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What $5,000 rents in NYC right now

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See what you can get for $5,000/month in neighborhoods like the East Village, Fort Greene, and Midtown

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 $5,000/month.


↑ In Bed-Stuy, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in a lovely brownstone wants $5,000/month. It spans 5,000 square feet and comes with 12-foot ceilings, decorative fireplaces, inlaid wood floors, and pocket doors. Its modern details include an open kitchen with Viking appliances, a washer/dryer machine, a full basement for storage, and a private backyard.


↑ This 932-square-foot condo on the Upper West Side is renting for an even $5,000/month. The space has been renovated and features oversized windows that let in lots of sunlight, an open living/dining room, a large windowed kitchen, one spacious bedroom, a full bathroom, and a washer/dryer. Perhaps the best feature is the 500-square-foot terrace.

Douglas Elliman.

↑ A two-bedroom, two-bathroom in Midtown also wants $5,000/month. There is an open-concept floorplan in place that includes sleek wood floors throughout, beamed ceilings, a contemporary kitchen, sizable bedrooms, a laundry room, and four closets.

Halstead Property.

↑ For $4,995/month, there’s this light-filled two-bedroom in Long Island City. Its details include shiny hardwood floors, a gas fireplace in the living room, a sizable kitchen, and a oversized windows that give view to the city’s skyline.


↑ Head to Fort Greene, where this light-filled apartment is asking $5,000/month. It has three bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in windowed closet; two bathrooms, a bright open kitchen, oversized windows, high ceilings, and a washer/dryer.

↑ And finally, a newly renovated home in the East Village, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is asking, you guessed it, $5,000/month. The space is simple yet elegant, with a narrow kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, and sizable bedrooms. Since the building is on Avenue C, the nearest train station is a bit of a hike.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $5,000?

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  • 7%
    (59 votes)
  • 33%
    Upper West Side
    (276 votes)
  • 11%
    (97 votes)
  • 15%
    Long Island City
    (123 votes)
  • 15%
    Fort Greene
    (128 votes)
  • 15%
    East Village
    (130 votes)
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