, $1,950

$1,950, Clinton

This studio apartment features a separate kitchen and a breakfast bar.
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Studio, Midtown Center, $1,985

$1,985, Midtown Center

1 month free
This is an alcove studio in an elevator and laundtry building, located just off of 3rd Avenue in the low 50's. The original pric (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,775

$1,775, Upper East Side

Beautiful exposed brick walls, updated open kitchen with new ceramic floor.Clean brownstone building only two blocks from 4-5-6 t (...)
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4 agents listing apt.
Studio, Gramercy Park, $1,800

$1,800, Gramercy Park

New Listing- Priced To Move!!Cherry hardwood floorsOver-sized windowsAmazingly convenient locationQuiet tree lined blockWay under (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

SPACIOUS, Beautiful Studio in Sunny, Quiet Upper East Side! Large Layout w/ Roomy Closets. Separate Tile Kitchen w/ Microwave (...)
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Studio, Lower East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Lower East Side

This beautiful studio in the East Village in a great location just a few blocks away from Webster Hall and less than two blocks a (...)
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Studio, Gramercy Park, $1,850

$1,850, Gramercy Park

Big Studio located on 25th Street & 3rd Ave, 1 Block from Baruch College, Heart of Gramercy
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Studio, Midtown East, $1,995

$1,995, Midtown East

~ Great Midtown location on 37th Street and Lexington Avenue ~ Large studio located in a well maintained pre-war townhouse ~ Can (...)
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Studio, 55 Clinton St., Lower East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Lower East Side

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- $1795 || Light Filled STUDIO || clinton St. -- PETS OK -- big livin - (Lower East Side) Gorgeous studio in lower east side!! (...)
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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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