Here are 5 studio rentals for $2,000 or less if you’re tired of roommates

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 5, 2020 - 2:00PM

This no-fee studio in Central Harlem is asking $1,975.


Living with roommates is a right of passage in New York City, but in the Covid era, eating, working, and studying in a small apartment with other people all the time is very challenging. So if you’ve had enough of your roommates, you might want to consider a studio apartment.

Studios are ideal for one person, or a couple, if the two of you don’t have a lot of stuff and don’t mind not having a separate bedroom to escape to when you need privacy. Smaller studios may be priced close to what you are paying for in a shared apartment, and you can find studios with separate kitchens, alcoves, and even balconies so you can have extra space while you’re working or studying from home. 

To make your search easier, Brick Underground has found five studios for less than $2,000 a month in Cobble Hill, Central Harlem, Flatbush, Forest Hills, and Astoria.

147 Pacific St., #2E , Cobble Hill

This top-floor corner studio is asking $2,000. The apartment has original pine hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, three storage closets, and a separate eat-in kitchen with a window and dishwasher. The building has bike storage. The Court Street N, R, and W station is eight minutes away. Trader Joe’s and restaurants like Colonie and Swallow Cafe are nearby.

1991 Madison Ave., #1, Central Harlem

This no-fee studio is asking $1,975. Apartment #1 is a corner apartment and has hardwood floors, five windows, three large closets, and a separate kitchen. It’s in a pet-friendly brownstone with a laundry room. The 125th Street 4, 5, and 6 station is five minutes away. Marcus Garvey Park and restaurants like Charlie’s Place and Sisters Carribean Cuisine are nearby.

1160 Rogers Ave., 4B, Flatbush

This no-fee studio is asking $1,800. This newly built apartment is available for the first time and has hardwood floors, split-unit air conditioning and heating, modern light fixtures, and stainless steel appliances. The building has a laundry room and a finished rooftop. The Newkirk Avenue 2 and 5 station is six minutes away. Kings Theatre and restaurants like Sip N Chat and Suncity Caribbean Flavor are nearby. 

98-30 67th Ave., #1L, Forest Hills

This pet-friendly studio is asking $1,750. Apartment #1L has parquet hardwood floors, two storage closets, two nooks, and a seperate kitchen with windows and stainless steel appliances. The building has new elevators, onsite parking, a live-in super, laundry room, and landscaped courtyard. The 67th Avenue M and R station is five minutes away. You can walk to Target and restaurants like 5 Burro Cafe and Martha’s Bakery in 10 minutes.

23-60 Steinway St., #3R, Astoria

This studio is asking $1,725. The apartment has hardwood floors, a balcony, and a separate windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar. Pets are welcome. The Astoria Boulevard N and W station is nine minutes away. Ditmars Playground and restaurants like Brothers Taverna and Christos Steakhouse are nearby.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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