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: $1,700/month.
↑ In the Stuyvesant Heights section of Bed-Stuy, this one-bedroom apartment overflowing with original details is asking $1,750/month. Apparently, bay windows, mantles, molding, and stained glass don't count for all that much, though, as the apartment started off asking $1,950/month and couldn't find a renter.
↑ In Chelsea, this apartment is not large at 300 square feet, but what do you expect in that area for $1,700/month? It features a lofted sleeping area, a ton of exposed brick, and not nearly enough room for a real refrigerator. It's also a fourth-floor walkup.
↑ In Yorkville, this cute little studio comes with a full eat-in kitchen. It's asking $1,750/month.
↑ In Williamsburg, this studio apartment with "prewar charm" (that means that the stove is sitting in a carved-out fireplace hole) is going for a mere $1,600/month. It seems like the could have done without showing the sleeping corner, a.k.a. "alcove for bedroom," but oh well.
↑ In the East Village, a furnished studio is going for $1,750/month. The furniture, as far as we can tell, does include a bed. Also, it's a one-year sublet. But hey, exposed brick!
↑ And in East Harlem, a very large studio is asking $1,650/month. It has a private rear-facing balcony and new kitchen appliances.
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