was created by Kim Goulbourne, she writes on the site the story of how she came up with the idea:

“I always thought I’d live in downtown Manhattan. But then there was that little thing called a broker’s fee. And income requirements. And of course, the dream-crushing rental prices. Before I knew it, I was 100 blocks north of where I wanted to be.

That’s what put the ‘bitter’ in Bitter Renter—and it’s the reason I built this guide for my fellow first-time renters”

Bitter Renter isn’t a rental search site or a brokerage firm. From one New Yorker to another, it’s a stress-free, no-B.S. field guide—your first step to finding that dream apartment in NYC.

The site guides you through key areas that you need to think about when renting an apartment:

  • Eligibility
  • Options
  • Budget
  • Fees
  • Neighborhoods
  • Documents
  • Terms
  • Tips
  • Sites and Brokers

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The site will definitely be a great help to anybody looking to rent in New York City. Check out the site at