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What $2,600 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 $2,600/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, grey walls, and a modern chandelier.
A living area with hardwood floors, a window, a modern chandelier, and grey walls.
A kitchen with hardwood floors, yellow tiles, and wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with white tiles. Joseph Triano/Courtesy of Compass
Astoria

In Astoria, this two-bedroom apartment is renting for $2,575/month. It has one bathroom, a large living room, a separate dining area, and hardwood floors. It sits within a two-story house that allows pets. It’s located on 48th Street, between Astoria Boulevard North and Ditmars Boulevard. The closest trains are the N and W at Ditmars Boulevard.

A kitchen area with white cabinetry, hardwood floors, and a small wooden table with two chairs.
A bedroom with a large bed, a window, hardwood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Williamsburg

Renting for an even $2,600/month, this one-bedroom condo in Williamsburg has one bathroom, a private balcony, a living room area, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The 512-square-foot unit sits within a seven-story building that allows cats and dogs and has an elevator, a gym, and a common rooftop. It’s located on Maspeth Avenue, between Kingsland Avenue and Olive Street, mere steps from Cooper Park and near the L train at Graham Avenue.

A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, yellow walls, a glass coffee table, two chairs, and a couch.
A living room area with a couch, two chairs, a coffee table, a TV on the wall, and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, and a large window.
A living area with a large window, hardwood floors, a rug, a coffee table, a couch, and two chairs. Courtesy of the Corcoran Group
East New York

Also renting for $2,600/month, this three-bedroom unit has one bathroom, a large living area, five closets, and a dishwasher. It sits within a new building that is pet friendly (on a case-by-case basis) and has a common rooftop. It’s located on Fountain Avenue, between Atlantic and Liberty avenues, mere steps from City Line Park and near the J and Z trains at Norwood Avenue.

A kitchen with a white shelf and white counters.
A small living area with a door that leads to a balcony, a grey couch, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A small living area with a grey couch and a staircase.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, a door that leads to a balcony, and white walls. Shawn Ketchum of BK Home Photos for Citi Habitats
Crown Heights

This oddly laid-out Crown Heights one-bedroom is also renting for $2,600/month. It has one bathroom, a private balcony, and a dishwasher. The unit sits within an eight-story building that is pet-friendly and has a gym, a common rooftop, and a common laundry room. It’s located on Saint Marks Avenue, between Franklin and Classon avenues, near the Franklin Avenue shuttle train on Park Place, and a walkable distance to Prospect Park.

A living area with hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and white walls.
A kitchen with white and wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Zumper
Downtown Brooklyn

And, finally, in Downtown Brooklyn, this studio is renting for $2,584/month. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a dishwasher. It sits within a 51-story rental building that allows both cats and dogs and has a gym and a common laundry room. It’s located on Lawrence Street, between Willoughby Street and MetroTech Center, mere steps from the transit hub at MetroTech and a 10-minute park to Fort Greene Park.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,600/month?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Astoria
    (228 votes)
  • 30%
    Williamsburg
    (265 votes)
  • 11%
    East New York
    (99 votes)
  • 16%
    Crown Heights
    (145 votes)
  • 14%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (124 votes)
861 votes total Vote Now