Manhattan Listings Under $2,650 in June 2023

Manhattan and “expensive” are practically synonyms, where the median price for an apartment in the borough is $4,595. Those who wish to rent in popular neighborhoods must prove ready to dig into their pockets, especially as the rental market heats up. 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 Spring fades into summer and rental prices continue to increase, prospective renters must prepare to expand their search criteria. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to score deals across the borough. The following list highlights inexpensive deals across Manhattan this month, boasting various features like stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, and charming finishes.

1. 246 West 137th Street #3F

Living area with fireplace
Neighborhood: Central Harlem
Price: $2,250
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 9.82%
This pre-war studio apartment features plenty of charming features, including a decorative fireplace in the living area. Dark brown wooden accents highlight the space, and the unit features plenty of windows and natural light. Stainless steel appliances reside in the kitchen, and the apartment also includes a ceiling fan. This brownstone apartment resides near historic Striver’s Row and is only a four-minute walk to the B and C subway lines.

2. 102 West 79th Street #2G

Studio with three windows
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Price: $2,650
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 18.46%
Ready to live a block from Central Park? This studio apartment offers plenty of space and includes finishes like hardwood floors. The corner unit offers a separate kitchen, two closets, and a large renovated bathroom. Renters can have pets in the apartment and will also have access to amenities like a video intercom, laundry room, and on-site super. This building sits four minutes away from the B and C trains.

3. 273 East 3rd Street #2E

Living room with exposed brick
Neighborhood: East Village
Price: $2,600
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 27.78%
This one-bedroom apartment offers competitive pricing for someone looking to live on their own. The unit features exposed brick throughout and a kitchenette with white appliances. In the renovated bathroom, renters will find a bathtub and new fixtures. The bedroom includes a closet, and the unit rests on the second floor of a walk-up building that also welcomes pets. Tenants will live ten minutes from the M, J, and Z subway trains.

4. 540 West 189th Street #5D

Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Neighborhood: Washington Heights
Price: $2,400
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 12.82%
This renovated spacious apartment creates an opportunity for roommates or someone looking to work from home. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and in-unit laundry. Each bedroom includes oversized windows and closet space, and the renovated bathroom boasts marble finishes. The apartment does not charge a fee, and renters can have pets. The building resides three minutes from the 1 train.

5. 1627 Park Avenue #2D

Kitchne with cabinets and window
Neighborhood: East Harlem
Price: $2,595
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 17.71%
Renters will appreciate the spacious nature of this one-bedroom apartment, from high ceilings to oversized windows. The unit’s windowed kitchen features room for a table with chairs and pantry shelves while offering cabinet and counter space. The bedroom features three windows and a generously-sized closet, and the bathroom includes a bathtub. Recessed lighting and central air conditioning run throughout the unit, and renters can access plenty of community restaurants and stores. The building rests three minutes from the 6 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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