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What $2,700 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 $2,700/month.

A kitchen with black and white tile floor and white cabinetry.
A bathroom with black and white tile floors and white walls.
A living area with exposed brick, a door that leads to a balcony, a light brown couch, and a glass and wood coffee table.
A bedroom with a large bed, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and one window. Hayley Ellen Day of DDreps/Courtesy of Compass
Upper West Side

This one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side is renting for $2,700/month, and it’s surprisingly pretty for this price range. Aside from its location, mere steps from Riverside Park, the place has a lot going for it: It has a spacious living room with a fireplace, a dishwasher, two closets, and its own balcony; hardwood floors and exposed brick add to its charm. A con: no pets are allowed.

A living area with a colorful rug, a dark grey couch, a wooden table, a TV on the wall, and a French door that leads to a hallway.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and two small windows.
A bathroom with white wall tiles.
A bedroom with a fireplace, three windows, hardwood floors, and a large bed. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Sutton Place

Meanwhile, in Sutton Place, this elegant one-bedroom is also renting for $2,700/month. The 600-square-foot unit has a spacious living area, an eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and a decorative marble fireplace. It sits on East 58th Street, between First Avenue and Sutton Place, a bit far from its closest trains, which are the E and M at Lexington Avenue-53rd Street.

A living room with hardwood floors, large windows, a small bed, a desk, a rug, and a couch.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn

In Downtown Brooklyn, this modern, 504-square-foot studio is renting for $2,677/month. It comes with an in-unit washer/dryer, a dishwasher, large windows, and hardwood floors. Aside from its location—near from City Point’s mall and all the transit options in the area—its building has a ton of amenities including a common rooftop, a gym, and a children’s playground.

A bedroom with hardwood floors and white walls.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry and a small window.
A bedroom with two windows, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a small window, and white walls. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

This renovated two-bedroom apartment in Harlem is up for grabs, renting for $2,695/month. The 825-square-foot unit has hardwood floors, a relatively large living area, and a sleek bathroom. It sits within a five-story building on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard that has a common laundry room. It’s near the A, B, C, and D trains at 125th Street, and a short walk to Marcus Garvey Park.

A living area with a large window, a green couch, two small coffee tables, and a kitchen with white cabinetry on the right side.
A marble bathroom.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, a floor-to-ceiling window, and two planters.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

And, finally, in Bushwick, this cute 517-square-foot, one-bedroom unit is renting for $2,695/month. It has a spacious living area, a private balcony, a dishwasher, in-unit washer/dryer, and two closets. (Alas, pets aren’t allowed.) The building sits on Willoughby Avenue, close to the M train at Central Avenue, and an eight-minute walk to Maria Hernandez Park.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,700/month?

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  • 55%
    Upper West Side
    (844 votes)
  • 11%
    Sutton Place
    (180 votes)
  • 6%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (103 votes)
  • 8%
    (124 votes)
  • 17%
    (264 votes)
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