Welcome to Curbed Comparisons: Hurricane Sandy Edition, in which we bring you short-term rentals available for the average rental prices in three of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the storm—DUMBO, FiDi, and Red Hook.
? The average price for a 1BR in DUMBO was $3,783/month in September, according to the MNS Brooklyn Rental Market Report. In Park Slope, a 1,500-square-foot apartment is available from December through February for $3,200/month. It's fully furnished and includes skylights, washer/dryer, and lots of wood. Utilities are not included, but at least they're existent.
? In Kensington, a 1,200-square-foot 3BR is going for $3,300/month. It comes furnished and has been recently renovated. The main downside is that it requires a six-month minimum and it's probably not going to take that long for DUMBO to become habitable again.
? If, despite everything, you want to stay near the water, this 600-square-foot 1BR in Brooklyn Heights is going for $3,250/month. It requires a three-month minimum and is a "15 minute walk to trendy Dumbo."
? The average price for a FiDi 1BR in September was $3,869/month, according to MNS. In Midtown West, this 712-square-foot corner 1BR in the ORION is available from December 1 to January 15 only, for $3,800/month (or, presumably, $5,700 total.) The building has a pool.
? For the FiDi-dweller with kids, this 2BR, 2BA 1,100-square-foot duplex on the Upper West Side is going for $3,650/month. It's available for 2-6 months and allows dogs.
? In Midtown East, a fully furnished is available starting on November 15 for a 3-12 month lease at $3,900/month. And when the listing says it's fully furnished, it means it—the apartment includes a flat screen, sheets, linens, and cooking utensils.
? Rental statistics for Red Hook were a little bit harder to come by, but various unofficial/made up-looking sources put the average somewhere between $600 and $1,500. This 800-square-foot 1BR in Midwood is a touch pricier, at $1,600/month, but just look at that wall mural in what we assume in the building's lobby. We imagine that staring at that every day would have a very soothing effect.
? In Sunset Park, a man and a woman are looking for a third roommate to live in an unfurnished, medium-sized room for three months at $660/month. That includes utilities. The room has no windows.
? In Bed-Stuy, a semi-furnished 1BR is available immediately for $1,300/month for a minimum of seven months.
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