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New York City Rent Comparison: What $2,000 Gets You Right Now

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See what $2,000 rents in NYC neighborhoods like Bushwick and Midtown East

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 renting for around $2,000/month.

↑ In Fort Greene, $2,000 rents a charming studio with a pretty decent amount of storage space, including modern kitchen cabinets and three closets. The current tenant has it configured as a live-work space, but without all of those bookshelves, you’ll probably have quite a nice space to work with.

↑ There aren’t too many details available for this Ridgewood one-bedroom, which is located right between the Forest Ave and Fresh Pond Road stops on the M line. But it has big windows, a big bedroom, and a kitchen with plenty of cabinet space. It’s asking $1,999.

↑ In the Bronx—North New York, specifically—a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartment is asking $1,999. The pictures here are of a similar apartment, but considering both were recently renovated, there hopefully wouldn’t be too much of a buyer-beware factor.

↑ There’s plenty of curb appeal with this Bushwick one-bedroom, located in a turn-of-the-20th-century mansion that was once owned by Louis Bossert (yes, like the Brooklyn Heights hotel). The apartment itself has a renovated kitchen and a large bedroom for $2,000.

↑ The listing for this Hamilton Heights apartment calls it "amazingly awesome," and while that’s probably a bit of hyperbole, it’s a nice spot for $2,000. There are two bedrooms, a new (albeit small) kitchen with updated appliances, and nice hardwood floors.

↑ Finally, in Midtown East (technically Turtle Bay), a studio apartment with lots of built-ins is going for $2,020. Even though the space is small, the available storage—built-in closets, a hidden deck, a new kitchen with lots of cabinets, etc.—might make it feel bigger than it is. (One caveat: board approval is required to rent.)