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What $1,300/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: $1,300/month.


↑ In Crown Heights, this first-floor studio definitely has its prewar charm, which also gives some cause for worry about how well everything there functions, as does the very low price—$1,250/month with utilities included. The positives, not to be ignored, include high ceilings, a decorative mantle, and two large windows. Negatives include the minuscule kitchen and lack of grown-up-sized refrigerator. It claims to be 600 square feet, which seems a little generous.


↑ This second-floor 1BR/1BA in Astoria is obscured somewhat by all of the current inhabitant's possessions, but underneath all that stuff there's an apartment. It's asking $1,400/month.


↑ In Boerum Hill, this hilariously tiny third-floor studio is asking $1,350/month. It would be particularly good for an aspiring monk, or someone pursuing a similarly ascetic lifestyle. Is it weird that we object more to the neon orange wall than to the size?


↑ A rent-stabilized studio is going for $1,275/month on 108th Street in East Harlem, so that seems like a pretty good deal. The building has an elevator and laundry room and, oddly, allows dogs but not cats.


↑ A large, newly renovated studio in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is going for $1,350/month, utilities includes. It features four closets, and is in an elevator building.


↑ And rounding out the list, in Sunset Park, this 1BR/1BA is asking $1,350/month. "Description coming soon." Can't wait!

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