Welcome to a special Whale Week edition of 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: $15,000/month.
? In Soho, $16,000/month can rent you (well, not you, but somebody) a 2,500-square-foot, full-floor loft in 53 Crosby. Divided into two parts—an open, entertaining area and a partitioned living area—this apartment is perfect for the whale who craves natural light and high ceilings.
? A 1,727-square-foot 3BR, 3BA in super swanky Upper West Side condo building The Laureate is available for $14,500/month. It includes french doors, a Juliet balcony, an large walkin closet, a larger bathroom, and just very nice everything.
? For the Brooklyn whales, this four-story single-family brownstone in Park Slope is going for $16,000/month. The 22-foot wide 1899 townhouse has all kinds of elaborate original details and also had its kitchen renovated recently.
? In West Chelsea's The Caledonia, a 1,637-square-foot 3BR, 3BA has 360 degree views with floor-to-ceiling windows and rents for $15,000/month. That's a solid deal if you have an insatiable need to sunbathe in your own living room.
? Another four-story Brooklyn townhouse, this one in Brooklyn Heights, for $14,000/month. It's a little more modern looking, but no less impressive. That mini fireplace in the child's bedroom is making us nervous, though.
? In Tribeca, a 2,318-square-foot loft in the Tribeca Summit is available for $15,000/month. It features an enormous living room and very high ceilings.