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What $2,100 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 $2,100/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, two large windows, and white walls.
A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, and base moldings.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and hardwood floors.
A living area with beige walls, base moldings, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Crown Heights

For an even $2,100/month, this sleek one-bedroom unit has large windows, hardwood floors, base moldings, and a dishwasher in its kitchen. It sits on Troy Avenue, between St. Johns Place and Lincoln Place, near the 2, 3, and 4 trains at Utica Avenue.

A living area with three large windows, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A small kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Upper East Side

Heading to Manhattan, on the Upper East Side, this bright studio is also renting for $2,100/month. The unit has large windows and oak floors. A major plus is its location: It sits on East 84th Street, mere steps from the Q train at 86th Street, near both Whole Foods and Fairway Market.

A large bedroom with a bed, base moldings, and hardwood floors.
A small kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with a dining table on the left and two beige couches on the right.
A bathroom with white tiles. Salomon Danielov for the Corcoran Group

Back to Brooklyn, in Midwood, a roomy two-bedroom apartment with an airy vibe is also up for grabs, renting for $2,100/month. It has a spacious living room, hardwood floors, a dishwasher in its kitchen, and a renovated bathroom. It’s located on Ocean Avenue, near Brooklyn College and the Q train at Avenue H.

A bedroom with plaster moldings, two bay windows, and exposed brick.
A living area with exposed brick, base moldings, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Paul Pinizzotto, Compass
Park Slope

Inside a historic Neo-Grec brownstone on Garfield Place (part of Park Slope Historic District), this unit, which the listing calls a junior one-bedroom, is also renting for $2,100/month. It has original inlaid hardwood floors, exposed brick, bay windows, and its living area features high ceilings along with base and crown moldings.

A bedroom with a casement window, hardwood floors, and white walls.
A long kitchen with wood cabinetry and a window. Scott Wintrow/Gamut Photos/Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Finally, in Harlem, for $2,110/month, this cute studio has three closets, a kitchen with wood cabinetry and new appliances, and oak floors. Some additional perks include a common laundry room, an elevator, and a gym in the building. It’s located on West 117th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue, near the C and B trains at 116th Street.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,100/month?

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  • 13%
    Crown Heights
    (227 votes)
  • 39%
    Upper East Side
    (685 votes)
  • 24%
    (421 votes)
  • 15%
    Park Slope
    (263 votes)
  • 7%
    (136 votes)
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