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What $3,500 rents in NYC right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like Lower East Side, Crown Heights, and Midtown

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/month.

A two-bedroom on the Lower East Side, that’s been gut renovated, is going for an even $3,500/month. Both rooms are big enough to accommodate queen-sized beds and flourishes include beamed ceilings, wood floors, a huge skylight, and a contemporary windowed kitchen.

In Bushwick, $3,500 can get you this revamped duplex, offering three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with sleek cabinets and stainless steel appliances; there’s an in-unit washer/dryer, lots of sunlight, and access to a shared backyard.

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Head to Financial District, where a 688-square-foot studio is renting for $3,500/month. The space features 11-foot-high beamed ceilings, wood flooring, an open kitchen, a washer and dryer; and a walk-in closet. The apartment’s views overlook the building’s roof deck.

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For $3,450, there is a duplex in Crown Heights with four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, exposed brick, wood-framed windows, and a washer/dryer on the lower level. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and there is access to the backyard.

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And last but not least, there is this light-filled abode in Midtown for $3,495/month. You get a spacious living room, a dining alcove, high ceilings with beamed ceilings, original wood floors, and a king-sized bedroom. The building is located at Seventh Avenue and West 56th Street, which puts it three blocks away from Central Park.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $3,500/month?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Lower East Side
    (287 votes)
  • 4%
    (44 votes)
  • 7%
    Financial District
    (68 votes)
  • 9%
    Crown Heights
    (83 votes)
  • 45%
    (401 votes)
883 votes total Vote Now