Exclusive Queens Listings under $2500 in December

For the uninitiated, Queens is an amazing borough with lots of great restaurants, parks, and people. Its location makes it an ideal place for those looking to save time on commuting while also offering a more tranquil version of city life. Whether you’re considering a move to the borough, or you’re already there and hoping to switch it up, don’t miss out on these affordable apartments!

Unlike October and November, demand for housing on the market is slowing down due to seasonality and the increase of COVID-19 cases in the city. However, we still see a shortage of available rental listings in Queens. In fact, these days, landlords are actually advertising listings that are only available a month from now starting in January which is highly unusual for New York. Don’t worry though. We’ve gathered up our list of favorite listings to share with you, so be sure to check them out asap before they’re gone!

1. 24-35 Steinway Street Unit 5

apartment photo of living room and kitchen with sofa and throw rug
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $1,889
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 12.14%
Check out this 2nd floor unit in a stabilized building. You’ll find an open kitchen and a gorgeous apartment bathroom with exposed brick. The listing is just 9 minutes away from the Astoria Blvd N, W station which makes it a great option for commuters.

2. 30-90 38th Street Unit 1R

apartment listing photo of living room with couch, coffee table, tv area
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $2,500
Size: 3 Beds, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 10.71%
Next, don’t miss out on this great deal. The unit is located on the 1st floor of a well-maintained pre-war walk-up building and tenants will enjoy features such as a separate kitchen and lots of storage. Please note that this building does not allow for dogs but the landlord will allow one cat per unit.

3. 23-68 36th Street Unit 2

apartment listing photo of empty room
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $1,850
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 13.95%
Future tenants of this unit will enjoy lots of natural light, renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, and a spacious living room. Similar to the previous building, no dogs are allowed but cats are fine! Unit is close by to the Astoria Blvd stop so it’s also extremely accessible.

4. 102-30 67th Avenue Unit 3B

apartment listing photo of empty room
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Price: $1,950
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 32.17%
You’ll have it all when you sign the lease for this 1 bedroom unit. The building has not only elevator service but also a doorman and live-in super. Laundry is located within the building so you won’t have to worry about lugging your laundry down the block and better yet, the unit has many new upgrades for future tenants to enjoy.

5. 14-16 33rd Avenue Unit 2

apartment listing photo of empty living room and kitchen with staircase
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $2,100
Size: 2 Beds, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 12.50%
Finally, we have this listing available in a semi-gated community in Astoria. The listing itself is located on the 2nd floor of a private home and is carpeted (quite a rare feature for New York City listings). For those interested, we have an open house alert! The agent who advertises this listing is currently showing the apartment but you must make an appointment.


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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