Well rent can be anything, it really depends. If you want to live alone you can spend 1500-1700 if you go above 120th. If you want to live below it will be around 2000-2100 per month. This figure doesn't include sublets or super tiny apartments with a murphy bed (and a sublet may be the way to go if you're looking to spend less) The best thing is obviously to get a roomate, because you can split rent.
Thanks! I plan on living alone so as long as I can do so for close to $1500 I'm okay with that. I live in DC now and rent is pretty much the same (damn height restrictions). I see a lot of studios on craigslist, both in Brooklyn and Harlem, for $1100-1400. Should I assume those are organ farms?