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What under $3,000 rents near NYC subway stops

See what’s for rent near transit stations in Crown Heights, Gramercy, and Astoria

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! To celebrate Curbed’s first Transportation Week, today we're looking at apartments that are close to subway stations and are renting for less than $3,000/month.

↑ First up is this 750-square-foot apartment in Astoria, renting for $2,500/month. There’s one bedroom and one -bathroom, along with new hardwood floors, an open kitchen with granite countertops, and an abundance of natural light. It’s located three blocks from the Steinway Street station for the E, M, and R train and less than a block away from the Q18 and Q101 bus stops.

↑ A two-bedroom, one-bathroom in Prospect Lefferts Garden is located about two blocks from the Q line’s Parkside Avenue station and is going for $2,800/month. The unit is newly renovated and comes with perks like a washer/dryer, new stainless steel appliances, sleek wood floors, and a subway-tiled bathroom.

↑ On the Upper East Side, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom rental, asking $2,700, has a spacious living room with a fireplace and a private outdoor deck. It’s located right off of Third Avenue, and is only 3 blocks from the 6 line’s 77th Street station and about four blocks from the Second Avenue subway’s 72nd Street stop.

↑ For $2,875/month, there’s this bright studio, located three blocks away from the 6 line’s Park Avenue South station in Gramercy. The light-filled space comes with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a sizable kitchen. There are two large closets that provide a decent amount of storage space.

↑ Depending where you live on the Upper West Side, the nearest train station can be a hike; this one-bedroom on 84th Street, however, is only three blocks from the 86th Street station on the 1. Among its features are high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, and a furnished kitchen with custom cabinetry. It’s asking $2,895/month.

↑ Last but not least, another studio (or one-bedroom, depending on what part of the listing you believe) is up for grabs, this one on Union Street in Crown Heights. It’s an open space with a modern kitchen, recessed lighting, several large windows, and a brand new bathroom. It’ll run you $2,550/month and is one block away from the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains on Franklin Avenue.


Which apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Astoria 1BR
    (33 votes)
  • 8%
    Prospect Lefferts Garden 2BR
    (41 votes)
  • 65%
    Upper East Side 2BR
    (312 votes)
  • 7%
    Gramercy studio
    (35 votes)
  • 7%
    Upper West Side 1BR
    (35 votes)
  • 4%
    Crown Heights studio
    (19 votes)
475 votes total Vote Now