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What $5,500 rents in NYC right now

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See what’s renting in Tribeca, Downtown Brooklyn, 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 $5,500/month.

Garfield Realty.

↑ In Windsor Terrace, a 2,300-square-foot apartment with three bedrooms and three bathrooms wants $5,500/month. The apartment is on the top floor of a prewar building and features an open-concept layout with hardwood floors, high ceilings, built-in storage, an open kitchen with an island, and plenty of windows. [Floorplan]

Optimar International Realty.

↑ $5,500/month could get you this furnished loft in Tribeca. The 1,400-square-foot space comes complete with plenty of lofty details—sprawling ceilings, huge columns and windows, and exposed brick walls. The co-op is currently set up as a studio, with a small sleeping area on the main floor as well as one bathroom, a modest kitchen, and a washer/dryer. [Floorplan]

Citi Habitats.

↑ This one-bedroom, two and a half bathroom in Downtown Brooklyn is going for an even $5,500/month. The apartment comes with a study, an expansive living room, and an open kitchen. There are two walk-in closets, along with a couple of smaller storage spaces, and a terrace provides a bit of outdoor space. [Floorplan]

Sotheby’s International Realty.

↑ Live in this two-bedroom located one flight up within a Chelsea townhouse for $5,500/month. The floor-through apartment includes a renovated kitchen with custom cabinets, a decorative fireplace, and oversized windows. [Floorplan]

↑ This idyllic apartment on the Bowery comes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decent-sized kitchen, and lots of sunlight for $5,500/month. There’s a few nice flourishes in place, like the arched entryway lined with exposed brick and French doors. The Second Avenue station is about a five-minute walk away.

↑ Lastly, a two-bedroom within a Clinton Hill carriage house can be rented furnished for $5,500 or unfurnished for $5,000/month. Its highlights include hardwood floors, beamed cathedral ceilings, brick walls, arched windows, a large open kitchen, and a washer/dryer.


Which apartment would you rent for around $5,500?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Windsor Terrace
    (122 votes)
  • 23%
    (136 votes)
  • 4%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (25 votes)
  • 23%
    (138 votes)
  • 15%
    (91 votes)
  • 12%
    Clinton Hill
    (74 votes)
586 votes total Vote Now