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Your Guide to Finding Affordable Studio Space in NYC

(All photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
(all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)

As prices for studios rise steadily throughout New York, here’s a useful guide to finding the ideal, affordable NYC studio and figuring out what your “priorities” should be.

If you are a struggling artist, it is all about bang for your buck. Your work deserves however much space it needs to be fully realized. Don’t worry though, it is possible to pay a dollar per square foot if you follow these rules … and yes, these are all real world scenarios faced by artists in NYC.

A Charmingly Awkward Entrance

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Adds incentive to stay trim.

Scenery

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Public Transportation

4busdepot

Think bus depot not bus stop

5tracks

Look for the Waste Management line not the L line.

The Beach

6beach

Bring a towel and a hazmat suit.

A Local Swimming Pool

7pool

Charming … and avoids the crowds!

Shopping!!!

8shopping

A ladder may be required.

Distribution Centers

9food

Like the grocery store but much bigger and undeniably more exclusive.

Skyscrapers

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Cell reception is beautiful on many levels.

Overpasses or underpasses

11underpass

Who needs The High Line when you have this next door.

A Bucket

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If there is no running water say hello to this guy!

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