The key to a successful apartment hunt is narrowing down your search. With thousands of listings available at any given time, no where is it more important to focus your search than in New York. For many people, the quickest way to cut their search down to size is to screen out neighborhoods which they cannot afford.
The Graphic below categorizes several popular neighborhoods by how costly they are and hopefully will serve as a good starting point for your search.
For more detail on average rental prices – check this infrographic which has information on all five boroughs broken down by neighborhood.
Guide to Picking a New York Neighborhood