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What $2,500/month rents in NYC right now

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See what you can rent in Carroll Gardens, Midtown, and more

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 $4,000/month.

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Midtown East

The smallest apartment of this bunch is a Midtown East studio going for $2,500/month. But even though it’s a small space, it comes with plenty of closets (five!) and the kitchen is separated from the rest of the apartment, which is a plus. It’s located on East 57th Street between Second and Third avenues.

Carroll Gardens

In Carroll Gardens, a one-bedroom apartment in a brownstone is asking $2,500/month. The listing itself doesn’t provide a ton of information—it’s on the top floor, it has four closets, and there’s a full bathroom—but it looks spacious, and is situated in a nice part of the neighborhood. (Pets, alas, are not allowed.)


In Melrose, a renovated two-bedroom on the first floor of a two-family home is going for $2,500/month. The kitchen, floors, and bathrooms are all new, and there’s plenty of space—including lots of closets. It’s within walking distance of a few playgrounds and plenty of shops on Third Avenue.


A cute Gramercy one-bedroom is renting for an even $2,500/month. The bedroom is small, but has closet space (and, yes, a window—at least according to the listing); the cozy kitchen has a breakfast bar, and opens into the living room. The building is located on East 18th Street between First and Second avenues.


And finally, in Astoria, a two-bedroom apartment that listing says can be “easily converted” into a three-bedroom is going for $2,500/month. The kitchen was recently renovated, so there’s plenty of cabinet space and new countertops. The bedrooms can accommodate queen-sized beds, and it’s close to transit.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $2,500/month?

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  • 20%
    Midtown East
    (200 votes)
  • 19%
    Carroll Gardens
    (188 votes)
  • 4%
    (44 votes)
  • 30%
    (296 votes)
  • 24%
    (237 votes)
965 votes total Vote Now