The 5 best affordable New York apartments (Week of June 24)

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.

  • Rivington St

    Two-bedroom on the Lower East Side, $3,695/month

    This place has a decorative fireplace, allows pets, features hardwood floors and OH MY GOD IS THAT A WASHING MACHINE? No, it’s even better: IT’S A WASHER/DRYER. This is the holy grail of appliances. Seriously, why do so many New York apartments have a dishwasher, but no washing machine? I can wash my dishes by hand, landlords. It’s a little harder to wash a week’s worth of clothes by hand in a sink so small you can’t even use it to drown a gerbil.

  • Rivington St

    Two-bedroom on the Lower East Side, $3,695/month

  • Rivington St

    Two-bedroom on the Lower East Side, $3,695/month

  • Freeman St

    Three-bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; $3,500/month

    For those looking to share a space in hipster central, this duplex might be just the ticket. There are three good-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, and pets are allowed (depending on approval by landlord, so start working on your convincing, “Oh, he’s never done that before!” expressions now).

  • Freeman St

    Three-bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; $3,500/month

  • Freeman St

    Three-bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; $3,500/month

  • 1703 Second Ave #4N

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $3,750/month

    At $1,875 per person, this isn’t the cheapest two-bedroom out there, but with hardwood flooring, newly restored 100-year-old brick walls and both bedrooms large enough to be able to accommodate a queen-size bed, it’s bound to attract some interested viewers. And besides, didn’t you hear? Uptown is the new downtown.

  • 1703 Second Ave #4N

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $3,750/month

  • 1703 Second Ave #4N

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $3,750/month

  • John St

    Two-bedroom in the Financial District, $2,950/month

    As ever, the Financial District has a very attractively designed pad up for grabs, provided you’re willing to pay close to two grand per month each. The building has a doorman, a gym and laundry, but no pets are allowed (rumor has it, if you have pets in the Financial District, the bankers come out at night and sacrifice them to their dark gods, so it’s probably for the best).

  • John St

    Two-bedroom in the Financial District, $2,950/month

  • John St

    Two-bedroom in the Financial District, $2,950/month

  • E 34th St #5A

    Three-bedroom in Murray Hill, $3,795/month

    For a little over a grand per month per person, you can get this triplex two blocks from the 6 train, with a working fireplace, big windows, central AC and two renovated bathrooms. One bedroom even has a skylight! For light! From the sky!

  • E 34th St #5A

    Three-bedroom in Murray Hill, $3,795/month

  • E 34th St #5A

    Three-bedroom in Murray Hill, $3,795/month

Rivington St

Two-bedroom on the Lower East Side, $3,695/month

This place has a decorative fireplace, allows pets, features hardwood floors and OH MY GOD IS THAT A WASHING MACHINE? No, it’s even better: IT’S A WASHER/DRYER. This is the holy grail of appliances. Seriously, why do so many New York apartments have a dishwasher, but no washing machine? I can wash my dishes by hand, landlords. It’s a little harder to wash a week’s worth of clothes by hand in a sink so small you can’t even use it to drown a gerbil.


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