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What $2,900 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 $2,900/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, a leather couch, a grey rug, a round coffee table, and large windows.
A kitchen with an island, two high top chairs, and dark brown cabinetry.
A bathroom with white and light brown tiles.
A bedroom with a large bed, hardwood floors, a large window, and white walls. Anastasiia Grusha for the Corcoran Group
Long Island City

This modern one-bedroom in Long Island City is renting for an even $2,900/month. It has a spacious living room, white oak floors, large windows, and a private balcony. The building is located on Crescent Street, and comes with a gym, a common laundry room, and a roof deck. It sits steps from the 7, N, and W trains at Queensboro Plaza.

A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, a large window, blue walls, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with light brown cabinetry.
A living area with light blue walls, a large window, a standing lamp, a glass coffee table, and a blue chair.
A kitchen sink surrounded by marble countertops. Courtesy of MNS
Fort Greene

Another mod space in Fort Greene is renting for $2,900/month. It’s a studio on Flatbush Avenue with large windows, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. The recently constructed building also comes with several amenities including a gym, a yoga room, a common terrace, and a co-working space.

A living area with hardwood floors, exposed brick, a red rug, and a grey couch.
A bedroom with a large bed, exposed brick, and two large windows with white curtains. Courtesy of Zumper
Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side, a one-bedroom with prewar details is renting for $2,888/month (but keep in mind it’s net effective, with one month free; gross rent is $3,150/month). It has crown and baseboard moldings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, large windows, and an in-unit washer/dryer.

A living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with white and light blue tiles.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and a floor-to-ceiling window.
A kitchen with beige and wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Zumper
Downtown Brooklyn

This studio in Downtown Brooklyn has large windows—a major plus for an apartment this size. Renting for $2,880/month and located on Lawrence Street, it has hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a dishwasher. The building allows pets and has a gym, and a common roof lounge. It’s located close to the transit hub at Jay Street-MetroTech.

A living area with beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a beige couch, and wooden furniture.
A bedroom with a small bed, a window, beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Finally, on West 34th Street, a spacious prewar one-bedroom is renting for $2,925/month. It has pretty touches like beamed ceilings, crown moldings, and oak floors throughout. It also comes with four closets and a dishwasher. It’s located between Ninth and Tenth avenues, near the 7 train at Hudson Yards.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,900/month?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Long Island City
    (228 votes)
  • 9%
    Fort Greene
    (70 votes)
  • 22%
    Upper East Side
    (158 votes)
  • 7%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (54 votes)
  • 28%
    (200 votes)
710 votes total Vote Now