Manhattan Listings Under $2,450 in November 2023

Renters know that Manhattan is expensive. While the median price for an apartment in the borough decreased to $4,368 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.

With fall underway, renters can find lower-priced apartments than during the busy summer months. Those who still need to sign a lease can consider the following units that do not charge broker’s fees, feature stainless steel appliances, and reside close to subway stops.

Best Manhattan Listings in November 2023

1. 303 East 90th Street #4

Manhattan studio with windows
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Price: $2,395
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 6.08%
This Upper East Side studio features enough space for a bed and living room furniture, while also receiving lots of natural light from the large windows. The kitchen is on the smaller side, but tenants will have room to add additional storage or a temporary island. Renters will not pay a broker’s fee to secure this listing and can also have a cat. This building includes a laundry room and is five minutes from the Q train.

2. 240 West 64th Street

Manhattan studio with a bed
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Price: $1,850
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 45.38%
Students or those who need proximity to Midtown can consider this smaller studio in Lincoln Center. The unit includes enough space for a full-sized bed and additional furniture and can serve as an effective dorm room for those studying nearby. This studio features two closets, a micro kitchen, and a window. Renters will not need to pay a broker’s fee and will sublease through the end of the term in June 2024 with the option to renew. The unit resides in an amenity-filled building with an elevator, fitness center, doorman, and laundry room. Tenants will live six minutes from the 1, 2, and 3 trains.

3. 2655 Frederick Douglass Boulevard #2N

Bright bedroom in Manhattan
Neighborhood: Harlem
Price: $2,450
Size: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Percentage Below: 24.62%
This spacious and sun-drenched two-bedroom apartment provides plenty of space for roommates or a small family. The open-concept kitchen and living room feature dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a tile backsplash. Each bedroom includes enough space for a bed and furniture, and the smaller bedroom can convert into an office, nursery, or recreational space. This no-fee listing resides in a pet-friendly building that is a six-minute walk from the A, B, C, and D trains.

4. 508 9th Avenue

Manhattan living room with exposed brick
Neighborhood: Hudson Yard
Price: $2,200
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 12.28%
This Hudson Yards one-bedroom incorporates pre-war details like exposed brick and wooden accents. The kitchen features white appliances and space for additional storage, then flows into the living room with two windows. Tenants will walk through French doors into the sun-filled bedroom with continued hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a closet. This unit resides on the fifth floor of a walk-up building that is a ten-minute walk to the 7 train.

5. 248 Broome Street #4

Manhattan bedroom with windows
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Price: $2,400
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 31.33%
Renters can take a bite of the Lower East Side with this generously sized one-bedroom apartment. The renovated kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and modern cabinetry. Throughout the rest of the apartment, tenants will find a renovated bathroom, exposed brick, and multiple windows. This no-fee listing is a three-minute walk to 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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