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What $2,000 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 $2,000/month.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, a medium-sized bed, a fireplace, two windows, and a red and beige rug.
A kitchen with black wooden cabinetry.
A living room with three windows, hardwood floors, white walls, a fireplace, two couches, and a wooden coffee table.
A bathroom with a window and light blue tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Harlem

This one-bedroom in a Harlem house is renting for an even $2,000/month. It has one bathroom, two decorative fireplaces, and high ceilings. It’s located on West 136th Street, between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. boulevards, near St. Nicholas Park and the B and C trains at 135th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, three large windows, and an arched entryway.
A bathroom with grey vein marble.
A living area with a fireplace, hardwood floors, an arched entryway, and white walls.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. VHT, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Renting for $2,025/month, this one-bedroom in a Bed-Stuy brownstone has one bathroom, hardwood floors, large windows, and a dishwasher. It’s located on Lafayette Avenue, between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Lewis Avenue, near Eleanor Roosevelt Playground and the J train at Kosciuszko Street.

A bedroom area with hardwood floors, white walls, two windows, a couch, and a medium-sized bed.
A living area with two windows, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Midtown East

In Midtown East, this one-bedroom is renting for $2,000/month. It has one bathroom and hardwood floors. It’s located on East 48th Street, between First and Second avenues, close to the United Nations Headquarters and within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal and its transit hub.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and an arched entryway.
A living area with a large window, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A hallway with hardwood floors and the apartment’s bathroom on the left side.
A kitchen with white cabinetry, a window, and white walls. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Astoria

Also renting for an even $2,000/month, this one-bedroom in Astoria has one bathroom, four closets, and a large common area. It’s located on 49th Street, between 30th and 31st avenues, near Astoria Heights Playground and the E, M, and R trains at 46th Street.

A kitchen with hardwood floors and white cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, grey walls, and two large windows.
A bathroom with light brown tiles.
A living area with hardwood floors, grey walls, and large windows. Courtesy of Zumper
Crown Heights

And, finally, renting for $2,015/month, this studio in Crown Heights has one bathroom and hardwood floors. The building allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator. It’s located between Saint Marks and Brooklyn avenues, near Brower Park and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The C train at Kingston-Throop is also close by.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,000/month?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Harlem
    (236 votes)
  • 16%
    Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (163 votes)
  • 36%
    Midtown East
    (369 votes)
  • 15%
    Astoria
    (152 votes)
  • 8%
    Crown Heights
    (82 votes)
1002 votes total Vote Now