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  1. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    32-37 47th St #2

    Three-bedroom in Astoria, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)

    Like cabinets? This Queens apartment has got them for days. You won’t have to sacrifice an inch of counter space to boring old cereal boxes and soup cans in this large, sunny kitchen. On the other hand, you’ll probably want to stop by the hardware store on your way back from Trader Joe’s. The current wall color looks like someone ate 20 bags of wintergreen lifesavers then threw up on a paint roller. But even though the previous tenants may have been the Doublemint Twins, the space has got some great bones.

  2. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    32-37 47th St #2

    Three-bedroom in Astoria, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)

  3. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    32-37 47th St #2

    Three-bedroom in Astoria, $3,400/month ($1,133 per person)

  4. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    2672 John F Kennedy Blvd W #509

    One-bedroom in Jersey City for $1,200/month

    You read that right. This one is in New Jersey. Where else are you going to find a sunny, pre-war one bedroom at such a rock bottom price? The open layout, renovated kitchen and refinished floors in this Journal Square crash pad definitely make a daily PATH train ride seem almost worth it. We’re not sure what that creepy brown door in the wall is though. It probably leads to more storage space or somekind of second elf servant bedroom. Either way you can’t go wrong.

  5. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    2672 John F Kennedy Blvd W #509

    One-bedroom in Jersey City for $1,200/month

  6. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    2672 John F Kennedy Blvd W #509

    One-bedroom in Jersey City for $1,200/month

  7. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    W 11th St

    Studio in Greenwich Village, $1,350/month

    The most amazing thing about this apartment is that you can live on your own in Greenwich Village for under $1,400 a month. The downside is that in order to achieve this dream, you’ll basically have to get into the mindset of a freshman year NYU student. You may have a private room just steps from Union Square, but you'll be sharing a bathroom with other tenants. At least there’s a window? And hey, maybe you can sneak into the campus Chick-fil-A with the new friends you make while waiting for the shower.

  8. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    W 11th St

    Studio in Greenwich Village, $1,350/month

  9. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    W 11th St

    Studio in Greenwich Village, $1,350/month

  10. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts

    10 Clermont Ave #3L

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, $2,298/month ($1,149 per person)

    Talk about a gorgeous space! This Fort Greene two-bedroom has the dark hardwood floors, exposed brick and white accents that most apartments can only dream about. Just look at that kitchen! You could host a Food Network show with those appliances. Or at least a cooking-themed web series focused on partially homemade dishes! Also, you get a whole month ofrent for free when you sign the lease. That’s a lot of cocktails and midnight screenings at BAM.

  11. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts

    10 Clermont Ave #3L

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, $2,298/month ($1,149 per person)

  12. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts

    10 Clermont Ave #3L

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, $2,298/month ($1,149 per person)

  13. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    120 S 2nd St #2A

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, $3,600/month ($1,200 per person)

    Denizens of Williamsburg are arguably best viewed from above. You can take full advantage of that flattering perspective at this three-bedroom apartment with it’s very own (quite quaint) private balcony. Your years living in denial that your fire escape is, “like, basically a balcony” can finally be over. There’s also plenty of space to stretch out inside, with a large living area and three full-sized, light-filled bedrooms.

  14. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    120 S 2nd St #2A

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, $3,600/month ($1,200 per person)

  15. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    120 S 2nd St #2A

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, $3,600/month ($1,200 per person)

The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of November 25)

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

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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.

And if you’re still struggling, try our NYC apartments guide.

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