Looking to rent in New York without breaking the $2,000 a month mark? Unsurprisingly, your options are largely confined to studios but you've still got choices in all five boroughs. We've rounded up current listings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, from a spot in a Bed-Stuy brownstone to a Chelsea setup with exposed brick and an old-school fireplace.
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CHELSEA, MANHATTAN: Studio with exposed brick, deco fireplace, and separate kitchen at 259 West 29th Street (between Seventh and Eighth), $1,900/month.
YORKVILLE, MANHATTAN: Studio with hardwood floors, separate kitchen, and three closets at 418 East 83rd Street (between First and York), $1,850/month.
CENTRAL HARLEM, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1-bath with exposed brick, open kitchen, and central air conditioning at 214 Edgecombe Avenue (between 144th and 145th), $2,000/month.
BED-STUY, BROOKLYN: Studio at 143 Madison Street (between Bedford and Nostrand) with hardwood floors, exposed brick, and eat-in kitchen, $1,850/month.
COLUMBIA ST. WATERFRONT DISTRICT, BROOKLYN: Studio at 414 Hicks Street (between Warren and Congress) with new appliances in building with parking, live-in super, laundry, fitness center, and outdoor courtyard, $1,975/month
GREENWOOD, BROOKLYN: Newly-renovated 2-bed, 1-bath with dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors at 885 Fourth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th), $1,895/month.
SUNNYSIDE, QUEENS: 1-bed, 1-bath condo with foyer, eat-in kitchen, and four closets in building with elevator and laundry at 41-07 42nd Street (between Skillman and 43rd), $2,000/month.
KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, BRONX: 3-bed, 1-bath with crown moldings, large windows, and stainless steel appliances at 3806 Bailey Avenue (between 238th and Van Cortlandt), $2,000/month.
SOUTH BEACH, STATEN ISLAND: 3-bed, 1.5-bath house with sun deck, attic storage space, driveway, and private backyard at 34 Winfield Street (between Nugent and Olympia), $1,900/month.