Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New York City neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $4,700/month.
? Most of us probably agree that $4,700/month (give or take a hundred) is too much to spend on an apartment. ("New York real estate is a racket!" ?someone in the comments, probably.) However, if you have the money, and you're so inclined, $4,800/month can rent you 1,140 square feet in Downtown by Philippe Starck in FiDi. The apartment itself is fine, but what you're really paying for are the amenities, which include a roof deck, gym, basketball court, bowling lane, absurd chandelier pool, billiards room, sauna, what looks like a squash court, and seriously, what is with that pool?
? In the East Village, a newly renovated 3BR, 2BA is available for $4,695/month. It features a good amount of exposed brick and a small roof deck.
? Over on the Upper East Side, a 1,025-square-foot corner 2BR, 2BA can be yours for $4,800/month. It features large windows and a balcony.
? If your intention is to spend a lot of money on not a lot of space, one good strategy is to live on the south border of Central Park (Central Park South, for voting purposes.) This 550-square-foot condo is going for $4,800/month and has a chandelier that looks like it takes up half the living room. "The best." ?Donald Trump
? In Williamsburg, a 1,064-square-foot 2BR, 2BA in The Aurora is going for $4,750/month. It has floor-to-ceiling windows and has a balcony overlooking McCarren Park. Frankly, it looks quite lovely.
? This 2BR, 2BA in West Chelsea has exposed brick and the fireplace, but really the only thing we can focus on is how shiny the floors are. So shiny! Don't walk around this apartment in socks, because it looks really slippery. It costs $4,750/month.
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