Got a budget of $4,500 a month? In Manhattan, you can scoop up mostly one-bedrooms (furnished ones, too) for that price, and if you expand your search to Brooklyn and Queens, you’ll find more two-bedrooms. Branch out further into Staten Island, and you'll get even more.
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GRAMERCY PARK, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with an L-shaped living room convertible into a formal dining room in a doorman building at 32 Gramercy Park South (between Third and Irving). $4,500/month
MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN: A gut-renovated, furnished one-bedroom, one-bath prewar building with a gym and laundry on-site at 150 West 51st Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues). $4,500/month
YORKVILLE, MANHATTAN: A furnished one-bedroom, one-bath condo with a renovated kitchen and bath in a four-story building two blocks from the 4, 5 and 6 trains at 1648 Second Avenue (between East 85th and East 86th). $4,500/month, utilities included
GREENWICH VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A furnished, renovated one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with 11-foot ceilings in a doorman building with laundry facilities on every other floor at 77 Bleecker Street (between Broadway and Mercer). $4,500/month, board approval required (no pets allowed)
CARROLL GARDENS, BROOKLYN: A duplex two-bedroom, two-bath with a washer and dryer in a two-story building four blocks from the R train at 326 Carroll Street (between Hoyt and Bond). $4,500/month, includes heat, water, electric, gas, laundry, and WiFi
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A duplex two-bedroom, one-bath condo with a woodburning fireplace, terrace, and a washer and dryer in a two-unit prewar building at 20 Willow Street (at Middagh). $4,500/month
LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS: A two-bedroom, two-bath with floor-to-ceiling windows in a doorman building steps from the N, Q and 7 trains at 41-17 Crescent Street (between 41st and Queens Plaza North). $4,500/month, no broker’s fee
HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: A corner two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a wraparound terrace with a gas fireplace, grill, table and chairs, plus a washer and dryer in an elevator building with a parking garage and gym at 5-09 48th Avenue (between Fifth and Vernon). $4,500/month, no broker’s fee
ST. GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND: A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath penthouse condo with 20-foot ceilings and a private terrace in an elevator building with a 24/7 attended lobby that is a three-minute walk to the ferry at 90 Bay Street Landing (at South Street). $4,500/month