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What $1,700/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: $1,700/month.

? In most Manhattan neighborhoods, $1,750/month can rent you little more than a studio, but this 500-square-footer on the Upper West Side offers a separate kitchen, two closets, and a bathroom that was apparently renovated at some point. You can't ask for much more than that.

? The devil cats are watching you in this spacious 1BR, located at the westernmost edge of Bed-Stuy. In addition to the three rooms, there's a large—if not particularly inviting—backyard. The apartment is going for $1,700/month with no broker fee.

? A rent-stabilized 2BR apartment in Astoria is available for $1,750/month. According to the brokerbabble it was "renovated not long ago," which, time being relative, is technically difficult to dispute. And, to be fair, the beige tiles in the kitchen and bathroom do look sort of new. Not good, but new.

? On the Upper East Side, a 600-square-foot 1BR is available for $1,800/month. It features exposed brick and a closet.

? Another studio, this one in Windsor Terrace, is going for $1,800/month. It features an amply sized kitchen with a dishwasher and allows cats.

? Finally, in Crown Heights, a 2BR railroad apartment is going for $1,800/month and features a newly renovated bathroom and a few architectural details, including a decorative mantle and whatever that thing is between the two rooms.

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