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Apartments for Rent in New York City, NY

Welcome to your NYC apartment search! For a quick crash course on your living options, the first thing to know is that the New York City metro area consists of the 5 boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. In addition, many daily New Yorkers commute from Jersey City, via the PATH train, Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, or more exotic methods (the ferry or the generally less convenient bridges). Other longer commutes come from the north of the Bronx, notably Westchester, New Rochelle, and Scarsdale, or northeast from Connecticuit (both via the Metro North stopping at Grand Central). Another fairly large group commute from Long Island via the much loved and hated Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).
Manhattan
Whatever your choice, know that there are crucial tradeoffs in your decision. Most people will want to start in Manhattan, presumably because you are moving here for work, and there is a high probability your work is somewhere on the central island. You may have watched too much Sex and the City, Friends, or Seinfeld and decided that you will settle for nothing less. However, with great convenience and glory comes a high price tag (and a smaller apartment). In 2016, almost studio in Manhattan will start at least around $1600, and that's already finding near the bottom of the barrel in budgets. The median studio south of 96th street is closer to $2300, and even for a no frills walkup, the selection under $1900 a month will not be ideal. Once you factor in a modern, doorman elevator building, you will be hard pressed to find anything under $2500.
Brooklyn / Queens
Hopefully, that above hasn't been too discouraging. Moving to other options, Brooklyn and Queens are the next most popular. The trendy areas are the ones along the East River, including DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Long Island City (a bit confusing, Long Island City is the neighborhood in Queens just across the river overlooking Manhattan). As expected, the more happening neighborhoods are not going to net much if any savings, but you will feel a lot more like you are in a residential area instead of a tourist trap. As you go farther into the outer boroughs, the deals get better and the gentrification less severe. Be mindful of your commuting options, relying primarily on the MTA subway lines. For Brooklyn, the 2/3 and B/D lines tend to be very fruitful, while Queens residents rely a lot on either the 7, E, or N/R. It's almost a disservice to include these two boroughs in simply one section. Truth be told, from our data it appears Brooklyn is easily winning the war as the most up-and-coming alternative to Manhattan.
Jersey City
Next up is Jersey City. Why not Staten Island or the Bronx? Frankly, the Jersey City community probably feels more connected to mainstream New Yorkers than many outer borough residents. The commute can be extremely short; only 15 minutes door to door as opposed to the 45-60 minutes from the far reaches of Flushing or Bensonhurst. A popular option is the PATH train to the downtown West Street area, where bankers and traders are one stop away from work, while saving thousands in lower income taxes by living outside of NYC (they pay tax to New York state, just not the city, and almost nothing to New Jersey). In Jersey City, you will almost certainly live in a doorman, elevator building. The majority of buildings are once luxury high rises showing some age from the 1990s, but newer developments are always cropping up.
Apartments in Manhattan
Downtown Manhattan
Financial District
East Village
West Village
Greenwich Village
Tribeca
Battery Park City
SoHo
Lower East Side
Bowery
NoLita
NoHo
Little Italy
Civic Center
Chinatown
Two Bridges
Midtown Manhattan
Hell's Kitchen
Chelsea
Midtown East
Murray Hill
Kips Bay
Theater District
Gramercy Park
Garment District
Flatiron District
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village
NoMad
Koreatown
Upper Manhattan
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Washington Heights
Central Harlem
East Harlem
West Harlem
Central Park
Inwood
Other
Roosevelt Island
Randalls-Wards Island
Apartments in Brooklyn
Northern Brooklyn
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Bushwick
Williamsburg
Greenpoint
South Brooklyn
Park Slope
Boerum Hill
Greenwood Heights
Sunset Park
Gowanus
Carroll Gardens
Windsor Terrace
Cobble Hill
Red Hook
Prospect Park
Central Brooklyn
Crown Heights
Flatbush
East Flatbush
Ocean Hill
Kensington
Midwood
Northwestern Brooklyn
Brooklyn Heights
Clinton Hill
Downtown Brooklyn
Fort Greene
Prospect Heights
DUMBO
Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Southwestern Brooklyn
Bay Ridge
Borough Park
Bensonhurst
Dyker Heights
Mapleton
Bath Beach
Southern Brooklyn
Sheepshead Bay
Gravesend
Brighton Beach
Coney Island
Eastern Brooklyn
East New York
Canarsie
Brownsville
Cypress Hills
Southeastern Brooklyn
Flatlands
Mill Basin
Bergen Beach
Marine Park
Floyd Bennett Airfield
Apartments in Queens
Northwestern Queens
Long Island City
Astoria
Rego Park
Forest Hills
Ridgewood
Jackson Heights
Sunnyside
Elmhurst
Woodside
Glendale
Maspeth
Corona
Middle Village
East Elmhurst
Northeastern Queens
Kew Gardens
Flushing
Whitestone
Kew Gardens Hills
Auburndale
Bayside
College Point
Fresh Meadows
Glen Oaks
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Southeastern Queens
Jamaica
Briarwood
Jamaica Estates
Jamaica Hills
Hollis
South Jamaica
Holliswood
St. Albans
Southwestern Queens
Richmond Hill
Woodhaven
South Ozone Park
Ozone Park
Howard Beach
Forest Park
Rockaway Peninsula
Rockaway Beach
Far Rockaway
Apartments in Bronx
West Bronx
Riverdale
Norwood
Fordham Manor
Kingsbridge
Bedford Park
Concourse
Fordham Heights
Belmont
University Heights
Concourse Village
Mott Haven
Mount Eden
Morrisania
Mount Hope
Highbridge
Bronx Park
Morris Heights
West Farms
East Tremont
Hunts Point
Marble Hill
Longwood
Van Cortlandt Park
East Bronx
Pelham Parkway
Allerton
Parkchester
Clason Point
Williamsbridge
Morris Park
Wakefield
Pelham Bay
Van Nest
Unionport
Throgs Neck
Woodlawn Heights
Westchester Village
Apartments in Jersey City
Jersey City
The Waterfront
Historic Downtown
The Heights
West Side
Greenville
Bergen - Lafayette
McGinley Square
Apartments in Staten Island
Staten Island
Mid-Island
North Shore
South Shore
East Shore
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