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What $1,500/Month Can Rent 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: $1,500/month.

↑ In Astoria, a gut-renovated 1BR is going for $1,600/month, heat and hot water included. On one hand it's a block from the subway, but on the other hand it's a fourth floor walkup, so the walking aspect evens out somewhat. Our favorite part, though, is the "walk-in closet," which, yes, technically, you could walk into, but to what end?

↑ In East Harlem, another renovated 1BR fourth-floor walkup is asking $1,500/month, heat and hot water included. It has some nice-sized windows, a closet, and the radiators are not entirely unattractive.

↑ A decidedly un-renovated 900-square-foot 2BR in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens wants $1,425/month. The floors are kind of pretty, and one room appears to feature a series of very thin closets.

↑ On the Upper East Side, a tiny, but not terrible-looking, studio with a wall of exposed brick and recessed lighting is going for $1,550/month. The listing advertises "Enough windows to let the sun in," by which they mean: two.

↑ A renovated 2BR in Crown Heights with a single wall of exposed brick in one of the bedrooms is asking $1,600/month with no fee. There are a bunch of closets all clustered near the entrance.

↑ The prettiest apartment of the bunch is in a 1890 brownstone in Sunset Park. The parlor-floor 1BR features a bay window, french doors, crown molding, ceiling medallions, and decorative fireplace. It was also recently repainted. It's asking $1,600/month.

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