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Old 09-11-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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Looking to rent in NYC at an “affordable price” ( please don’t reply if you’re going to tell me there are none, lol)
Need to stay in the manhattan area to be able for to take care of a family member. Any sites, management companies , hidden gems that I can be made aware of.

Help!
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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Does it have to be "manhattan" or open to the boroughs or neighboring areas? You can live in Uptown Manhattan, and it can take you longer to commute to Downtown Manhattan compared to say, Brooklyn commuting to Downtown Manhattan.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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Does it have to be "manhattan" or open to the boroughs or neighboring areas? You can live in Uptown Manhattan, and it can take you longer to commute to Downtown Manhattan compared to say, Brooklyn commuting to Downtown Manhattan.
My family member is in lower Manhattan:/
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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The word "affordable" is very subjective as "affordable" to someone making 6 figures is very different to "affordable" to someone making minimum wage.

So what is your definition of "affordable"? as in how much can you spend on rent a month
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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What’s your budget for monthly rent?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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$1500 or less
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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$1500 or less
Such a thing doesn't exist on open market. There probably are RS and market rate apartments for that kind of money somewhere in Manhattan; but LL's aren't going to be renting them to anyone off the street. Especially in view of newly enacted rent control laws.

In short you'll have to work connections and network. Times like this is when it pays to know supers, and others who work in/for buildings.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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$1500 or less
Ouch.

$1500 cant even get you a 1 bedroom in the south Bronx so you can forget about Manhattan unless you want to rent a room for that price.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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I always recommend good camouflage clothing and just go deep into Central Park where there are thick trees. Keep some kind of spray on you for the racoons and savages.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Ouch.

$1500 cant even get you a 1 bedroom in the south Bronx so you can forget about Manhattan unless you want to rent a room for that price.
Sad thing is know several persons living in Manhattan whose rent is <$1500 (but over one thousand), and are having problems. If they weren't RS they likely would have been evicted/refused a new lease long ago.

Again there is a reason you see all those white middle aged, transplants, hipsters and baby boomers digging through garbage bags. Rent consumes such a large part of their monthly income they have to find creative ways of surviving after they pay that nut each month.
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