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What $5,000 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 $5,000/month.

VHT, courtesy The Corcoran Group

In Chelsea, a two-bedroom that takes up the entire floor of a townhouse is going for $4,950/month. The apartment has tons of charming details, including French doors, exposed brick, and a decorative fireplace; there’s also tons of room, at around 1,250 square feet. It’s located on 29th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, close to Penn Station and plenty of things to do.

Anastassios Mentis/Courtesy of Compass
Red Hook

For an even $5,000/month, there’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom triplex in Red Hook. The apartment has a spacious living room/dining room on its first floor, a home office in the basement, and two bedrooms with a terrace on the top level. It’s located on Van Brunt street, in the heart of Red Hook’s commercial district (and, crucially, near bus stops).

Warburg Realty
Upper West Side

A two-bedroom in the Upper West Side’s famed Astor building is renting for $5,000/month. The apartment was recently renovated, and has new appliances in both the kitchen and bathroom, central air, and pre-wiring for automated home systems. The building itself is located on 75th Street and Broadway in the heart of the Upper West Side.

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Park Slope

In Park Slope, a two-bedroom in a brownstone building is going for $4,975/month. Vintage details abound, including a decorative fireplace with its original mantel, and wood paneling and built-ins. The kitchen, while not 100 percent modernized, is spacious and will get the job done. It’s located on 3rd Street, just a few blocks from Prospect Park.

LG Fairmont

And finally, a Harlem triplex that comes with access to a private garden is going for $4,950/month. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, and there’s a spacious kitchen and living room, along with basement storage and a washer/dryer. It’s located on West 121st Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $5,000/month?

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  • 26%
    (221 votes)
  • 6%
    Red Hook
    (56 votes)
  • 24%
    Upper West Side
    (198 votes)
  • 22%
    Park Slope
    (189 votes)
  • 19%
    (160 votes)
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