Welcome to a new feature, Price Points, in which we pick an asking price and a type of apartment, then scour StreetEasy to find the best newly available options around the city. Up first: $500,000 for a one-bedroom.
These days, it seems like you need to be a millionaire (at least) to buy an apartment in New York City. Curbed's beloved Six-Digit Club series aims to show that relative bargains can be found across the city, from Park Slope and Prospect Heights to the East Village and the Upper East Side. Today, we take another tack at digging up the most affordable (again, yes, this is all relative) apartments out there by presenting 10 1BRs from across the city that are all around $500,000. Sure, some might be co-ops, or have small kitchens, but many have some pretty great features as well, like private outdoor space or a washer/dryer. After all, not everyone can live on 57th Streetor wants to, for that matter. Onwards.
On 85th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam lies this charming co-op. It has north-facing windows, a sunken living room, a walk-in closet for the bedroom, and a generously sized foyer that surely can be used for something (like dining). The kitchen is nicely renovated, too. It's asking $499,000.
Looking for digs with a modest ask and bountiful outdoor space just one block from Prospect Park? This Park Slope home just might be the place, at $499,000 with a private wrap-around patio, if you will. Both the kitchen and bath have been recently renovated, and the unit comes with a window in every room that mostly look out onto the private patio with ivy-wrapped fence.
Who says Park Avenue pads have to be pricey? This $525,000 12th-floor apartment at the corner of 63rd Street has a good-sized living roomat least enough for a sitting area and a dining area; the brokerbabble touts that it's "charismatic" and has nice moldings and hardwood floors. Two downsides right off the bat: the kitchen is tiny, holding only a half-height fridge, and maintenance is a rather hefty $2,700/month, but that must be the cost of a sterling address.
For $509,000, theres a one-bedroom with a 20-foot-long living room at 65 Nassau Street in the Financial District. The open kitchen has a lot of counter space and storage, plus a dishwasher, and the living room has three large windows and a built-in entertainment system. The bedroom is not pictured, which raises some concerns, but the listing says it has "a very functional built-in desk and dresser" and California closets.
This South Slope apartment with wood-burning fireplaceyeswood-burning fireplace wants $469,000 for its private washer and dryer, attractive molding, and wood-burning fireplace. In addition to its spacious layout and two closets, the home comes complete with a wood burning fireplace and is situated just two blocks from Prospect Park.
A garden-level floor-through in a Harlem brownstone, this apartment comes with 850 coveted square feet of private backyard. There are some prewar details and exposed brick, plus a washer/dryer in the bathroom and an individual storage space in the basement. Priced at $525,000, it is also a short walk to the subway at 125th and Lenox and the many developments proceeding apace on that main thoroughfare.
This 703-square-foot apartment on Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint includes a private terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, central air, and a washer/dryer hookup. And for all that, it wants only $510,000. One drawback—it's about 11 blocks from the nearest train. (The brokerbabble brags that it is "Located just minutes from the G train," which is technically true. Exactly how many minutes is up for debate.)
Not far from Columbus Circle, $525,000 will buy a 750-square-foot unit at 314 West 56th Street. As evidenced by the listing photos, the living room is big enough for not one, but two harps, a collection of guitars, and a full-size couch. The kitchen is separated from the living area by a small bar, and the bedroom can fit a queen-size bed, armoire, and what looks like a home recording studio. So if you're incredibly musical and like Midtown, this place is for you.
A brand new condominium on 38th Street in Astoria is going for $490,000. It's actually so new that it doesn't even exist yet—the above photos are of a model unit, so it's more than possible that the actual $490K one, which is, at 628-square-feet, is on the smaller end of the spectrum, won't be quite that spacious. But it will certainly be very new. The apartments come with washer/dryer units and central air, and the building has a shared roof deck and a 15-year tax abatement.
In the Lower East Side, there's a one-bedroom with a balcony in the East River Co-op asking $529,000. It's standout feature is the huge kitchen (even though the peninsula table is a bit awkward). The bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the building shares a courtyard, laundry room, and two private parks.
· StreetEasy [official]
· Six Digit Club archive [Curbed]
· Top Tens [Curbed]