Hey Camden! Good think about NYC is that ALL the apartments and real estate offers are on a single website called Streeteasy. You have all the backlog and history of every appartements (price of charges, of rent, incidents…). This will hopefully help you to source as much options as possible. You should also look into the colocation offers from the unis of the city (NYU, Columbia…). You never know if someone owns an apartment in the city and would be ready to rent a spare room or split the charges. Good luck!!