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What $2,700 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 $2,700/month.

A bedroom with hardwood floors and white walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors and white walls. Simon Valcin Jr., courtesy of Compass
Washington Heights

This 1,050-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment in Washington Heights is renting for an even $2,700/month. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, and a dishwasher. The building has a gym, a common outdoor patio, a bike room, and a common laundry room. It’s located on Bennett Avenue, between West 187th and West 189th streets, near Amelia Gorman Park and the 1 train at 191st Street.

A kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and white cabinetry.
A living room with hardwood floors, a beige rug, a dining table with chairs, and a dark grey couch on the right side.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, a rug, white walls, two nightstands, and a floor-to-ceiling window.
A living room with a colorful rug, a light grey couch, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Udi Almog, H5
Long Island City

Renting for $2,723/month, this Long Island City studio in a new building has a dishwasher, one bathroom, hardwood floors, and a large closet. The building allows pets and has an elevator, a common laundry room, a gym, and common rooftop lounge. It’s located on 27th Street, between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South, close to the 7, N, and W trains at Queensboro Plaza.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bathroom with beige tiles.
A bedroom with a large bed, beige walls, a window, and a nightstand.
A living area with brown floor tiles, a dark grey couch, and a TV on a wooden stand. Adam Ashkenas for Citi Habitats
East Harlem

In East Harlem, this two-bedroom apartment is renting for $2,700/month. It has two bathrooms, a living room area, a dishwasher, several closets, and central heating and A/C. The building is new and has an elevator and a common laundry room. It’s located on Lexington Avenue, between East 122nd and East 123rd streets, near Marcus Garvey Park and the 4, 5, and 6 trains at 125th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a closet on the right side.
A room with a closet, a window, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A room with hardwood floors, a closet, and white walls.
A room with two windows, a closet, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Chelsea

In Chelsea, this studio is renting for $2,695/month. It was recently renovated and has one bathroom, hardwood floors, central heating, and several closets. The building is a walk-up and doesn’t allow pets. It’s located on West 15th Street and Eighth Avenue, steps from the A, C, E, and L trains at 14th Street.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, green brick walls, a rug, a medium-sized bed, and several chairs.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a fireplace with exposed brick, light green walls, and a round table with two chairs.
A round table with two chairs, hardwood floors, and a kitchen in the back with wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, green brick walls, two chairs, a rug, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Kips Bay

And, finally, this Kips Bay studio is renting for $2,675/month. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and large windows. The building doesn’t allow pets. It’s located on East 33rd Street, between Second and Third avenues, near St. Vartan Park and the AMC Kips Bay movie theater. The nearest train is the 6 at 33rd Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,700/month?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Washington Heights
    (131 votes)
  • 34%
    Long Island City
    (286 votes)
  • 19%
    East Harlem
    (163 votes)
  • 14%
    Chelsea
    (119 votes)
  • 15%
    Kips Bay
    (132 votes)
831 votes total Vote Now