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.

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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

The best NYC apartment and real estate apps
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The best NYC apartment and real estate apps

Sick of the Craigslist crapfest? We put these real estate apps to the test

The best affordable NYC apartments
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The best affordable NYC apartments

Take heart, brave New Yorker! There are great, affordable NYC apartments out there. Check out our weekly picks.

The best apartment cleaning services in NYC
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The best apartment cleaning services in NYC

Whether you need help cleaning up your apartment or clearing out, these cleaning services in NYC have you covered

Meet five types of only-in–New York apartment dwellers
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Meet five types of only-in–New York apartment dwellers

Learn how to find that dream pad from those who’ve done it and lived to tell the tale.

How to deal with bed bugs, noisy neighbors and other NYC apartment problems
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How to deal with bed bugs, noisy neighbors and other NYC apartment problems

Ten common apartment problems fixed—because you moved here to follow your dreams, not breathe in the mold behind the wallpaper

The ten commandments of apartment hunting in NYC
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The ten commandments of apartment hunting in NYC

Don’t even try to find your perfect apartment without following these lifesaving rules.

The New York real estate agent to English dictionary
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The New York real estate agent to English dictionary

Our guide to dealing with the classically awful New York real estate agent.

The 25 roommates you’ll meet in NYC apartments
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The 25 roommates you’ll meet in NYC apartments

Looking for a new roommate? Here are the people you might end up moving in with.

The 10 best NYC roommate-finding services
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The 10 best NYC roommate-finding services

Even finding the right roomie can be a struggle

28 things that will happen to you when you go apartment hunting in NYC
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28 things that will happen to you when you go apartment hunting in NYC

It's a roller-coaster ride, dear New Yorker—but we're here to hold your hand

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See how NYC measures up

NYC apartments vs. LA apartments
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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.

New York apartments vs. London apartments
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New York apartments vs. London apartments

Finding a decent-size, reasonably-priced pad in NYC is no mean feat. Check out how far your $2,000 will go on both sides of the pond.

Find your perfect neighborhood

Quiz: Which New York neighborhood should you actually live in?
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Quiz: Which New York neighborhood should you actually live in?

Living in NYC can be a battle, but are you even living in the right place? Take our quiz and find out.