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New York rent comparison: What $5,500 gets you

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See what $5,500/month rents in neighborhoods like Upper East Side, Red Hook, and Williamsburg

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 $5,500.

On the Upper East Side, a condo within a landmarked townhouse is renting for $5,450/month. The one-bedroom apartment is delivered fully furnished with a mix of elegant and quirky decor. Its features include a decorative fireplace, built-in bookshelves, a new washer and dryer, and a 26-foot long private terrace. [Floorplan]

Rent this 1,020-square-foot apartment in Williamsburg for $5,500/month. The contemporary space offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, a balcony, and a terrace with views of Lower Manhattan. [Floorplan]

↑ $5,500/month rents this stunning one-bedroom loft along Grand Street on the Bowery. The ceilings are 14 feet high and the open space features tons of windows, an open kitchen with breakfast bar, exposed brick walls, and subway tile-covered bathroom.

↑ This sunny one-bedroom in the West Village is seeking $5,500/month. The listing description isn’t super forthcoming with details but it does mention that the apartment is a corner unit. As the pictures show, there are plenty of lovely details in place, including a sunken living room, a decorative fireplace, beamed ceilings, and lots of windows.

↑ A loft-like triplex condo within a renovated 19th-century Red Hook building is going for $5,495/month. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, beamed 10-foot ceilings, built-in bookshelves, decorative fireplaces, and a wood-burning stove (?!?). As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a walk-in closet, a washer/dryer unit, and a private parking space. [Floorplan]

↑ In Lenox Hill, a renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom with all-white interiors is seeking a cool $5,500/month. The space features an open layout with white-painted exposed brick walls, bleached oak floors, a washer/dryer unit, a sleek kitchen, and a large skylight.