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What $1,900 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 $1,900/month.

A living room with hardwood floors, white walls, and three windows.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a small kitchen in the back. Courtesy of Zumper
Midtown East

On East 51st Street, a compact studio is up for grabs for $1,925/month. It comes with hardwood floors, and a small kitchen with checkerboard tiles. One plus is the apartment’s location, near the 6 train at 51st Street; one minus is that, per the listing, the building doesn’t accept pets.

A living area with exposed brick, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A closet inside a bedroom with beige walls.
A kitchen with a small window. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Long Island City

A studio in Long Island City is renting for an even $1,900/month. It has exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a kitchen with a small window. It sits inside a pet-friendly four-story building that has a laundry room. It’s located on 36th Avenue, steps from Northern Boulevard and near the E, M, and R trains at Steinway Street.

A backyard with pink tiles, a tree, a seating area, and a white fence.
A bathroom with beige floor tiles.
A living area with a dark grey couch, a beige rug, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with white walls and beige tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
East Harlem

The best part about this one-bedroom 750-square-foot apartment in East Harlem is that it has a spacious tiled backyard. It’s inside a three-family townhouse on East 112th Street that has a renovated kitchen and bathroom and hardwood floors. It’s located between Second and Third Avenues, near Thomas Jefferson Park.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and two windows.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and hardwood floors.
A living area with light hardwood floors and two windows.
A small closet with a washer/dryer inside. Courtesy of Sarah Kardos

This sleek studio in Flatbush, renting for $1,900/month, has new finishes and appliances, and comes with its own in-unit washer/dryer. It also has several windows, a dishwasher, and modern details in its bathroom. Plus, the building has a cute common rooftop and a backyard and allows pets.

A small kitchen with light blue cabinetry.
A living area with exposed brick and three windows.
A bathroom with black and white tiles.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a small kitchen in the back. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

On West 147th Street in Harlem, another cute studio is renting for $1,895/month. It comes with exposed brick, several windows, hardwood floors, a small, but charming, kitchen, and a spacious closet. It sits mere steps from Riverbank State Park, and the 1 train at 145th Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $1,900/month?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Midtown East
    (132 votes)
  • 12%
    Long Island City
    (105 votes)
  • 28%
    East Harlem
    (232 votes)
  • 24%
    (201 votes)
  • 18%
    (150 votes)
820 votes total Vote Now