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Here’s what $540,000 buys in NYC right now

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See what you can get in neighborhoods like Murray Hill, Prospect Park South, and Jackson Heights

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 $15,000 of today’s price: $540,000.

At the southern end of Kips Bay, an updated junior one-bedroom is on the market with Compass for $529,000. The kitchen stares down the coat closet, but is open to the living area and comes with a stone-topped breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The petite bedroom looks out onto the apartment’s private terrace, accessed through the living room. The co-op at the corner of Second Avenue and East 24th Street comes with a $1,101 monthly maintenance charge. [Floorplan]

A brand new building in Prospect Park South is offering up a 639-square-foot one bedroom for $545,000. The second-floor apartment is on the cul-de-sac at East 19th Street off of Church Avenue, and is around the corner from the Church Avenue B/Q station. The all-new-everything apartment includes black stainless steel KitchenAid appliances including a dishwasher, and split A/C and heating units. The building comes with a gym, shared rooftop terrace, and bike storage. The condo, on the market with Douglas Elliman, comes with $646 in monthlies. [Floorplan]

In Bed-Stuy, $549,000 buys a duplex with a below grade bedroom. (Don’t worry, there’s a lightwell so it is technically a bedroom.) The condo on Myrtle Avenue between Marcy and Tompkins avenues comes with a relatively spacious open kitchen with Samsung appliances and quartz countertops. A spiral staircase adjoining the two floors means there’s not much space for oversized living room furniture, but an innovative buyer could figure something out. The apartment’s best perk is its one full and one half bathrooms, with the half bathroom on the lower floor. Compass has the listing, and monthlies run $296. [Floorplan]

This Jackson Heights co-op might not be much of a looker, but it offers up two very adequately sized bedrooms and a formal dining room for $535,000. The co-op on 82nd Street between 35th Avenue and 37th Avenue, also on the market with Compass, has eastern and western exposures, lovely wood floors, and comes with a decent amount of storage. The separate kitchen is windowed and is large enough to include a small table and chairs. Monthly maintenance here runs $821. [Floorplan]

Parquet floors, teal tile, and dated cabinets—oh my! But this Murray Hill corner apartment has its draws: It’s in an Emery Roth-designed building at the corner of Park Avenue and East 34th Street, and comes with Empire State Building views. Nine foot ceilings and built-in closets create a feeling of openness. The building features a full-time doorman, live-in super, and a charming landscaped roof deck. It’s on the market with Keller Williams NYC for $525,000, and carries a $1,743 monthly maintenance charge. [Floorplan]


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $540,000?

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  • 29%
    Kips Bay
    (176 votes)
  • 22%
    Prospect Park South
    (132 votes)
  • 9%
    (59 votes)
  • 12%
    Jackson Heights
    (77 votes)
  • 25%
    Murray Hill
    (151 votes)
595 votes total Vote Now