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The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of November 18)

At around $1,000­ per person, these NYC abodes are actually worth the money

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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron Properties207 Madison St #20A Three-bedroom in Two Bridges, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person) “What’s that neighborhood south of Lower East Side between those two bridges?” It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves while spending a night venturing south of East Broadway. Turns out, it’s called Two Bridges, lending new credence to the theory that the easiest answer is often the right one. Snatch up this steal of a three-bedroom on Madison Street and you can spend the remainder of your lease quietly chuckling at all your friends who refer to your ‘hood as, “Chinatown, but like, on the water.”
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron Properties207 Madison St #20A Three-bedroom in Two Bridges, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron Properties207 Madison St #20A Three-bedroom in Two Bridges, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond212 Freeman St #1 Three-bedroom in Greenpoint for $3,500/month ($1,166 per person) Most affordable apartments in Northern Brooklyn feature kitchens that seem like they’d be more at home in a haunted dollhouse. Not so, with this renovated three-bedroom a few blocks south of the Pulaski Bridge. Not only does the space boast brand newstainless steel appliances and an abundance of counter space, it also features a lovely tiled wall. Every morning, you could feel like you were making breakfast in your very own Panera Bread.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond212 Freeman St #1 Three-bedroom in Greenpoint for $3,500/month ($1,166 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond212 Freeman St #1 Three-bedroom in Greenpoint for $3,500/month ($1,166 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 83rd St #3E Three-bedroom in the Upper East Side, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person) Picture yourself waking up deep under the covers in this master bedroom on a snowy morning in Mid-February. Rolling across your king-sized mattress you quickly run over to your bedroom hearth and light a roaring fire of 2-3 Yankee candles before returning to your plush, oversized mattress for a relaxing morning of Netflix binge watching. At the foot of your bed, the flames dance across your private fireplace as you decide, yes. Yes you do deserve to watch another episode of Gilmore Girls. That could be your life at this Upper East Side three-bedroom apartment.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 83rd St #3E Three-bedroom in the Upper East Side, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/BondE 83rd St #3E Three-bedroom in the Upper East Side, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperGraham Ave Two-bedroom in Williamsburg, $2,100/month ($1,050 per person) Whenever you move into a new apartment, there’s always that inevitable moment when you and your roommate decide who gets the better room. It’s the original sin that takes place before any move-in day, and inevitably curses the rest of your time in the apartment. “I guess it makes sense that you always leave dirty dishes in your room, because, you know, there are a lot more places to put them.” Etc. Well, no need to foster any simmering regret with this East Williamsburg two-bedroom. Both rooms have windows and are equal-sized.
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperGraham Ave Two-bedroom in Williamsburg, $2,100/month ($1,050 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperGraham Ave Two-bedroom in Williamsburg, $2,100/month ($1,050 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperW 4th St #18 Three-bedroom in Greenwich Village, $3,995/month ($1,332 per person) Unless you spent a few years in a barracks-like NYU dorm, you probably never saw yourself living somewhat comfortably on Washington Square Park for under $1,500 a month. Turns out, dreams come true. You’ll feel like a regular Henry James heroine in this three-bedroom on W 4th St that includes a living space along with three well-lit bedrooms. The kitchen looks a little crappy, but hey, as Fantasia Barrino once told us, life is not a fairy tale.
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperW 4th St #18 Three-bedroom in Greenwich Village, $3,995/month ($1,332 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperW 4th St #18 Three-bedroom in Greenwich Village, $3,995/month ($1,332 per person)
By Will Pulos |
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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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