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What $2,000 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 $2,000/month.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, a grey couch, a medium-sized bed, white walls, and a small coffee table.
A bathroom with grey walls, a window, and a large mirror.
A nook with a bright blue couch, green walls, and a white table.
A kitchen with dark grey cabinetry and white wall tiles. Allyson Lubow, courtesy of Malika Oyo, Compass
Crown Heights

A cute one-bedroom inside a historic Renaissance Revival row house on St. Mark’s Avenue, within the Crown Heights North Historic District, is renting for $2,000/month. The 325-square-foot bedroom has a wall of closets and its own bathroom. It has several shared spaces (to be shared between five housemates) including the kitchen, living room, laundry room, plus a roof deck, and garden.

A living area with hardwood floors, grey walls, and two windows.
A bedroom with a small window, grey walls, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with grey and brown tiles.
A bedroom with grey walls and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper

In Bushwick, this cozy two-bedroom unit is also renting for an even $2,000/month. The renovated apartment has hardwood floors, large windows, central A/C, and stainless steel appliances. It sits on Bushwick Avenue, steps from the L train at Bushwick Avenue-Aberdeen Street.

A living area with two windows, hardwood floors, base and crown moldings, and beige walls.
A kitchen with white cabinetry, a window, and white walls.
A bedroom with two windows, hardwood floors, and light grey walls.
A foyer with a kitchen on the left and a living area  on the right. Courtesy of MNS

In Sunnyside, this sleek one-bedroom is going for $1,995/month. It has a spacious kitchen and living room, two closets, and multiple windows that give it an airy vibe. It can be viewed online through a video tour or a walkthrough with one of the agents. It’s on 46th Street, near the 7 train at 46th Street-Bliss Street.

A living area with white walls, hardwood floors, and a window.
A small bathroom with beige tiles.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and two windows.
A kitchen with beige floors and white cabinetry. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Spuyten Duyvil

Heading up north, in the Bronx’s Spuyten Duyvil, this large one-bedroom is also renting for $1,995/month. It has a lot going for it: a large living room, a dining area, a roomy foyer, and five closets. The building where it’s located, on Fairfield Avenue, comes with a common laundry room, a courtyard, and space for bike storage. It’s somewhat near the 1 train at 231st Station and the Spuyten Duyvil MetroNorth.

A kitchen with brown cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, and a large window.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a large window, and beige walls.
A bathroom with white tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Finally, this ample one-bedroom on Lefferts Avenue is renting for $2,000/month. It has a living room, large windows, stainless steel appliances, and a dishwasher. The building is pet-friendly, has an elevator, and comes with a common laundry room. It sits a few steps from the 2 and 5 trains at Sterling Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,000/month?

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  • 15%
    Crown Heights
    (160 votes)
  • 25%
    (263 votes)
  • 24%
    (252 votes)
  • 8%
    Spuyten Duyvil
    (85 votes)
  • 27%
    Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
    (286 votes)
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