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What $1M buys in New York City right now

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See what’s for sale in neighborhoods like Park Slope, the Upper East Side, and Williamsburg

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: $1 million.

Photo: Courtesy of Compass
Photo: Courtesy of Compass
East Village

A cute two-bedroom in the East Village, located on Third Street between First and Second avenues, is going for $995,000. There are plenty of vintage details—a claw-foot tub, exposed brick—along with newer, modern amenities like a washer/dryer and a revamped kitchen. The maintenance comes in at $1,222/month, and the building comes with private storage and a roof deck.

Photo: Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Upper East Side

This Upper East Side one-bedroom may be a little dated (the kitchen, in particular, could use a refresh), but it is a good canvas to work with. The living room/dining room area is large, there are two bathrooms, and there’s a huge walk-in closet. It’s also in a prime UES area, on 70th Street between Lexington and Third avenues. It’s asking an even $1 million.

Photo: Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Photos: Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Park Slope

This two-bedroom co-op in Park Slope has a lot going for it: The kitchen was recently upgraded with new appliances (including a dishwasher); there’s some lovely vintage character (tin ceilings, oak moldings); and it’s less than a block away from Prospect Park. The list price is $995,000.

Photos: Courtesy of Compass
New Brighton, Staten Island

For $1 million, you could buy an entire house on Staten Island, close to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. This six-bedroom, Colonial-style house has lovely period details—a large center staircase, original hardwood floors, and the like—and a ton of space, clocking in at nearly 4,000 square feet. (But some rooms, like the kitchen, could use some updates.) It’s asking $995,000.

Photos: Courtesy of Corcoran

And finally, for $999,000, there’s a two-bedroom condo in Williamsburg, on the southern side of the neighborhood. It comes with an open kitchen with new appliances, one bathroom, a washer/dryer, and a terrace. The buyer will also benefit from the building’s 421-a tax abatement, which doesn’t expire until 2030.


Which NYC home would you choose for around $1 million?

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  • 34%
    East Village
    (215 votes)
  • 13%
    Upper East Side
    (82 votes)
  • 16%
    Park Slope
    (101 votes)
  • 10%
    Staten Island
    (67 votes)
  • 25%
    (158 votes)
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