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317 Cheap Apartments for rent in New York City, NY

Finding cheap apartments in New York City takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statemen... Read Guide >
Co-Living - The Heritage by Common Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,544
118 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at The Heritage by Common with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Harlem, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.)’ • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. As a coliving member at the Heritage by Common, your rent gets you more: along with a fully-furnished and all-inclusive suite, you also have access to a host of amenities. These include a full-time concierge, covered bike and car parking, storage, an NYC Fresh Market, and a laundry room in addition to in-suite laundry. At The Heritage by Common, Harlem is your neighborhood and Central Park, only a block away, is your backyard. Take a morning stroll, host a weekend picnic, or explore the park’s unique features, like the Harlem Meer or Lasker Rink, which offer seasonal ice skating or swimming, or the Conservatory Garden, a lush and vibrant formal garden perfect for a romantic afternoon. If nature’s not your thing, The Heritage by Common is only blocks away from some of Harlem’s cultural institutions like El Museo de Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York. You’re also nearby delicious restaurants like Seasoned Vegan, Maxwell’s Central Park, and Amy & Ruth’s, a local favorite well-known for serving up some of the city’s best soul food. Looking to explore the rest of the city? Hop on the A, B, C, 2, 3, or 6 trains at 110th street station to arrive in Midtown Manhattan in 20 minutes or Downtown in a half hour. The Heritage by Common is also located near a Citi Bike station, and the M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses.
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Co-living - Common Robinson Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,248
81 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Robinson with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Striver’s Row, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. Strivers’ Row might only be two blocks, but it's home to centuries of New York City history. Since its development, it's been home to some of Harlem’s most notable residents, and it’s easy to see why. In addition to gorgeous architecture, these two blocks are surrounded by some of the best Harlem has to offer, from delicious restaurants and lively bars to contemporary galleries and nature-filled parks. Common Robinson is a few blocks away from the A, C, and B trains at 135th St, which can take you to Midtown Manhattan in under half an hour.
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70 Park Terrace E Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,550
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Located in the Park Terrace section of Inwood. This studio makes a great starter apartment. Low monthly maintenance makes this a very affordable apartment. Large space. Two exposures. Good storage. Great space. Affordable apartment in Inwood. Windowed kitchen. Large living space. Hardwood floors and a generous floor plan. All this in a well maintained, pet-friendly elevator building on Park Terrace East with a newly renovated entryway, garage (waiting list), updated laundry room, bike storage and a live-in super. Come and explore Inwood and all it has to offer. Great parks, terrific transportation, convenient shopping, restaurants, Saturday farmer's market and so much more. Be the latest one to discover all this wonderful neighborhood has to offer. Transportation couldn't be better. 2 subway lines (the A and the #1 trains), express bus and the Metro North train station are all within easy walking distance.
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261 West 70th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,975
525 sqft
Lincoln Center Prime Location Nice Block very Bright Unit Video Avail Small town house 5 units total 4th floor cozy 1BR w balcony Avail asap ( Flex move in date ) Wont Last
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557 W 156th St 5j Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
Studio*New Renov*Elev*Laundry*W156th - Property Id: 955569 Contact: 917-284-5920 Nice spacious studio, large closet space. Elevator & Laundry in building, Newly renovated, hardwood floors Separate kitchen, all new cabinets and counter space. Easy access to the subway, shopping, cafe's and Reatuarants. Contact: 917-284-5920 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/557-w-156th-st-new-york-ny-unit-5j/955569 Property Id 955569 (RLNE7626285)
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2290 Frederick Douglass Blvd 3A Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
400 sqft
Large and Sunny Studio / CENTRAL HARLEM - Property Id: 926447 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// **PLEASE NOTE** THIS IS A STUDIO APARTMENT /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Live in privacy! You can have this lovely large studio with separate kitchen in a convenient location. This fourth-floor studio is located in a well-kept building on Harlem's “restaurant row” and just a stone's throw from the A/B/C/D train station at 125th Street. Apartment features: - Separate kitchen w/ great storage cabinets and countertops. - Big bathroom with shower - Large built-in closet - Lots of natural light all day - Open western view -Laundry in the building No more laundromats. The building conveniently features a common laundry room. Pets case-by-case. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2290-frederick-douglass-blvd-new-york-ny-unit-3a/926447 Property Id 926447 (RLNE7537940)
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12 Adrian Ave 1B Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
600 sqft
1 BR*Huge*Bright New Renov*Sep Kitchen*1st Fl*W225 - Property Id: 923604 Contact: 917-284-5920 Full Size Bright Large 1 Bed Available Immediately, 1st Floor, Has Laundry In Building, Has a Spearate Kitchen, Dishwasher, Elegant Cabinets. KIng sized Bedroom, Can fit a large bed, and Cabinets in the Bedroom has large closet space. Easy Access to the #1 Train, Easy access to downtown Manhattan Contact: 917-284-5920 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/12-adrian-ave-bronx-ny-unit-1b/923604 Property Id 923604 (RLNE7520024)
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68 W 132nd St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
800 sqft
Sunny, huge 1 Bedroom floor through unit in a brownstone. Great space, convenient location in Harlem near all transportation. Walk to the Apollo, run to Central Park and a 20-minute train ride to midtown. Lively and quaint all in one. Amenities included: stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, and roof deck. Utilities included: heat and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Sep 1st 2022. $2,000/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page and/or contact Elle at Lmflem@aol.com to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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216 East 90th Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,850
1 Bedroom
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465 Lenox Avenue - 5C Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,345
450 sqft
STUDIO NEAR HARLEM HOSPITAL. AVAILABLE NOW 5 story brick
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Co-living - Common Marcy Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,999
125 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Marcy with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Williamsburg you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • Rooftop • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. Williamsburg can be described as one of the most quirky, fun, and diverse neighborhoods in the city. You can see that in the many cuisine choices available. Smorgasburg, a weekly food market, hosts over 100 food vendors in East River State Park. You can visit Emmy Squared for incredible pizza, Pies ‘n’ Thighs for comfort food, Caracas Arepa Bar for Venezuelan food, and even Little Choc Apothecary for vegan crepes. There’s always something to check out in Williamsburg, whether it’s drinks at Randolph Beer, shopping at Artists & Fleas, or a movie at Nitehawk Cinema. Common Marcy is conveniently located to help you build out a robust New Yorker life. Williamsburg sits right across the East River, which means that getting downtown will only take 10 minutes. From Marcy Ave, you’ve got the M, J, Z, G, and L trains to choose from as well as tons of buses to get you throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
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7508 Park Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
HEAT & HOT WATER INCLUDED IN RENT! Come view this Spectacular Large 1 bedroom 1 bath unit with Stunning NYC Skyline Views from every room, centrally located to everything North Bergen has to offer. This one bedroom is completely renovated top to bottom with luxury accents, including top of the line appliances and high end finishes throughout. This apartment will not last! Large living room, ultra modern, quartz topped, efficient eat-in kitchen, and a sizeable bedroom make up this amazing apartment. High ceilings, hardwood floors, solid core interior doors, and other luxury accents have been just added to this gem. A Commuter's dream! Close proximity to all NYC Transportation, River View Park, Shopping, Schools, and Houses Of Worship. In Person Showings begin 8/8/2022.
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2545 Sedgwick Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
800 sqft
Welcome to 2545 Sedgwick Avenue. This commuter friendly 2 bedrooms, 1 bath Coop unit is up for sale or rent in the University Heights section of the Bronx. This 800 sq ft unit offers panoramic views of the GWB, Harlem River, and the NYC skyline all from the luxury of your window. 2545 Sedgwick features a waitlist for parking, a common laundry room, and is also pet friendly. Down the street from M3/3/9/12 bus or 15 min walk to either 15 min to 1 train, Metro North, or River Plaza which host a Target, Planet Fitness, and Apple Bees. Multiple parks, shops, and hospitals within the vicinity including Lehman College, The Bronx Veteran's Hospital, Broadway Plaza, and Columbia Presbyterian.
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36 49TH ST Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,900
STUNNING NEWLY RENOVATED Garden level 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH UNIT AVAILABLE Aug 1ST 2022!!! This GEM includes: (1.) 2 spread out spacious bedrooms (2.) Kitchen (open concept) (3.) Stainless steel kitchen appliances (4.) Living room (open concept) (5.) 1 bath (6.) Plenty of closet space (7.) Access to a shared backyard. 1 minute to Blvd East, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the New York Skyline. 5 minutes to Bergenline Ave., perfect for shopping and restaurants. Close to public transportation, major highways, NJ Turnpike, minutes away from the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, schools, parks, places of worship, shopping and medical facilities. THIS IS A MUST HAVE...apply today!!! ***Heat; Water/Sewer included up-to a certain amount.*** Background/Credit Required; 1 Month Rent; 1 1/2 Month Security Deposit; 1 Month Broker Fee
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5509 KENNEDY BLVD Photo Gallery 1
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22 50TH ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,250
378 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Sun Filled & Cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, Open Flloor Plan. Has gourmet kitchen w/stainless Applcs & granite. Hardwood Floors. Gas Heat & Hot Water Heater. Coin Operated Washer/Dryer is located in the Basement. This Apartment has aPrivate Storage Room in the Basement.
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187 MONTGOMERY ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
2 Bedrooms
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Big and bright sunny 1 bedroom apartment, located 3 blocks from Grove PATH! The unit has a large living room, eat in kitchen and hallway to bring for extra privacy and storage space. Heat and hot water included! Great location, close to restaurants and cafes, and all Downtown JC has to offer. Pets are allowed upon approval by the landlord. Available October 1st.
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222 MONTGOMERY ST Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,000
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to the Majestic Theatre Condominium! Spacious and sunlit, this studio is located right in the heart of Downtown, JC! This location is a commuters dream being conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Grove St PATH station bringing you directly into NYC. Van Vorst Park, Razza Pizza, Luna's, City Hall, and various other shops and eateries all surround you at 222 Montgomery St! Don't miss the opportunity to get comfortable in your new space!
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21 Valley Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
Renovated 2020 -on a private block in Edgewater. Enjoy this open floorplan with ample natural light, hardwood floors, storage and access to the backyard. Walking distance to Edgewater Ferry Terminal, NJ transit bus, Whole foods, Trader joes etc. Water includes in Rent
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2350 5th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS CORNER ONE BEDROOM WITH EASTERN- SOUTHERN SUNLIGHT. TOTOALLY UPDATED KITCHEN, GRANITE COUNTER TOP, NEWER CABINET, NEWER OVEN/RANGE, NEWER REFRIGERATOR,UPDATED BATHROOM. NICE HARDWOOD FLOOR THROUGH OUT. LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH SUNNY DINING AREA. VERY NICE SIZE BEDROOM WITH CEILING FAN. WALKING DISTANCE TO THE PARKS, RESTAURANTS, TENNIS COURTS, HIGH SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL #3. ONE BLOCK TO NYC BUSSTOP AND 5 MINUTES TO GWB. EASY ACCESS TO THE MAJOR HIGHWAY. RENT INCLUDES ONE CAR GARAGE , HEAT, COLD AND HOT WATER. AN ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE IN BASEMENT WHICH IS NO EXTRA CHARGE. MOVE IN FEE $150 PAY TO MANAGEMANT OFFICE. DONT' MISS CHANCE TO MOVE IN FORT LEE TOWNSHIP!
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941 Jerome Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
700 sqft
1 bedroom coop sublease available for rent near Yankee Stadium. This unit will be rented partially furnished and only available for a one year lease. Apartment was recently renovated to include sleek barnyard doors, recess lightening, an eat-in kitchen with an extended countertop for easy on-the-go meals, and, overall, modern/sleek finishes. The entire unit is incredibly spacious with over 700 sq ft of living space and tall ceilings. Lease is subject to board application & board approval. Tenant is responsible for cooking gas and electricity as well as the following move-in fees: 1st month's rent, security deposit & broker's fee. Sublease is ONLY approved for one year and will not be renewed.
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512 Kappock Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
850 sqft
A ONE OF A KIND BROKER & FRIEND PRESENTS: A one of kind opportunity to for a rent to own renovated spacious one bedroom in in Spuyten Duyvil with a $5k closing credit close to the metro north and shopping area. The unit comes with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, small dining area, laundry in the building, bike storage and bus top close to the building. The building has its own private patio with views of the palisades and the Henry hudson parkway. Come and and view this great 1 bedroom you will soon call home. QUICK BOARD APPROVAL & OPTION TO RENEW FOR 1 MORE YEAR OR PURCHASE RIGHT AWAY..MAX OF 2 YEARS ALLOWED. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AT FULL ASKING PRICE. CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. APPLICATION & INTERVIEW NEEDED TO BE APPROVED!
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2112 Grand Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,750
350 sqft
Rarely available, don't miss out to be the first person to live in a fully remodeled apartment in the heart of University Heights. 2112 Grand Avenue offer a variety of stunning layouts. Each of the incredible units in this building have been thoughtfully designed and renovated with spacious open-concept floor plans that draw in natural light and highlight some of the exquisite finished work. Enjoy the large kitchen lined with new cabinets, grey quartz counters, and brand-new stainless appliances. The bathrooms include custom tile work, great lighting, and new fixtures. Additional highlights include oversized bedrooms, excellent storage space, hardwood flooring throughout, and more! These units are within walking distance of playgrounds, supermarkets, restaurants, and schools and convenient access to public transportation and major roadways, making your commute to the office more manageable and more efficient than ever. Stone's throw away from the George Washington Bridge.
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1845 Andrews Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,975
550 sqft
A home with a view. This newly developed building offers an experience unlike many others. Custom living throughout the entire building. In the heart of Morris Heights we now offer you this lovely 1 bedroom 1 Bath apartment. Exquisite kitchen boasting with custom finishes such as stainless-steel appliances, stone dual breakfast bar and countertop combination, and yes beautiful flint grey cabinetry to match. This lovely apartment offers hardwood flooring throughout the apartment. Spacious living room adjacent to the kitchen ideal for entertaining. Bedroom can easily accommodate complete King/Queen bedroom set. These units are within walking distance of playgrounds, supermarkets, restaurants, schools and convenient access to public transportation and major roadways, making your commute to the office more manageable and more efficient than ever. Stone's throw away from the George Washington Bridge. Tenants pay for their own utilities. Income required. Credit over 700 a must.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in New York City?

The average rent for a studio apartment in New York City is $4,009.

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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City is $7,956.

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When you think of New York City, a lot of things come to mind: Concrete Jungle, Skyscraper National Park, The Big Apple. When you think of apartment hunting in New York City, one thing comes to mind: Pounding Headache! Have no fear; we've outlined all the information you’ll need to make the search as quick and painless as possible! So get into your Empire State of Mind, grab your MetroCard, and let’s go!

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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.

Leaving Expectations at the Door: Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be conscious of bait and switch scams found on Craigslist and elsewhere. Trust your gut. This same rule applies to the cost/size ratio. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in New York City, NY

Finding cheap apartments in New York City takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in New York City by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in New York City in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of New York City.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in New York City. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in New York City.