Yep, living in New York City is expensive, especially when it comes to real estate. Even $1 million doesn’t get everything on your wishlist. Yet, over 8.5 million people live in the Big Apple, and at least some of them live in relatively affordable, non-rent controlled apartments. So we scoured what’s currently on the market, and came up with ten rentals across the five boroughs for around $1,500 a month. What does that get you in Manhattan versus Staten Island? Let’s find out.