Manhattan Listings Under $2,400 in December 2023

Renters know that Manhattan is expensive. While the median price for an apartment in the borough decreased to $4,295 this month, and those who wish to rent in popular neighborhoods must prove ready to dig into their pockets. No matter the time of year a renter is looking for a Manhattan apartment, they must remain vigilant if they attempt to find a deal.

As fall transitions into winter, renters can still find apartments with criteria on their wish lists. Those who are in the market for a new home can also acquire lower rents than during the summer season. The following units over laundry rooms, renovated kitchens, and elevators.

Best Manhattan Listings in December 2023

1. 403 West 44th Street #2A

Manhattan apartment with windows
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Price: $2,400
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 39.47%
Renters looking to live near plenty of bars and restaurants can consider this one-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. The unit features the street and receives plenty of natural light through the large windows. In the renovated kitchen and bathroom, renters will find white appliances and cabinets. The bedroom includes a closet, with additional storage space residing around the unit. This apartment sits on the second floor of a walk-up building that is a five-minute walk from the A, C, and E trains.

2. 611 West 145th Street #2F

Manhattan studio with natural light
Neighborhood: Hamilton Heights
Price: $2,300
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 7.82%
Those looking for a spacious and charming studio can tour this sun-drenched unit in Harlem. The apartment features crown molding details and hardwood floors and resides in a pre-war townhouse. However, the kitchen and bathroom are renovated to provide modern appliances. This unit includes plenty of storage space and resides on the second floor of a walk-up building that is three minutes from the 1 train.

3. 516 East 83rd Street #1FE

Exposed brick in Manhattan apartment
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Price: $2,300
Size: 1 Bed, 2 Bath
Percentage Below: 31.34%
Exposed brick lovers will feel right at home in this one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. In addition to the plethora of exposed brick walls, this unit includes hardwood floors, storage space, and natural light. The kitchen offers a white stove and black refrigerator, and the renovated bathroom resides to the left of the space. This pet-friendly apartment resides in a walk-up building with laundry in the basement. Renters will live a nine-minute walk to the Q train.

4. 348 West 118th Street #4

Manhattan living room with natural light
Neighborhood: Harlem
Price: $2,350
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 25.56%
Roommates or renters looking for a spare room can tour this two-bedroom apartment with plenty of natural light. This apartment features modern finishes like stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher. Each bedroom includes enough space for a queen-size bed and additional furniture. This pet-friendly apartment resides in an elevator building with renovated common areas. The building is a three-minute walk from the B and C trains.

5. 324 East 14th Street #5B

Manhattan studio with two closets
Neighborhood: East Village
Price: $2,375
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 14.41%
This spacious studio makes an ideal option for a downtown renter who needs extra storage space. The living space includes a spacious floor plan with two large closets, hardwood floors, and an air conditioning slot. Renters will find white appliances and a tile floor in the kitchen. This studio spans 400 square feet and includes 13-foot-tall ceilings. Tenants will live on the fifth floor of a walkup building that is a three-minute walk to the L 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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