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Here’s what $500K buys around NYC right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like Lenox Hill, Prospect Heights, and Harlem

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Today, we’ve found five apartments within $50,000 of today’s price: $500,000.

This spacious studio apartment in Lenox Hill comes with a lovely private terrace, and is on the market for $489,000. The apartment measures 532 square feet, and is part of the Newport East co-op complex on East 76th Street. The unit has an open-plan kitchen with a dishwasher and a breakfast bar; a wall unit that can accommodate a Murphy Bed, and a large dressing area. Residents in the building also have access to a roof deck with a swimming pool, laundry room, and bicycle storage. [Floorplan]

This East Village one-bedroom may be on the smaller side but it has tall ceiling heights, and gets a good amount of light, at least in the living room/kitchen area. The co-op is on the market for $450,000, and other nice features of the apartment include the spacious kitchen and its breakfast counter, and the bedroom, which can fit a queen size bed. [Floorplan]

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on Lenox Avenue, in Harlem, measures 600 square feet, and is on the market for $495,000. The unit comes with high ceilings, a white marble kitchen with under cabinet lighting and GE appliances, mahogany stained oak floors, and Kohler deep soaking tub in the bathroom. Residents here also have access to a rooftop deck, a fitness center, and a laundry room. [Floorplan]

This charming apartment in Prospect Heights is on the market for $475,000. The unit opens up into a spacious living room, which has original hardwood flooring, a decorative fireplace, and an exposed brick wall. The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher. The bathroom here comes with exposed brick and slate flooring. Residents in the building have access to a common courtyard, and a laundry. [Floorplan]

In Jackson Heights, this large one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on the market for $469,000. The apartment features a sunken living room, hardwood floors, high ceilings, arched doorways, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen including a microwave and a dishwasher too. The pre-war unit also has recessed lighting, and a windowed bathroom. [Floorplan]


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $500,000?

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  • 23%
    Lenox Hill
    (141 votes)
  • 18%
    East Village
    (108 votes)
  • 12%
    (73 votes)
  • 14%
    Prospect Heights
    (88 votes)
  • 30%
    Jackson Heights
    (184 votes)
594 votes total Vote Now