A budget of around $4,200 a month means that if you're looking in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, you can choose from one-, two-, three- or even five-bedroom apartments. Your money will generally go farther in the Bronx and Staten Island, though we couldn't find anything currently on the market in those boroughs for around that amount. (You'll either be able to save quite a bit, or have to bump up your budget to at least $4,500, according to the listings posted on StreetEasy.) So, this week it's all about those three boroughs.
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CARNEGIE HILL, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1-bath with a dishwasher and a separate kitchen in a high-rise building with a gym, pool and roof deck at 175 East 96th Street (between Lexington and Third). $4,195/month, no broker's fee
LINCOLN SQUARE, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1.5-bath condo with partial Central Park views and an in-unit washer/dryer in a doorman building with a pool at 1500 Columbus Avenue (between 66th and 67th). $4,200/month
WEST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1-bath condo with track lighting, large windows and granite countertops in the kitchen in a building with a doorman, garage and live-in super at 15 Charles Street (between Waverly and Greenwich). $4,250/month
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN, 1-bed, 1-bath with a home office and a walk-in closet in a high-rise building with a la carte hotel services at 515 Ninth Avenue (between 38th and 39th). $4,173/month (net effective on 13.5-month lease), no broker's fee
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN: 5-bed, 2-bath with a built-in stereo system and roof access in a pet-friendly building with a live-in super at 16 Howard Avenue (between Madison and Monroe). $4,200/month, no broker's fee
CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 1-bath duplex with stainless appliances in a new pet-friendly building with a roof deck and laundry in the building at 809 Classon Avenue (between Lincoln and Saint Johns). $4,200/month, no broker's fee
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 1-bath prewar co-op with garden views and an open eat-in kitchen in a pet-friendly elevator building with a live-in super at 19 Grace Court (between Hicks and Furman). $4,250/month
HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: 2-bed, 2-bath condo with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Sub-Zero fridge and Viking gas range in an elevator building with a cold room and package room at 42-51 Hunter Street (at 42nd). $4,200/month, no broker's fee
KEW GARDENS, QUEENS: 3-bed, 2-bath with an open kitchen and stainless steel appliances in a doorman building with a children's playroom, gym and parking at 83-30 Kew Gardens Road (between 83rd and 84th). $4,100/month