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What $2,200 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 $2,200/month.

A living area with a window, hardwood floors, a rug, a grey couch, and a bed in the back.
A living area with a window, beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A bedroom with a large bed, a window, beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors.
A living area with hardwood floors, a kitchen with beige cabinetry, and white walls. Corey Melton for The Hoffman Team/Courtesy of Compass
Hell’s Kitchen

In Hell’s Kitchen, this compact but cute studio is renting for an even $2,200/month. It comes with a walk-in closet, beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. The building, located on West 57th Street, has a common laundry room and a bike room. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the place to Columbus Circle and Central Park.

A living area with hardwood floors, columns, and white walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a window, a ceiling fan, and beige walls. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Forest Hills

This one-bedroom apartment in Forest Hills has six closets, an eat-in kitchen, a spacious living area, and hardwood floors. It sits inside a walkup building on 112th Street, near the E and F trains at 71st Avenue and mere steps from Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It’s also renting for $2,200/month.

A small kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a window.
A living area with beige walls and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a small window, beige walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Upper East Side

Meanwhile, on the Upper East Side, a 650-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment on East 81st Street is renting for $2,195/month. It has a living room area and hardwood floors. A pro: It’s located just steps from Carl Schurz Park. A con: The unit doesn’t accept pets.

A living area with a window, a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, a small grey couch, a bookshelf, a red chair, and beige walls.
A bathroom with white tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Upper West Side

This petite studio on the Upper West Side is renting for $2,195/month. The unit was recently renovated and has hardwood floors and a large window. The building has an elevator, a common laundry room, and accepts pets. It’s located on West 69th Street near Central Park.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, two sets of windows, and beige walls.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, beige walls, and a window.
A bathroom with white tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Parkchester

Finally, in Parkchester, a modern two-bedroom apartment is up for grabs, for $2,200/month. It comes with a dishwasher, a spacious living room, three closets, and a private balcony. The building, which is located on Powell Avenue, allows pets on a case-by-case basis. It’s near the 6 train at Castle Hill Avenue.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,200/month?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (214 votes)
  • 6%
    Forest Hills
    (47 votes)
  • 27%
    Upper East Side
    (210 votes)
  • 17%
    Upper West Side
    (135 votes)
  • 19%
    Parkchester
    (148 votes)
754 votes total Vote Now