Here’s What You Can Get for $2,300 a Month (And Under) in NYC Right Now

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To live in New York City is to crack your wallet way open every month to pay for a roof over your head. And while once upon a time $2,300 per month could yield a perfectly reasonable place to call home, these days it takes some sleuthing to find something in this price range. Here, five options to consider that might suit you:

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Sunnyside, Queens
2 bedrooms, 1 bath

If you can squeeze a bit more into your budget than $2,000, you’ll get outdoor space, two bedrooms, and a newly renovated eat-in kitchen. Pets are even allowed (on a case-by-case basis) and heat and hot water is included. But be prepared for a ground floor space and lots of windows facing other buildings.

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Bushwick, Brooklyn
1 bedroom, 1 bath
$1,795/month (no broker’s fee)

This gut-renovated one bed has plenty of bells and whistles, including central air, high ceilings, and a kitchen packed with aplenty cabinet space. It’s a steal off the Halsey Street L station.

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Astoria, Queens
1 bedroom, 1 bath
$2,000/month (fee negotiable)

Coming in right on budget, is this Astoria one-bed that’s practically atop the subway—perfect for those who don’t want to schlep multiple blocks to the train. And while heat and hot water are included in the rent, your pooch (or cat or rabbit) are not allowed.

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Chelsea, Manhattan
Studio, 1 bath
$2,000/month (fee reduced)

You’ll have to squeeze into this 480-square-foot studio but you’ll hit your $2,000 budget in this renovated apartment that boasts hardwood floors, high ceilings, good natural light, and what appears to be an oversized kitchen. Plus, you’re so close to so many things to do in this neighborhood! Who needs space?

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Park Slope, Brooklyn
Private bedroom in shared suite
Starting at $2,150/month

Why not consider a co-living space? Consider this next-level dorm life: At Baltic in Park Slope, which is part of the Common co-living spaces, you can rent a furnished room in a shared suite, starting at $2,150. The add-ons might really appeal, too. We’re talking roof decks, gyms, co-working spaces, and lounges. Best of all the rents are all-inclusive and include all utilities, Wi-Fi, and lots more.