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New York rent comparison: What $1,625 gets you

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See what $1,625/month rents in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Harlem, and more

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 $1,625.

↑$1,590/month rents you this generously sized one-bedroom in Midwood, Brooklyn. The living and bedroom both have several windows that allow for plenty of natural light and judging from the floorplan, there seems to be plenty of storage space. [Floorplan]

↑A renovated one-bedroom within a walk-up building in Mott Haven is going for $1,650/month. Neither the description nor the listing photos are super telling about what the space may offer but we can see that there are high ceilings, several closets, and a small but modern kitchen.

↑Rent this sunny one-bedroom on West 134th Street in Harlem for $1,625/month. The apartment is modest with a small but functional living room and kitchen while the bedroom is big fairly large and features an exposed brick accent wall.

↑If the listing photos are anything to go by, this Forest Hills studio at 68-12 Yellowstone Boulevard is quite spacious. Asking $1,600/month, the apartment features high ceilings, built-ins, and decent closet space throughout its open layout.

↑A large studio on the Upper East Side can be yours for $1,635/month. There’s both pros and cons to this unit. On the plus side, there are nice details like exposed brick, a decorative fireplace, high ceilings, and decent sunlight but on the flip side, the kitchen is tiny and a bit outdated.

↑This studio in Long Island City is so tiny that the bed is literally next to the kitchen’s breakfast bar, but some may be willing to see past that for a rent of $1,599/month. There’s not much to say about the actual apartment—however, public transportation is just two blocks away so that’s something.


Which apartment would you choose for $1,625?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    (463 votes)
  • 3%
    Mott Haven
    (50 votes)
  • 19%
    (267 votes)
  • 9%
    Forest Hills
    (126 votes)
  • 31%
    Upper East Side
    (433 votes)
  • 2%
    Long Island City
    (29 votes)
1368 votes total Vote Now