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New York City Rent Comparison: What $3,200 Gets You

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See what $3,200 rents in the East Village, Williamsburg, and beyond

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: $3,200 per month.

↑ In East Harlem, $3,200 rents a spacious three bedroom with hardwood floors and lots of exposed brick. The kitchen leaves something to be desired, but the in-unit washer and dryer should (at least partially) make up for that. The apartment, near 116th Street on First Avenue, is just a few blocks from Thomas Jefferson Park.

↑ The listing for this two-bedroom apartment on St. Marks Place bills it as the "QUINTESSENTIAL EAST VILLAGE 2BR APARTMENT" (emphasis its own). Looking at it, quintessential isn't really the word that comes to mind. The apartment does have some interesting features, like its chop job of a layout and those living area built ins. It's asking $3,200.

↑ A one-bedroom "just steps from Central Park" on West 58th Street is on the market for $3,200. The apartment has a proper kitchen, spacious living area, a few built-ins, and some nice doors. The space gets extra points for its bedroom closet, which is small, but still exists.

↑ If you can ignore the broker’s watermark that’s blasted all over these photos, you’ll see that this Nolita one-bedroom is actually a rather charming space, with exposed brick, a decent-sized kitchen, and what appears to be lots of storage space. One caveat: it also appears to be a long, railroad-style apartment.

↑ In Turtle Bay, $3,200 gets you a bright junior one-bedroom, also with some exposed brick (though, sadly, that’s been painted over). There’s also a renovated kitchen, nice hardwood floors, and oversized windows, and cats are allowed.

↑ Located in the Espoir, a luxury building that was completed in 2009, this Williamsburg one-bedroom comes with amenities like a dishwasher, a common roof space, and in-unit laundry. Huge windows let in plenty of natural light, and an open-concept plan in the living area allows for easy entertaining.