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Gramercy Co-ops Do Battle in the Deathcage

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Imagine you have around $1,000,000 to spend on an apartment and you've narrowed it down to two co-ops in the same neighborhood. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address 235 East 22nd Street #4I 105 East 19th Street #2A
Price $980,000 $1,050,000
Maintenance $1,583 $1,162
Square Footage n/a 1,000
Beds, Baths 1, 1 2, 1.5

Although 105 East 19th Street appears to have the upper hand with its additional bedroom and half bath, there are things other than size to consider here—mainly that 235 East 22nd Street, aka Gramercy House, is far more ornate, with fancy molding, chandeliers, bright paint colors, and what appears to be a functioning fireplace (as opposed to East 19th's decorative one) while East 19th is sort of bland and boring. Gramercy House also has a murphy bed in the foyer, which is just neat. But are the 36 percent higher monthly costs enough to push it out of contention?

Poll results

· Listing: 235 East 22nd Street #4I [Sotheby's]
· Listing: 105 East 19th Street #2A [Elliman]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]