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What $1,650 rents in NYC right now

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See what $1,650/month can get you in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Long Island City, and Sunnyside

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 $1,650/month.

↑ In Washington Heights, there’s a spacious one-bedroom with hardwood floors, wood-framed windows, and a small windowed kitchen. In fact, there are plenty of windows in the space—in addition to the bathroom, the kitchen and common areas also have them. The A and C train’s 168th Street station is about a two-minute walk away. It’s renting for $1,650/month.

↑ Head to the Bronx’s Wakefield neighborhood, where a two-bedroom, one-bathroom is going for $1,700/month. The apartment has hardwood floors, high ceilings, large windows, a windowed kitchen the plenty of cabinets, and a decent amount of storage space. Sorry animal lovers—pets aren’t allowed.

↑ While this one-bedroom in Sunnyside isn’t the most sophisticated spot, it does offer a generous amount of space and sunlight. Going for $1,650/month, the unit has an eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom. Alas, this is another one that doesn’t allow pets.

↑ An even $1,600/month rents this spacious studio in Long Island City that comes with polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, and arched doorways. The windowed kitchen has a simple design with white cabinetry and white appliances, while the bathroom includes classic white-and-black tiles.

↑ Rent this 550-square-foot studio on the Upper East Side for $1,699/month. Among its features are exposed brick, a small corner kitchen, new wood floors, and a decent amount of natural light. Per the listing description, there are five closets, and the Second Avenue subway’s 96th Street station is about a block away.


Which NYC apartment would you rent for around $1,650?

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  • 14%
    Washington Heights
    (147 votes)
  • 10%
    The Bronx
    (112 votes)
  • 8%
    (88 votes)
  • 31%
    Long Island City
    (325 votes)
  • 34%
    Upper East Side
    (353 votes)
1025 votes total Vote Now