Manhattan Listings Under $2,450 in April 2024

Renters know that Manhattan is expensive. The median price for an apartment in the borough increased to $4,495 this month; 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 wish to find a deal.

With spring underway, renters can still find lower rental prices than in the summer season and may find more rental opportunities than in the winter. The following units under $2,450 offer stainless steel appliances, access to building amenities, and exposed brick.

Best Manhattan Listings in April 2024

1. 1395 Lexington Avenue

Manhattan bedroom with a window
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Price: $1,575
Size: Room, Shared Bath
Percentage Below: 47.50%
Renters who need a short-term rental solution can consider this bedroom with natural light. The room fits a twin-sized bed and includes a locked closet. Throughout the building, renters can access a common kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms. This unit comes with free WiFi and access to 92Y amenities like the health center and pool. Renters must stay for at least a month and will not pay a broker’s fee for this rental. The unit is a five-minute walk from the 6 train.

2. 2. 444 West 49th Street #3D

Manhattan studio with two windows
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Price: $2,250
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 35.71%
Hell’s Kitchen renters can consider this studio, which receives plenty of natural light through the two large windows. The smaller kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, and renters could add a mobile island for added counter and storage space. The bathroom has a bathtub and a large medicine cabinet. This studio boasts enough space for a queen bed and additional furniture. Tenants will pay a reduced broker fee and live seven minutes from the A, C, and E trains.

3. 749 St Nicholas Avenue #4R

Manhattan living room with exposed brick
Neighborhood: Harlem
Price: $2,100
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 32.20%
This newly renovated one-bedroom apartment resides in a well-maintained building. Renters will find a ceiling fan and exposed brick in the living room, then cross into the kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher. The long bedroom fits a queen bed and includes a large closet in the back. Tenants will appreciate touches like original crown molding and period-style light fixtures throughout the apartment. This unit resides in a historic townhouse that is three minutes from the A, B, C, and D trains.

4. 525 West 158th Street #5F

Manhattan living room and kitchen
Neighborhood: Washington Heights
Price: $2,450
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 15.44%
Roommates, small families, or those looking for a home office can consider this two-bedroom unit. The apartment opens directly into the kitchen, which includes white appliances, black counters, and light wooden cabinets. In the expansive living room, renters can fit plenty of furniture and receive natural light through the two windows. Each bedroom in the renovated unit includes a closet, and a linen closet rests outside of the bathroom. This unit is a three-minute walk from the 1 train.

5. 43 East 1st Street #9

Manhattan studio with exposed brick fireplace
Neighborhood: Bowery
Price: $2,311
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 9.37%
This spacious studio includes an exposed decorative fireplace and closet space. Renters enter the unit through the living space that can fit a queen bed and furniture. They’ll find the kitchen around the corner that features stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher. The bathroom sits past the kitchen and includes a full bathtub. This renovated pre-war unit is a three-minute walk from the F 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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