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New York City Rent Comparison: What $1,500 Gets You

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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: $1,500/month.

↑ This one-bedroom in Ridgewood, Queens is priced at $1,400 per month, and can fit a lot for the tiny amount of space it offers. The windows have beautiful wooden shutters, and the real estate agent seems to have fitted out the living room with a couch, a dining table, and kid's bed too. The bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen are a tight squeeze, but the cosy decor somehow makes up for it.

↓ The brick and wood paneled fireplace in this apartment may not be working, but it certainly adds to the apartment's charm. The Crown Heights studio is priced at $1,450 per month, and features parquet floors, a good amount of closet space, and is relatively close to the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanical Gardens.

↓ This tiny studio is located in the upscale Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx. At $1,500 per month, at least it has plenty of sunlight, and the building comes with a live in super, an elevator, and laundry. What's more the apartment was just gut renovated, so there's that to look forward to.

↓ Marketed as a one-bedroom, this East Harlem apartment might as well be a studio based on the pictures provided in this listing. But located at the intersection of East 99th Street and Lexington Avenue, at least it boasts a great location. Other notable features: a walk-in closet, and high ceilings, as per the brokerbabble. It's priced at $1,450 per month.

↓ Located in the bustling Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, this apartment is pretty spacious for a studio. At $1,500 per month, the studio has a large, separated kitchen area, three windows throughout the studio, and is just a block away from the subway stop. The building also offers parking for an additional fee.

↓ Located in the Sugar Hill section of West Harlem, this neat one-bedroom seems to have plenty of space, and a pretty chic looking kitchen considering the price. It doesn't hurt that it's located on Riverside Drive with access to the park along the Hudson. The apartment, priced at $1,550 per month has been recently fitted with new appliances and fixtures, and offers plenty of light.

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