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New York rent comparison: What $3,500/month rents you right now

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See what $3,500/month rents you in neighborhoods like the West Village, Financial District, 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 $3,500/month.


↑ A 769-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom in Hell’s Kitchen is now a $3,450/month rental. There are plenty of windows—a wall of ‘em in the living room, and one in the kitchen—along with plenty of storage space and a washer/dryer.


↑ Rent a 2.5 bedroom, two-bathroom along Graham Avenue in Williamsburg for an even $3,500/month. The apartment has been fully renovated and comes with a modern kitchen, dark hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and several large windows.

↑ In the Financial District, a 574-square-foot studio with a pretty elegant design is askinf $3,469/month. The apartment has an open layout and comes with beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a small but practical kitchen, and a full bathroom.

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↑ A floor-through studio on Perry Street in the West Village is renting for $3,500/month. Per the listing description, the apartment has the potential to be converted into a one-bedroom (if you get creative with a faux-wall). It has original hardwood floors, high ceilings, decorative fireplaces, a washer/dryer, and plenty of closet space.

Douglas Elliman.

↑ This one-bedroom, one-bathroom on the Upper East Side comes with a few nice perks. It’s a 750-square-foot corner unit, and has an updated kitchen, a light-filled bedroom, and a revamped bathroom. It’s also about four blocks away from Central Park and close to several subway lines. The asking price is $3,500/month.


↑ And finally, in Midtown, a furnished studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a nice kitchen is renting for $3,500/month. The brokerbabble also touts the building’s “white-glove” amenities that include a concierge, a fitness center, virtual golf center, and a communal rooftop.


Which apartment would you choose for $3,500?

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  • 41%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (414 votes)
  • 13%
    (140 votes)
  • 4%
    Financial District
    (43 votes)
  • 15%
    West Village
    (151 votes)
  • 17%
    Upper East Side
    (176 votes)
  • 8%
    (81 votes)
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