Return to Manhattan: 3 Affordable NYC Neighborhoods

Forget Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island City, wannabe Manhattanites can finally return to the island. It's no secret that rents are down and landlords are willing to haggle, wave fees and offer perks. It's great to be a renter once again! Now you can give all those friends who got wrapped up in real estate hype and bought a house they couldn't afford and give them your best I-told-you-so look. Doesn't it feel good?! O.K. stop gloating, you're still in Queens. Now, lets get you to Manhattan.

Here are the top three cheapest New York City neighborhoods right now: