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What you’ll get across NYC for $2,500 a month

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You can still find a decent place to rent in Manhattan for $2,500 a month, like the Upper East Side studio pictured above. But if studios aren’t your idea of home sweet home, explore the other boroughs, where you’ll even find apartments with up to three bedrooms.

CENTRAL HARLEM, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, one-bath with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a dishwasher in a pet-friendly prewar building at 312 West 142nd Street (between Bradhurst and Frederick Douglass Boulevard). $2,500/month

CHELSEA, MANHATTAN: A studio with stainless steel appliances and a renovated kitchen and bath in an elevator building with laundry on site at 345 West 30th Street (between Eighth and Ninth). $2,495/month, no broker’s fee

LINCOLN SQUARE, MANHATTAN: A renovated one-bedroom with a breakfast bar and open kitchen in an elevator building steps from Central Park at 112 West 72nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam). $2,500/month

FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom with a private balcony, central air, and a renovated bath in a pet-friendly elevator building with a common roof deck at 82 Adelphi Street (between Park and Myrtle). $2,500/month, no broker’s fee

BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN: A gut-renovated three-bedroom, one-bath condo with an eat-in kitchen and a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and a skylight in a pet-friendly townhouse  at 272 Cornelia Street (between Wilson and Knickerbocker). $2,500/month

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom with a balcony and an in-unit washer and dryer in an eight-unit building that accepts guarantors and pets at 58 Stagg Street (between Lorimer and Leonard). $2,500/month, no broker’s fee

ASTORIA, QUEENS: A one-bedroom with a five-burner stove and two balconies in an elevator building with bike and individual storage at 106-20 70th Avenue (between Austin and Queens Boulevard). $2,500/month

HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: A one-bedroom with central air and heating and oversized windows facing east and west in a building with laundry on site at 45-44 Vernon Boulevard (at 46th). $2,500/month

RIVERDALE, BRONX: A two-bedroom, two-bath with two terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and a washer and dryer in an elevator building that accepts pets under 15 pounds on a case-by-case basis at 531 West 235th Street (between Oxford and Cambridge). $2,500/month 


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