Apartments under $2,000: Murray Hill and Gramercy

Studio, $1,550
530 Second Ave between 29th and 30th Sts, second floor
Included: Heat and hot water
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: When I visited the space, it was in the process of being renovated, and the alcove kitchen is about to get brand-spankin’-new appliances and dark wood cupboards. I liked the 420-square-foot space because it’s only one flight up (which will come in handy when you’re carrying groceries from the Gristedes across the street), the bathroom at the entrance has a lovely marble sink, the sliding-door closet is a decent size and there’s plenty of light. My favorite part was the balcony overlooking Second Avenue, which can fit a bike or maybe about two people standing (hey, you can always make out). The only downside is that living on the second floor on Second Avenue can get noisy. If you’re concerned, there’s a replica of this apartment on the fourth floor that’s available too ($1,600).
Contact: Itay Gamlieli; 212-213-9105, itay@gzbrokers.com

Next: Studio, $1,625

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
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Studio, $1,625
238 E 36th St between Second Ave and Tunnel Exit St, No. 5G
Included: Heat, hot water, laundry in building
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: This 475-square-foot corner spot has several perks: laundry in the basement, an elevator, built-in AC, a buzzer with a screen for safety, and a kitchen equipped with both a microwave and a dishwasher. But I didn’t fall in love with the small kitchen, which is basically a hallway leading to two tiny closets and a bathroom (which has glass shower doors). Even with a large window in the main room, the space feels a bit drab—but perhaps with some peppy decor and mood lighting, it could become home.
Contact: Itay Gamlieli, 212-213-9105; itay@gzbrokers.com

Next: Studio, $1,685

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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Studio, $1,685 (negotiable to $1650)
238 E 36th St between Second Ave and Tunnel Exit St, No. 2D
Included: Heat, hot water, laundry in building
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: This 460-square-foot abode faces a vacant lot, which provides a few things: a lame view, and peace and quiet. The kitchen is small, but at least it’s a separate room, and there is a dishwasher. I also observed two meager closets, a white-tiled bathroom and a buzzer with a video screen. Plus, there’s an elevator and laundry in the building’s basement.
Contact: Itay Gamlieli; 212-213-9105, itay@gzbrokers.com

Next: Studio, $1,900

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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Studio, $1,900
250 E 39th St between Second Ave and Tunnel Exit St, No. 3H
Included: Heat, hot water, laundry in building
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: This is the dream apartment for a twentysomething looking for enormous closets in a building inhabited by young peeps. Your folks will appreciate the doorman, lobby (there’s even a waiting area) and modern elevators. You’ll like that there’s laundry in the building, and that the 520-square-foot apartment has a big foyer, tons of light and an alcove kitchen. But you’d better be ready to wash your own dishes, since there’s no dishwasher (or microwave). Daddy’s little girl will still flip for this pad, since there’s a huge walk-in closetlike room with two more closets inside of it. The downside is you have to walk through here to get to the bathroom.
Contact: Itay Gamlieli; 212-213-9105, itay@gzbrokers.com

Next: Studio, $1,900

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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Studio, $1,900
250 E 39th St between Second Ave and Tunnel Exit St, No. 7R
Included: Heat, hot water, laundry in building
Broker’s fee: None
To move in: First month’s rent, one-month security
The apartment: This L-shaped 520-square-foot place has an alcove kitchen with white wood-trimmed cabinets. The charming garden view is great, as are the large windows. In terms of perks, you’ve got a built-in AC unit, a doorman and a downstairs lobby (perfect for socializing with the other yuppies inhabiting the building). But the best part of this pad is that there are four (yes, four!) closets: one super-large walk-in, which also leads to a grey-tiled bathroom, plus three decent-size hallway closets. Shopaholics, act fast; we promise you can store all of your shoes and bags here.
Contact: Itay Gamlieli; 212-213-9105, itay@gzbrokers.com

Alphabet City | Battery Park City | Chelsea
Chinatown and Little Italy | East Village | Financial District
Hell's Kitchen | Lower East Side | Midtown East | Murray Hill and Gramercy
Soho | Upper East Side | Upper West Side | West Village
Bedford-Stuyvesant | Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo | Bushwick
Cobble Hill | Fort Greene and Clinton Hill | Greenpoint
Park Slope | Sunset Park | Williamsburg | Astoria
Long Island City | Sunnyside | Jersey City



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