Affordable New York apartments for families (Week of April 22)

All for $2,600 and under, these five affordable New York apartments will house you and your family in style

461 Franklin Ave Two-bedroom in Bed-Stuy, $2,600/monthSettle into this brand-new two-family building on the border of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy, just a few short blocks from the Franklin Ave C and S trains. The gorgeous open-layout kitchen and living room make a wonderful family gathering spot, whether for dinner with the kids or for a snuggly movie night. There's tons of closet space to stow away the tot's playthings, and parents will love trendy touches like the subway-tile backsplash in the kitchen, as well as the bathroom walls. Don't sweat it when summer rolls around—the place has pre-installed AC units in each bedroom to keep everyone cool.
461 Franklin Ave Two-bedroom in Bed-Stuy, $2,600/month
461 Franklin Ave Two-bedroom in Bed-Stuy, $2,600/month
W 146th St #21 Two-bedroom in West Harlem, $2,600/monthThis airy Hamilton Heights pad will have you rearing to go each morning with its many windows letting in plenty of natural sunlight. The two-bedroom is no fixer-upper either—it's been spruced up with new renovations like shiny hardwood floors and stainless-steel appliances, ready for a family to set up shop. The 1-train stop is a stone's throw away, and the A, B, C and D train stops require just a few block's walk. To track down kiddie entertainment, look no further than Riverbank State Park, boasting incredible recreational facilities including tennis courts, playgrounds and a swimming pool.
W 146th St #21 Two-bedroom in West Harlem, $2,600/month
W 146th St #21 Two-bedroom in West Harlem, $2,600/month
E 1st St and E 2nd St #F2 Two-bedroom in Kensington, $2,375/monthJust south of Windsor Terrace—a neighborhood flush with families—this two-bedroom apartment in Kensington beckons your brood. With so much space, plus high-end finishes like rich, cherry-finished cabinets and a marble kitchen countertop, you'll feel like you scored a spot in the suburbs. Just steps from the F and G trains at Church Ave, the place is located equidistant from Green-Wood Cemetery and Prospect Park, which means there will be no shortage of walking paths and outdoor fun to tackle with the kids. Extra perks: A washer and dryer in the basement and a bedroom with exposed brick (the beginnings of a perfect shabby-chic boudoir).
E 1st St and E 2nd St #F2 Two-bedroom in Kensington, $2,375/month
E 1st St and E 2nd St #F2 Two-bedroom in Kensington, $2,375/month
31st Rd #1D Two-bedroom in Astoria, $2,200/monthJust near the N and Q trains at 30th Ave, this Astoria gem provides plenty of room for your family to grow. Hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms (one's even parquet) can stand up to your youngsters roughing around and French doors into the living room make it easy to keep an eye on the rascals as they play. No need to journey to Manhattan for a day out with the family—head out for a stroll to check out the waterfront views of Manhattan and see what family programming is on offer at Socrates Sculpture Park.
31st Rd #1D Two-bedroom in Astoria, $2,200/month
31st Rd #1D Two-bedroom in Astoria, $2,200/month
Hicks St & Henry St #5A Two-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights, $2,560/monthSet in the delicious Fruit Streets area of Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn Heights!), this compact pad weighs in at 860sq ft with two bedrooms and one bath just big enough to wash a squirmy kid after a day at the playground. Yes, it's just a short walk to the World's Most Beautiful View from the promenade, and it's just two blocks from the Clark Street stop on the 2, 3 line, but you'll find two beyond-beautiful features right inside: In-unit laundry and a dishwasher!
Hicks St & Henry St #5A Two-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights, $2,560/month
Hicks St & Henry St #5A Two-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights, $2,560/month

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.