The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of July 22)

At just $1,000­ to $2,000 per person, these NYC abodes are actually worth the money

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New York City is a tough place to find an apartment, as everybody knows. It’s easy to panic that you’re not getting enough for your money, so we’re taking a weekly look at what you can get in this town for between $1,000 and $2,000 per month, per person. No one wants to end up in the world’s most depressing apartment (and equally, not everyone has the cash to get the kind of place Obama could afford to rent if he moves to New York), so take a look at these attractive, spacious places—but do it quickly, because these will be gone before you know it. Come back next week for more of our top picks from real estate site Zumper’s inventory.

And if you’re curious, here’s what was available last week.

  • E 105th St #14

    Three-bedroom by Central Park, $2,425/month ($808 per person)

    Sitting on 105th St, walking distance to the 103rd St 6 train, this apartment might be the best deal we’ve ever seen in this column. A refurbished three-bedroom right next to the park for just over $800 per roommate? What is this, a normal city?

  • E 105th St #14

    Three-bedroom by Central Park, $2,425/month ($808 per person)

  • E 105th St #14

    Three-bedroom by Central Park, $2,425/month ($808 per person)

  • 4540 Center Blvd #3010

    Two-bedroom in Long Island City, $2,995/month ($1,497.50 per person)

    We’re hearing the call of LIC a little louder every day, especially when we start seeing places like this. A balcony with river views, free WiFi in common areas, a gym…the listing even includes a “free shuttle service”, although it doesn’t actually say where it goes to. We’re going to be optimistic and say “the ice cream factory”.

  • 4540 Center Blvd #3010

    Two-bedroom in Long Island City, $2,995/month ($1,497.50 per person)

  • 4540 Center Blvd #3010

    Two-bedroom in Long Island City, $2,995/month ($1,497.50 per person)

  • 938 Amsterdam Ave #N

    Three-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $3,100/month ($1,033.33 per person)

    Our second showing for 106th St is also a pretty good deal (for a New York apartment, at least). The listing says pets are okay, but then separately states that no dogs or cats are allowed. You win this round, iguana-owners.

  • 938 Amsterdam Ave #N

    Three-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $3,100/month ($1,033.33 per person)

  • 938 Amsterdam Ave #N

    Three-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $3,100/month ($1,033.33 per person)

  • West St

    Two-bedroom in Battery Park City, $3,125/month ($1,562.50 per person)

    This newly renovated pad sits in the family-friendly Battery Park City (although we’ll award comedy bonus points to the listing for describing it as “the popular and exciting Financial District.”) The building includes an on-site gourmet food store, valet parking and laundry rooms on every floor. You’ll also get a really great view of angry taxi drivers honking their way up the West Side Highway.

  • West St

    Two-bedroom in Battery Park City, $3,125/month ($1,562.50 per person)

  • West St

    Two-bedroom in Battery Park City, $3,125/month ($1,562.50 per person)

  • W 37th St

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $3,400/month ($1,700 per person)

    This is the most expensive apartment on this week’s list, but it’s extremely attractive. Another pad with river views and a balcony, it also has a nice kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and, for some reason, another free shuttle bus. This one takes you to Times Square, which is somehow even worse than not knowing where it takes you.

  • W 37th St

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $3,400/month ($1,700 per person)

  • W 37th St

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $3,400/month ($1,700 per person)

E 105th St #14

Three-bedroom by Central Park, $2,425/month ($808 per person)

Sitting on 105th St, walking distance to the 103rd St 6 train, this apartment might be the best deal we’ve ever seen in this column. A refurbished three-bedroom right next to the park for just over $800 per roommate? What is this, a normal city?


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