Renting someone else's apartment: What says “living like a local” more than actually
renting a local New Yorker's apartment. The average New Yorker pays over $1300 a month
in rent. If you were traveling and weren't using it, you'd want to compensate too! Innovat-
ive companies like Air BnB allow you to rent an apartment safely for both the owner and
rentee. Find hosts with extra rooms, entire homes, and unique accommodations such as tree
houses, rooftop locations, or closet spaces.
www.airbnb.com for renting local apartments or a room.
Sleep on a Couch: For the adventurous type, you can sleep on a couch. Couchsurfing offers
the options to stay with locals in someone's home and still experience the city. The website
connects a social global network of travelers and volunteers for those who want to view
different cities, meet new people, and travel on a budget.
Head to https://www.couchsurfing.com to view New York City options.