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Your Questions About Apartments For Cheap In Nyc

November 21, 2012

Lizzie asks…

Ground floor apartment bathroom with no vent. How do I get water to evaporate properly?

I live in a ground floor apartment in NYC. My bathroom doesn’t have a vent. I notice that any water on the bathroom sink or shower doesn’t evaporate properly, if at all. How do I remedy this? Would a dehumidifier work?

Administrator answers:

Bathroom moisture can be disapated my moving air, first try small fan this would be a cheap fix

Ruth asks…

How much does it cost to heat an apartment in NYC?

We’re looking into a 3 bedroom apartment and trying to figure out our price range. The cost of heating is high in the winter time we know, but does anyone have any idea of the average cost for roughly that size? Can anyone out there tell me what you pay?

Administrator answers:

A hell of a lot cheaper then the rent is going to be every month for that 3 bedroom apartment in NYC anyway Good Luck and Take Care

Ken asks…

How hard is it to find an apartment in NYC?

My boyfriend and I will be going to NYC from Hawaii for 4 1/2 months from august-december while he completes an internship at an architecture firm in manhattan. we have 2 cats. We are not looking to pay more than $1,200/mo. and would prefer a furnished studio or one bedroom. is this possible?

Administrator answers:

I hate to break it to you, but that’s not possible in Manhattan. Finding something that’s furnished for that price is even more far-fetched, even in the outer boroughs since furnished apartments are usually sublets or corporate rentals. I suggest you look in Queens and familiarize yourself with the subway system. You won’t be far away (20-30 minutes) and you’re probably going to buy 30 day unlimited MetroCards to get around anyway.

MetroCard info:

You can try to find a sublet/furnished apartment on Craigslist, but be warned that the majority of cheap apartments are scams, so do Google searches for anything you find (owner name, phone, address, email, etc.) and as I said, focus on Queens first.


Good luck!

Richard asks…

How can I get an affordable room/apartment in NYC for 3 months?

I want to spend two to three months in New York City next year (starting April) and would like to know whether you know where to find accomodation. Since I am German I guess this whole credit check that people have to go through to get a (furnished) apartment could be a bit difficult. I also don’t want to pay tons of money for a real estate agent, when I only intend to stay for such a short period of time.
I already looked at Craigslist, but there are only very short term apartments available.

Administrator answers:

No matter what they are going to want to do a credit check I just don’t know how they’ld do it for some one from another country. Saddly rent in NYC is not cheap. For a crappy 1 bedroom apparment can cost a $1000 USD on up. That’s unfurnished.

Even though the apartments terms may state shorter or longer than you intend to stay you should still call and ask about if they’ll lease to you. Some complexes say 1 year lease cause that’s what they want but they can do short term.

Below are some links to help you out.

Maria asks…

If I wanted to attend college in Brooklyn, NY where could I find the cheapest apartments?

Where are the cheapest apartments in Brooklyn and how much do they usually run? Also would anyone know the average pay in this area? Would you say people who work in department stores make more than minimum wage?

Administrator answers:

Hey there, as a former NYC resident i could tell you that department stores pay a little more than min wage, i worked at Macy’s in downtown Brooklyn and they start at 9.75/hr, which is not great in any of the 5 boroughs, as far as rentals in Brooklyn they are pricey because its becoming really upscale, however if you don’t mind a somewhat crappy and sketchy ‘hood, go over to Atlantic AVE (the L train to canarsie), Jamaica, South Jamaica, East new york and canarsie are all cheaper than most places. You can expect a room going for $800-1000. You can also look for weekly rooms that usually go for $100-150/wk, they have them all over the city, i was lucky enough to get one on the E40′s in Manhattan for $125wk.

Betty asks…

What are the closest cities to New York, Ny.?

Im planning on moving there and apartments in Nyc are pretty expensive…
So what are some cities that are close like a shot subway ride or whatever away.

Administrator answers:

NYC is a BIG place. The apartments in Manhattan are expensive, but you don’t have to get out of the city for a cheaper place to live. There are plenty of reasonably priced places in the other four boroughs, like Queens, or the Bronx. However, i advise you not to move to Staten Island, It’s harder to get to other parts of the city (you have to take a ferry!). Good luck in finding a great place :D

Sandy asks…

What are the good neighborhoods and the bad neighborhoods in Nyc?

im looking at buying an apartment and i know there are wealthier areas and less wealthy areas and places where you just dont go after 10pm so what are the good areas and the bad areas for a straight white male?

Administrator answers:

These are the cheaper and safe places to live in NYC:Queens,where a lot of people,many many young people come here to spend less;Brooklyn,Park Slope is a neighborhood located in the west of Brooklyn, is located between 15th Street and Flatbush Avenue between Prospect Park West and 4th Avenue;
Lower East Side of Manhattan (between Canal Street and Houston Street and between the East River and Bowery);Sunnyside in Queens;Chinatown,Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill e Greenpoint

Jenny asks…

How much should I plan to spend as a monthly budget for living in NYC?

A friend and I are moving to NYC. We know it’s going to be extremely difficult and very expensive.

How much should we plan to make?

How much should we plan to spend as a monthly budge?

How much should we have saved up ahead of time?

Also, any additional tips would be greatly appreciated. Things like what neighborhoods to live in, getting a job in NYC, etc etc.

Administrator answers:

It really depends what job you do to see how much you’ll make, but you’ll make a lot more than in any other part of the country. That said, housing is also the most expensive in the country. In Manhattan, don’t expect to find a studio apartment for any less than about 1400/month. In queens and parts of Brooklyn you’ll get more for you’re money and still be in nice, busy areas. As for good places to live that aren’t too expensive, I’d say Astoria, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, and Rego Park in Queens, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, DUMBO, and Downtown Brooklyn in Brooklyn. As for Manhattan, anything north of the 90s should be a little cheaper. All of these areas are nice, safe, and have a lot to offer.

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