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

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From the Upper West Side to Bedford-Stuyvesant, see what you can get for $500K or less across the city

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.

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Astoria

This co-op in Astoria has two large bedrooms that can both fit king size beds. The rest of the apartment is spacious as well, and benefits from having lots of windows spread throughout the unit. Residents in the building also have access to laundry, a garden, and bike storage. For all of that, this place is asking $479,000.

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Upper East Side

This charming one-bedroom in the Lenox Hill portion of the Upper East Side is on the market for $495,000. The apartment is part of a pre-war building. The kitchen here comes fitted with stainless steel appliances, and the apartment itself has hardwood floors and a large bedroom that comes with a wall of closets.

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Lower East Side

Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit features exposed brick walls, recessed lighting, and an L-shaped kitchen. The bedroom here can fit a queen size bed and has custom-designed closets. The bathroom here comes with lovely ceramic tile, and the apartment has an in-unit washer & dryer. For all of that, this place is asking $469,000.

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Upper West Side

This unique Upper West Side pad has exposed brick, large windows, a decorative fireplace, and 11-foot-tall ceilings. One of the interesting features of this apartment is the lofted space in the bedroom—the upper section can squeeze in an additional bed that can be accessed through a ladder. For all of that, this apartment is asking $495,000.

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Bedford-Stuyvesant

This loft-like condo in Bedford-Stuyvesant measures 577 square feet and is on the market for $499,000. The kitchen here has a dishwasher and a microwave; the bathroom has Spanish tiles along with brass and gold fixtures, and the unit comes with a washer and dryer.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Astoria
    (91 votes)
  • 25%
    Upper East Side
    (133 votes)
  • 17%
    Lower East Side
    (92 votes)
  • 16%
    Upper West Side
    (87 votes)
  • 22%
    Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (119 votes)
522 votes total Vote Now

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