Finding an apartment for rent in New York City can be overwhelming, discouraging, and an all-around terrible experience—and that’s even before you have to hand over several months’ salary to secure a place. But we’re here to take some of the frustration out of apartment hunting; here, find guides to the best websites to search for an apartment, tips on dealing with brokers and landlords, and resources for finding ever-elusive affordable housing in NYC.
Mar 3, 2017, 4:12pm EST
July 15, 2020
Where to Find Affordable Housing in NYC
A comprehensive guide to New York City's affordable housing lotteries.
March 5, 2020
A guide to NYC’s major apartment-finding websites
Looking for a new apartment? Bookmark these sites (or download these apps) to stay on top of what’s new to the market.
January 13, 2020
The ultimate guide to renting in NYC
Don’t get overwhelmed by the process—we’ve outlined how to set a budget, what to bring when you apply for an apartment, and more.
December 27, 2019
Best websites for finding a no-fee NYC apartment
Find a NYC apartment without the monumental broker fees.
December 26, 2019
How to apply for NYC’s affordable housing lottery
Everything you need to know about NYC’s affordable housing lottery, from how it works to what to expect once you apply.
December 9, 2019
How to find a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City
Find a rent-stabilized apartment in these four easy steps.
August 29, 2017
4 alternatives to traditional New York City rentals
These NYC housing options offer myriad perks—including regular housekeeping and flexible leases—in exchange for things like privacy.
July 24, 2017
5 tips to help you avoid being scammed by a NYC broker
Finding an apartment in New York is an overwhelming experience, and you don’t need a bad broker making it worse.
June 22, 2017
Can a ‘Yelp for landlords’ help empower New York City renters?
The team behind Whose Your Landlord wants to bring transparency to the renting process.
March 3, 2017
Meet Joinery, the website helping New Yorkers bypass pricey brokers
It’s now been a little over a year since Joinery, the brainchild of Julia Ramsey and Vianney Brandicourt, launched. Since that time this broker-bypassing and apartment hunting service has racked up 1,300 apartments on its database.