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: $1,900/month.
↑ This 1.5-bedroom apartment in Bed-Stuy's Stuyvesant Heights short-changes itself by boasting windows and closets in both of its bedrooms. For $1,900/month, it also has a very respectable bathroom with a skylight, a living area with a decorative fireplace and a ceiling fan, and a kitchen with a dining peninsula. That carpet, though, is not that great.
↑ This Harlem two-bedroom might not be as "stunning" as the listing suggests, but it appears to have a decent-sized living area as well as two bedrooms that beds can actually fit in. It's asking $1,850/month.
↑ On the Upper East Side on York Avenue off of 74th Street, a petite studio is asking $1,895/month. Although space appears to dictate a mass capacity of two people, the kitchen is brand new and has a dishwasher (!!!) and a microwave.
↑ A dungeon-y looking place at Second Avenue and East 59th Street in Midtown East is on the market for a mere $1,810/month. Given its ask, it would make sense that the pictured shady room isn't a walk-in closet and is rather the single bedroom the listing speaks of (that is, if a bed even fits.)
↑ In Murray Hill overlooking the entrance to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel is this one-bedroom apartment asking $1,950/month. It appears to have a legitimate bedroom with intimate views into a neighboring apartment as well as a decorative brick fireplace and mantle. The apartment also appears to have A/C.
↑ $1,950/month will rent this "two-bedroom" in Astoria. Although the listing advertises the apartment with a shiny and new bathroom, a peek into the cracked bathroom door in another picture suggests otherwise. Still, it has lovely wood floors and molding. It appears, though, that this apartment will only be a two-bedroom at the sacrifice of a living area.
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