The rent is the most basic payment you make to any property.

And the cost of living can be an even more important factor than the actual cost of a place to live.

But the real-estate industry has been busy lately, introducing new rental rates, changing the way the rental industry is structured, and adding new protections to protect renters from abusive landlords.

While many renters are struggling to find a decent rental, there are also some incredibly affordable apartments out there.

We’ve taken a look at some of the best rental apartments in New York City.

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