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What $1,850/month 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 $1,850/month.

Washington Heights

In Washington Heights, a renovated two-bedroom is going for $1,850/month. The kitchen and bathroom have both been gutted, and now have sleek new appliances and fixtures, as well as lovely blue tiling in the latter. The building is located on Audubon Avenue, just a block from Highbridge Park, and there are subway stops close by.


Further north, in Riverdale, a one-bedroom that’s close to Van Cortlandt Park is renting for $1,850/month. Both the living room and bedroom are quite large (and have plenty of closet space), and there’s an additional small room that could function as a dining room, office, or a nursery. One drawback: This apartment isn’t exactly close to transit—it’s a mile walk to the 242nd Street subway stop at the end of the 1 line.


This Astoria one-bedroom, asking $1,850/month, is close to the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares—it’s situated between Astoria Boulevard and Broadway—and is a relatively short walk to the 46th Street subway stop. The bedroom is king-sized, per the listing, and there are relatively modern kitchen appliances, new hardwood floors, and decent closet space.

East Harlem

The single bedroom in this Harlem apartment, asking $1,850/month, is not huge—but given the location and the price, it may be workable for someone who doesn’t mind a small space. The kitchen is also small, but someone with a keen eye could make the space work. It’s located in a brownstone building between Second and Third avenues.

Carroll Gardens

Finally, in Carroll Gardens, a studio apartment with “a bird’s eye view of Brownstone Brooklyn” (per the brokerbabble) is going for $1,850/month. Big windows let in plenty of light, and there’s a small kitchen that’s separate from the living space, as well as a decent-sized bathroom. The F and G at Carroll Street are a five-minute walk from the building.


Which NYC home would you choose for $1,850/month?

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  • 41%
    Washington Heights
    (401 votes)
  • 6%
    (63 votes)
  • 16%
    (163 votes)
  • 15%
    East Harlem
    (153 votes)
  • 19%
    Carroll Gardens
    (191 votes)
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