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What $850,000 buys in NYC right now

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See what $850,000 buys in neighborhoods like the East Village, Williamsburg, and Hunters Point

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that usually explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Today, we’re switching things up a little and exploring what $850,000 buys around the city.


↑Within a Bed-Stuy brownstone is this lovely two-bedroom that broker lingo describes as a home where “old world charm meets contemporary design.” The apartment spans 785 square feet and features high ceilings, brick walls, arched windows, wide plank hardwood floors, a sleek kitchen, two full bathrooms, and a small terrace off the master bedroom. Asking price is an even $850,000. [Floorplan]

↑ In Williamsburg, this two-bedroom, one and a half bathroom condo is part of a four-story building on Monitor Street. The apartment measures just over 1,100 square feet, and has access to a spacious private garden and patio, on the rear. The upper level here has a large closet, the living/dining room. and the kitchen, which comes with a dishwasher. The bedrooms are located on the garden level, and both look out on to the patio. Residents in the building also have access to a common laundry and bike storage. For all of that, this place is asking $850,000. [Floorplan]

↑ In the Financial District, this large studio measures 745 square feet and comes with a separate sleeping area that can be closed off from the rest of the apartment with a sliding glass door. The apartment has two large windows, and ceilings that are nearly 11 feet high. The apartment has a great kitchen too, which comes fitted with a Bosch dishwasher, oven and cooktop; granite countertops; white cabinetry; and other stainless steel appliances. There are also two washers and dryers down the hall on the same floor as this unit. For all of that, this studio wants $850,000. [Floorplan]

↑ In the East Village, this one-bedroom apartment is part of a pre-war condo building on East Second Street. Though it measures 579 square feet, it appears much larger in photographs, and the number of windows throughout the apartment certainly enhance that feeling. The kitchen in the unit was recently renovated and features a modern appliance package. Aside from that, residents in the building have access to laundry on-site, a bike room, and a roof deck. For all of that, this place is asking $860,000. [Floorplan]

Douglas Elliman.

↑Head to Chelsea, where there is this simple but spacious one-bedroom condo for $849,000. The 650-square-foot expansive accommodates a large living/dining room with white-painted brick walls, a white-washed kitchen, and three closets throughout. Monthly taxes will run you $784 while common charges go for $470/month. [Floorplan]

Modern Spaces.

↑$858,000 can get you this vibrant one-bedroom abode in Hunters Point with a light and airy feel. The spaces encompasses 718 square feet and comes with oversized windows, hardwood oak floors throughout, and high ceilings. The kitchen has been given custom lacquered cabinetry, along with built-in appliances and plenty of counter space. The bedroom receives plenty of natural light and there is a washer/dryer on hand. Common charges are $656/month. [Floorplan]


Which NYC apartment would you buy for $850,000?

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  • 13%
    (133 votes)
  • 34%
    (349 votes)
  • 9%
    Financial District
    (97 votes)
  • 22%
    East Village
    (234 votes)
  • 16%
    (170 votes)
  • 3%
    Hunters Point
    (38 votes)
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