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What $4,000 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 $4,000/month.

A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, beige walls, a grey couch, and a TV on a white stand.
A bedroom with a large bed, hardwood floors, and wooden furniture.
A living room with hardwood floors, a beige couch, a round dining table, and light brown chairs surrounding it.
A living room with hardwood floors and white walls. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Greenwich Village

This Greenwich Village one-bedroom is renting for an even $4,000/month. The renovated apartment has one bathroom, a large living room area, five closets, and a dishwasher. It sits within a 20-story building that allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator, a common laundry room, and a bike room. It’s located on East 12th Street, between Fourth Avenue and Broadway, a five-minute walk to Union Square and its transit hub.

A living room with hardwood floors, white walls, and two large windows.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, two large windows, a TV hanging on the wall, and white walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Summer Izkovich for Citi Habitats
Hell’s Kitchen

Renting for $3,975/month, this Hell’s Kitchen three-bedroom has one bathroom, a living room, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and several closets. (Something to keep in mind: It’s a fifth-floor walkup.) The building is pet-friendly and has a common laundry room in the basement. It’s located on West 52nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, near DeWitt Clinton Park. The nearest trains are the C and E at 50th Street.

A bedroom with large windows, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with dark wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with beige walls and white tiles.
A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, and beige walls. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Chelsea

For $4,000/month, this 670-square-foot one-bedroom has one bathroom, a large living room, large windows, oak floors, and a dishwasher. It’s within a five-story building that accepts pets and has an elevator, a gym, and a common laundry room. It’s located on West 27th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh avenues, steps from Chelsea Park, and near the 7 train at 34th Street-Hudson Yards.

A large penthouse terrace.
A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, and white walls.
A kitchen with white cabinetry, a window, and white tile floors.
A bedroom with two windows, hardwood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of Zumper
Murray Hill

This Murray Hill one-bedroom is also renting for $4,000/month. It has one bathroom, four closets, a large living room area, a dishwasher, and its own private terrace. The 13-story building where it’s located has an elevator, a common laundry room, and a roof deck. It’s located on East 35th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, near the 6 train at 33rd Street.

A living room with beige walls, hardwood floors, a light brown couch, and a wooden coffee table.
A bedroom with a large bed, two windows, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bathroom with white vein marble. Regan Woods for Grant Braswell and Sahar Aubon, Compass
Upper West Side

And, finally, on the Upper West Side, this renovated one-bedroom apartment comes furnished, and is renting for $4,000/month. It has one bathroom, a large living and dining area, hardwood floors, and a dishwasher. The building allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator, a bike room, a gym, and a common laundry room. It’s located on Riverside Drive right in front of Riverside Park, and near the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 96th Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $4,000/month?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Greenwich Village
    (223 votes)
  • 8%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (113 votes)
  • 9%
    Chelsea
    (123 votes)
  • 23%
    Murray Hill
    (298 votes)
  • 39%
    Upper West Side
    (503 votes)
1260 votes total Vote Now