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Thinking of moving to New York City? This list will help you get you started…

Finding the Right Neighborhood

Every neighborhood in New York has its own distinct identiy—it’s important to do your research to find the best fit for you. Whether you’re looking for a low-key neighborhood or a place in an up-and-coming part of the city, websites like UrbanCompass will help you narrow down your search.

Apartment Hunting

Craigslist is a useful tool in quickly finding no-fee apartments in New York; keep in mind, though, that listings are not vetted and may not be wholly accurate.

Trulia offers an abundance of search options—such as neighborhood information, nearby transportation, schools and crime rates—to help you determine the best places to rent (or buy) an apartment.

StreetEasy provides a free guide with information and resources about housing, budgeting and the requirements/materials you will need to meet in order to qualify for an apartment in New York City. can help you find apartments with no broker fees. Listings are ranked based on their photos, description and total costs. **Good Tip: make sure you take advantage of the daily e-mail alerts, it will help you to target the listings that are available on a specific date!

Here you'll find a list of the 10 best websites to help you find a no-fee apartment in New York City.

Social Media! Don’t be scared to hop on your social media outlets to see who might know of an available apartment in New York.  Many renters find that this helps avoid costly broker fees.


When considering your move to New York, it’s important to note what transportation options are convenient to your neighborhood and how to get around. These websites and apps can help you get to your destinations using public transit:


MTA Trip Planner

Google Maps


New York City is known for its diverse and authentic food. Whether you’re looking for a five-star restaurant or local dive bar, you’re sure to find a great meal.

Seamless is used by many New Yorkers to help find food in your area, view menus, place delivery orders and find deals for the food you love.

Use Yelp as a resource to check out reviews on local businesses and restaurants.

Zagat is a guide to the most notable restaurants and night clubs in the city.

Can’t make it to the supermarket? Fresh Direct is an online grocer which delivers food straight to your home or office.

Insider Tips

Get the inside scoop on the best New York City attractions by visiting publications such as Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker.

For a daily list of free or affordable events around the city, visit The Skint.