Get us in your inbox

nyc apartments

NYC apartments guide

Looking for a place to live in this town is enough to make anyone run screaming for the suburbs. But great NYC apartments can be found—and here's how.


Hey there, hopeful apartment hunter. Whether it's your first time looking or the tenth time you've moved in a decade, finding the perfect New York apartment is always absurdly stressful, which is why we've come up with a few suggestions to make the process less painful. Below you'll find the ten unbreakable commandments of apartment hunting, advice from people who got more for their money in creative ways, and a handy quiz to help you decide once and for all which part of this city you're supposed to be living in anyway. Good luck, people—it's a compact, character-filled, fixer-upper of a jungle out there.

How to live in NYC

See how NYC measures up

NYC apartments vs. LA apartments

NYC apartments vs. LA apartments

NYC apartments are legendarily expensive and small. But would you really be any better off in LA? Here's what can you get for $2,000.

Find your perfect neighborhood