Queens Listings Under $2,600 in May 2023

Queens is a popular borough that welcomes many monthly renters. The borough boasts plenty of communities filled with restaurants and entertainment with lower rental prices than areas in Manhattan. With neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City close to Manhattan, some people move to the borough for the lower-priced rents and the easy commute.

The median rent for a New York City apartment is $4,350 this month. With Spring in full swing, rental prices continue to increase slightly as more renters look to move to the city or end their current leases. However, those looking to capitalize on lower rental prices than during the Summer season can still expect to find deals across the borough. The following listings below $2,600 offer outdoor space, laundry, and proximity to public transportation.

1. 68-41 Clyde Street #2R

White kitchen with appliances
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Price: $2,000
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 4.76%
Roommates or growing families can take advantage of this one-bedroom unit that can flex into a two-bedroom. The unit includes a renovated kitchen with white cabinetry, appliances, and counter space. Renters will walk up one flight of stairs to access the apartment and will live within an eight-minute walk of the E, R, F, and M subway lines.

2. 559 Seneca Avenue #3L

Kitchen with dark cabinets
Neighborhood: Ridgewood
Price: $2,599
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 16.13%
A family or couple can enjoy this railroad-style two-bedroom apartment in Ridgewood. The unit contains a king-size primary bedroom, a second bedroom that can also serve as a home office, a true living room, and an eat-in kitchen with room for a sizeable dining table. This pet-friendly apartment resides on the third floor of a walk-up building that’s a five-minute walk to the M line.

3. 76-17 47th Avenue #2A

Kitchen space with dark cabinets
Neighborhood: Elmhurst
Price: $1,7600
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 9.33%
This large studio can comfortably accommodate a living area and a king-sized bed. In the kitchen portion of the room, renters will find cherry wood cabinetry, counter space, and room for an island or dining table. Renters will appreciate the full-sized closet and bathroom that includes a bathtub. This building has laundry in the basement and rests eight minutes from the E, M, and R lines.

4. 31-16 31st Street #4FL

Stainless steel appliances in kitchen
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $2,300
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 23.33%
This sizeable one-bedroom unit features dark brown hardwood floors and sleek finishes. In the kitchen, renters will find stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, and marble flooring. Throughout the pet-friendly unit they’ll also witness a private outdoor balcony, king-sized bedroom, and generous closet space. The physical resides on the top floor of a four-floor walkup, and the unit faces the back of the building. Renters will live within a four-minute walk of the N and W lines and near plenty of local restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities.

5. 99-41 64th Avenue #B11

Furnished living room
Neighborhood: Rego Park
Price: $2,100
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 2.33%
Renters will appreciate that this unit includes plenty of space and natural light. In the oversized living room, they’ll fit plenty of furniture and find floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen features a counter and cabinets on both sides, a window at the end, and updated features. Other unit features include window air conditioning units, built-in closets, and an elevator in the building. Renters can park on the street or walk nine minutes to the E, M, or R 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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