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What $3,400 rents in NYC right now

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See what $3,400 gets you in Upper West Side, Greenpoint, and Long Island City

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 $3,400/month.

↑ On the Upper West Side, a two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom duplex in a prewar building on West End Avenue is asking $3,400/month. There’s relatively modest layout, along with decorative touches like exposed brick walls, a fireplace, and oak floors. It also comes with a revamped kitchen, six large closets, and a private outdoor space.

Douglas Elliman.

↑ Located in a brownstone on one of the Brooklyn Heights fruit streets, this one-bedroom is renting for $3,400/month. The apartment isn’t exactly huge, but it has some charm to it—and is fully furnished. It gets a decent amount of natural light, and comes with access to the backyard.

↑ A loft-like two-bedroom in Greenpoint that measures 700 square feet is going for $3,400/month. The apartment has beamed ceilings, a kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning/heating, and nice big windows.

Cooper & Cooper Real Estate.

↑ In Hell’s Kitchen, a narrow two-bedroom is also renting for $3,400/month. The apartment is located on the third floor of a walk-up, and encompasses half of that floor. It comes with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a washer/dryer.

↑ In Long Island City, there’s this contemporary corner two-bedroom apartment for $3,350/month. The living room is flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the East River and Manhattan; the kitchen features new appliances and a breakfast bar. The 715-square-foot space is also rent-stabilized.

↑ And finally, a 638-square-foot apartment in Williamsburg is going for $3,350/month. The light-filled apartment has one bedroom, a sleek kitchen with a breakfast bar, a bathroom covered in marble, and a balcony.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for $3,400?

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  • 31%
    Upper West Side
    (248 votes)
  • 2%
    Brooklyn Heights
    (18 votes)
  • 8%
    (64 votes)
  • 5%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (44 votes)
  • 42%
    Long Island City
    (327 votes)
  • 9%
    (76 votes)
777 votes total Vote Now