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285 Apartments for rent in New York, NY under $1,600

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465 Lenox Avenue - 5C Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
465 Lenox Avenue - 5C
465 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10030
Harlem
1 Bedroom
$1,345
450 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 4:31 PM
STUDIO NEAR HARLEM HOSPITAL. AVAILABLE NOW 5 story brick
510 West 218 Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
510 West 218 Street
510 W 218th St, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
1 Bedroom
$1,600
600 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 8:49 AM
Bright True 1 BR*Open Views*Uptown Man*West 218th - Property Id: 721640 Contact: 917-284-5920 LOCATED IN UPPER MANHATTAN (INWOOD) WEST 218th St Bright Full size True 1 BR, In Upper Manhattan (INWOOD) Elegant Style, Separate Kitchen, Bright Large king sized bedroom, spacious Livig room, Has ceiling Fans. Closet space and extra closet space in the unit. Large living area, Easy Access to the Subway A,1 Lines, Fort Tryon Park, The Cloisters, Picnic Areas, biking, and all shopping and Restaurants, Contact: 917-284-5920 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/510-west-218-street-new-york-ny/721640 Property Id 721640 (RLNE6904621)
524 W 169th St 32 Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
524 W 169th St 32
524 West 169th Street, New York, NY 10032
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,395
Last updated September 25 at 8:49 AM
PERFECT 1BR - Property Id: 694016 PERFECT 1BR lots of sunlight conveniently located right by the a,c,1 trains, Columbia Presbyterian, and highbridge park must see! NOTE: For quick response to your inquiry, the best way is to inquire online through this listing website using the contact form not through phone call. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/524-w-169th-st-new-york-ny-unit-32/694016 Property Id 694016 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE6902328)
520 W 190th St 2A Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
520 W 190th St 2A
520 W 190th St, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 8:49 AM
BEAUTIFUL 1BR - Property Id: 716234 This is a beautiful 1 BR! Nice and quiet! Beautiful floors! Good appliances! This is a must see! Low floor NOTE: For quick response to your inquiry, the best way is to inquire online through this listing website using the contact form not through phone call. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/520-w-190th-st-new-york-ny-unit-2a/716234 Property Id 716234 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE6893075)
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Hudson Ridge
7312 2-H Boulevard East, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Studio
$1,325
516 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,715
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
725 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, these studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments are surrounded by shopping and dining. Amenities include well-appointed kitchens, wood-plank flooring and large windows.
304 West 30th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
304 West 30th Street
304 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001
Chelsea
Studio
$1,590
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
PLEASE only EMAIL (or use the contact button) with any questions or to see. Please DO NOT CALL or TEXT. This is an efficiency studio with its own kitchen and sleep loft. There is a closet and ceiling fan, and the apartment is very bright. It has a shared bath in the hallway, shared with two other apartments, and the bath is cleaned by the tenants on a rotating schedule.
66 Saint Nicholas Place Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
66 Saint Nicholas Place
66 Saint Nicholas Place, New York, NY 10031
Harlem
Studio
$1,595
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Location: On the corner of 152nd and St. Nicholas Place Transit: ACBD @ 145th (Woot! Express trains!) or C @ 155th The Apartment: - Spacious studio - Updated kitchen with lots of cabinet space - Stainless Steel appliances, including a microwave - Classy bathroom - Two closets - Very sunny! The Building: - Elevator - Pet friendly :-) There's a grocery store a few blocks away. Jackie Robinson Park is wicked close, and 145th Street has banks, more grocery stores, NYSC, Starbucks and Dunkin. There's an entrance to the ACBD at 147th. Not your cup of tea? No worries! There are lots of options out there and I'm happy to help you find your new castle. But don't wait; this won't last forever! #FindYourCastle and #MoveUptown. Because it's wicked cool. Note: the net terms and conditions are negotiable provided all parties are agreed. Contact listing agent with questions!
28 East 130th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
28 East 130th Street
28 E 130th St, New York, NY 10035
East Harlem
Studio
$1,600
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Beautiful Charming studio in a completely renovated brownstone on a quiet tree-lined block, right across the park. Apartment showcases: -Spacious living space with double closet -Hardwood Flooring -Exposed redbrick -Decorative fireplace -Central Cooling and heating - Split units -High ceilings with recessed lights & tons of natural sunlight -Stunning kitchen with microwave, dishwasher -Perfect long layout to have separate dining, and living areas -Modern bathroom with glass shower + Heated floors RECEIVE $300 Laundry Credit for lease beginning May 1! Photos are virtually staged. Unit does not come furnished. Contact me for a viewing.
48-54 West 138Th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
48-54 West 138Th Street
48 W 138th St, New York, NY 10037
Harlem
Studio
$1,542
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Welcome to Unit 6F at Saint Anne's Court ? this stunning Studio condo unit is in one of Manhattan?s most up and coming neighborhoods. St. Anne?s Court Condominium is pet friendly, elevator building and amenities include a planted backyard, gym, storage, bike room and laundry room for all residents. This bright, renovated studio is flooded with natural sunlight and features upgraded appliances, modern cabinetry, abundant closet space, beautiful crown moldings, hardwood floors and a windowed kitchen and bath. Just three blocks to the 2/3 express train lines and 15 minutes to midtown. Convenient to shopping, cafes and Harlem hot spots such as Red Rooster, Sylvia?s, Corner Social and many more! Please note rent is $1850 gross with 2 Months FREE equal to $1,542 NET.
260 West 135th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
260 West 135th Street
260 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030
Harlem
Studio
$1,595
Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
NO BROKER'S FEE!! Apartment is perfect! Plenty of room for OFFICE SPACE to WORK or SCHOOL FROM HOME! FANTASTIC private studio NEAR ALL and St Nich Park just 2 blocks away as well as the ABCD and 123! Pets allowed case by case. Sunny and airy apartment with HARDWOOD flooring, with a CLEAN neutral white bathroom, and kitchen has WOOD cabinetry and FULL SIZED appliances. Large open space allows for a Queen or King bed, LIVING AREA, space for DESK and has a LARGE DOUBLE closet as well! City College, CUNY Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Manhattan School of Music, P.S. 161, A.P. Randolph H.S., NYC Health & Hospital is so close by for a QUICK & EASY COMMUTE! 2 streets from St Nicholas Park, near the YMCA, Planet Fitness and the community center, you are also steps to FoodTown, minutes to the Post Office, pharmacies and all conveniences of this beautiful and vibrant neighborhood. Wonderful places like Maison Harlem, Sylvia's, Red Rooster and the historic Apollo Theater and Dempsey Theater round out the area and make this the perfect place for you to be! SURROUNDED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION just steps and minutes away! M3, M10, M2, BX15, M100, M101, ABCD and the 2,3 are mere minutes away and the 1 is close by too! Contact me immediately for a video of your new home! Brokers Contact me for possibility of OP for qualified tenant
20 Seaman Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
20 Seaman Avenue
20 Seaman Avenue, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,535
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12 month lease + No FeeContact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 bedroom Now Available!Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained elevator building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityNet Rent Advertised.
506 West 178th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
506 West 178th Street
506 West 178th Street, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentBeautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment Now Available + No Fee!This unit features a large living area with lots of natural light, separate kitchen, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Nestled in the heart of Washington Heights is this beautifully maintained elevator building just 2 blocks from the 168th Street A, C and 1 trains. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Forever Coffee Bar 181 and then go for a quick run at Hamilton Bridge State Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at SUROSS Thai Bistro. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Saggio and night cap at Le Chile. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Key Food Supermarket and Rite Aid 1 block away. For optimal convenience, communal laundry is also available to residents. 2 blocks from NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityNet rent advertised.
617 West 190th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
617 West 190th Street
617 West 190th Street, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,458
Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 2 Months Free + No Fee!Large 1 bedroom 1 bath Available now.Unique large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate renovated kitchen and bathroom, Large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Nestled in the heart of Fort George is this beautifully maintained building close by to the 191st street 1 train and centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Green Juice Cafe and then go for a quick run at Highbridge Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at Grito Mexican Grill. Finish off your day with a delicious meal at Bocaditos Bistro and night cap at Monkey Room. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with supermarkets and pharmacies close by on St Nicholas Avenue. Pets welcome.Equal Housing Opportunity.*Photos are for illustrative purposes and reflect a similar unitAdvertised rent is net effective. Gross rent is $1750
4861-4879 Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
4861-4879 Broadway
4861 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
Studio
$1,600
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Spacious Studio Now Available + No Fee!Now Offering 1 month free on a 12-month lease.Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentSecure your new home at 4861 Broadway, the most convenient apartments in Inwood. These apartments capture the historic character of the Inwood neighborhood. All apartments feature a stunning open layout concept, sun drenched living area and hardwood flooring all throughout .This building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Walgreens right off Broadway. Some of the best casual and fine dining, cafes, and nightlife options in New York are right down the road.You will also come to love the proximity this building is set right near the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden. Just steps from the 2 or 4 trains- which will make your commute a breeze. Its an even better location for students of all ages with several nearby schools and colleges.No matter your need with availability ranging from studios to 2 bedroom options! 4861 Broadway can be your perfect place to call home.Photos are for illustrative purposes and do not reflect the exact unitAccept all forms of legal incomeEqual Housing Opportunity!Net Rent Advertised.
142 West 130th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
142 West 130th Street
142 West 130th Street, New York, NY 10027
Harlem
Studio
$1,533
Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
New York City apartment living at its finest. This spacious rental is close to parks, transportation, and restaurants. Your new home awaits!
112 Nagle Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
112 Nagle Avenue
112 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,375
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 2 Months Free + No Fee! Gross Rent is $1650Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 bedroom 1 bath Available now. Now offering 2 months free on 12 month leaseBeautiful large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate eat-in kitchen, a large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Located in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue 1 train stop. Pets welcome.*Photos and floor plan are of 1B, which is the same layout at 5B.Equal Housing OpportunityAdvertised rent is net effective
20 Laurel Hill Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
20 Laurel Hill Terrace
20 Laurel Hill Terrace, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
Studio
$1,490
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12-month lease + No FeeContact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentThis bright unit features hardwood floors, large living space, and ample closet space Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained elevator building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome.Equal Housing Opportunity!Net Rent Advertised.
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624 West 176th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
624 West 176th Street
624 West 176th Street, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,553
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 Bedroom Available Now!Unique large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate kitchen, large living room with lots of natural light, and hardwood floors.The building is nestled in the heart of Washington Heights is this beautifully maintained building just 2 blocks from the 175th Street A train and 5 blocks from the 181st Street 1 train. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Forever Coffee Bar 181 and then go for a quick run at Hamilton Bridge State Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at SUROSS Thai Bistro. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Saggio and nightcap at Le Chile. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Key Food Supermarket and Rite Aid 1 block away. Close by to NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center. Pets welcome.Photos are of a similar unit, but do not reflect the exact unitEqual Housing Opportunity!Advertised rent is net effective. Gross rent is $1775
134 W 111 Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
134 W 111 Street
134 West 111th Street, New York, NY 10026
Harlem
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment with lovely exposed brick detail. A must see.
153 Vermilyea Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
153 Vermilyea Avenue
153 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
1 Bedroom
$1,400
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 2 Months Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 Bed, 1 Bath Now Available!Beautiful large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate eat-in kitchen, a large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the 207 street 1 and A train stop. Pets welcome.Photos are for illustrative purposes and do not reflect the exact unit. Equal Housing Opportunity!Net Rent Advertised. Gross Rent is $1700,Bright, Spacious one Bedroom! The apartment is conveniently located just one block from A train 207th st, 3 blocks from 1 train station. The unit feature: -King size bedroom -Separate, huge kitchen with full size, brand new appliances -Renovated, windowed bathroom -great living space -live in super -Low broker fee Available immediately for one year lease. Contact Kate today to view the apartment!
45 Thayer Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
45 Thayer Street
45 Thayer Street, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,466
Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee! Gross Rent is $1675Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge and Spacious 1 Bedroom Apartment Now Available | No Fee!This is a beautiful and spacious 1 bedroom. The apartment has ample storage space and beautiful hardwood floors.Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome. Equal Housing Opportunity
1780 West 3rd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1780 West 3rd Street
1780 W 3rd St, New York, NY 11223
Gravesend
Studio
$1,375
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12-month lease + No Fee! Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge studio Available now.Beautiful large studio apartment. This unit features a separate eat-in kitchen, a large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.This beautiful elevator Brooklyn building boasting original character and details is located in Gravesend. It's a short walk to the N and F Kings Highway station. Enjoy countless eateries such as Almaz, The Juice Theory, Mint Brooklyn, and many more. Start your day off with a coffee from Dunkin Donuts located right across the street and spend the afternoon shopping in the nearby 86th Street shopping center. Grab Dinner in one of the many restaurants located on 86th Street including Tommaso. Pets Allowed.Photos are for illustrative purposes and do not reflect the exact unit.Equal Housing Opportunity
514 West 213th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
514 West 213th Street
514 West 213th Street, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
1 Bedroom
$1,571
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 4:56 PM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee! Gross Rent is $1795Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 bedroom Available now.Beautiful large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a large living area with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Isham Park and just one short block from the 215 street 1 train stop. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityAdvertised rent is net effective
1873 Amsterdam Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1873 Amsterdam Avenue
1873 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Harlem
1 Bedroom
$1,500
Last updated September 25 at 4:59 PM
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The average rent for a studio apartment in New York is $3,196 per month.

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The Bare Essentials to Call NYC Home What's it Gonna Cost? No matter where your apartment hunt takes you, there are a few things we recommend you have handy. Of them, the most important has to be some cold, hard, cash. New Yorkers should expect to spend ¼ of their annual income on rent. Landlords like to see that your annual salary is at least 40 to 50 times the cost of your monthly rent.

Be Prepared: To get into just about any place, you’ll need at least first month’s rent and security deposit in the form of a cashier’s or bank check. (New Yorker's aren't very trusting when it comes to personal checks!) A letter from your current employer stating your salary and time of employment as well as a reference from your previous landlord don’t hurt, either. If you don’t make a certain amount of money, you may need to call in a guarantor. However, this varies building to building. A credit check will also be required, but those obtained on your own will not be accepted. Be prepared to spend between $25 and $100 getting one.

Getting Your Priorities Straight: Chances are that you, like most New Yorkers, probably won’t have everything you desire in your immediate vicinity. Are you most concerned with the size of your new space? Commute? Prioritize the things that are most important to you before you set about your hunt.

Do I Need a Broker? Using a broker or an apartment locator is often recommended when renting in New York City (especially in summer and early fall – NYC’s most difficult times to rent) and while brokers can charge a fee ranging from one month’s rent to 15% of one’s annual rent, in certain circumstances it may save you both time and money in the long run. Many brokers have access to rentals that aren't listed elsewhere, so if you've hit a dead end in your apartment search, it’s probably worth a phone call. Just keep in mind that the shorter the lease, the more expensive they come. Most brokers deal in long leases, so make sure you really want to live in your selected spot before committing.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $1,600 in New York, NY

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,600 in New York is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $1,600 in New York in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $1,600 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.