To avoid scammers, bad listings, and wasting your time in general, why not work with a licensed broker. I can help you find a legitimate a rental or purchase in the neighborhood that you want. I have a couple of rental listings in Park Slope, Long Island City, and the upper east side right now. Feel free to contact me and I will send you listings that fit your criteria. Good luck.
Senior Vice President
RES Sales and Marketing Corp
320 West 37th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10018
Inventory is very low now so apts move fast. You need to put yourself in a position to make a quick decision when you see something so you need to have necessary paperwork together. I'll be happy to discuss if you want to call me at 646-201-9395.