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What $2,200 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 $2,200/month.

Romy Rodiek at Rare Photography, courtesy of Compass

A one-bedroom in Soho is renting for $2,200/month. This is definitely a place for someone who values location over space: The apartment isn’t huge, and the shower stall appears to be in the kitchen (and we can’t quite suss out the location of the toilet). But it’s located on Sullivan Street just south of Houston Street, so prime downtown Manhattan.

Ana Weisberger, courtesy The Corcoran Group
Park Slope

A Park Slope studio, going for $2,200/month, is also on the smaller side, but it has a small, Murphy bed-esque nook, and a spacious enough living room area for a couch and other furniture. It also has an excellent location: It’s on Fifth Avenue between DeGraw and Sackett streets, near plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, subways, and more.

Courtesy of Citi Habitats

For more space, head to Astoria, where a two-bedroom on a third floor of a house is renting for $2,200/month. The bedrooms are king-sized and on opposite ends of the apartment, according to the listing, and the kitchen has plenty of cabinet space. It’s located on 45th Street close to Steinway Street, in between two subway stops.

Seth Mulvey
Bay Ridge

There’s a lot to like about this Bay Ridge one-bedroom, renting for $2,200/month, but let’s start with the con: It’s a railroad, with the bedroom sandwiched between the living room and kitchen. But the common areas are spacious, and the apartment comes with its own little deck just off the kitchen. It’s also close to several of Bay Ridge’s best parks.

Cooper & Cooper
Upper West Side

And finally, on the Upper West Side, a studio with a sleeping loft is asking $2,200/month. It’s not a huge place, but it can work for one person: The loft has enough room for a dresser and some storage, and there are nice touches like a decorative fireplace. It’s less than a block from Riverside Park, and close to the 1 train at 103rd Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,200/month?

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  • 17%
    (159 votes)
  • 11%
    Park Slope
    (104 votes)
  • 23%
    (210 votes)
  • 12%
    Bay Ridge
    (110 votes)
  • 35%
    Upper West Side
    (318 votes)
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