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 $3,900/month.
A two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom duplex in a historic Upper West Side townhouse is going for $3,950/month. Layout-wise, there’s an open living/dining room, a corner one-bedroom, a sizable kitchen, and at least six closets. There is a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a private outdoor space that measures roughly 500 square feet.
In the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side, a one-bedroom has a net effective rent of $3,919/month. There’s a sizable living room, an open kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, a bathroom with marble floors, and a washer/dryer unit. Building amenities include a part-time doorman, a gym, and a courtyard.
An even $3,900/month rents this alcove studio in the Financial District. The 698-square-foot apartment is on the ninth floor of a 47-story building, and comes with large windows that offer views of the city. There’s an open kitchen with custom cabinetry, a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a washer/dryer.
This two-bedroom located on the garden level of a Park Slope brownstone is renting for $3,900/month. You get a decent-sized kitchen, hardwood floors, three closets, a washer/dryer, and access to the shared backyard. And as an added perk, Prospect Park is less than a block away.
Last but not least, a one-bedroom in Long Island City is asking $3,885/month. The kitchen comes with a breakfast bar, while the living room and bedroom both have oversized windows that bring in lots of natural light. Building amenities include a duplex fitness center, full-size basketball court, and a landscaped rooftop deck.
Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $3,900?
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