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Your Questions About Cheapest Apartments In Manhattan

October 13, 2012

Carol asks…

What are some great places in New York City to try and get an apartment?

Me and my friend both live in Houston currently. We have been talking it over and both share a common interest in moving to New York. He wants to stay in Manhattan or pretty close to it. I just want to move to a place that would be comfortable, close to everything, and not going to be like $5000 for a 2 bedroom haha. I am not expecting to get a really cheap apartment at the same time. I understand I will pay for the location. I just want to narrow my options. Could anyone recommend any great areas I should look for apartments in? Thank you very much.

Administrator answers:

Two bedrooms are very expensive in Manhattan. I’d suggest looking in other parts of NYC such as Queens or Brooklyn, although Brooklyn is getting expensive as well. Both are located near Manhattan and depending on which parts of these areas you are in, you’ll be a modest subway ride into Manhattan. For example, Queens areas such as Woodside & Astoria are less than 15 minutes by subway and Rego Park or Forest Hills are almost as close (about 20 minutes).

Keep in mind that both of you will need to have good credit, good jobs and in most cases 2 months paid upfront (security & first months rent).

Sharon asks…

People LIving In NY Only Please.?

I am thinking about moving to NY and I need help please…
Can you give me some listings of cheap apartments in any city’s in NY within a 100 mile Radius of Manhattan OR New york, …. NY ………..best answer gets 10 points thanx …has to be $800 a month or cheaper.

Administrator answers:

Uhm, Manhattan is REALLY expensive, and like other people mentioned, you’ll be living in closet for $800 a month. You can try to rent a room in someone’s apartment, or maybe you have a friend where you two can split the rent.

Within a 100 miles of Manhattan, you can get better apartments. You should try Brooklyn or Queens. The Bronx is a little ghetto, but cheaper. Check on Craigslist.

Betty asks…

where should i move to in New York?

after i graduate from high school im planning on going to Empire beauty school and MUD. there both located in Manhattan and living there is expensive. where can me and my friend rent a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment cheap?? but isnt too far from downtown and midtown manhattan. my friend was thinking Brooklyn.

we can afford around 2500 and were gonna get 1 or 2 roomates

Administrator answers:

With all due respect to a previous poster There are no 5-10k housing units 100 miles upstate.
Try 20 times those numbers If you do look up here figure out your commuting costs, time included, I would look in Queens or Brooklyn

Linda asks…

where should i move to in NY?

after i graduate from high school im planning on going to Empire beauty school and MUD. there both located in Manhattan and living there is expensive. where can me and my friend rent a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment cheap?? but isnt too far from downtown and midtown manhattan. my friend was thinking Brooklyn.

Administrator answers:

I want to go to Empire beauty school in manhattan as well but next yr because I am coming as an international student but you would have to reside in harlem which is in much closer and is situated in manhattan or just go to Brooklyn. Harlem is with blacks and spanish and They are good and bad parts of brooklyn in brooklyn you could try Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope.

Daniel asks…

should i move into a more expensive apartment even if I can afford it???

Awhile ago I found a nice but small and cheap apartment in Brooklyn and have been living there for several months. It is about 300sqft and has a shared kitchen with 1 other apartment.

I like it but have the opportunity to move in to a huge luxurious apartment with a friend that is much closer to Manhattan and is about 6 times the size of my current apartment. It also has a lot of amenities- dishwasher, washer/dryer, jacuzzi, central air and heat. I can afford the rent but am the type of person that likes to save rather than spend.

Should I move into the much nicer apartment??? Or should I stay put and save my money?

Administrator answers:

Stay put….you will end up not liking paying the extra money AND having to share your space with someone else. Save up the money and when you can afford it buy a place of your own.

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