Curbed Comparisons is a twice-weekly column that explores properties for rent or sale in all five of New York City’s boroughs. We seek out the best New York apartments that you can rent or buy at a particular price point, whether that’s a $3,000/month three-bedroom in Brooklyn or a $1 million Colonial home on Staten Island.
Here are some examples of recent homes for rent and for sale in New York City—and be sure to keep an eye on Curbed NY for more stellar New York real estate listings.
What $1 million buys in NYC right now
For just around $1 million, you can find a few different types of homes around New York City: a one-bedroom condo in Chinatown, an Upper East Side co-op, and a huge three-bedroom in Flatbush with its own balcony.
What $390,000 buys in NYC right now
On the other end of the price spectrum, $390,000 can buy a skinny studio on the Upper West Side, a slightly larger studio in Park Slope, and—if you don’t mind a commute—a two-bedroom co-op in Bay Ridge.
What $2,600 rents in NYC right now
You can find a diverse assortment of New York apartments for rent at the price point of $2,600/month: There’s a one-bedroom duplex in Crown Heights, a studio on a high floor in a Downtown Brooklyn skyscraper, and a one-bedroom in Williamsburg.
What $3,500/month rents in NYC right now
At a slightly higher price point, there’s a two-bedroom in Prospect Heights, a one-bedroom in Long Island City, and a Lower East Side studio, all for just around $3,500/month.