Living roommate-free in NYC is a holy-grail dream, but it doesn’t have to be so far-fetched. Here are 7 great NYC apartments for $1500 per month, all available for rent right now. If you make $60,000 a year, these apartments could work perfectly for you. Get ready to say goodbye to roomies — and say hello to a place of your very own.
What a sweet studio in the heart of Harlem! This rent-stabilized unit has chic exposed brick in-between two big windows, plus a large closet, a nicely renovated kitchen, and a beautifully tiled bathroom. The pet-friendly elevator building is close to multiple train lines and all the excitement of 125th Street. In addition, the landlord is offering one month free on a 13-month lease, which brings the net-effective rent down to a fabulously low $1,385. Listed by Nadya Dukhina of ERN Flats.
Here’s another uptown find, in trendy Hamilton Heights. This NYC apartment for $1500 offers lots of storage, including two big closets and maple kitchen cabinetry. The elevator building has a live-in super and offers free pick-up and delivery laundry laundry service. It’s also super-convenient to the CUNY campus and St. Nicholas Park. Listed by Evan Osur and Brandon Kalusa of Living New York.
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This studio is located directly across the street from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, so fresh air, green space and the great outdoors will never be far away. Inside, a full gut-renovation provides hardwood floors and a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Plus, there’s an in-unit washer/dryer! Rent is net effective based on one month free. Listed by Grant Fodiman of MNS.
Next up is a great spot in Sunset Park, less than a block away from the park itself. The first-floor unit has polished hardwoods and plenty of windows. And unlike many NYC apartments for $1500, this place is a proper 1-bedroom, and spacious to boot, with a separate eat-in kitchen. The N, R, and D trains are just a quick walk away. Listed by Josiah Hyatt of Skyward.
This pet-friendly studio is situated in a classic Brooklyn townhouse. Exposed brick, tall windows, and high ceilings provide a loft-style feel. It’s right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn but also surrounded by parks just a few blocks away in all directions, including McLaughlin, Trinity, Commodore Barry, and Fort Greene. Listed by Victor So of The Brokerage Group.
This NYC apartment for $1500 boasts an incredible East Village location, on a tree-lined street less than a block from Tompkins Square Park. Backyard and rooftop access provide even more outdoor options. The kitchen and bathroom have both been updated, and while they’re small, they have everything you need. Listed by Alon Ashourzadeh of Ink Realty Services.
Last but not least is this spacious studio in Prospect Park South. It’s hard to say what we love most about this apartment: the walk-in closet, shiny hardwood floors, and huge windows are all great contenders. There’s laundry in the building, and it’s just a few blocks from the park, as well as the B and Q trains. Cheskel Meisels is the listing agent.