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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.

A living area with a light brown rug, three white chairs, and a dark grey couch.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a large bed.
A dining area with hardwood floors, a white squared table with four chairs, and exposed brick.
A bathroom with white tiles. Stephen Smith/The Eisenberg Exclusives Team at Citi Habitats
Hell’s Kitchen

This three-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen is renting for $4,995/month. It comes furnished, including a sofa bed and a flat screen TV, and has one bathroom, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a working fireplace. The apartment, located on the fifth floor of a walk-up, also comes with a private section of the building’s roof deck. It’s located on West 48th Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues, steps from Hell’s Kitchen Park, and near the A, C, and E trains at 50th Street.

A kitchen area with wooden cabinetry and white tile floors.
A living area with hardwood floors, a rectangle wooden table in the middle, exposed brick, and a dark blue couch on the right side.
A bedroom with exposed brick, a medium-sized bed, a long stand with wooden cabinets, and a window.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a medium-sized bed, exposed brick, and a window. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Nolita

This Nolita three-bedroom is also renting for $4,995/month. It has vintage charm courtesy of some exposed brick, and there’s one bathroom, a large living space, and in-unit washer/dryer. The pet-friendly building is located on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Houston streets. It’s near the R and W trains at Prince Street and the 4 and 6 trains at Spring Street.

A living room area with hardwood floors, white walls, a white couch, and a rectangular glass table in the middle.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, and two windows.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, white walls, a window, and a white nightstand with a lamp.
A living area next to the kitchen. A fridge on the left side, stove and oven on the right side, a table with four chairs, and the living room in the back. Courtesy of REAL New York
West Village

Also for $4,995/month, there’s a West Village two-bedroom with one bathroom and a large living area. The apartment has hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen with dishwasher, and a ton of closet space. The building is pet-friendly and has a bike room. It’s located on Perry Street, between Seventh Avenue South and Greenwich Avenue, near the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 14th Street.

A bedroom with a large window, hardwood floors, two wooden nightstands with lamps, and a large white bookshelf with a seating area and a chair.
A large living area with hardwood floors, a squared dining table with four chairs, a light brown rug, a large mirror, and a couch in the back.
A bathroom with beige tiles, white floors, and a mirror area covered in wood.
The kitchen area with white cabinetry. Tina Gallo, courtesy of Compass
Financial District

This Financial District one-bedroom is going for $5,000/month. It comes furnished and has one and a half bathrooms, a large living area, in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. The building, Cipriani Club Residences, is pet-friendly and has a gym, media room, and a common roof deck. It’s located on Wall Street, near plenty of trains (the Fulton Center hub is nearby) and an eight-minute walk to Battery Park.

A living room area with hardwood floors, a round table with three chairs, a couch, and two blue chairs surrounding a round glass table.
A large living room area with hardwood floors, a light brown rug, a circled glass table with a blue chair, and another circled table with three chairs.
A bedroom with two windows, a large vertical mirror in the corner, a bed, and a grey and white rug under it.
A kitchen area with white cabinetry and a window in the back. DDreps, Courtesy of Compass
Chelsea

And, finally, this Chelsea one-bedroom is also renting for an even $5,000/month. It has one bathroom, a large living room area, a ton of closet space, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building, which is pet-friendly, has a gym, a common roof garden with BBQ area, and bike storage. It’s located on West 25th Street, between Seventh and Eight avenues, near the C and E trains at 23rd Street, and a nine-minute walk to Chelsea Park.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (36 votes)
  • 7%
    Nolita
    (58 votes)
  • 22%
    West Village
    (184 votes)
  • 15%
    Financial District
    (121 votes)
  • 50%
    Chelsea
    (405 votes)
804 votes total Vote Now