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  1. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Bergen St at Fourth Ave #3

    Three-bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn; $2,800/month ($933 per person)

    This brownstone apartment has not one but two decorative fireplaces with intricate, original moldings. Which means you’d basically be paying under $1,000 a month to live in one of those period rooms at the Met. In addition to having a plethora of locations to place small groupings of scented candles, the railroad layout of this three-bedroom offers an enviable amount of privacy. And you’re only steps from Barclays Center, so you might as well deduct the savings you get from buying concert rush tickets from your monthly rent estimate.

  2. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Bergen St at Fourth Ave #3

    Three-bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn; $2,800/month ($933 per person)

  3. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Bergen St at Fourth Ave #3

    Three-bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn; $2,800/month ($933 per person)

  4. 250 E 90th St

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side for $2,300/month ($1,150 per person)

    We don’t know if it’s the chandelier lighting fixtures or the subtle crown molding in the master bedroom, but this place gives off the vibe of being a really freakin’ classy apartment. Just think of all the people you could impress if you lived here. Your parents would stop calling every day, assuming you must be doing fine to afford a master bedroom that fit a desk AND a bureau. Your friends wouldn’t be able to stop raving about your wine-and-cheese parties. “Why don’t we go back to my place,” you’d seductively whisper to a handsome stranger you just met at a bar. “It has nine windows. And carpeted floors.”

  5. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    250 E 90th St

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side for $2,300/month ($1,150 per person)

  6. 250 E 90th St

    Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side for $2,300/month ($1,150 per person)

  7. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    34-04 31st Ave #2

    Four-bedroom in Astoria, Queens; $3,300/month ($825 per person)

    For under $900 per person, you could have the perfect Queens party pad with this Astoria gem. With a whopping 90 square feet of balcony space and an open layout including a large living room, this apartment was made for entertaining. (It was also made to fit four people, hence the incredibly low price.) Seriously though, the private balcony here is bigger than a lot of people’s bedrooms. You could set up a tent and rent it out half the year on Airbnb: “Intimate studio space for outdoorsy type. Close to N train.”

  8. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    34-04 31st Ave #2

    Four-bedroom in Astoria, Queens; $3,300/month ($825 per person)

  9. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    34-04 31st Ave #2

    Four-bedroom in Astoria, Queens; $3,300/month ($825 per person)

  10. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Park Ave at Flushing Ave #1

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; $1,850/month ($925 per person)

    The kitchen in this Fort Greene stunner is truly lovely with brand-new appliances and completely renovated cabinets. Meanwhile, the handsome exposed brick carries over from the living room to the two full-size bedrooms, which will definitely add an extra bit of charm to your morning routine. Whip up a nice, locally sourced dinner then relax with a warm chamomile tea on your window-accessible fire escape. Downtown Brooklyn is your oyster.

  11. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Park Ave at Flushing Ave #1

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; $1,850/month ($925 per person)

  12. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal Properties Group

    Park Ave at Flushing Ave #1

    Two-bedroom in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; $1,850/month ($925 per person)

  13. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    Ninth Ave #2N

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

    Never schlep your laundry to the corner Laundromat again with this decently priced Hell’s Kitchen apartment featuring its very own washer and dryer! And if that The Price Is Right–esque property windfall doesn’t seal the deal for you, check out those granite countertops. Eh? It’s not every day you can eat an egg-white frittata on something that began its life in a quarry. The living area in this two-bedroom may be a bit on the narrow side, but the large bedrooms more than make up for it.

  14. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    Ninth Ave #2N

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

  15. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    Ninth Ave #2N

    Two-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, $2,250/month ($1,125 per person)

The 5 best affordable New York apartments (Week of November 4)

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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