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What $5,500 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 $5,500/month.

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Upper West Side

A spacious Upper West Side three-bedroom is going for $5,500/month, and with that comes plenty of perks: two terraces, a washer/dryer, two separate living areas, and more. The building itself is located on 88th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, just a couple of blocks from the 1 train at 86th Street.

Waterside Plaza
Kips Bay

A two-bedroom in Kips Bay’s quirky Waterside Plaza complex is renting for an even $5,500/month. The apartment is a duplex, with both bedrooms on the top level, and the living room, dining room, and kitchen below that. There are also two terraces—one connected to the master bedroom, and the other just off the living room.

The Crest Group
East Village

In the East Village, a colorful two-bedroom spanning 1,300 square feet is going for $5,495/month. In addition to having several spacious rooms—including a living/dining room with plenty of space for entertaining—the apartment reportedly has five closets and new kitchen appliances. It’s located on Avenue A near 5th Street, right at the center of the neighborhood’s nightlife and other hotspots.

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A four-bedroom duplex in a Bed-Stuy townhouse is renting for an even $5,500/month. There are plenty of lovely historic details throughout—including millwork and bay windows—along with nice upgrades, including a renovated kitchen and bathrooms. The home also has a lush backyard, and is close to the C train at Kingston-Throop Avenues.

Upper East Side

And finally, a one-bedroom penthouse on a townhouse close to Central Park is going for $5,500/month. That may seem like a spendy asking price for a one-bedroom apartment (with a tiny kitchen, no less), but the unit also has a south-facing terrace with an outdoor shower setup—and the location can’t be beat.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $5,500/month?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Upper West Side
    (361 votes)
  • 6%
    Kips Bay
    (41 votes)
  • 18%
    East Village
    (128 votes)
  • 13%
    (90 votes)
  • 8%
    Upper East Side
    (60 votes)
680 votes total Vote Now