Affordable New York apartments for families (July 1)

All for $2,600 and under, these five affordable New York apartments will house you and your family in style
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper3rd Ave & East 13th St Two-bedroom in Gramercy Park, $2,378/month Located just steps from the 3rd Ave L train, this sweet two-bedroom between Gramercy Park and the East Village offers plenty of natural light and two large bedrooms for you and the kiddos. The space has ample closet space for all of the schtuff your kids have accumulated, and the neighborhood can’t be beat—you’re minutes from the best restaurants and shops in town. 
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper3rd Ave & East 13th St Two-bedroom in Gramercy Park, $2,378/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper3rd Ave & East 13th St Two-bedroom in Gramercy Park, $2,378/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondCatherine St #14 Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month Who loves a huge eat-in kitchen? We do, especially when we’re cooking for several kids. This Two Bridges abode not only has a great kitchen but offers a living room with exposed brick and two bedrooms with huge closets. It’s also pretty much on top of Playground One and sits two blocks from the New York Public Library. Win!
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondCatherine St #14 Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondCatherine St #14 Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ridgewood407 Himrod St #2R Three-bedroom in Bushwick, $2,600/month If you're looking to make the leap to Brooklyn living, this neat little abode is just the place to start. With Millenials swarming Williamsburg, Bushwick is the next family hotspot—you'll feel at home immediately in this freshly renovated unit, just two blocks from the Dekalb stop on the L line. Three bedrooms with sleek hardwood floors and exposed brick (See? You're looking like Brooklynites already!) provide plenty of room for a family with a few kids in tow, and having two full bathrooms will come in handy when Mom needs to slip away for a peaceful bubble bath.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ridgewood407 Himrod St #2R Three-bedroom in Bushwick, $2,600/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ridgewood407 Himrod St #2R Three-bedroom in Bushwick, $2,600/month
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E 86th St and York Ave Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,495/month This bi-level apartment sits in an extra-quiet section of the Upper East Side, just a few blocks east of the 4, 5 and 6 trains at 86th St and Lexington. The space feels extra roomy with a spiral staircase separating the top and bottom floors, which is great for older kids that want their privacy. Situate the kids downstairs to ensure that they sleep soundly while the grown-ups cook and chat in the cozy upper-level kitchen. Built-in AC wall units will keep everyone cool, even on summer scorchers, but if you need an outdoor escape, head to Carl Schurz Park for stunning views of the East River (or Asphalt Green to let the tykes run off some steam)
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E 86th St and York Ave Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,495/month
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E 86th St and York Ave Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,495/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 46th St #7D Three-bedroom in Midtown East, $2,530/month A three-bedroom this spacious is nearly impossible to come by at this price point, especially given the central location in Midtown East. Grand Central is a quick stroll away, providing easy transportation to upper and lower Manhattan, as well as a stress-free start to any out-of-town adventures. With granite countertops, in-building laundry and a 24-hour doorman, your brood may not want to leave this sunny apartment; however, the majestic New York Public Library and Robert Moses Playground are nearby for fun outings with the little ones.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 46th St #7D Three-bedroom in Midtown East, $2,530/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 46th St #7D Three-bedroom in Midtown East, $2,530/month
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You already know the reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, right? But when it comes to finding a family-friendly apartment in Gotham, we know the odds are stacked against even the bravest of space-seekers. Lucky for you, we've rounded up our pick of the week's best two-bedroom NYC apartments, all priced between $1,800 and $2,600 per month. Just remember, if you love it, move fast-they'll be gone before you know it! Godspeed, dear renter, and don't forget the ten commandments of apartment hunting. Check back next week for more from real-estate site Zumper's inventory.

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