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1BR, $1,995
320 W 105th St between West End Ave and Riverside Dr, No. 3A
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: If you’re over Craigslist and pushy brokers, ask your student friends to forward you their college’s listings. This great one-bedroom was posted on a school’s password-protected bulletin board—a gold mine of reasonably priced pads and summer sublets. Sunlight pours into the living room from a large window facing the street, and a couch, coffee table and TV stand could fit comfortably without needing any weird configurations. A brick fireplace and mantel add a homey, decorative touch. Behind French doors is the bedroom, which is large enough to double as an office. A paltry one-square-foot of kitchen counter space is the most glaring NYC trademark, but with dozens of delivery places in close range, that may not be a problem.

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1BR, $2,000
318 W 104th St between West End Ave and Riverside Dr, No. 5
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security, $20--$100 application fee
The apartment: This abode lives up to its favorable online ad, thanks to a sun-filled living room and a hardwood floors gleaming from Pledge. A monthly rent of $2,000 for a single occupant isn’t a steal, but the quiet block, separate kitchen and close proximity to the 1 train and Riverside Park are perks. An awkward angle in the bedroom may make arranging furniture a pain, but overall, the apartment is a decent size for the neighborhood and price. The advertised “walk-in” closet spec is a bit misleading (it’s only a walk-in if the closet is empty). Still, it’s fairly large and sits right below a huge storage cabinet. Unfortunately, the bathroom door opens to the kitchen—the one aspect of the place that isn’t so appetizing.
Contact: Jazzmane Matthews, Bond New York, 646-666-2271

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Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
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Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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1BR, $1,995
327 W 83rd St between West End Ave and Riverside Dr, No. 1D
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security, $50 application fee, $200 co-op board fee—plus board interview
The apartment: Advertised accurately on the New York Times website, this 600-square-foot one-bedroom co-op (being rented by the owner) is a nicely renovated first-floor apartment in a well-maintained elevator building, half a block from Riverside Park. The nine-foot-high ceiling and exposed-brick walls add to its charm (along with the dishwasher, in-building bike storage and laundry room). As a bonus, it comes outfitted with a sleeper sofa left by the owner.
Contact: Jennifer London, 646-345-3564

Next: Studio, $1,500

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Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
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Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
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Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
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Studio, $1,500
214 W 102nd between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave, No. 3B
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: 12 percent of yearly rent
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security, $20--$100 application fee
The apartment: The ad described this third-floor walk-up as “fabulous,” which is a bit of a stretch. Though spacious, you’ll have to BYO storage solutions, and the minifridge in the kitchenette doesn’t help matters. But highlights include tons of sunlight from three large windows, high ceilings and a decent-size bathroom. The well-maintained hardwood floors are another noteworthy standout. While the block isn’t among the city’s most picturesque, a solid selection of restaurants and shops are plentiful in the area.
Contact: Jazzmane Matthews, Bond Realty; 718-431-3507, bondnewyork.com

Next: Studio, $1,395

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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Studio, $1,395
66 W 106th between Columbus and Manhattan Aves, No. 1B
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security, $20--$100 application fee
The apartment: Granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances and recessed lighting make this unit pop when compared to the building’s drab exterior. Being on the ground floor can be convenient when schlepping groceries or greeting guests, but the large window facing the street may translate to noisy nights. Creativity would be essential when furnishing this spot, as living space adjacent to the eat-in kitchen is minimal. The closet is large, with ample overhead storage space, but it’s not a walk-in as advertised. Thanks to a pallet of glistening white tiles, the small bathroom looks bigger than it really is. A few other units in the building appear to be undergoing renovations at the moment, so consider asking other tenants about how much noise they’re hearing.
Contact: Jazzmane Matthews, Bond Realty; 718-431-3507, bondnewyork.com

Next: 1BR, $1,820

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Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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1BR, $1,820
205 W 80th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, No. 5A
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security, application fee
The apartment: The nicer of two available apartments in the same walk-up building, this fifth-floor unit is a newly renovated one-bedroom. The galley kitchen has only two feet of usable surface space, but at 550 square feet, the apartment does have a real separation between the bedroom and living room. Large, front-facing windows on a brownstone block means there’s ample sunlight, opening up the small living room.
Contact: Giovanni, 347-338-7827

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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