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The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of October 28)

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

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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperCumberland St. #1C Three-bedroom in Fort Greene, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person) Take a second, and imagine your morning routine. Most likely, you wake up, make a light breakfast, take a shower and get dressed. Nothing special. Now imagine your morning routine with an epic, minute-long descent down your own private spiral staircase. Bam! The world is your debutante ball. And if you ever get sick of making overly dramatic entrances to Downton Abbey viewing parties, you can chill in the private garden out back.
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperCumberland St. #1C Three-bedroom in Fort Greene, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperCumberland St. #1C Three-bedroom in Fort Greene, $3,200/month ($1,067 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper88 4th Ave #2 Three-bedroom in Boerum Hill for $3,300/month ($1,100 per person) This Boerum Hill apartment has one of those kitchens that will probably convince you that you can cook. (Even if you can’t.) Its soothing, dark wood cabinets and granite countertops are the home accessories Sandra Lee’s dreams are made of. There is also a weird Victorian curio cabinet recessed into the wall that’s most definitely the entrance to a secret passage. Besides the impressive kitchen, this rental boasts a gigantic outdoor deck that would be great for BBQ, entertaining friends or working on crafts to fill your new curio cabinet.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper88 4th Ave #2 Three-bedroom in Boerum Hill for $3,300/month ($1,100 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper88 4th Ave #2 Three-bedroom in Boerum Hill for $3,300/month ($1,100 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperClinton St. Two-bedroom in the Lower East Side, $2,395/month ($1,197.50 per person) The price point is great for this neighborhood, but you might want to make sure that this apartment’s not located above a cowboy-themed whisky bar with an all-night shot special or something. It’s not going to be worth living in Manhattan if you feel the need to head to an underground bunker every time the nightly LES party crowd rolls in. If the decibel levels aren’t an issue, though, this is a solid two-bedroom in a great area. And if you ever need to cool down after spending a night out partying, there are ceiling fans in every room!
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperClinton St. Two-bedroom in the Lower East Side, $2,395/month ($1,197.50 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy ZumperClinton St. Two-bedroom in the Lower East Side, $2,395/month ($1,197.50 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper1st Avenue #5 Three-bedroom in East Harlem, $2,400/month ($800 per person) This is a gorgeous apartment within walking distance of the Upper East Side and Central Park, and just blocks away from the 6 train. And did we mention that it’s only $800 a month per person? You could move here for a year, skip grad school and just spend your weekends hitting up Museum Mile. You’d save a lot of money and probably make a lot of new, older friends. Then, you could invite them back to your new apartment where they’d marvel at your exposed brick and marble bath.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper1st Avenue #5 Three-bedroom in East Harlem, $2,400/month ($800 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper1st Avenue #5 Three-bedroom in East Harlem, $2,400/month ($800 per person)
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper194 Nassau Ave #STU Studio in Greenpoint, $1,500/month The dream of being able to afford to live on your own is alive in Greenpoint. $1,500 a month gets you this decently sized studio with two big windows that let in plenty of light. Compared to the studios you’d get for this price in Manhattan this place is practically a palace. You can even stand up! And when you need to stretch out a bit more, you’re just around the corner from McGolrick Park.
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper194 Nassau Ave #STU Studio in Greenpoint, $1,500/month
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Photograph: Courtesy Zumper194 Nassau Ave #STU Studio in Greenpoint, $1,500/month
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.

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

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