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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

How to find out if your apartment should be rent-stabilized
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How to find out if your apartment should be rent-stabilized

Roughly half of all the apartments in New York are rent stabilized

Four tiny New York apartments that will wow you with their creative use of space
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Four tiny New York apartments that will wow you with their creative use of space

Living in New York means most of us have to make due with living in a pretty small space

How these New Yorkers scored actually cheap, amazing apartments
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How these New Yorkers scored actually cheap, amazing apartments

We take a peek into savvy New Yorkers’ awesome (and awesomely affordable) apartments. Prepare to get jealous.

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.