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What $3,500 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 $3,500/month.

A living room area with arched entryways, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A living area with hardwood floors, a desk with a computer, white walls, and arched entryways.
A small kitchen with a window and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a small bed, grey walls, and crown moldings. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Hell’s Kitchen

This spacious one-bedroom in Hell’s Kitchen, renting for an even $3,500/month, is filled with charming prewar touches: arched entryways, hardwood floors, and crown moldings. It has a spacious living room, a separate dining area, and four closets. It’s located on West 52nd Street, in a building that has an elevator and a common laundry room.

A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, a large window, and a blue couch.
A bedroom with a large bed, a window, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Boerum Hill

On Court Street in Boerum Hill, this one-bedroom is renting for $3,479/month (keep in mind it has a gross rent of $3,795/month). The modern unit has a walk-in closet, a living area, and white oak floors. The building has a ton of amenities including a gym and a common courtyard designed by James Corner Field Operations.

A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, crown moldings, and a light grey couch.
A dining area with hardwood floors, beige walls, crown moldings, a table with four chairs, and a rug.
A bedroom with hardwood floors a large bed, a window, beige walls, and crown moldings.
A bathroom with white tiles. Jon Amundsen for the Corcoran Group
Washington Heights

On Riverside Drive in Washington Heights, a two-bedroom is up for grabs for $3,495/month. The prewar apartment has a spacious living area and cute details including French doors and crown moldings. The building has a common laundry room, and it’s steps from the 1 train at 157th Street.

A kitchen with white and wooden cabinetry.
A bathroom with pink tiles.
A bedroom with a large window and hardwood floors.
A living area with sliding glass doors that lead to a balcony. Nicholas Bechtel/Courtesy of Nooklyn
Ridgewood

A renovated four-bedroom in Ridgewood is renting for $3,500/month. It comes with a living area, two bathrooms, a private balcony, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a dishwasher in its kitchen. The building, which allows small pets, sits on Greene Avenue, near the M train at Forest Avenue.

A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, wooden furniture, and a brown couch.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Morningside Heights

Finally, in Morningside Heights near Columbia University, this one-bedroom is renting for $3,500/month. The charming prewar apartment comes with a renovated bathroom, a spacious living room, four closets, a Murphy bed, and a dishwasher in its kitchen. The building, which sits on West 111th Street, has bike storage and a common laundry room.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $3,500/month?

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  • 48%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (509 votes)
  • 15%
    Boerum Hill
    (161 votes)
  • 15%
    Washington Heights
    (161 votes)
  • 9%
    Ridgewood
    (101 votes)
  • 10%
    Morningside Heights
    (107 votes)
1039 votes total Vote Now