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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 kitchen with white and wooden cabinetry, exposed brick, and an island.
A bedroom with a small bed, white walls, hardwood floors, and a window.
A living room with hardwood floors, a blue couch, several large windows, exposed brick, a wooden coffee table, and a beige rug.
A large bedroom with a small bed, white walls, a large glass door, a white chair, and a light brown rug. Travis Mark, courtesy of Compass

This two-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors and exposed brick is renting for $4,500/month. It has two and a half bathrooms, several closets (including a walk-in one), and an in-unit washer/dryer. It’s located on 21st Street, between Astoria Boulevard and 25th Road, close to Astoria Park and the N and W trains at Astoria Boulevard.

A room with a desk, a chair, a window, several framed pictures on the wall, and wooden furniture.
A dining area with wood ceiling beams, a wooden table, two colorful paintings on the wall, and large windows.
A living room with wood ceiling beams, a fireplace, white columns, a blue couch, and several planters.
A bedroom with a large bed, white walls, large windows, and a ceiling fan. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Hell’s Kitchen

Also renting for $4,500/month, this one-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen has one bathroom, space for a home office, a large living room, beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and a decorative fireplace. The building has a common laundry room and bike storage. It’s located on 48th Street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, near the C and E trains at 50th Street.

A living room with a light brown couch, a large window with white and yellow curtains, a rectangular coffee table, and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, two windows, a white structure next to the bed, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A dining area with a wooden table, several chairs, and three framed pictures hanging on the wall. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Greenwich Village

This one-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village can come furnished and has one bathroom, a large living room, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a common laundry room, a bike room, and a landscaped garden. It’s located on West 12th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, a short walk to Union Square and the F, M, L, 1, 2, and 3 trains at 14th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, large windows, a fireplace, and white walls.
A kitchen with wood counters and white cabinetry.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A living area with hardwood floors, large windows, and a fireplace. Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Upper West Side

An Upper West Side one-bedroom located in a 19th-century townhouse is also renting for $4,500/month. It has one bathroom, 12-foot ceilings, and a dishwasher. It’s located on West 68th Street, mere steps from Central Park, and a short walk to the 1 train at 66th Street.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, large windows, white walls, and a ceiling fan.
A bedroom with large windows, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A bathroom with light grey walls. Courtesy of Zumper
Brooklyn Heights

And, finally, this two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights is going for $4,500/month. It has two bathrooms, an in-unit washer/dryer, and hardwood floors. The building has an elevator. It’s located on Henry Street, between Clark and Pierrepont streets, close to the 2 and 3 trains at Clark Street.


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

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  • 12%
    (79 votes)
  • 12%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (80 votes)
  • 17%
    Greenwich Village
    (113 votes)
  • 25%
    Upper West Side
    (161 votes)
  • 32%
    Brooklyn Heights
    (207 votes)
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