A two-week sublet in Bushwick for $250. A $750 Park Slope studio where “THERE ARE NO WINDOWS.” A Williamsburg studio that “comes furnished with slightly used futon, sheets included.” Such are the findings on The Worst Room, a Tumblr that logs one New Yorker’s struggle to find a new apartment on Craigslist.
And while some of the spots here really are bad–$1100 for a single, low-ceilinged room is too high, no matter what swanky neighborhood it’s in–but a lot are actually fair deals. $750 for a studio in Carroll Gardens seems like a steal, and $25 cheaper for a room in Greenpoint ain’t bad either. Yes, that $1,200 room in Williamsburg is a little rough around the edges, but it’s also huge-looking, and, you know, in Williamsburg. If you want to rent inexpensively in NYC, maybe consider looking in an inexpensive neighborhood.