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What $3,000/Month Can Rent You in New York City

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $3,000/month.


↑ Down on the Lower East Side, that amount will only get you one bedroom—and judging from the rack sitting in it, it won't even have a closet. But in this place on Broome between Bowery and Chrystie, you'll be near all the action belligerent drunk partiers. The living room is a decent size, though glimpses of the kitchen reveal it's probably stuck in the 80s. The outdoor space is shared, and the rent is $2,950.


↑ In Park Slope, exactly $3K gets a two-bedroom apartment in a cute brick townhome. It's literally half a block from Barclays Center, so all you Nets fans, go on and enjoy those stainless steel appliances, black-tiled bathroom, and central A/C and heat. There's a washer/dryer in the basement as well as cellar storage.


↑ Over on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this one-bedroom on 66th Street is going for $2,995. The bedroom looks pretty tiny... on the other hand, it does have some nice French doors. There's an open kitchen, two closets, and a renovated (though still dated-looking) bathroom. And because it's between Madison and Park avenues, the proximity to Central Park, Barneys, and lots of rich people has to count, right?


↑ Another two-bedroom in Brooklyn is asking exactly $3,000 per month. Located in a converted Greenpoint factory, it is inexplicably both a duplex and a loft. The master bedroom features a turquoise wall, while the other bedroom is housed in a sleeping loft. Both fit queen-sized beds. The living area must be pretty small, though, if that fold-down table and two bar stools is all it fits. A free weekly cleaning service is included in the rent. Downside: it's a bit of a hike to the Nassau Avenue G stop, which is the closest one.


↑ At one of TF Cornerstone's giant, amenity-filled rental buildings along the Long Island City waterfront, there this no-fee one-bedroom apartment with awesome views of Manhattan. The broker is looking for someone to take over the current lease for nine months at $3,042, starting September 30. A new lease, though, would cost $3,166.


↑ What's this? A double-height ceiling in a Williamsburg living room? This 2BR/1BA with four closets is just one block north of the Graham Avenue L stop and costs $2,995/month. Enough with the numbers, and check out the waterfall showerhead, which gets its very own close-up listing photo.


↑ In Chelsea, pay $2,950 per month for what looks like the most cramped apartment in the city. Photos show one tightly packed bedroom behind a wall of frosted glass brick, and yet the brokerbabble calls it a "Flex 2 Bedroom." Right. The exposed brick is sorta sweet, and the kitchen is barely eat-in. It's on Tenth Avenue, which means a hike to the A/C/E.

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