Do you hear that? It’s the sound of taxicabs buzzing by and New York residents stomping their way to work; the sound of busy restaurants serving customers at their outdoor tables; the sound of dogs roughhousing in the dog runs at Central Park. Yes, Manhattan is alive and well, so it's no surprise that millions are trying to make Manhattan their permanent home, although high rents are making it hard for many. This financial duress is causing some to look across the river and to the north to find affordable rental apartments. But savvy renters shouldn't lose hope, because those that have been persistent enough to keep looking for high-quality rental apartments in Manhattan are still finding deals.