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Behold, a Manhattan Studio Asking Less Than $1,000/Month

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Rents in New York City just keep going up, up, and up, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some affordable apartments available within the five boroughs. And by "affordable," we mean under $1,000 per month—which may not be within everyone's budget, but it's still better than, say, a $500,000 rental atop a hotel. But the old adage of "you get what you pay for" often applies, and that's true of this Harlem rental, which is currently on the market for a positively minuscule $975 per month. There are very few photos to speak of, but there's definitely a loft bed situation going on, as well as a tiny kitchen with a mini-fridge (and possibly no stove). According to the listing, the unit is an old SRO, and the closet and bathroom (accessible via a key) are actually across the hallway. Sure, it's not an ideal situation, but it does give you the chance to brag about renting in Manhattan for under $1,000 per month. (And hey, it at least it has a window, unlike that other, sadder Upper West Side studio.)

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· Listing: 257 West 113th Street, #303 [StreetEasy]
· All Microdwellings Coverage [Curbed]