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New York City Rent Comparison: What $2,000 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 we're only looking at units in Manhattan and our price: $2,000/month. And be sure to check out how far $2,000 goes across the U.S. in Curbed National's latest Comparisons column!

↑ This charming East Village studio, priced at $1,995 per month, has three windows that fill the otherwise small space with plenty of light. The kitchen comes equipped with wooden cabinetry, and the white tiled bathroom has a full soaking tub. And there's one big plus: The apartment is located in a six-unit building on Avenue B that has its own landscaped outdoor garden that all residents can use.

↓ This one, priced at $2,000 per month, is not bad at all for its location at Madison Avenue and 105th Street in East Harlem. Sure, one of the bedrooms in this two-bedroom apartment is pretty minuscule, but the other one is livable. The brokerbabble claims the unit has high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a walk-in closet.

↓ The good thing about this Kips Bay studio priced at $2,000 per month is that at least the kitchen is sort of separated from the rest of the unit. Sure that's likely the bathroom in the middle, but at least it gives the sense that the unit has two separate, albeit small spaces. The apartment comes equipped with modern finishings, a good amount of light, and there's a touch of exposed brick, too.

↓ This one-bedroom on the Upper East side, priced at $1,975 per month, is located at the intersection of East 76th Street and York Avenue. A set of wooden double doors separate the living/dining area from the bedroom, which—while small—has plenty of light.

↓ The best thing going on for this tiny studio, going for $1,995 per month, is most its location on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. The apartment has been recently renovated and comes with exposed brick and hardwood floors. It's just a block away from some of the most popular eateries in the neighborhood including Souvlaki GR, Mission Cantina, and Beauty & Essex.

↓ Located along Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, this one-bedroom, renting for $1,995 per month, also has tons of light —a common theme among the listed units today. Some of the standout features here include a bathroom that's set in marble, granite countertops in the kitchen, and a good amount of closet space.

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