Tips for finding rooms to rent in New York City, including in Brooklyn, include making direct connections with landlords or with people who are moving. Other tips include being willing to take a room with an unpleasant view and being willing to live in a noisy environment, according to TimeOut.
Curbed.com suggests using a wide variety of rental resources to search for available rooms. Among the recommended search sites that provide room rental information is The Listings Project, a weekly email list that includes sublets and home swaps in addition to room and apartment listings. Other listing services provide inside information from renters about to move, as Curbed.com explains.