Affordable Manhattan Units Available Starting in September

Originally posted on August 26, 2021 4:21 pm
Updated on September 01, 2021 4:32 pm

For many of us, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity to live in Manhattan especially when you find an amazing deal. These are what we at RentHop like to refer to internally as gems. Thanks to years of accumulated rental data, we have some of the most affordable and quality rental listings the Big Apple has to offer. Our inventory of listings has grown exponentially over the years, and each month we’ll go over some of our favorite deals for rental listings.

The phenomenon of high demand and low supply/inventory of available listings continues into the month of September. Regardless of the fact that the Delta strain of COVID is even more widespread than before, there is still a plethora of renters seeking housing in NYC. As a result, rental concessions being offered by landlords is back to pre pandemic rates (on average one month free) with some buildings not even offering any. Thankfully, RentHop is still getting a great inventory of gems. Today we’ll focus on some of our favorite deals in Upper Manhattan and Midtown Manhattan for this coming September!

1. 507 West 28th Street Unit 29C

apartment photo of living room with tv, sofa, and coffee table
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Price: $3,516
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 12.10%
First up on our list is this gorgeous corner apartment unit. The current tenant is looking for someone to take over her lease and amazingly the take over has three free months of rent built in! The unit itself has floor-to-window ceilings, two full-sized closets, and best of all laundry in unit. For those who enjoy great cocktails on a rooftop, Gallows Green is just a block away.

2. 235 West 56th Street Unit 15A

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Neighborhood: Theater District
Price: $2,350
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 11.32%
Next up, we’re viewing a studio unit located in the luxury high rise building known as the Symphony House. It’s conveniently located right by Columbus Circle and Central Park (perfect for those who need to walk their dogs! The unit itself has tons of closet space as well, floor-to-ceiling marble in the bathroom, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Want to relax after a hard day of work? The building has an amazing “green” roof deck where you can check out the amazing views of Central Park and Hudson River.

3. 1763 2nd Avenue

apartment listing photo of foyer, kitchen, and dog bed on living room floor
Neighborhood: Yorkville
Price: $2,100
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 16%
This will be a lease take over for October and November with options to renew a year-long lease with the landlord directly. Electricity is actually included for this particular lease situation so you’ll never be expected to pay your own Con Ed bill! In addition, Wifi will be covered till end of November. The unit is located right by the Ruppert Park in Yorkville. The park is great for kids and pets!

4. 432 East 66th Street Unit 15

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Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Price: $2,108
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 15.68%
Sign a 13 month lease and get one month free! This unit comes with lots of south direct facing light and has amazing hard wood flooring with exposed brick walls. The kitchen is slightly smaller but given your location to amazing restaurants such as Felice 64 or Maya, we’re certain you won’t mind!

5. 609 West 114th Street Unit 55

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Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
Price: $3,500
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below Median: 8.50%
Last but not least, we have this amazing one bedroom apartment, located just one block away from the main Columbia University campus. The convenience factor of this listing can not be overstated. The unit has two large closets, beautiful french doors, and the building has a part-time doorman.


Released on a monthly basis, the RentHop Best Deal series aims to provide renters with useful market insights and a chance to identify rental gems currently available on the market. These listings are hand-selected by the team at RentHop based on a few factors, including layout, apartment size, features, and more importantly, price — such listings will be on average 10% – 30% below the median asking price of other similar-sized listings in the same neighborhood.

Note that, given the fast-paced nature of the rental market in New York, certain listings may receive applications and be taken off within days on market. If you are interested in scheduling a showing or have further questions, please make sure to submit an inquiry via the inquiry submission form located on the listing page.

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