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What $8,000 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 $8,000/month.

A living room area with oak floors, a rug, a rectangular wood table, a light grey couch, and exposed brick.
A bedroom with a small bed, oak floors, a small closet, and some framed paintings on the wall.
A living room and dining areas with oak floors, a dining table with four chairs, two windows, and exposed brick.
A bedroom with a window, a small bed, several framed paintings on the wall, a blue rug, and a bright red couch. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
East Village

This furnished two-bedroom apartment in the East Village is renting for $7,995/month (or $7,500/month unfurnished). It has one and a half bathrooms, a living room, oak floors, exposed brick, a wood-burning fireplace, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. It’s located on East 11th Street, between Second and Third Avenues, near the 4 and 6 trains at Astor Place.

A living room with a fireplace, wood floors, exposed brick, a brown couch, and a staircase.
An outdoor roof garden area with two chairs.
A kitchen area with white cabinetry and wood floors.
A bathroom with white walls and black and white floor tiles. Courtesy of the Schulte Team at Citi Habitats
Soho

In Soho, this penthouse duplex is renting for an even $8,000/month. It has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a large living room, space for a home office, and a private rooftop garden. It also has a fireplace, dishwasher, in-unit washer/dryer, and exposed brick. It’s located on Spring Street between Sullivan and Thompson streets, mere steps from Spring Street Park near Dominique Ansel Bakery and Boqueria. The nearest trains are the C and E at Spring Street.

A living area with white walls, wood floors, and two windows.
A room with white walls, a white closet, and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with white walls, a large closet, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with white cabinetry and light grey tiles. Courtesy of REAL New York
Lower East Side

This four-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side is renting for $7,975/month. It has two bathrooms, in-unit washer dryer, oak floors, large closets, a large living room, and a private roof deck. It’s located on Stanton Street, between Essex and Ludlow streets, steps from the ABC Playground. Essex Street Market is nearby, as well as the F, M, J, and Z trains at Delancey Street-Essex Street.

A living room area with white walls and wood floors.
A living area with a staircase, wood floors, and white walls.
An entrance with wood floors, a staircase on the right side, and white walls.
A bedroom or living area with a staircase, wood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of REAL New York
Chelsea

Also asking $8,000/month, this three-bedroom apartment in Chelsea has two bathrooms, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, oak floors, a ton of closet space, and a dishwasher. The building allows pets and has a laundry room, a common roof deck, a gym, a billiards lounge, and a library. It’s located on West 20th Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues, just steps from the High Line. The nearest trains are the C and E at 23rd Street.

A bedroom with a large bed, two wooden nightstands, a desk, large windows, and a chair in a corner.
An outdoor terrace with two chairs, a solarium on the right side, and plants on the left side.
A living area with wood floors, white walls, large windows, a fireplace, a couch, and a staircase on the right side.
A kitchen area with white and silver cabinetry and white tiles. Courtesy of Citi Habitats
East Harlem

This two-bedroom duplex apartment in East Harlem is renting for $7,995/month. It has two bathrooms, a private roof terrace with solarium, in-unit washer/dryer, a dishwasher, and wood floors. The building itself has a ton of amenities including a bike room, fitness center, media room, health club, and storage. It’s located on Fifth Avenue between East 107th and 108th streets, close to Central Park, as well as the 4 and 6 trains at 110th Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $8,000/month?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    East Village
    (51 votes)
  • 42%
    Soho
    (396 votes)
  • 5%
    Lower East Side
    (52 votes)
  • 19%
    Chelsea
    (183 votes)
  • 26%
    East Harlem
    (246 votes)
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