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Studio apartments to rent for less than $3,000 in NYC

After a long day in New York City's hustle and bustle, it's nice to wind down in the peace and quiet of your own warm pad.

And in true New York fashion, you probably want to do it alone, far from the daily woes of a roommate. But you'll pay a price for living alone in the city that never sleeps.

For studio rentals under $3,000 from Williamsburg to the West Village, here are a few hot options.

Union Square - 220 Park Avenue South; #6A

This Flatiron find is a spacious lofty room with sun-drenched oversized windows, high ceilings and exposed brick walls. The space, located on Union Square, has wood floors, a central heating system and a full-sized functional kitchen with new appliances. The bonus? The building is pet-friendly!

Rent it for $3,000 from streeteasy.com

Williamsburg - 214 North 11th Street; #1W

This 500 sq. foot space has tons of light and closet space, an outdoor patio, a fold-out bed, and a "chef's" kitchen. The building's amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center, a common lounge with Wi-Fi and a common courtyard.

Rent it for $2,750 at streeteasy.com

Chelsea - 181 Seventh Avenue; #7A

This Chelsea steal boasts a living space with a fold-out bed with integrated drawers for storage, a wall-mounted flat-screen television, a separate kitchen and three large closets. The building also has a full-time doorman, an on-site bike room and a laundry room.

Rent it for $3,000 at streeteasy.com

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Williamsburg - 1 N 4th Place; #27H

This Williamsburg gem features floor-to-ceiling windows, gray oak flooring and water and city views. The amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a living lounge, bike storage, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Rent it for $2,850 at

streeteasy.com

Yorkville - 205 E 82nd Street; #6H

This Yorkville studio has a newly renovated kitchen with a breakfast counter, a bathroom with new fixtures and hardwood floors. Building amenities include a live-in super and a laundry room.

Rent it for $2,750 at streeteasy.com

Hunters Point - 5-27 51st Avenue; #3D

This condo with floor-to-ceiling windows, a washer and dryer, new stainless steel kitchen appliances and a bathroom with modern finishes is steps away from transportation. Perfect for a subway commuter.

Rent it for $2,300 at streeteasy.com

Murray Hill - 320 East 42nd Street; #801

This Tudor City rental boasts a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom. Building amenities include a backyard garden, a laundry room and a fitness center.

Rent it for $2,900 at streeteasy.com

Cobble Hill - 302 Clinton Street; #3R

Located in a Cobble Hill brownstone, this studio apartment features a new open kitchen with stone countertops, along with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and, drumroll please..., a walk-in closet!

Rent it for $2,250 at streeteasy.com.

Williamsburg - 239 North 9th Street; #206E

This Williamsburg studio has high ceilings, oversized windows, stainless steel kitchen appliances and a bathroom with modern finishes. Building amenities include concierge and doorman services, garage parking, a fitness center, outdoor patios and lounges, and additional storage space.

Rent it for $2,949 at streeteasy.com

West Village - 120 Charles Street; #3E

This townhouse rental has bright skylight lighting, hardwood floors, a large separate kitchen with lots of storage. It is steps away from transportation and Magnolia Bakery, where you can get your cupcake on any time you want.

Rent it for $2,650 at streeteasy.com