For $8,000 a month—a sum that sounds princely to many of us—the pickings are wide and varied, from a one-bedroom penthouse in SoHo to a four-bedroom triplex in Brooklyn.
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LINCOLN SQUARE, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, two-bath with a washer and fully vented dryer, floor-to-ceiling windows, a chef's kitchen, an en-suite master bath with a deep soaking tub and separate glass enclosed shower, and heated floors in a doorman building with a screening room, landscaped courtyard, lounge, children’s playroom, and La Palestra Health Club at 50 Riverside Boulevard (at West 62nd). $8,000/month, one month free
SUTTON PLACE, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, two-bath duplex condo with a custom-designed eat-in kitchen with marble counters, a washer/dryer and double sinks in the en-suite master bath in a pet-friendly elevator building at 441 East 57th Street (between First and Sutton Place South). $8,000/month
MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: A corner two-bedroom, two-bath condo in a new building with a floor-to-ceiling soundproof curtain wall, double closets in the master bedroom, radiant heated flooring in the en-suite master bath, and a washer and dryer in an elevator building with a media room and a fitness center with a sauna and steam room at 135 West 52nd Street (between Sixth and Seventh). $8,000/month
SOHO, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom penthouse (convertible to two) with a private terrace, new kitchen, a washer and dryer, exposed brick, and central air conditioning in a newly renovated elevator building with a fitness room, common terrace and fulltime super at 68 Thompson Street (between Spring and Broome). $8,000/month
CARNEGIE HILL, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath penthouse condo with a woodburning fireplace, a washer and dryer, an integrated Bose sound system, and a terrace in a doorman building with a gym at 65 East 96th Street (between Madison and Park). $8,000/month
LENOX HILL, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex condo with southern and eastern exposures from every room, two balconies, a washer and dryer, and central air-conditioning in a building with a health club, outdoor space, a party room and cleaning services available at 200 East 61st Street (between Second and Third). $8,000/month (option to purchase after one year)
UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A renovated two-bedroom, two-bath condo with custom closets, teak wood cabinets and countertops and views of Central Park in a doorman building two blocks from Lincoln Center and half a block from Central Park at 45 West 67th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West). $8,000/month unfurnished or $7,500/month furnished (no pets or smoking)
FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN: A furnished two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a landscaped terrace with irrigation system, a washer and dryer, and a parking spot in a garage under the doorman building that’s a block from the C train at 383 Carlton Avenue (at Greene). $8,000/month (move-in date January 15)
CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath triplex with walk-in closets in two of the bedrooms and storage in the basement at 1258 Bergen Street (between Brooklyn Avenue and Kingston). $8,000/month