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Old 12-15-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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I've been casually looking for apartments online, to see what the price range is for studio apts in manhattan. The places I've been looking areMOD CUT: NO realtor sites and the nytimes. The price range has been anywhere between 1295 all the way to 2500. Am I missing something here?( I know about the broker fee too) it seems to me if you search hard enough you can find what your looking for, with a few compremises.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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It's because most out-of-towners can't believe they should have to compromise their standards to get a studio for less than $2000. There are deals to be found all over, but 99% of the time you have to either lower your standards or know someone. If you're just arriving here, you probably don't have connections and have higher standards for high rents.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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yes there are definitely plenty of studios and even good one bedroom apartments to be had in nice areas of manhattan for less than 2000. i just moved here and when i was searching for places i found plenty in the upper east side and all over the city that were well below 2K / month.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
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The avg price of a manhattan studio, according to bloomberg.com, is $1750. This is well below 2K. I have friends that have found deals recently.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Most people complaining about the price of studio's are the ones who want a doorman building but want to pay walk-up prices.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for your insight! I knew there had to be reason, I guess sometimes people expect everything to be perfect, like on TV and are dissapointed when its nothing like that. My standards are reasonable, I know i'm not going to get all the amenties I have in the DC metro area, all i'm looking for is a bathroom, kitchen and a living space
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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Yeh, I'd like to see the $1295 apartment, and in what kind of neighborhood. I bet you'd wake up with a knife in your back.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Yeh, I'd like to see the $1295 apartment, and in what kind of neighborhood. I bet you'd wake up with a knife in your back.
forget to close the door? sheesh
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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The avg price of a manhattan studio, according to bloomberg.com, is $1750. This is well below 2K. I have friends that have found deals recently.
Are we including studios in Harlem/Washington heights as well, because 90% of anything from the village to about 72nd street is definately at least 2k
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: New York City
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There are studios for less than $2,000 south of Harlem. I don't think people are saying that there's nothing in the price bracket. The problem is that you have to clear $80,000 to get a $2,000 apartment (40 times rent). That's way more than most New Yorkers make.
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