No Krissypoo, not that much more, to be quite honest.
Depending on what industry szccdw is in, market rents in Manhattan and a few other select places in the five boroughs are out of the question
. Deb, you and I know that although those prices you quoted may be "reasonable" by high-brow New York standard, they are BY NO MEANS reasonable
. I mean, really
. Guaranteed, a coffee shop worker's salary in NYC is NOT enough to pay the rent. As for right now, I have been priced out of the market entirely in locations where I would want to live (even in neighborhoods that most would consider traditionally "sketchy", also referred to as "gentrification") and now am in Jersey City where things are still SLIGHTLY reasonable, but are on their way up as well.
Remember, that's why "Ol' Blue Eyes" says, "If I can make it here, I'll make it anywhere ..." IT AIN'T CHEAP! LOL! OK, so maybe he was saying it for a different reason, certainly he could have afforded an apartment in Chelsea or LES on an artists' income when he sung that song! LMAO! Try Chelsea or LES NOW!
I myself am making every effort to GET OUT, and I am a NY native. Housing, among other things, is absurd, plain and simple.
That said, yes, newyork.craigslist.org
is an awesome resource for more than just apartments. Definitely keep it in your 'Favorites' and refer to it daily. It's certainly not what it used to be, because now everyone and their mother knows about it, but it can be better than the local papers. Good luck.