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The five best affordable apartments in NYC (week of November 3)

At around $1,000 per person, these New York abodes—scattered across Manhattan and Brooklyn—are actually worth the money

Written by
Leah Faye Cooper
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New York City is a tough place to find an apartment, as we all know. People panic about not getting enough for their money, which is why we take a weekly look at what you can get in this town for around $1,000 per person (and we promise, there’ll be no nightmare apartment listing). No one wants to end up in the world’s most depressing apartment (and equally, not everyone has the cash to get the kind of place Obama could afford to rent if he moves to New York), so take a look at these affordable apartments in NYC—but do it quickly, because they will be gone before you know it. Come back next week for more of our top picks from real-estate site Zumper’s inventory. And if you’re still struggling, try our NYC apartments guide.

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Affordable apartments in NYC

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Catherine St. #14

Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month ($1,250 per person)

If you're as much of a sucker for exposed brick as the average New Yorker, peep these renovated digs. Judging by the pics, at least one of the bedrooms is large enough for an adult-size bed (very luxurious for downtown Manhattan), and there's loads of closet space. Plus, a dishwasher is among the stainless-steel appliances, for those rare occasions when you aren't enticed by the neighborhoods endless Chinese takeout options.

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Catherine St. #14

Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month ($1,250 per person)

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Catherine St. #14

Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,500/month ($1,250 per person)

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133 W 89th St #12

Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

In addition to being pet friendly and coming with free access to a storage room, this cozy pad features a new AC unit and a windowed kitchen. We've definitely seen bigger bedrooms, but factor in the shared laundry and BBQ area, and we can learn to love a full-size bed.

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133 W 89th St #12

Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

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133 W 89th St #12

Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

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318 Prospect Ave #3F

Three-bedroom in Park Slope, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person)

Marked by French doors and a separate dining area, this sunny top-floor apartment also boasts recessed lighting and a shared laundry. Located on a tree-lined street that's rumored to be quiet (wouldn't that be nice?), it's a true three-bedroom, meaning you and your furniture can fit in every room. And the views? They're plentiful and include one of the Freedom Tower.

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318 Prospect Ave #3F

Three-bedroom in Park Slope, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person)

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318 Prospect Ave #3F

Three-bedroom in Park Slope, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person)

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329 Lincoln Pl #4N

Three-bedroom in Prospect Heights, $3,483/month ($1,161 per person)

You can see your reflection in the shiny hardwood floors of this place, and if you're living here, it's likely smiling back at you. Recessed lighting, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops are among unit highlights, and it's just one block from Prospect Park to boot.

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329 Lincoln Pl #4N

Three-bedroom in Prospect Heights, $3,483/month ($1,161 per person)

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329 Lincoln Pl #4N

Three-bedroom in Prospect Heights, $3,483/month ($1,161 per person)

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E 3rd St. Apt. E

Two-bedroom in the East Village, $3,500/month ($1,750 per person)

Ordinarily this apartment wouldn't pass our affordable litmus test, but throw an extra wall up in that massive living room and rent plummets to $1,167 per roomie, without compromising comfort. The space features a washer–dryer and a marble bathroom, and shared amenities include bike storage and a roof deck. But the real kicker? It's rent controlled. Swoon.

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E 3rd St. Apt. E

Two-bedroom in the East Village, $3,500/month ($1,750 per person)

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E 3rd St. Apt. E

Two-bedroom in the East Village, $3,500/month ($1,750 per person)

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