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What $3,500 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 $3,500/month.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, beige walls, and a closet.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors and white walls.
A bathroom with white tiles. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Gramercy Park

This one-bedroom apartment in Gramercy Park is renting for $3,500/month. It has one bathroom, a Juliet balcony, and hardwood floors. The building has a common laundry room and an elevator. The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances. It’s located on East 22nd Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, mere steps from Gramercy Park. The nearest train is the 6 at 23rd Street.

A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a large rug, a couch, and a glass table.
A bedroom with a large bed, a blue rug, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A living room area with floor-to-ceiling windows, a large rug, a couch, a glass table, and white walls. Courtesy of Citi Habitats New Developments
Downtown Brooklyn

Renting for slightly less, $3,495/month, this one-bedroom apartment in Downtown Brooklyn has a large living room area, one bathroom, hardwood floors, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows pets and has a gym, a common sundeck, lounge, and bike storage. It’s located on Nassau Street, between Jay Street and Bridge Plaza Ct, near McLaughlin Park and the F train at York Street.

A living room area with hardwood floors, three windows, exposed brick, and a pendant lamp.
A bathroom with grey tiles.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A living room with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and three windows. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Bedford-Stuyvesant

On the lower side of the price spectrum, this three-bedroom apartment in Bed-Stuy is renting for $3,475/month. It has two bathrooms, a living room area, four closets, storage space, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer. It’s located on Throop Avenue, between Jefferson and Putnam avenues, near Raymond Bush Playground and the A and C trains at Kingston-Throop Avenues.

A kitchen area with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a large bed and white walls.
A living room area with a TV hanging on the wall.
A living room area with a large couch, a rug, and a wooden table. Courtesy of Zumper
Upper East Side

Renting for an even $3,500/month, this one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side comes furnished and has one bathroom, a living room area, and a private outdoor space. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a bike room, a common laundry room, and storage space. It’s located on East 77th Street, between First Avenue and York, near John Jay Park and the M, Q, and R trains at 72nd Street.

A dining and living areas with a round table, blue chairs, and a green couch.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, white walls, hardwood floors, and two large windows.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with white walls, a window, and a bed. Courtesy of Zumper
East Village

And, finally, this two-bedroom apartment in the East Village is renting for $3,510/month. It has one bathroom, a private outdoor space, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and stainless steel appliances. It’s located on Avenue C, between East 11th and East 12th streets, mere steps from Tompkins Square Park. The nearest train is the L at First Avenue.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Gramercy Park
    (72 votes)
  • 28%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (190 votes)
  • 16%
    Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (112 votes)
  • 10%
    Upper East Side
    (72 votes)
  • 32%
    East Village
    (219 votes)
665 votes total Vote Now