Brooklyn Listings Under $2,500 in May 2024

Brooklyn is a popular borough for renters who seek large units, amenities, and proximity to hot spots across the city. The borough features many neighborhoods with unique communities, and renters flock to Brooklyn to evade Manhattan’s pricing.

This month, the average rental price for a New York City apartment increased to $4,400. Renters have various options to choose from as the rental season warms up. The following units under $2,500 boast in-unit laundry, outdoor space, and exposed brick.

Best Deals in Brooklyn in May 2024

1. 1497 Carroll Street #4

Brooklyn kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
Price: $2,500
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 32.60%
Renters looking for a home office space can consider this two-bedroom apartment in Crown Heights. The primary bedroom comfortably fits a queen-size bed, and the smaller second bedroom can convert into a work-from-home station. Renters will find stainless steel appliances, wooden molding, and exposed brick in the open-concept kitchen and living room. This pet-friendly unit resides in an elevator building and has a reduced broker fee. The building is a seven-minute walk to the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

2. 800 Empire Boulevard #2A

Brooklyn kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Neighborhood: East Flatbush
Price: $2,295
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 1.18%
This newly constructed apartment resides in a modern building with plenty of amenities. The open-concept kitchen and living room boast recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and access to a private outdoor balcony. The well-lit bedroom includes two closets, and the bathroom features a deep soaking tub. Throughout the apartment, renters will also appreciate in-unit laundry and central heating and cooling. Tenants will access building amenities like a roof deck, bike storage, and elevator. The building is a nine-minute walk from the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

3. 115 Greenpoint Avenue #B4

Brooklyn bedroom with a window
Neighborhood: Greenpoint
Price: $2,050
Size: Room, Shared Bath
Percentage Below: 41.24%
Renters who are looking for a room in a shared apartment can consider this modern option in Greenpoint. The room resides in a luxury unit with stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, and natural light. Tenants can access various building amenities like a landscaped backyard, fitness center, and lounge with a pool table. Renters will not pay a broker fee to rent this unit, and they will live three minutes from the G train.

4. 323 68th Street #2R

Brooklyn living room with dark hardwood floors
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge
Price: $2,500
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 4.67%
This gut-renovated two-bedroom apartment appeals to roommates and small families. Natural light shines throughout the unit, and dark hardwood floors run from the living room to the bedrooms. Renters will find stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space in the kitchen and a soaking tub in the bathroom. Each bedroom receives plenty of natural light, and the rent includes heat and hot water. Tenants will live on the second floor of a walk-up building that is three minutes from the R train.

5. 347 Linden Street #2C

Brooklyn bedroom with two windows
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Price: $2,350
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 16.81%
Bushwick renters can sign for a lower-priced one-bedroom apartment with plenty of natural light. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and flows into the living room, which offers space for seating and a smaller dining table. Tenants will have two windows and a closet in the bedroom. The entire pet-friendly unit includes recessed lighting, central air conditioning, and hardwood floors. Renters can access the rooftop and will not pay a broker fee for the apartment. This building is a three-minute walk from the M train.


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.

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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