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: $1,600/month.
↑ This Upper East Side studio has a bit of an oddly divided space: The kitchen is elevated from the common space, with a tiny bit of room for a table and chairs. (Or, well, chair.) The apartment also has a fireplace and exposed brick walls, for $1,650.
↑ In Greenpoint, a second-floor studio apartment touts its newness: The plumbing, electric, flooring, and kitchen and bath appliances are all brand new. Also, small pets are okay.
↑ A one-bedroom in Astoria is slightly higher than $1,600 per month—okay, it's nearing $1,700 per month—but it's also more spacious and has a better layout than some of the other apartments in a similar price range. There's also a real kitchen, big enough to fit a table and chairs.
↑ This Red Hook one-bedroom is in the shadow of the Gowanus Expressway, but it's also rent stabilized. The listing touts its "south-facing private terrace" (i.e., a tiny metal balcony), and it has new kitchen appliances.
↑ In East Harlem, a one-bedroom asking exactly $1,600 has a bedroom that's big enough to fit a king-sized bed, in addition to wood floors, a kitchenette, and a cute fireplace in the living room.
↑ This recently renovated one-bedroom on the border of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush has new appliances in the kitchen and bathroom, along with an actually nice-looking bathtub. It also has "VERY TALL" ceilings, according to the listing.
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