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New York rent comparison: What $2,700/month gets you right now

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See what $2,700/month rents you in neighborhoods like the Upper West Side, Lower East Side, and Bushwick

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 $2,700/month.


↑ After receiving a gut renovation, this elegant Upper West Side studio on Central Park West between 84th and 85th Streets is seeking $2,700/month. It has maintained much of its prewar charm, which translates to high beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and lovely wall trims.

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↑ In the West Village, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom with hardwood floors and French doors is renting for $2,595/month. The apartment is located right in the thick of action on West 4th Street, but it comes with soundproof windows, along with a windowed kitchen and plenty of storage.

↑ This cozy one-bedroom on the Lower East Side has a small living room, exposed brick walls, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a windowed bathroom. It’s close to many subway lines, including the F, M, J, Z, B, and D. Rent is going for $2,650/month.

↑ Another studio, this one in the Financial District, is also up for grabs for $2,650/month. Though small, the apartment has a big window, along with a sleek eat-in kitchen, a bathroom with a double vanity, custom built-in closets, and 11-foot ceilings.

↑ When it comes to this one-bedroom apartment in Bushwick, calling it “unique” barely scratches the surface. Its quirky brick arches and high ceilings stem from the building’s former life as a church; but now, it’s a rental going for $2,750/month.


↑ For $2,700/month, there’s this two-bedroom, one-bathroom on First Avenue in East Harlem. The apartment has been renovated and has an open-concept layout with ceilings that reach almost nine feet, a contemporary kitchen, plenty of windows, and at least three large closets.


Which apartment would you rent for $2,700?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Upper West Side
    (176 votes)
  • 29%
    West Village
    (275 votes)
  • 5%
    Lower East Side
    (53 votes)
  • 13%
    Financial District
    (124 votes)
  • 9%
    (91 votes)
  • 22%
    East Harlem
    (208 votes)
927 votes total Vote Now