Yes, a 10,000 a month rental budget falls on the higher (read: aspirational) end of the spectrum, but we wanted to find out just how much it would get us in this city. Our findings: everything from one- to three-bedrooms in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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YORKVILLE, MANHATTAN: A three-bedroom, three-bath with a windowed kitchen, formal dining room, washer and dryer, balcony, and river views in a doorman building with a gym and parking at 85 East End Avenue (between 83rd and 84th). $10,000/month
NOMAD, MANHATTAN: A furnished corner two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath with floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a deep soaking tub and glass enclosed shower in the master bathroom, remote-controlled window dressing and a washer and dryer in a condo a few blocks from Madison Square Park and Eataly in a doorman building with a concierge, playroom, and a fitness room at 11 East 29th Street (between Fifth and Madison). $10,000/month (no pets allowed)
TRIBECA, MANHATTAN: A renovated two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a private key-locked elevator that opens into the living/dining area, cast iron columns, and 12-foot ceilings in a building with a part-time super at 249 Church Street (between Franklin and Leonard). $10,000/month
GRAMERCY PARK, MANHATTAN: A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo with a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building on a high floor in a doorman building that features a spa/sauna and a roof deck with an outdoor kitchen, and a movie theater at 300 East 23rd Street (between First and Second). $10,000/month
CARNEGIE HILL, MANHATTAN: A furnished two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath penthouse condo with a wraparound terrace accessible from the living room and kitchen, a woodburning fireplace, heated floors and towel racks in the master bath, a washer and dryer, and an integrated Bose sound system in a doorman building within walking distance of Central Park at 65 East 96th Street (between Madison and Park). $10,000/month
TURTLE BAY, MANHATTAN: A corner two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo with floor-to-ceiling solarium windows, granite countertops, and etched-glass and walnut cabinets and panels in a pet-friendly elevator building with a courtyard at 250 East 53rd Street (between Second and Third). $10,000/month
UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A corner three-bedroom, three-bath condo with a renovated kitchen, a marble bath with a stall shower and soaking tub, and a washer and dryer in a doorman building with a pool, children’s playroom and roof deck at 201 West 72nd Street (between West End Avenue and Broadway). $10,000/month, no broker’s fee
WEST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, two-bath condo with custom-designed cabinets and vanity on the sixth floor of an elevator building with a terrace, private storage and an exercise room at 122 Greenwich Avenue (between Eighth and West 13th). $10,000/month
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo with an in-unit washer and dryer, and 13-foot ceilings in an elevator building with a soundproof music room, children’s playroom and a gym at 360 Furman Street (at Joralemon). $10,000/month