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What $2,200 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 $2,200/month.

A living room area with a floor-to-ceiling window, hardwood floors, white walls, a dark grey couch, and a beige, blue, and yellow rug.
A bedroom with a large bed, a window, and white walls.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and a blue fridge.
A dining room and living area with a wooden table and two chairs, a guitar standing on the right side, and the living room in the back. Keri Tan Photography, courtesy of the Corcoran Group.
Sunset Park

This Sunset Park one-bedroom condo is renting for $2,200/month. It has one bathroom, a living room area, a balcony, hardwood floors, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows pets and has a bike room, a gym, and a children’s playroom. It’s located on Fourth Avenue, between 49th and 50th streets, a walkable distance to Sunset Park and close to the R and W trains at 53rd Street.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bathroom with light grey and white tiles.
A living area with hardwood floors and a balcony.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and white tiles. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Bay Ridge

Also renting for $2,200/month, this Bay Ridge one-bedroom has one bathroom, a living room area, and a balcony. The building allows pets and has a common laundry room. It’s located on 95th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Fourth Avenue, near John J. Carty Park and the R train at 95th Street.

A living room with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and two windows.
A living room area with hardwood floors and white walls. Courtesy of Zumper
East Village

Renting for $2,175/month, this East Village studio has one bathroom, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. The building allows both cats and dogs. It’s located on First Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd streets, near Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Tompkins Square Park, and the F train at Second Avenue. There are several notable eateries nearby including Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken and Prune.

A living room area with a portable A/C, a window, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with a small island, white floors, and black and white cabinetry.
A living room area with hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a window, hardwood floors, and light grey walls. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Astoria

For $2,200/month, this two-bedroom apartment in Astoria has one bathroom and an in-unit washer/dryer. It comes with a portable A/C. It’s located on 35th Street, near 21st Avenue and the N and W trains at Ditmars Boulevard. Steinway Playground is a walkable distance away, as well as restaurants like Taverna Kyclades and Trattoria L’incontro.

A bedroom with exposed brick, a medium-sized bed, and a nightstand.
A living room area with a dark grey couch, hardwood floors, white walls, a TV, and a painting hanging on the wall. Courtesy of Zumper
Upper West Side

And, finally, this Upper West Side one-bedroom apartment is also renting for $2,200/month. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer. It doesn’t allow pets. It’s located on West 109th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, mere steps from Morningside Park and a couple of blocks from Central Park and the B and C trains at 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,200/month?

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  • 11%
    Sunset Park
    (137 votes)
  • 4%
    Bay Ridge
    (52 votes)
  • 10%
    East Village
    (122 votes)
  • 29%
    Astoria
    (353 votes)
  • 43%
    Upper West Side
    (521 votes)
1185 votes total Vote Now