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What $3,100 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 $3,100/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, a brown couch, and a glass coffee table.
A bedroom with light green walls, a beige couch, a medium-sized bed, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with hardwood floors and wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with green walls. Julie Rose for the Corcoran Group
Upper West Side

This very charming one-bedroom inside a historic Upper West Side townhouse is renting for an even $3,100/month. It has a decorative fireplace with mahogany mantle, (something you don’t usually see at this price range), original hardwood plank floors, and 10-foot ceilings. It also comes with a dishwasher. Its location is another major pro: It sits on 73rd Street, just steps from Central Park and near the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 72nd Street.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, light yellow walls, and a window.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, two closets, and beige walls.
A living area with hardwood floors and beige walls.
A kitchen with beige wooden cabinetry. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Midtown

Meanwhile, in Midtown, this relatively spacious one-bedroom is also renting for $3,100/month. It comes with a living area, two closets, hardwood floors, and a renovated kitchen. The building is pet-friendly and has an elevator. It sits on Park Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, steps from the 6 train at 33rd Street.

A living room with a dark grey rug, a glass coffee table, a floor-to-ceiling window, a beige couch, and a TV on a bookshelf.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Zumper
Long Island City

This modern one-bedroom in Long Island City is also up for grabs, renting for $3,112/month. The bright unit comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and a living room area. As far as the building, it has a common laundry room, a gym, a children’s playroom, and a common roof deck. It sits on Center Boulevard, steps from Gantry Plaza State Park in the neighborhood’s waterfront.

A living area with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with exposed brick, two windows, white walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Nolita

In Nolita, a compact one-bedroom is also renting for $3,100/month. The unit has a living room area, a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher, oak hardwood floors, and exposed brick. Its location is perhaps its main pro: It’s located on Mulberry Street, between Prince and East Houston streets, near the B, D, F, and M trains at Broadway-Lafayette and a short walk to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

A small kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with grey walls, two windows, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Chelsea

And, finally, a 436-square-foot studio on West 23rd Street, in Chelsea, is renting for $3,075/month. The apartment has hardwood floors and the building has an elevator, a common laundry room, and bike storage. It sits between Seventh and and Eighth avenues, near the 1 train at 23rd Street (and right in front of a Doughnut Plant).

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $3,100/month?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Upper West Side
    (322 votes)
  • 17%
    Midtown
    (148 votes)
  • 21%
    Long Island City
    (180 votes)
  • 16%
    Nolita
    (137 votes)
  • 6%
    Chelsea
    (59 votes)
846 votes total Vote Now