Hello Lilborn08, that depends on your definition of affordable. Now, are the prices reasonable for what you are getting most of the time? No. But renting and reason don't go hand in hand in NYC. When you rent in NYC you are getting the NYC experience, the lights, the life, the rush of people, the fun, the noise, etc. So with that "reasoning" as an agent its my job to make sure you can afford that NYC lifestyle stress free.