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Your Questions About Cheap Apartments In New York City

June 23, 2012

Sandy asks…

Are there any cheap apartments in New York City?

Administrator answers:

There are no cheap apartments in Manhattan. However, if you’re not turned off by the prospect of living in the more ethnic neighborhoods of Queens or the Bronx, yes. If you’re used to paying $700/month for a two-bedroom apartment in some suburb of Austin or something you will be surprised.

Jenny asks…

Cheap Apartments in new york city. ?

So me and my boyfriend have been looking for a apartment for months now we are moving there in july. Anyone know any good cheap apartments? Craigslist is full of scams.

Administrator answers:

Real estate agent is the way to go…… It might cost you a few bucks but unless your living in the area and can see each and every place, it’s hard. Lot of people rent out their basements in Brooklyn and Queens some of them are nice (like real apartments) and some of them are dumps (cement pad with a shower/bucket in the middle of the room).

Thomas asks…

Where can i find a cheap apartment in new york city thats not in a bad area?

Iam a 17 year old high school graduate who wants to move to new york from virginia to start a modeling career but before i make the move i want to find me a cheap apartment and a job where and how do i go about doing this i want to move in may a couple of weeks after i turn 18 i dont want to end up in a bad situation up thier so where do i turn please help me also i want to move to get away from my mom.
Lost IN VIRGINIA

Administrator answers:

New York has a high cost of living, and its not the easiest thing to get a job.
Sounds like you dont know anyone here. That makes things very tough.
What i suggest is that before you do anything that you send out your photos to modeling agencys in NY, but while your in VA, so you can gauge what kind of shot you have at your dream. You dont have to be 18 to be a model, in fact its a little late. You graduated, so i really dont know the legality of taking jobs and the law reguarding parental permission in that respect. However, your still in VA, so if the agencies are interested they can tell you.
If you are getting no response, it wouldnt matter if you lived here, they still ask you to send in your picture.
You need to get things clearer before you just move here. If modeling isnt reciving the response you had hoped, you could try to move her and get a bar tending or waitressing job. If your attractive, i assume you are if your trying to be a model, getting hired at the right place could make you enough money to live. However, if you have no exp, they might not hire you anyway.
You could try taking a trip here, and set up interviews for the date of your trip.
While here you could stay in a hostel

http://www.hostels.com/en/us.ny.ny.html

thats a list of them after the hotels at the top.
You need to plan and orgainize before you just move here. You need to set up a job, and then could try and save some money to get a apt. Also remember apts are leases for 1 yr, plus security, while jobs can go away tommrow. Alot of landlords probably wouldnt rent to you anyhow without a gurantor, so you might need your parents help, but most younger people just have roomates, which you can find from craigslist.org.
Anyway good luck.

Laura asks…

Where can I find a cheap monthly apartment near New York City for the month of June?

Preferably between $600 and $1200 per month, in a suburb or near the city.

Administrator answers:

Check craigslist or sublet.com

John asks…

Where do I find a cheap apartment in New York City?

Administrator answers:

You don’t. Unless you go to New Jersey.

Seriously.

Rents start at $2000 a month for what is little more than a glorified walk-in closet.

Linda asks…

what part/city in New York have affordable/cheap apartments?

i see in movies how everything looks so nice but i know some places are just really expensive
hahaah yeah Manhattan did not even enter my mind. thanks for the answer

Administrator answers:

Well, for starters, you can forget Manhattan. I would recommend looking outside of Manhattan in the outer boroughs. I believe Park Slope, Brooklyn is one way where rent is cheap at the moment.

Good luck

Paul asks…

How can I find anyone subletting apartments in New York City?

I need an apartment for 1-2 months in New York City while I tour and do my one month internship. From June-July 2007. Does anyone know an apartment or even an online listing of apartment sublets? The cheaper, the better. It’s a free internship. No stipend.

My stats: Female. 20 years old. 5th year in College. Living outside the United States.

Thanks.

Administrator answers:

Try talking with who you are interning with. They will have some good suggestion or direct you to where you can find some sublets.

Try looking on this site: http://newyork.craigslist.org/

Be careful when looking for an apartment while being from another country.

Here is a link that will help you educate yourself in Laws regarding subletting in New York state provided by New York State website:

http://www.oag.state.ny.us/realestate/guide_intro.html

Try looking on sites that have roomate or apartments:

http://www.roommates.com/

http://www.apartments.com/

http://www.rent.com/

http://www.apartmentguide.com/

Another place would be to stay at a hotel since it’s only for two months. They have some type of hotels that are furnished for short term stay (extended stay hotels):

http://www.hotels-ny.com/

http://www.extendedstayhotels.com/

http://www.hotels.com/?PSRC=INKT&js=1&zz=1169406245859

http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/U_S__States/New_York/Cities/Manhattan/Travel_and_Transportation/Lodging/Corporate_Housing/

Good Luck.

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