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

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Which apartment would you choose?

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 looking at units in Manhattan renting for around $2,500/month.

↑ This studio is located in Sage House, a Gramercy co-op that was originally built in 1912. This particular apartment has a bit of an odd layout—there's a lofted space for a bed, for instance—but the location is unbeatable, and the building has amenities like private storage and a doorman.

↑ You'll find another, slightly more spacious bedroom loft in this Sutton Place one-bedroom, which also comes with features like a working fireplace and a kitchen that's separate from the common area.

↑ This Upper West Side one-bedroom is mostly unremarkable, with a layout that's pretty similar to that of many other NYC apartments. But it has a few nice features, including a laundry room in the building and built-in bookshelves, along with the benefit of being right on bustling West 72nd Street.

↑ Across town, there's a large studio being marketed as a one-bedroom on East 82nd Street—the "bedroom" has been created by adding an Ikea bookshelf as a room divider. That aside, it's a pretty nice place (though maybe best for one person or a couple), with a sizable kitchen and even a little balcony.

↑ The bedroom in this Lower East Side one-bedroom may be small, but it comes in a decently-sized apartment with a dishwasher, in-building laundry, and free Wi-Fi, apparently.

↑ And finally, in Washington Heights, $2,500 gets you a recently renovated two-bedroom with a big kitchen, in-unit washer-dryer, and plenty of space. The apartment is also close to transit and is sandwiched in between two nice parks.