Check out MyApartmentMap.com, a fantastic website for the Rental-Curious.
Choose your (or your ideal) apartment type (Studio, 1 bedroom), and your neighborhood, based on a map. You can zoom as close as a quarter-mile, or cover all of Manhattan (or one of those other boroughs.) Then the site tells you rental prices, based on data collected in that area, and lets you view it in several easy-to-read charts, graphs and tables.
It’s an easy and fun way to feel really good – or really lousy – about what you’re paying in rent!