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What $4,000 rents in NYC right now

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Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods

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 $4,000/month.

A living room with hardwood floors, a yellow leather couch, white walls, a black and white rug, and several paintings hanging on the walls.
A bedroom with white walls, a medium-sized bed, and a painting hanging on the wall.
A bedroom with a small bed, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Spotless Agency, courtesy of Compass/The Litvak Team

A four-bedroom apartment in Ridgewood that was recently renovated is renting for $3,778/month. It has two bathrooms, hardwood floors, a living room area, and in-unit washer dryer. It’s located on Myrtle Avenue, between Seneca and Cypress avenues, near the M train at Seneca Avenue and the L at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues.

A bedroom with white walls and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with two windows, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of REAL New York
Lower East Side

This two-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side is up for grabs for $4,000/month. It has one bathroom, a living room, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. It’s located on Forsyth Street, between Broome and Grand Streets, just steps from Sara D. Roosevelt Park and the B and D trains at Grand Street.

A kitchen with dark wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with white walls and white tiles.
A bedroom with three windows, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A living room area with hardwood floors and beige walls. Courtesy of Zumper
Midtown East

This Midtown East one-bedroom, renting for $3,978/month, has one bathroom and hardwood floors. The building has a common laundry room and allows both cats and dogs. It’s located on East 58th Street, between Sutton Place and First Avenue; the nearest trains are the N, R, and W at Lexington Avenue/59th Street.

A room with hardwood floors, white walls, and exposed brick.
A kitchen with a large window, light grey cabinetry, and white walls. Courtesy of Zumper

This Williamsburg two-bedroom, asking $4,000/month, has one bathroom, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer. It’s located on Kent Avenue, between Grand Street and North 1st Street, near Grand Ferry Park. The nearest train is the L at Bedford Avenue.

A kitchen area with dark wood floors, white cabinetry, and a wooden staircase on the left side.
A bathroom with beige walls.
A living room area with exposed brick, a fireplace, a large window, white walls, and dark wood floors.
A bedroom with two windows hardwood floors, and white walls. OnPoint New York, courtesy of Compass
Carroll Gardens

And finally, for $4,000/month, this two-story house in Carroll Gardens has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an in-unit washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and a fireplace. It’s located on Bond Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, and is close to the F and G trains at Carroll Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $4,000/month?

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  • 8%
    (75 votes)
  • 10%
    Lower East Side
    (93 votes)
  • 13%
    Midtown East
    (117 votes)
  • 17%
    (146 votes)
  • 49%
    Carroll Gardens
    (422 votes)
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