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8. Because New York Is (Almost, But Not Quite, Yet Getting) Affordable Again

Every one of these apartments is available for $1,000 or less per month, and recently each has seen a significant cut in the rent.


416A Lafayette Avenue, Clinton Hill.  

315 West 77th Street
A studio in the heart of the Upper West Side.
Monthly rent: $1,000
Price history: As recently as November, it was offered at $1,175 a month. Two years ago, it would have gone for $1,400, says listing agent Lia Isaac.
Perk: It does have a loft bed, but really, it’s all about the location.
Contact: Elinor Taasa and Lia Isaac, The Ready Group.

2816 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
A one-bedroom apartment near 150th Street.
Monthly rent: $950
Price history: Broker David Douglas says he would’ve easily rented this for $1,100 a year ago.
Perk: Has a renovated bathroom and kitchen, and open western views.
Contact: David Daniels, the Corcoran Group.

416A Lafayette Avenue, Clinton Hill
A light-filled studio near Pratt Institute.
Monthly rent: $800
Price history: Last April, listed at $900, per
Perk: All utilities are included.
Contact: Adolphus Dickerson, Clinton Hill RE.

3398 Wayne Avenue, Bronx
An 850-square-foot, one-bedroom co-op in Norwood, near Montefiore Medical Center.
Monthly rent: $900
Price history: Was listed at $1,200 in September; last year, it had tenants paying $1,050.
Perk: The apartment’s huge, in a gated complex with a part-time security guard. The owner pays the broker’s fee.
Contact: Leif Johansson, Barak Realty.

123-30 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens
A studio in an elevator building.
Monthly rent: $975
Price history: This would’ve rented for $1,200 a month in 2008, says listing agent Lia Isaac.
Perk: Near subways and shopping on Queens Boulevard. No fee.
Contact: Lia Isaac, the Ready Group.


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