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 $4,300.
↑ In the Grinnell, a stately century-old building in Washington Heights, $4,250 rents a large (1,300 square feet!) two-bedroom apartment with lots of original details, including crown moldings and stained glass transoms. For an additional $300/month (yikes), you’d get access to the building’s amenities, including a gym.
↑ Downtown Brooklyn’s City Tower rental still has apartments on the market, including this two-bedroom asking $4,324 per month—and as a bonus (or because they want to offload apartments), whoever snags the place gets two month’s rent free. This pad in particular has one bathroom, a washer/dryer in-unit, and access to the building’s amenities.
↑ Details are scarce for this Upper East Side one-bedroom, located on the parlor floor of a lovely little townhouse on East 62nd Street. One thing we do know: dogs aren’t allowed, as expressed in all-caps in the listing. The bathroom was recently redone, the bedroom looks pretty spacious, and it’s asking $4,250 per month.
↑ This two-bedroom triplex is located on 13th Street in Gowanus, which the listing touts as "possibly the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn." (It did win our Curbed Cup in 2015.…) The apartment is located in a brand new building, and has two bathrooms, a balcony, and a basement rec room, all for $4,300 per month.
↑ In Midtown, this one-bedroom has lots of charming details, including exposed brick, a pressed tin backsplash in the kitchen, and two fireplaces. It’s going for $4,300 per month, but if you want it furnished, the price goes up to $4,600 per month.
↑ And finally, in the East Village, a two-bedroom railroad apartment is going for an even $4,300. Though it’s in a pre-war building, the pad has gotten modern upgrades, including a renovated bathroom and plenty of closet space. There’s also a shared rooftop and a laundry room, if those types of amenities are your sort of thing.