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What $3,000 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 $3,000/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, three windows, a dark grey couch, a small coffee table, and a beige rug.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, grey walls, and hardwood floors.
A small kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A dining area with a table and four chairs. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Harlem

Inside a three-story brick townhouse on West 136th Street, this sleek one-bedroom is renting for $3,000/month. It has hardwood floors, high ceilings, a spacious living area, and an open kitchen. It sits between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards, steps from the 2 and 3 trains at 135th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, several doors, and an open kitchen with white cabinetry in the back.
A small open kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and glass sliding doors that lead to a balcony.
A balcony with two planters. Chris Setter/Courtesy of Nooklyn
Crown Heights

In Crown Heights, this two-bedroom apartment inside a walk-up building is also renting for an even $3,000/month. It has a spacious living area, hardwood floors, an open kitchen with a dishwasher, and its own balcony. Plus, the building comes with a common laundry room. It’s located on Classon Avenue near the 2 and 3 trains at Eastern Parkway.

A living area with a large window, hardwood floors, grey walls, a coffee table, a white couch, and two chairs.
A bedroom with a large bed, white walls, a ceiling fan, and hardwood floors.
A living area with beige walls, hardwood floors, a round dining table, and a spiral staircase that leads to the second level.
A bathroom with white wall tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Kips Bay

Back to Manhattan, where a Kips Bay one-bedroom duplex is renting for $2,995/month. There’s a spacious living area and a small kitchen on the first floor and a spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom on the second level. The apartment can be rented furnished. The building has an elevator and a common laundry room. It’s located on East 26th Street, near the 6 train at 28th Street.

A bedroom with beige walls, base moldings, a small closet, and a window.
A small living area with a window and an open kitchen with white cabinetry.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a window, beige walls, base moldings, and hardwood floors. Matt Simpkins Photography/Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Morningside Heights

Further north in Manhattan, a roomy one-bedroom near Columbia University is renting for $3,000/month. Some of its highlights include a large living room, oak floors, high ceilings, and a dishwasher. Another main plus is its proximity to the subway, steps from the 1 train at 110th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, large windows, white walls, and a small dining table with three chairs.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and a medium-sized bed.
An open kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, an open kitchen, a bright blue couch, and large glass sliding doors that lead to a balcony. Courtesy of Zumper
Bushwick

Finally, in Bushwick, this bright and colorful one-bedroom is renting for $3,019/month. It has modern finishes, huge windows, a spacious living room, an open kitchen, and a balcony. The building also comes with a ton of amenities including a gym, a lounge, a game room, and a pet run. The nearest trains are the J, M, and Z at Myrtle Avenue.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $3,000/month?

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  • 31%
    Harlem
    (652 votes)
  • 11%
    Crown Heights
    (229 votes)
  • 32%
    Kips Bay
    (663 votes)
  • 9%
    Morningside Heights
    (198 votes)
  • 15%
    Bushwick
    (318 votes)
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