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New York rent comparisons: What $1,500/month gets you right now

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See what $1,500/month rents you in neighborhoods like Harlem, Crown Heights, Jackson Heights, 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 $1,500/month.

Keller Williams NYC.

↑ A large studio in Crown Heights is renting for $1,495/month. There aren’t enough pictures to give a full idea of what the space has to offer, but it’s evident that there’s decent natural light and new stainless steel appliances. The prewar building has an elevator and even parking spaces (for an extra $120/month).

Bohemia Realty Group.

↑ In Harlem, $1,550/month gets you a cozy studio with a revamped bathroom, hardwood floors, and modern appliances in the tiny kitchen. Otherwise, there isn’t a whole lot going on within this practical space.

Bruma Realty LLC.

↑ Rent this spacious one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx’s Fordham neighborhood for just $1,450/month. The apartment is big on closet space and wood trimming, and has a large living room that is illuminated by incoming light through a pair of windows. The nearest train station is about three blocks away.

↑ $1,550/month rents this sunny one-bedroom in Inwood. This no-frills apartment provides all the essentials: a spacious living room, practical kitchen, a well-sized bedroom, and seemingly decent storage space.

MQ Realty.

↑ A 450-square-foot studio with a fresh renovation in Jackson Heights is asking $1,550/month. High ceilings, new hardwood floors, a large kitchen, and an updated bathroom are its featurss.

↑ Finally, there’s a bright studio in Gowanus for $1,550/month. Through the distorted listing photos, we can see that the space offers exposed brick, crown molding, a tiny kitchen, generous overhead storage; per the listing, there’s also a washer/dryer unit.


What apartment would you rent for $1,500?

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  • 10%
    Crown Heights
    (99 votes)
  • 11%
    (110 votes)
  • 5%
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  • 23%
    (217 votes)
  • 15%
    Jackson Heights
    (144 votes)
  • 33%
    (308 votes)
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