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What $2,450 rents in Long Island City right now

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See what you can get in the neighborhood that will soon be home to Amazon’s HQ2

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 $2,450/month in Long Island City—future home of Amazon’s HQ2.

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The listing for this compact studio, located on the corner of 49th Avenue and 21st Street, boasts that it is “within 10 minutes from the Amazon headquarters” and rents for $2,408/month. The apartment may not offer much in terms of square footage, but there are some nice details: a sleek open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and large windows with neighborhood views. [Floorplan]

On 24th Street, a one-bedroom with an open-concept layout is going for $2,429/month. You get a spacious living room, an open kitchen with a breakfast bar and custom cabinetry, oversized windows, and a private balcony. The building offers plenty of amenities, too: a roof deck with skyline views, a fitness center, a communal landscaped courtyard, and on-site parking.

Rent this 502-square-foot condo for an even $2,500/month. The studio apartment is complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and a washer/dryer, and you get a designated parking space. The home is on the eighth floor of a 13-story building along Jackson Avenue.

Within a full-service, luxury building on 27th Street is this contemporary studio with hardwood floors, high ceilings, an open kitchen with custom cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Building amenities include a children’s playroom, a gaming lounge, a screening room, and a rooftop observation deck. It’s renting for $2,406/month.

If you don’t mind renting within a private home, there’s this renovated two-bedroom within a home on 43rd Street and 23rd Avenue, which features an open kitchen with an island, a sizable dining area, a full bathroom, and a private patio. Utilities are included in the rent, which is $2,500/month.


Which Long Island City apartment would you rent for around $2,450?

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  • 6%
    49th Avenue and 21st Street studio
    (18 votes)
  • 48%
    24th Street one-bedroom
    (146 votes)
  • 6%
    Jackson Avenue studio
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    27th Street studio
    (6 votes)
  • 36%
    43rd Street & 23rd Avenue studio
    (110 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now