Brooklyn Listings Under $2,600 in May 2023

Rental prices still remain high across the five boroughs this month, Brooklyn included. The borough features many neighborhoods with unique communities, local establishments, and apartment styles, and renters flock to Brooklyn to evade Manhattan’s pricing and to seize generously-sized units.

This month, the average rental price for a New York City apartment is $4,350. As the weather warms up, so does the rental market, and more renters will continue searching for apartments now through the end of summer. Bargain-conscious renters can still find units across Brooklyn with central air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, and spacious bedrooms.

1. 137 Moffat Street

Living room with bay windows
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Price: $2,495
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 13.97%
This bright and spacious one-bedroom in Bushwick fits a queen-sized bed and includes plenty of room for living and dining furniture. The open living area features bay windows, brand-new appliances, a dishwasher, and sleek lighting. Throughout the rest of the unit, renters will find central air conditioning, hardwood floors, and a full bathroom with a deep bathtub. In the pet-friendly building, they’ll access a shared backyard space, a common roof, and laundry facilities. The building resides within a five-minute walk of the L line and is near plenty of bars, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.

2. 270 15th Street #2

Bright room
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Price: $2,500
Size: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Percentage Below: 28.57%
Renters who work from home can explore this two-bedroom apartment in Park Slope that welcomes tons of natural light. The windowed kitchen features cabinet space, white appliances, and tile flooring. The pre-war unit features plenty of French doors, a gas stove, and central heating. The primary bedroom features plenty of space and a closet, and the second bedroom offers less, making it an ideal home office or bedroom for a smaller child. Renters will live in a walk-up building that’s near a community garden and six minutes from the D, N, R, and W lines.

3. 618 Eastern Parkway #3R

Room with blue wall and windows
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
Price: $2,495
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 7.59%
Those who prioritize in-unit laundry can look no further than this one-bedroom in Crown Heights. The unit features a queen-size bedroom, hardwood floors, and plenty of windows. In the kitchen, renters will use stainless steel appliances, dark cabinetry, and plenty of counter space. This apartment resides on the third floor of a walk-up building and also allows pets. Renters will live three minutes away from the 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway lines.

4. 629A Madison Street #2

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant
Price: $2,600
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 3.70%
This sleek and modern unit spans over 700 square feet and encompasses dark hardwood floors and exposed brick to create a pleasing design for potential renters. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and plenty of cabinetry. Renters who work from home can use the extra room as a home office or storage space. Throughout the apartment, tenants can appreciate central air conditioning, ample closet space, and the ability to own pets. This building has a laundry room in the basement and resides eleven minutes from the J train.

5. 1365 Nostrand Avenue #6M

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Neighborhood: Flatbush
Price: $2,200
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 3.23%
This sleek and modern studio features a kitchen with a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, and under-cabinetry lighting. The living space features oversized windows that let in tons of natural light, and hardwood floors run throughout the unit. In the bathroom, they’ll find wood paneling detail, a deep soaking tub, and an oversized mirror. This building includes a laundry room, rooftop deck, fitness center, and garage parking. Tenants will live four minutes from the 2 and 5 subway lines.


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.

Not sure how much rent you can afford? Check out our Rent Calculator now to jumpstart your apartment search.

You May Also Like

Summer Decorations For Your Apartment

Summer is here to stay, which usually means a beach vacation, frozen margaritas, and chilling in a pleasantly decorated space. But, not everyone has...

10 Things to Check and Inspect Before Renting an Apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be a very exciting time for us all. However, it is important to not get ahead of yourself...

The Hidden Waterfalls of NYC

New York City isn’t just a huge, concrete jungle. Behind the bustling traffic and tall skyscrapers, are both natural and man-made hidden escapes. What...

Recent Articles