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What $3,000 rents in Manhattan right now

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See what $3,000 gets you in neighborhoods like Yorkville, Chelsea, and Washington Heights

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 in Manhattan renting around $3,000/month.

↑ If you can get past the loft bed, this studio apartment in Midtown (on Madison Avenue, just a few blocks from the Empire State Building) has some nice things going for it—namely, the fact that it’s got brand new everything. It gets plenty of light thanks to oversize windows, and the loft—while narrow—also has a lot of storage space. It’s going for $3,000/month.

↑ On the Upper West Side, a one-bedroom just a few blocks from Lincoln Center is renting for an even $3,000/month. It’s got a cozy vibe and would be perfect for one person or a couple: there’s a large bedroom, a nicely sized kitchen, and details like beamed ceilings.

↑ Head further north and you’ll find this three-bedroom in Washington Heights, also going for an even $3,000/month. “EVERYTHING IN THIS APARTMENT IS BRAND NEW,” screams the listing, and indeed, there’s a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and other conveniences. It’s also close to both the 1 and the C trains, if you don’t mind living off of local lines.

↑ This studio on East 16th Street (is it Gramercy? Stuy-Town? We’ll let you weigh in on that) comes with a sleeping alcove, so you at least have the illusion of privacy should you have guests over. But it’s also spiffy and new, with high ceilings, a dishwasher, a wine fridge, and other conveniences. It’s going for $3,000/month.

↑ There’s nothing too remarkable about this Chelsea one-bedroom, but it’s a clean, well-lighted place, with new appliances, a nice bathroom, and close proximity to transit. It’s also asking $3,000/month.

↑ And finally, in Yorkville, a recently updated two-bedroom is going for $3,000/month. The bedrooms are full-sized, the kitchen is new, and it gets a decent amount of light. Bonus: It’s a block and a half from the Second Avenue subway’s 86th St station.


Which Manhattan apartment would you rent for $3,000/month?

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    Upper West Side
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    Washington Heights
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