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New York City Rent Comparisons: What $1,800 Gets You

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See what $1,800 can rent you in NYC neighborhoods like Williamsburg and the Upper East Side

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, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,800.

↑ First up is a Williamsburg one-bedroom that's lacking much in the way of a description, but from the listings photos, we can (kind of) surmise that there's a decent-sized kitchen and an actual separate bedroom, not just an alcove. It's also a short walk from the J, M, and Z trains, and it's asking $1,800.

↑ In Sunnyside, a one-bedroom on the third floor of a walk-up building is asking $1,775. There's a long galley kitchen in addition to what looks like a decent amount of space throughout. It's also pretty close to several different subway options.

↑ For $1,750, you can get this Prospect Heights studio, which has been what the listing calls "nicely freshened." What that means exactly: It has refinished floors, a cleaned-up kitchen, and a cute balcony. There's also plenty of storage space in the kitchen and common areas.

↑ This Astoria studio is small, and may look a little dorm-like (the gray furnishings don't totally help with that) but it does come with a washer-dryer and a dishwasher, and it has new appliances, all for $1,750.

↑ On the Upper East Side, this one-bedroom is called a "great deal!!!" by the broker. And even though there are some quirks about it—tile flooring in the bedroom, apparently?—there are some perks, including a normal-sized bathroom and kitchen. It's asking $1,800 per month.

↑ And finally, this Gowanus two-bedroom on the garden level of a building near the Gowanus Expressway is asking $1,800. Some of the finishes may be a little old (that bathroom, anyone?), but it's a decent size and gets plenty of light, thanks to its south-facing views.