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What $2,000 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 $2,000/month.

A bedroom with exposed brick, hardwood floors, white walls, and one window.
A room with a white closet, white walls, exposed brick, one window, and hardwood floors.
A living area with a fridge, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a kitchen with white cabinetry.
A kitchen with white cabinetry, one window, and a fridge. Scott Wintrow, Gamut Photos/Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Harlem

In Harlem, this two-bedroom apartment is renting for $1,995/month. It has several things going for it: a spacious living room area, and details like exposed brick and hardwood floors. It sits within a prewar walk-up on West 142nd Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Bradhurst Avenue, near St. Nicholas Park and the A, B, C, and D trains at 145th Street.

A living room with a dark grey couch, a grey rug, a flower-shaped coffee table, a planter, large windows, and a vertical mirror.
A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, and an open kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with a large bed, white walls, a large window, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with black floor tiles. Courtesy of Corcoran New Developments
Mott Haven

Meanwhile, in Mott Haven, a studio in a new development is up for grabs for $1,975/month. It has several perks, including an in-unit washer/dryer, two closets, large windows, and modern finishes. The building itself has a common roof deck and a gym. It’s located on East 132nd Street, between Alexander Avenue and Willis Avenue Bridge, near the 6 train at Third Avenue-138th Street.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, beige walls, and a window.
A bathroom with grey walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, two windows, and beige walls. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Bedford-Stuyvesant

A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Bed-Stuy is renting for $1,988/month. It has hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances, and a sleek kitchen and bathroom. It’s in a four-story walkup building located on Marcus Garvey Boulevard, between Greene and Lexington avenues. It’s near Herbert Von King Park and the G train at Bedford-Nostrand Avenues.

A kitchen with a fridge, exposed brick, a stove and wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with French doors, hardwood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of Zumper and Brooklyn Group
Bushwick

Renting for $1,975/month, this two-bedroom apartment in Bushwick has hardwood floors, new kitchen appliances, a living room area, and exposed brick. Its bedrooms fit a king size bed, per the listing. It’s in a three-story walkup located on Bleecker Street, between Wilson and Central avenues, near the M train at Knickerbocker Avenue.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and wood cabinetry.
A kitchen with hardwood floors, white walls, and wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Zumper
Flatbush

And, finally, in Flatbush, this one-bedroom apartment is renting for $1,995/month. It has a skinny layout that includes a living room area and an open kitchen. Its building has a common roof deck and a laundry room. It sits between East 26th Street and Rogers Avenue, near the 2 and 5 trains at Newkirk Avenue.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,000/month?

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  • 30%
    Harlem
    (335 votes)
  • 27%
    Mott Haven
    (296 votes)
  • 16%
    Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (184 votes)
  • 20%
    Bushwick
    (219 votes)
  • 5%
    Flatbush
    (58 votes)
1092 votes total Vote Now