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What $6,000 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 $6,000/month.

A kitchen area with light yellow cabinetry, wood floors, and a window.
A living room area with white walls, hardwood floors, and a large glass door that leads to a balcony.
A bathroom with light blue tiles on its wall.
A terrace with a circular table with three chairs, and several pots with plants in the back. Courtesy of the Henderson Team at Citi Habitats
Upper East Side

This two-bedroom duplex penthouse in Yorkville is renting for $6,000/month. It has two bathrooms, a living room area, dishwasher, a terrace, and several balconies. It also has wood floors and large windows. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a laundry room and gym. It’s located on East 95th Street, between Second and Third avenues, near the Samuel Seabury Playground and the Q train at 96th Street and Second Avenue.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bathroom with beige tiles.
A bedroom area with hardwood floors and white walls. Courtesy of REAL New York

Renting for $5,995/month, this Nolita apartment is advertised as a three-bedroom, but according to the floorplan, has one bedroom and a living room area. It also has one bathroom, wood floors, and large windows. It’s located on Mulberry Street, near the 4 and 6 trains at Spring Street.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with white walls, a bed, a small nightstand, and a window.
A bedroom with clothes hanging on the left side, a bed, a painting on the wall, and a nightstand.
A living room area with a large couch, a chair, large windows, and two wooden stands with lamps. Courtesy of Zumper

This four-bedroom apartment in Dumbo is renting for an even $6,000/month. It has one bathroom, a dishwasher, in-unit washer/dryer, and oak floors. The building allows pets and it’s located on Jay Street, between Front and Water streets, near the F train at York Street, and a short walk to Main Street Park.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, a medium-sized bed, several framed photos hanging on the wall, and a window.
A dining area with hardwood floors, a glass rectangular table, four chairs and a mirror hanging on the wall.
A kitchen area with hardwood floors, white walls, and beige cabinetry,
A living room with hardwood floors, white walls, a large couch, a colorful rug, and a glass table in the middle. MW Studio, courtesy of Compass
Financial District

Also renting for $6,000/month, this one-bedroom apartment in the Financial District has a large living room and a space for a home office. It has two bathrooms, hardwood floors, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows cats and dogs and has a gym, a pool, a common roof park, a bowling alley, and a movie screening room. It’s located on Broad Street, steps from the J and Z trains and near the 2 and 3 trains at Wall Street.

An entrance with hardwood floors, the kitchen on the right side and wooden stairs on the left side.
A bedroom area with hardwood floors, two windows, and white walls.
A living room area with hardwood floors, exposed brick, and a decorative fireplace.
A kitchen area with wooden cabinetry. Courtesy of Compass

And, finally, this three-bedroom apartment in a Harlem townhouse is also renting for $6,000/month. It has a large living room area, three bathrooms, hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, a dishwasher, and a decorative fireplace. It’s located on Lenox Avenue, between West 123rd and 124th streets, near Marcus Garvey Park and the 2 and 3 trains at 125th Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $6,000/month?

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  • 32%
    Upper East Side
    (212 votes)
  • 4%
    (31 votes)
  • 23%
    (154 votes)
  • 14%
    Financial District
    (93 votes)
  • 24%
    (158 votes)
648 votes total Vote Now