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New York rent comparisons: What $3,000/month gets you right now

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See what $3,000/month rents you in neighborhoods like the West Village, Bed-Stuy, 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 $3,000/month.

↑ A “designer one-bedroom” in the Financial District is going for $3,000/month. What does “designer” mean, exactly? The place has some modern touches—a redone kitchen with new cabinets and appliances, a sleek bathroom—alongside its large windows, high ceilings, and spacious bedroom.

Keller Williams NYC.

↑ In Harlem, $2,950/month gets you this sunny apartment with three bedrooms that are large enough to accommodate queen sized beds. There aren’t any photos of the kitchen but the description states that it boasts “top of the line appliances” that include a dishwasher.


↑ Another three-bedroom, this time in Bed-Stuy, offers “brownstone living on a budget,” per the brokerbabble. The $3,000/month home has a tiny kitchen just off its modest living room. There’s also a decorative fireplace, hardwood floors, and plenty of windows.

↑ For $3,000/month, there’s this railroad-style one-bedroom in the West Village with a private backyard. The apartment doesn’t seem to receive much natural light—but hey, isn’t a backyard going to provide all the light you need? [Floorplan]

↑ A 750-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Midtown has received a modest renovation and now wants $3,000/month. A few original details like beamed ceilings, crown molding, and arched doorways remain.

↑ And last but not least, a one-bedroom on the Upper West Side, close to Central Park, is going for $3,000/month. The apartment is rather simple in its design, but offers a few nice details that include built-in storage, herringbone floors, and a few windows (though we can’t promise they provide good natural light).


Which apartment would you choose for $3,000?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Financial District
    (338 votes)
  • 5%
    (55 votes)
  • 5%
    (61 votes)
  • 38%
    West Village
    (418 votes)
  • 9%
    (104 votes)
  • 9%
    Upper West Side
    (98 votes)
1074 votes total Vote Now