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What $1,500 rents in NYC right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like Washington Heights, Flushing, and Prospect Park South

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.

City Prime Commercial Realty

A spacious one-bedroom in Prospect Park South can be yours for $1,499/month. The apartment is newly renovated and has hardwood floors, a windowed kitchen, and a decent amount of sunlight. The B and Q line’s Church Avenue station is about a block and a half away.

Kian Realty

In Flushing, a studio spanning just 350 square feet wants $1,500/month. The compact pad includes a kitchen with full-sized appliances, a windowed bathroom with black-and-white floor tiles, and two closets. The drawback is that the nearest subway station—the 7 line’s Main Street stop—is quite far (around a 13-minute walk).

For $1,495/month, there’s this modest prewar studio in Bay Ridge, equipped with inlaid wood floors, wall moldings, and plenty of windows. There is a windowed kitchen, as well as a black-and-white tiled bathroom. The R train’s Bay Ridge-95th Street station is just a block away.

Up in the South Bronx, this one-bedroom in a walk-up building has been given a modern makeover. The apartment features lots of exposed brick, an open kitchen with modern appliances, and a decent-sized bedrooms with two windows and a closet. Asking price is $1,550/month and the 2 and 5’s Simpson Street subway station is about a block away.

And finally, a no-frills studio in Washington Heights wants $1,550/month. It coms with a tiny but revamped kitchen, large windows, and wood floors. The unit is within an elevator building on West 161st Street and the 1 line’s 157th Street station is roughly a five-minute walk away.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $1,500?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Prospect Park South
    (405 votes)
  • 4%
    (29 votes)
  • 12%
    Bay Ridge
    (87 votes)
  • 13%
    South Bronx
    (94 votes)
  • 12%
    Washington Heights
    (89 votes)
704 votes total Vote Now