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What $3,800 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 close to 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 $3,800/month.

Anastassios Mentis, Mentis Photography, courtesy The Corcoran Group

A one-bedroom in a building on the north side of Gramercy Park is renting for $3,800/month. Though the bedroom isn’t exactly huge, the living room is, with big windows and a kitchen that opens up into the living area. The apartment also has plenty of closet space. It’s close to the exclusive park, but alas, doesn’t come with a key.

Brooklyn Landmark Real Estate Corp
Brooklyn Heights

A two-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights (on Henry Street close to Cadman Plaza Park) is renting for $3,800/month. The apartment is a railroad, and may not have shiny new bells and whistles, but it does come with a wood-burning fireplace and measures close to 1,000 square feet.


What does $3,800 rent in Tribeca? A small studio, but one that comes furnished, in a condo building on Worth Street near Broadway. On the plus side, everything in the space is new, the kitchen is quite lovely, and amenities in the building include a roof deck.

Engel & Völkers New York Real Estate

In Bushwick, a huge three-bedroom duplex is renting for $3,800/month. The apartment is close to 1,500 square feet, and was recently renovated—there are new appliances, a washer/dryer, large windows, and other mod cons. There’s also a balcony with enough space for a grill and seating.

Citi Habitats
Upper East Side

And finally, on the Upper East Side, a two-bedroom on the neighborhood’s eastern edge—it’s on 81st Street between East End and York avenues—is going for $3,775/month. The kitchen has new appliances and “condo like” finishes, according to the listing, and exposed brick lends plenty of character.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $3,800/month?

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    Brooklyn Heights
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    Upper East Side
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