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What $4,250 rents in NYC right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like the Financial District, Midtown East, and Chelsea

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 $4,250/month.

↑ In Chelsea, thhis sleek and simple one-bedroom is renting for $4,200/month. The standout features here are the oversized windows, the open kitchen, a washer/dryer, and a complimentary subscription to concierge service app, Hello Alfred. [Floorplan]

↑ The listing calls this light-filled apartment in Harlem a penthouse, offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and plenty of outdoor space. The open kitchen comes with a breakfast island and stainless steel appliances; there’s also a washer/dryer, a small balcony off the master bedroom, and a 200-square-foot terrace located outside of the living room. Rent is going for $4,200/month. [Floorplan]

↑ Spanning 814 square feet, this two-bedroom, located on the top floor of a prewar building on the Upper West Side, is asking $4,250/month. The apartment is kitted out with 10-foot plaster ceilings, a sizable open kitchen with white cabinets, large windows that give view to the neighborhood, and plenty of closet space. [Floorplan]

↑ Head to Midtown East where this 780-square-foot apartment with one bedroom and a private terrace is renting for $4,300/month. The space comes with a chef’s kitchen, a spacious bedroom, a washer/dryer, and huge windows with views of the city’s skyline.

↑ The listing doesn’t say much about this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, asking $4,200/month, in Long Island City. But we can glean that its layout includes a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a chef’s kitchen with plenty of counter space, and modest-sized bedrooms. The building is also about a two-block walk away from the 7 train’s Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station.

↑ An elegant two-bedroom in the Financial District is seeking $4,271/month. Its features include 11-foot ceilings, a modern kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom with marble floors and custom vanities.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $4,250?

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  • 19%
    (144 votes)
  • 16%
    (120 votes)
  • 26%
    Upper West Side
    (193 votes)
  • 8%
    Midtown East
    (61 votes)
  • 7%
    Long Island City
    (54 votes)
  • 22%
    Financial District
    (162 votes)
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