On a budget of around $4,800 a month, most of your options in Manhattan are in the one- to two-bedroom range, albeit with extras like a fireplace or a washer/dryer. In Brooklyn and Queens, you're probably more likely to get at least two bedrooms, while in the Bronx and Staten Island, there's nothing readily available in that price range, at least according to a search of StreetEasy and NakedApartments.
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BATTERY PARK CITY, MANHATTAN: 1-bed with an open kitchen and marble countertops in a green, doorman building with a gym. $4,800/month, no broker's fee
EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: 1-bed with large windows and central air in a building with an attended lobby and two rooftop terraces at 21 East First Street (between Bowery and Second). $4,800/month
YORKVILLE, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 2-bath with a dining area and a wood-burning fireplace in a doorman building with laundry on every floor at 244 East 86th Street (between Second and Third). $4,800/month
CHELSEA, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 1-bath with floor-to-ceiling windows and a washer/dryer in a high-rise with a children's playroom at 303 Tenth Avenue (between 27th and 28th). $4,795, no broker's fee
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 2-bath with white oak floors and a washer/dryer in an elevator, doorman building with a la carte hotel services at 515 Ninth Avenue (between 38th and 39th). $4,800/month
CARROLL GARDENS, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 2-bath condo available for a six-month lease, with a keyed elevator that opens directly into the apartment, in a pet-friendly building at 116th Third Place (between Court and Smith). $4,800/month, no broker's fee (also available furnished, for $5,200/month)
FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 2-bath with bamboo floors and recessed lighting in a high-rise with garage parking at 66 Rockwell Place (between Fulton and Lafayette). $4,711, no broker's fee
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 2-bath penthouse with East River views and outdoor space in an elevator building with a virtual doorman at 122 West Street (between Java and Kent). $4,800/month
HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: 2-bed, 2-bath with an open kitchen in a high-rise building with a doorman and roof deck at 2-01 50th Avenue (between Center and Fifth Street). $4,814/month, no broker's fee