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New York rent comparison: What $1,200/month rents in NYC right now

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See what $1,200/month rents in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy, Harlem, Hollis, 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 $1,200/month.


↑ The pickings are not easy at $1,200/month, as proven by this room in a Bed-Stuy three-bedroom. The bedroom is on the parlor level of a townhouse and is asking $1,250/month. There’s an eat-in kitchen and certain living spaces (though unspecified) are shared. Tenants also gain access to the spacious backyard.

Goldfarb Properties.

↑ A bright and spacious prewar studio in Highbridge is renting for $1,199/month. The apartment boasts some nice moldings, plenty of windows, and judging from the floorplan, there is a spacious kitchen. It’s also about 2.5 blocks away from Yankee Stadium.

Keller Williams NYC.

↑Be warned, this micro studio in Harlem is indeed tiny. According to the listing description, there is a modular hidden bed, a custom closet, and two shared “spa” bathrooms.

Citi Habitats.

↑ For $1,250/month, there’s this cozy, renovated studio in Brighton Beach. The space is small but manageable, with three large windows, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a full bathroom.

Douglas Elliman.

↑ In Weeksville, a practical 500-square-foot apartment is renting for $1,225/month. The space is on the second floor of a walk-up and consists of one bedroom, a windowed kitchen, and two large closets.

↑ Lastly we have a basement studio located in a private residence in Hollis, Queens. The apartment is delivered furnished and though it’s not the fanciest of places, the $1,250/month does cover all utilities, including cable.


Which apartment would you choose for $1,200?

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