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Old 03-29-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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I have heard that is impossible to find one bedroom below 1000 dollar in NYC but when I had saw in website craigslist I have found plenty of rooms between 500 and 700 dollar utilities included (1 bedroom in an apartment with kitchen+ bathroom shared ) sometimes with also living room shared furthermore it is possible to find a studio 1 bed for 700 dollar yes a have found it in craigslist you can try yourself in craigslist but you should adjust the settings’ search for below/max 700 dollar

What are you thinking is that realistic and true?
Thanks in advance
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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I believe it's true, but consider that the apt. might be in a bad condition and/or in a bad area.

If you just rent one room in a 3 BR apt. that's a different story and $700 is average.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Are we talking Manhattan proper (no way) or the outerboros as well?
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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It MIGHT be, but only as a room in a share. Be very careful with craigslist.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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I talked/I’m looking about Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or staten island instead of Manhattan
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Well, I took the time and search craigslist. Yes most of the 500, 600, and 700 are rooms in 2-3 bedroom apts. But others are fake... a lot of the studios listed in manhattan and brooklyn for 400 or 500 are fake,, they only provide a link to a real estate company and they dont have the studio in their listing, just a way to bring customers.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I don't know about getting an apartment between 500 - 700. That, as you stated and others, would be a room in an apartment and that is a fairly common price range. You can get an apartment (Studio or 1 Bedroom), outside of Manhattan, for under 1000.00 but it is based on your own tolerance of a neighborhood and how far you want to live from Manhattan.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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I think it's quite possible to find a share between $500 and $700 in many neighborhoods with subway access such as Midwood, Bay Ridge, Bushwick, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, etc.
There are probably even some pretty nice shares, though I did see one listed in Bushwick where you couldn't take a shower before 10am because the bathroom was too much in demand by the other roommates. So I guess just read the fine print first.

As for studios under $700, I suspect that you're going to end up in a pretty undesirable place or neighborhood at that price. Raise it to $800 and you might have a few better options. The only one ad I clicked on with photos was in Jamaica, a basement studio and it looked very very bleak.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Thanks for every one who replayed me

Then I can find 1 room in NYC in 2-3 bedroom apts that is great for me

Any other opinions will be thankful an great for me
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I have my own 1 bedroom on the Astoria/E. Elmhurst area for $750 a month, right off of Ditmars Blvd. It's a good, quiet area and the apartment is in great shape. No bugs/rodents or anything. I just caught a really good deal on craigslist.
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