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What $1,200/Month Rents You Around New York City

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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: $1,200/month.


? The places in this week's Curbed Comparisons are, as the brokerbabble for this East Harlem 1BR eloquently and succinctly puts it, "Stupid Cheap." In this case, $1,200/month gets you a newly-renovated pad on East 110th Street, with two separate rooms, at least one closet, and built-in overhead lighting.


? In Forest Hills (a mere 30 minute subway ride into Manhattan), a fairly nondescript 550-square-foot studio is available for $1,200/month, utilities included. The building has a laundry room.


? In Bed-Stuy, a three-room apartment with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and what appears to be a fireplace is going for $1,300/month.


? Judging by the tile floors, lack of windows, and private entrance, this Windsor Terrace studio is probably a basement apartment. On the bright side, there's lots of storage space in the kitchen. We would be interested to know where those stairs next to the bed lead to, though. $1,200/month.


? In Long Island City, this studio apartment is available for $1,100/month. Highlights include an orange accent wall, closet space, and an amply sized kitchen area.


? This 550-square-foot 1BR in Flatbush is located a half block from Brooklyn College, which will definitely come in handy if you happen to be enrolled at Brooklyn College. It appears to have some original detailing, which is another way of saying that it looks really old. $1,275/month.

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