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What $3,000 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 $3,000/month.

A living room with hardwood floors, a grey couch, a pink rug, a coffee table, and a round dining table with three chairs.
A kitchen with beige cabinetry.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, wooden furniture, and a large window with dark grey curtains.
A bedroom with a small bed, hardwood floors, wooden furniture, and a window with a green curtain. Allyson Lubow, courtesy of Michael Flatow and the Corcoran Group
Park Slope

A two-bedroom apartment in Park Slope is renting for $3,025/month. It has one bathroom, a relatively large living room, four closets, and a dishwasher. It’s located on 12th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, mere steps from the park and near the F and G trains at 15th street.

A living room with a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and three windows.
An attic with hardwood floors, white walls, exposed brick, and a small window.
A room with hardwood floors, two windows, white walls, and a white table with a chair.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and two windows. Jake Di Pietro for Mat Gundell, The Barak | Blackburn Team, Compass
East Williamsburg

Renting for $2,995/month, this one-bedroom apartment includes a large attic, which could be used as an office space or a living room. It also has one bathroom, a decorative fireplace, and exposed brick. It sits within a two-story house, located on Orient Avenue, between Olive Street and Bushwick Avenue, mere steps from Cooper Park and a five-minute walk to the L train at Graham Avenue.

A bedroom with French doors, two windows, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A small kitchen with a window and white cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Also renting for $2,995/month, this one-bedroom in Nolita has a small living room, oak floors, one bathroom, and cute French doors. The building, which allows pets, is located on Mott Street, between East Houston and Prince streets, near Sara D. Roosevelt Park and the B, D, F, and M trains at Broadway-Lafayette Street.

A living area with exposed brick, hardwood floors, a beige couch, and a glass coffee table.
A bedroom with white walls, two large windows, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with an island and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with one window, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

This Harlem four-bedroom in a walk-up building is renting for an even $3,000/month. It’s been renovated, and has one bathroom, a living area, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. It’s located on West 126th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam avenues, near Riverside Park and mere steps from the 1 train at 125th Street.

A bedroom with a large bed, a dark blue wall, a rug, and a large window.
A dining area with hardwood floors, white walls, a round table, and a kitchen with cabinetry on the left side.
A kitchen with an island and white cabinetry.
A living area with a beige rug, a grey couch, a planter, a glass coffee table, and a large window. Courtesy of Citi Habitats New Developments
Clinton Hill

And, finally, this one-bedroom in a new Clinton Hill building is renting for $3,025/month. The 597-square-foot apartment has one bathroom, a large living room, two closets, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows pets and has a gym, bike storage, and a common rooftop deck. It’s located on Myrtle Avenue, between Hall Street and Emerson Place, a 10-minute walk to Fort Greene Park and near the G train at Classon Avenue.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $3,000/month?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Park Slope
    (303 votes)
  • 6%
    (84 votes)
  • 14%
    (197 votes)
  • 21%
    (278 votes)
  • 34%
    Clinton Hill
    (452 votes)
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