Cheap Apartments in NYC: Cheap Options in an Expensive City

Studio, 340 East 90th Street, Upper East Side, $1,925

$1,925, Upper East Side

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Newly renovated xl studio in doorman building.APARTMENT FEATURES:- XL studio with closet space!- Hardwood Flooring- Stainless Ste (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper West Side

Fantastic location for this large renovated studio on a quiet tree line block. located just steps to Riverside Drive and the 1 tr (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,795

$1,795, Upper West Side

Beautiful newly renovated residential five story apartment building located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Beautiful apartm (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,695

$1,695, Upper East Side

Front facing studio. Amazing closet. Full windowed bathroom. Just one flight up. All utilities are included!
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Studio, Harlem, $1,295

$1,295, Harlem

Beautiful Renovated Studio Apartment In Harlem! Polished Hardwood Floor Throughout! Kitchen Featuring Professional Stainless Stee (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,895

$1,895, Upper East Side

Spacious front facing light filled studio includes fabulous wall of floor- ceiling closets - windowed kitchen area and full windo (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper West Side

Description: Amazing Deal for this UWS large studio apartment Fantastic location for this large renovated studio on a quiet tree (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Just  listed! Beautifully renovated studio located in tree lined block in Upper East Side steps away from great shopping, enterta (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,700

$1,700, Upper East Side

Stuido apartment with white kitchen cabinets, subway tiled bathroom, hardwood floor and tile bath. Cozy residence just blocks fro (...)
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Studio, 41 West 86th St, Upper West Side, $1,915

$1,915, Upper West Side

No feeBy Owner
Parc Cameron, a charming building located on the Upper West Side, offers newly renovated apartments with high beamed ceilings, st (...)
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Studio, 41 West 86th St, Upper West Side, $1,885

$1,885, Upper West Side

No feeBy Owner
Parc Cameron, a charming building located on the Upper West Side, offers newly renovated apartments with high beamed ceilings, st (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper West Side

Nicely renovated fully furnished studio apartments with SHARED bathPrivate kitchen.Perfect for temporary stays in New York CityBu (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,890

$1,890, Upper West Side

Doorman luxury in the 80's. Modern renovated studio features Stainless Steel Granite Kitchen. Cherry-wood Cabinets. Parquet Gleam (...)
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6 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper West Side, $1,920

$1,920, Upper West Side

Beautiful RENOVATED Apartment located in the low west 80s right off Central Park West. This bright studio is in a nice PRE-WAR Do (...)
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3 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,850

$1,850, Upper East Side

Studio apt in Upper East side Manhattan. Pre-war, walk-up with video intercom. 1 block to 4,5,6 trains. Steps to M101, M102, M1 (...)
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Studio, Upper West Side, $1,900

$1,900, Upper West Side

Perfectly priced, this charming studio is situated in a classic building on the Upper West Side. This location is a dream for com (...)
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,990

$1,990, Upper East Side

Spacious studio at a great price in Midtown East! hardwood floors, plenty of light, laundry in the building, 24 hr doorman, well (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,800

$1,800, Upper East Side

Come see this incredibly priced studio in the 70's! A spacious studio with hardwood floors, high ceilings and plenty of closet sp (...)
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2 agents listing apt.
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,725

$1,725, Upper East Side

Enjoy this bright and spacious studio in the popular Upper East Side! Exposed brick stand adjacent to large windows which allow p (...)
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Studio, 334 East 74th Street, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 336 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,850

$1,850, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous studio apartment located in a fantastic neighborhood! Apartment features: stainless steel appliances, granite countertop (...)
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Studio, 317 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, $1,950
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Studio, 884 Riverside Drive, Washington Heights, $1,700

$1,700, Washington Heights

By Owner
Gorgeous studio located in fantastic neighborhood overlooking the Hudson River! Apartment features: stainless steel appliances, g (...)
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By owner
Studio, 225 East 85th Street, Upper East Side, $2,000
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Studio, 884 Riverside Drive, Washington Heights, $1,800

$1,800, Washington Heights

By Owner
Gorgeous junior one bedroom. Apartment features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and marble bathroom.
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Studio, 80 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, $1,800

$1,800, Washington Heights

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Gorgeous junior one bedroom located in a fantastic neighborhood! The apartment features gorgeous, high-end renovations, such as, (...)
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Studio, 454 Manhattan Avenue, Harlem, $1,993

$1,993, Harlem

No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Parking
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Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

$1,750, Upper East Side

Huge living area with two big windows and decorative fire place. Modern Eat in kitchen with ceramic tile. New bathroom with stora (...)
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3 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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