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What $1,700 rents in NYC right now

See what you can get in neighborhoods like Bushwick, Washington Heights, and Kew Gardens

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 $1,700/month.

On the third floor of a walk-up building in East Harlem is this one-bedroom renting for an even $1,700/month. The apartment comes with wood floors, high ceilings, an open kitchen, and a decent amount of natural light. Sorry animal lovers, pets aren’t allowed.

After a gut renovation, this one-bedroom in Bushwick is going for $1,750/month. Among its highlights are a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), wood floors throughout, and a decent amount of storage space. The nearest train station is the L line’s DeKalb Avenue stop—something to consider given the forthcoming shutdown.

Head to Washington Heights, where a compact studio can be yours for $1,695/month. Though the apartment is small, it’s been updated with an open kitchen that has new appliances, new wood floors, and a fully revamped windowed bathroom.

In Kew Gardens, an 800-square-foot one-bedroom is asking $1,700/month. The apartment has received a few upgrades, primarily in the windowed kitchen where there are new appliances. Other flourishes include inlaid wood floors, a sizable living room, and a spacious bedroom. The Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens subway station, where you can catch the E and F trains, is just a five-minute walk away.

An 850-square-foot unit in Brownsville offers two bedrooms, a sizable living room, a windowed kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, and a windowed bathroom, all for $1,750/month. The apartment is located on the third floor of a walk-up and is located less than 10 minutes away from the 2 and 3 line’s Saratoga Avenue station.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $1,700?

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  • 19%
    East Harlem
    (101 votes)
  • 29%
    (156 votes)
  • 19%
    Washington Heights
    (100 votes)
  • 22%
    Kew Gardens
    (118 votes)
  • 8%
    (46 votes)
521 votes total Vote Now