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What $4,500 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 $4,500/month.

A living room with hardwood floors, a rug, a large window, white walls, and a dark grey couch.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a large bed, a large window, and two mirrors hanging on the wall. Courtesy of REAL New York
Lower East Side

This one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side is renting for $4,510/month. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. The building allows pets and has an elevator, a roof terrace, and bike storage. It’s located on Suffolk Street, between Stanton and East Houston streets, near Sara D. Roosevelt Park and the F train at Second Avenue.

A kitchen with white cabinetry and a wooden table with chairs.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, a small bed, a green wooden desk, a large window, and several toys around the room.
A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, a wooden dining table, and a dark grey couch.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, white walls, a wall with colorful tiles, and a large window. Geraldine Pierson, courtesy of Compass
Fort Greene

In Fort Greene, this two-bedroom apartment is renting for $4,500/month. The 1,007-square-foot apartment has two bathrooms, a large living room, an in-unit washer/dryer, large windows, and hardwood floors. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a gym, an elevator, and a roof terrace. It’s located on Ashland Place, between Dekalb Avenue and Fulton Street, mere steps from Fort Greene Park and the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains at Nevins Street.

A living area with white couches, a wooden coffee table, hardwood floors, large windows, and a staircase on the right side.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and black tiles.
A bathroom with Carrara marble tiles.
A living area with a bedroom on the left side and an office space on the right side. The bedroom has a large bed, a rug, large windows. The office space has a computer desk, a chair, and a rug. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Upper East Side

Also renting for an even $4,500/month, this duplex one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side has one and a half bathrooms, a large living room area, two balconies, hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, and space for an office. The building allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator, a laundry room, a bike room, and a roof deck. It’s located on East 62nd Street, between York and First avenues, near the F at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and large windows.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and two windows.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a ceiling fan, two windows, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Brooklyn Heights

This two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights is renting for $4,500/month. It has one and a half bathrooms, hardwood floors, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building doesn’t allow pets. It’s located on Henry Street, between Pierrepont and Clark streets, close to Cadman Plaza Park and the 2 and 3 trains at Clark Street. Brooklyn Bridge Park is also a short walk away.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, two windows, and white walls.
A bedroom with a white wardrobe, hardwood floors, and two windows.
A living area with hardwood floors and white walls. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Greenwich Village

And, finally, this one-bedroom apartment in the Greenwich Village is renting for $4,500/month. It has one bathroom, a living room area, hardwood floors, and a dishwasher. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a laundry room, an elevator, and a bike room. It’s located on East 9th Street, between University Place and Broadway, near Washington Square Park and the R and W trains at 8th Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $4,500/month?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Lower East Side
    (55 votes)
  • 20%
    Fort Greene
    (162 votes)
  • 35%
    Upper East Side
    (273 votes)
  • 15%
    Brooklyn Heights
    (120 votes)
  • 21%
    Greenwich Village
    (163 votes)
773 votes total Vote Now