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New York rent comparison: What $5,000/month gets you right now

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See what $5,000/month rents you in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy, Chelsea, the Upper West Side, 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 $5,000/month.


↑ In Bed-Stuy, $5,000/month rents 2,000 square feet of “creative space,” as the brokerbabble calls it, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The open concept apartment resides within what looks like a converted commercial building and features high ceiling, brick walls, pressed tin, and a washer/dryer unit. [Floorplan]

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↑ The same $5,000/month gets you far less space in Murray Hill but boasts a better location as well as “white glove” service. This bright one-bedroom spans 900 square feet and has been finished with a chef’s kitchen, 1.5 bedrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city skyline.


↑ Rent this 2.5-bedroom duplex in Park Slope for $4,950/month. The loft-like abode has a stylish layout across its 1,181 square feet and includes two full bathrooms, a laundry room, a spacious balcony, and a sweeping terrace. [Floorplan]

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↑ Live in this charming three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on West 80th Street for $4,995/month. A recent renovation has merged classic details with modern convenience while the apartment does its best to maximize storage space by way of an overhead “storage loft.” There are two roof terraces and the home is located less than a block away from the American Museum of Natural History.

↑ In Chelsea’s London Terrace complex, a modern one-bedroom with all-white interiors is asking an even $5,000/month. The furnished apartment has been renovated, and comes with an eat-in kitchen, sleek decorative accents, and lots of light.

↑ And finally, in Boerum Hill, there’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that’d be great for a family, asking $4,990/month. The place has all of the modern conveniences you’d expect when you’re paying that much in rent—a dishwasher, lots of closets, new appliances—and as a bonus, one month of rent is free.


Which apartment would you choose for $5,000?

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  • 7%
    (74 votes)
  • 6%
    Murray Hill
    (57 votes)
  • 12%
    Park Slope
    (116 votes)
  • 27%
    Upper West Side
    (252 votes)
  • 28%
    (264 votes)
  • 17%
    Boerum Hill
    (164 votes)
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