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What $3,500 rents in Manhattan right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Hell’s Kitchen, 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 $3,500 in Brooklyn.

LG Fairmont Group.

↑ In Harlem, a 1,250-square-foot three-bedroom that spans an entire floor is renting for $3,500/month. It comes with are brick walls, a windowed kitchen with lots of counter space, and, conveniently, a washer/dryer. The 125 St station for the 2/3 is just a block away. [Floorplan]

Douglas Elliman.

↑ For $3,500/month, there’s an alcove studio in Hell’s Kitchen. As studios go, it’s not too small—600 square feet, according to the listing—and it comes with a sleek Pullman kitchen, huge windows, and a sizable bathroom with stone tiling and glass shelves.

Mirador Real Estate.

↑Head over to Kips Bay, where a duplex one-bedroom is asking $3,495/month. Its features include double-height ceilings, a “well-equipped open kitchen,” and one and a half bathrooms. (The photos are of a similar apartment, FYI.) The 33 St subway stop on the 6 is less than a five-minute walk away.

Citi Habitats

↑ $3,500 can get you this floor-through apartment in Chelsea that offers two bedrooms, a small open kitchen, and a washer/dryer. The listing notes that both rooms are queen-sized and that this in indeed an “extremely large, true two-bedroom.”

↑ On the Upper West Side, a one-bedroom in a prewar building on 69th Street wants $3,499/month. The fourth-floor pad comes with with a decorative fireplace, an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large windows, and a washer/dryer.

↑ For $3,500/month, there is bright one-bedroom in Greenwich Village, furnished with high ceilings, a skylit kitchen, brick walls, a queen-sized bedroom, a decorative fireplace, and decent storage space. It’s on the fourth floor of a walkup building, so there’s that to consider.


Which Manhattan apartment would you rent for $3,500?

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  • 23%
    (180 votes)
  • 7%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (54 votes)
  • 3%
    Kips Bay
    (30 votes)
  • 21%
    (164 votes)
  • 29%
    Upper West Side
    (223 votes)
  • 15%
    Greenwich Village
    (115 votes)
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