New York City is a tough place to find an apartment, as we all know. Everyone panics that they aren’t getting enough for their money, which is why we’re taking 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 attractive, spacious places—but do it quickly, because these will be gone before you know it. Come back next week for more of our top picks from real-estate site Zumper’s inventory.
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Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, $3,750/month ($1,250 per person)
This “Williamsburg” apartment is right off the Montrose L stop so you definitely don’t want to go into it thinking you’re going to be right around the corner from McCarren Park or anything. But if being a few L train stops further into Brooklyn doesn’t bother you, this three-bedroom has plenty to offer. First off, there’s a pretty baller wrap-around balcony that you could hang out on, take in some fresh air and play some very inadvisable games of slip n’ slide. There’s also a roof deck and terrace as well as laundry in the building.
Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen for $2,100/month ($1,050 per person)
This is a mind-blowing price for a two-bedroom in this area and you should probably already be sending your pay stubs and contact information to Bond New York. Fantastic New York real estate opportunities don’t take snow days, ok? If you need some more convincing, just think of how close you’d be to midtown, the theater district, Central Park and more while paying basically Brooklyn prices. The bedrooms look super tiny, but who cares? It’s not like you’d be home much anyway.
Studio in the Upper West Side, $1,495/month
What is this, Versailles? You’d feel like royalty every morning taking a shower in this marble bathroom. With high ceilings and a large living space, you could definitely do worse when it comes to a studio apartment in Manhattan. There’s also a dishwasher so you wouldn’t ever annoy your roommate by leaving dirty dishes in the sink. Oh wait, you don’t have a roommate because you just got yourself your own swanky studio apartment. We don’t see any windows in these photos, but maybe they just weren’t in these shots? (Note: there probably aren’t any windows.)
Two-bedroom in the East Village, $2,750/month ($1,375 per person)
Honestly, the rent for this place is pretty average for the East Village, but you get a lot more bang for your buck than a lot of other apartments in the area. There’s a dishwasher, gorgeous hardwood floors and what looks to be at least one decently-sized bedroom, even though it’s shaped like an amoeba. With a nice view of tree-lined 10th street just a block from Tompkins Square Park, you’ll definitely get your greenery fix as well at this downtown crash pad. Without spending too much, well, green.
Three-bedroom in Gramercy Park, $3,775/month ($1,258 per person)
This is a newly renovated, spacious apartment in a neighborhood where apartments are generally older and smaller. The kitchen is super sleek with dark wood and stainless steel appliances and is basically begging someone to come home some night and whip up some homemade marinara sauce while listening to light jazz. Speaking of cooking, you wouldn’t even have to lug your groceries up six flights of stairs all the time since the building has an elevator. Might as well buy those extra tomatoes!