Got a $4,000 budget each month? You'll still need to look in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, for more spacious two- and three-bedroom options. On the plus side, if you’re just starting out, there may not be a need to purchase furniture, as you can find fully furnished apartments that fit your budget.
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GRAMERCY PARK, MANHATTAN: A one-bath studio with a back patio shared by one neighbor and equipped with kitchen necessities and towels on the second floor of a prewar brownstone with laundry onsite, steps from Gramercy Park at 131 East 17th Street (between Third and Irving). $4,000/month
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath condo with two Juliet balconies and a garbage disposal, and floor-to-ceiling windows in a doorman building with a gym and meditation garden at 310 West 52nd Street (between Eighth and Ninth). $4,000/month
KIPS BAY, MANHATTAN: A fully furnished one-bedroom, one-bath with a pullout couch and fully equipped kitchen and bath in a seven-story elevator building with a live-in super at 217 East 25th Street (between Second and Third). $4,000/month, utility package capped at $300/month (electricity, cable and Internet)
PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: A gut renovated two-bedroom, two-bath with a washer-dryer, a dishwasher and a hot tub in a pet-friendly building near Prospect Park at 533 Eighth Street (between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West). $4,000/month, tenant pays cooking gas and electric
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath convertible duplex with a washer/dryer hook-up and a Juliet balcony in an elevator building at 168 Throop Avenue (between Hopkins and Ellery). $4,000/month, no fee, CYOF
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, one-bath duplex with a shared backyard and exposed brick in the bedrooms in a pet-friendly building near the L train in Northside Williamsburg at 114 North Eighth Street (between Berry and Wythe). $4,000/month, no broker's fee
HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: A two-bedroom, two-bath condo with new energy efficient LG PTEC heating and cooling systems and dual sinks in the master bath in an elevator building with a flowered garden at 10-40 46th Road (between Vernon and 11th). $4,000/month
JAMAICA ESTATES, QUEENS: A three-bedroom, two-bath house with a fireplace in the formal living room, and a fully finished basement with a fireplace, and a washer/dryer at 178-21 Kildare Road (between Dumphries and Tryon). $4,000/month
RIVERDALE, BRONX: A one-bedroom, one-bath with a balcony, views of the Hudson River and a pass-though windowed eat-in kitchen in a doorman building at 333 Henry Hudson Parkway (between West 232nd and West 235th). $4,000/month