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What Can $7,000/Month Not Buy You Around New York City?

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what set dollar amounts buy or rent in the ever-growing list of neighborhoods that comprise New York City. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out!

A quick disclaimer: we know that unless you're renting a 3BR in Tribeca, $7,000/month is a bit over the average. But we also know that it's more fun to look at these pricier places than it is to look at various more reasonably priced cardboard boxes. That said, this is what $7,000 will rent you in Williamsburg—a loft in the Mill Building with plenty of exposed brick and wooden beams. The description makes sure to let you know that this is the apartment for an ARTIST. Very Williamsburg. It also features a roof deck.

?In FiDi, $7,000 can get you a 2BR, 2.5BA condo in the somewhat ridiculous Setai Wall Street, which includes the Setai Club and Spa (renting the condo presumably does not guarantee membership, however.) The apartment itself has various fancy amenities.

?88 Leonard Street in Tribeca (or, as the brokerbabble puts it, "the pulsating Manhattan neighborhood known as Tribeca") offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a shared roofdeck complete with hot tub. A nice-looking pool table is pictured, though not mentioned in the description.

?$7,000 gets you a 2BR, 2BA penthouse apartment with large windows and lots of natural light in Midtown West, in a building complete with valet, garage, gym, pool, roofdeck, and lounge.

?On the Upper East Side, a Park Avenue condo is available for rent for 1 to 2 years, and includes maid service and health club membership. The apartment was first listed for $11,500 in 2009 and has been crawling downward ever since.
?Jeremiah Budin
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The Setai

40 Broad Street, New York, NY