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New York City Rent Comparison: What $2,500 Gets You

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly 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: $2,500 per month.

↑ On West 53rd Street in Hell's Kitchen, a studio that the listing says can be converted into a one-bedroom is on the market for $2,495. Perks include a new kitchen with a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and that refined dungeon feel.

↑ With this West Village studio, location is key. The apartment is perched on Washington and Christopher streets and is asking $2,500, which earns it the distinction of being 31 percent cheaper than similar listings in the neighborhood. The studio's listing touts its "modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances" so perhaps a renovation is in progress here, because these photos very clearly do not show that.

↑ In Kips Bay, a real one-bedroom is asking $2,495. The apartment is in a townhouse on 32nd Street between Second and Third avenues, and comes with a dishwasher and microwave. The apartment's layout is pretty functional, although the bedroom is on the small side.

↑ A true railroad one-bedroom on Devoe Street in Greenpoint is asking $2,484. The apartment has a dishwasher, washer and dryer, and comes with access to a large backyard that may or may not be private.

↑ In Carroll Gardens, $2,550 per month gets you a sizable one-bedroom apartment with a separate kitchen, a true bedroom, and lots of storage space. There are also decorative elements like exposed brick and a marble fireplace.

↑ Finally, this one-bedroom in a brand-new Forest Hills building is asking $2,500. For that price, you'll get stainless steel appliances, central air, a washer-dryer set-up, and a balcony.