Those who can pay $2,000 a month for rent can afford a variety of city housing. NY1's Shazia Khan filed the following report.
Our search to see just how far our dollar can stretch in the city's soft rental market continues, with a monthly budget of $2,000.
216 Calyer Street
This elevator building in Greenpoint is a few blocks from the G line.
"We have a wonderful one-bedroom apartment with a second-level bonus space," says Kim Shepard-Fabrizi of Prudential Douglas Elliman. "The apartment features very high ceilings and hardwood floors. The kitchens have cherry wood cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom feature a double vanities and are quite large with a jacuzzi tub."
There is a washer and dryer in the unit and tenants have rooftop access. The rent is $2,000 for a 13-month lease. The last month is free. Heat, hot water and gas are included and there is no credit check or brokers fee.
59 East 75th Street
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Next is an Upper East Side studio.
"This fabulous apartment is right off of Madison Avenue, on Museum Mile, one-and-a-half blocks from the park," says Justine Bray of Brown Harris Stevens.
The apartment was renovated in 2008 and features a gas-burning fireplace, limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances and a subway-tiled floor. There is a laundry room and extra storage in the basement of the building.
The monthly rent of $2,000 includes heat and hot water and the apartment is available furnished or unfurnished. There is a $500 non refundable application fee which also covers a credit check.
507 East 6th Street
East Village, Manhattan
Next, a third-floor walkup apartment a block from Tompkins Square Park.
"This is an alcove studio or what we call a 'junior one-bedroom,' since the bedroom is an interior room with no outside window," says Senad Ahmetovic of Halstead. "However, you have a spacious living room with a decorative fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors throughout. It faces north overlooking the courtyard, so it has plenty of sunlight."
The pass-through kitchen and bathroom with sandstone tiles have recently been renovated. Heat and hot water are included in the $2,000 monthly price tag. There is no broker's fee but there is a non-refundable $50 credit check fee.