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What $3,100 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 $3,100/month.

A kitchen with a small island, hardwood floors, and white cabinetry.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A living area with white walls and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a small closet and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Zumper
Prospect Heights

In Prospect Heights, this compact two-bedroom unit is renting for $3,100/month. It has hardwood floors and a small kitchen with a dishwasher and stainless steel appliances. The building allows both cats and dogs. It sits on Underhill Avenue, between Pacific and Dean streets, near the A and C trains at Clinton-Washington Avenue.

A living area with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a small white couch.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry, a window, and a dishwasher.
A bedroom with exposed brick, two windows, and a large bed.
A bedroom with two windows, exposed brick, and a medium-sized bed. Santiago Steele for the Corcoran Group
Upper West Side

This cute two-bedroom on the Upper West Side is renting for $3,100/month. The unit sits inside a walk-up and has a roomy living area, hardwood floors, exposed brick, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Plus, it sits on West 106th Street, between Manhattan and Columbus avenues, mere steps from Central Park.

A dining area with white and blue walls, a wooden table, and hanging lamps.
A bedroom with a black wall, a large window, a chandelier, and a medium-sized bed.
A dining area with hardwood floors, white walls, a wooden table, and several hanging lamps.
A terrace with wood floors, a bar with high-top chairs, and benches with grey cushions. Alice Corporan for the Corcoran Group

Meanwhile, in Bed-Stuy, this mod one-bedroom unit is also renting for an even $3,100/month. The duplex unit comes with an office space or den on its second level, a balcony, and its own private terrace with several seating areas. On the first level, it has a relatively spacious living room, a walk-in closet in the bedroom, and a dishwasher in its kitchen. It sits on Herkimer Street, near the C train at Kingston-Throop Avenues.

A kitchen with wood cabinetry and a small stove.
A living area with hardwood floors, a window, and white walls.
A bathroom with hexagon tiles.
A bedroom with a window, hardwood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

This one-bedroom unit in Midtown is going for $3,100/month. The renovated apartment has a spacious living area, white oak floors, a walk-in closet, and a dishwasher. The building allows pets and has a common laundry room. It sits on Park Avenue, mere steps from the 6 train at 33rd Street.

A bedroom with exposed brick, hardwood floors, a small closet, and white walls.
An open kitchen with white cabinetry and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with exposed brick, a window, and white walls.
A bathroom with white tiles. Chris Setter/Courtesy of Nooklyn

Finally, in Ridgewood, this sleek three-bedroom apartment is renting for $3,100/month. The 1,800-square-foot unit has exposed brick, a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows pets and it’s located on Woodbine Street, near the M train at Seneca Avenue.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $3,100/month?

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  • 5%
    Prospect Heights
    (119 votes)
  • 39%
    Upper West Side
    (931 votes)
  • 40%
    (953 votes)
  • 10%
    (253 votes)
  • 4%
    (111 votes)
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