With a budget of $5,000 a month (or slightly more), you'll find everything from studios to three-bedrooms, depending on which borough suits your fancy. Bonus: Many of the buildings have swimming pools and outdoor space — is summer on anyone else’s mind?
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TURTLE BAY, MANHATTAN: A renovated two-bedroom, one-bath in an elevator building with on-site laundry at 300 East 46th Street (at Second). $5,040/month
GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A furnished one-bath studio available for short-term rental in an elevator building with a voice intercom at 600 Washington Place (at Leroy). $5,000/month
LENOX HILL, MANHATTAN: A corner one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath with a washer and dryer in a doorman building with a health club and swimming pool at 1113 York Avenue (between East 60th and East 61st). $5,030/month, no broker's fee
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: A furnished one-bedroom, one-bath in a building with a private health club and a roof deck at 515 West 52nd Street (between 10th and 11th). $5,000/month
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex with a storage unit in a 23-unit building with a common roof deck at 46 South Second Street (between Kent and Wythe). $5,000/month
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex penthouse with a skylight and washer and dryer in a pet-friendly, historic Victorian townhouse at 71 Java Street (between Franklin and West). $5,000/month
PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: A newly renovated three-bedroom, two-bath with new windows, stainless steel appliances and a washer and dryer in a prewar building that doesn't allow pets or smoking at 2 Windsor Place (at Seventh). $5,000/month, no broker's fee
ASTORIA, QUEENS: A three-bedroom, two-bath with "nanny quarters" on the duplex level and a private backyard in a building with backyard space at 30-12 45th Street (between 30th Avenue and 30th Road). $5,000/month
FOREST HILLS, QUEENS: A single-family brick colonial house with a working fireplace and a two-car garage that allows small pets and has hardwood floors throughout at 260 Greenway South (between 78th and Union Turnpike). $5,000/month, utilities not included