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Would You Rather Have Light or Space in the West Village?

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Imagine you have around $2,000,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two apartments 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: 140 Charles Street #7A/ 130 Jane Street #1H
Type: Condo Co-op
Price: $2,100,000 $2,000,000
Monthly Fees: $2,230 $2,486
Square Footage: 1,115 1,600
Beds, Baths: 2, 2 2, 2

? On the seventh floor of the Memphis Downtown (weird name, but whatever), a 2BR, 2BA condo that sold for $1.45 million in 2008 has already found its way back onto the market for $650,000 more. What it lacks in square footage, it makes up for in large windows, shiny new finishes, and a balcony. The slightly lower monthly costs are balanced out by a slightly higher price tag.

? A floor-through 2BR/2BA co-op in 130 Jane Street offers many more square feet for the same price, and also quite a lot of exposed brick. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's on the ground floor, and that, combined with some unfortunate brown and black painted walls, give it a kind of cave-like vibe. That could be remedied, though, and all the extra space is not to be sneezed at.

Poll results

· Listing: 140 Charles Street #7A [Town]
· Listing: 130 Jane Street #1H [Corcoran]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]

130 Jane Street

130 Jane Street, New York, NY 10014