Yes, living in NYC is kinda super really insanely OH MY GOD THIS BEER IS HOW MUCH? expensive, but no, that doesn't mean you can't still get a good, cheap burger. Case in point, here are 15 different, and all totally delicious, $10-or-less burgers in NYC.
Brass tacks: 1) we didn't include tax in the price, and 2) we didn't include extras (like cheese, bacon, a fried egg, etc.), but you should still definitely add all of those anyway.
Hamburger - $10, +$1 for cheese, but you won't need it
Fritzl’s chef and owner Dan Ross-Leutwyler serves the most flavorful beef of any burger on this list. A 6oz griddled patty is topped with extra-sharp cheddar, "Special Sauce" (it's a charred miso aioli), and homemade relish, all between a sesame-studded "Big Marty" bun. These are all nice accoutrements, but it’s the rough-ground beef and beef chuck -- that’re the stars.