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Old 12-01-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: LA, US / Malmo, SWE
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How cheap can I get a one/two bedroom apartment within the 5 boroughs?
I don't really care about if it's safe or not, or which etnicity..
How much for an apartment in some of the projects? Queensbridge for instance..
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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You cannot just rent in an NYCHA project because it's controlled admission by eligibility and run by the city.

On the open market, the least expensive rent would probably be somewhere in the range of $900-$1000 for a 1BR that's either in a transitional area, or comparatively further out. I think you could find a 1BR in Throggs Neck, which is The Bronx (and a decent area) for that range, for example. Jersey City definitely has apartments in that price range as well, and some not-so-nice areas of Jersey City could even be slightly less.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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You can get a studio for $800 in East New York, but it's one of the most dangerous areas of the city.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NYC
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if you rent from a private homeowner, you'll probably get a better deal. check out neighborhoods with houses rather than apartment buildings.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: LA, US / Malmo, SWE
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Ok thanks for the tips!
I've looked online and found studios in Uptown manhattan for 900-1000 a month, so I guess that's about as low you can get.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Well, if you want a studio, you can get cheaper. Some parts of the Bronx and places like Far Rockaway have studios that start in the $700-$800 range. And, the least expensive studios in NJ, again not taking neighborhood into account, could be in the $600-$700 range.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Jamaica, NY
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Yeah like bmw said, you cannot get into the projects just like that. It's a process and a long one.
1 bdrms average 1000, 2 bdrms average 1200. You may find some cheaper, however they may be illegal basement apartments.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Bath Beach, are the cheapest areas to live, very safe. Nothing exciting though. I know, I live in Bath Beach....................
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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the cheapest apartment i have seen recently was a $700 basement studio in staten island
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