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What $2,700 rents in NYC right now

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See what $2,700/month gets you in neighborhoods like Bushwick, the East Village, and Downtown Brooklyn

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 $2,700/month.

↑ First up is a 510-square-foot studio in Downtown Brooklyn, renting for $2,677/month (that’s the price taking a month of free rent into account). The second-floor unit comes with oak floors, oversized windows, a galley kitchen, a washer/dryer, and two large closets. You even get a nearly 200-square-foot private terrace with this rental. [Floorplan]

↑ In Astoria, a top-floor two-bedroom apartment is renting for $2,650/month. The listing notes that the unit has been gut renovated and now comes with new hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, lots of storage space, and plenty of natural light. Both bedrooms are queen-sized and the N and W train’s Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station is about an eight-minute walk away.

↑ $2,650 can rent you this three-bedroom apartment in Bushwick that’s been fully renovated. You get an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an abundance of cherry wood cabinetry; hardwood floors throughout, a skylight, and plenty of windows that let in natural light.

↑ Head to the East Village where a revamped one-bedroom is going for $2,695/month. Its highlights include exposed brick, a stainless steel kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a marble bathroom. The F line’s Second Avenue station is within close range.

↑ Last but not least is this renovated prewar Gramercy studio, complete with a sunken living room, built-ins, new kitchen cabinets, and lots of sunlight. There’s plenty of storage space, including a walk-in closet, and the bathroom features new tiles and fixtures. It’s renting for $2,750/month.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $2,700?

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  • 23%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (220 votes)
  • 14%
    (137 votes)
  • 10%
    (100 votes)
  • 28%
    East Village
    (269 votes)
  • 23%
    (219 votes)
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