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What $850,000 buys in NYC right now

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Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments for sale for around $850,000.

A bedroom and living room areas with white walls, a medium-sized bed, a beige couch, and a brown rug.
A living room area with a beige couch, a green rug, and an eat-in kitchen with white cabinetry on the right side. Andrea Pedicini/Courtesy of Citi Habitats
Sutton Place

This Sutton Place studio, which was recently renovated, is up for grabs for $850,000. It has one bathroom, white oak floors, and a large living area. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a laundry room, a bike room, and a common landscaped garden. Taxes for the property are $707/month and common charges come in at $471/month. It’s located on East 54th Street, between Sutton Place and First Avenue; the closest trains are the 6, E, and M at Lexington Avenue-51 Street.

A living room area with a light brown couch, hardwood floors, a rug, a TV hanging on the wall, and two chairs.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
An entrance area with hardwood floors, white walls, a framed photo hanging on the left side, an open door that leads to one of the rooms, and the living room on the right side.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, a medium-sized bed, a TV hanging on the wall, and two vertical mirrors next to the bed. Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Gramercy Park

This one-bedroom co-op in Gramercy Park, asking $830,000, has one bathroom, a dishwasher, and hardwood floors. The building has a common laundry room and a bike room. Monthly maintenance charges come in at $1,101/month. It’s located on Lexington Avenue, between East 21st and East 22nd streets, a block away from Gramercy Park.

An entrance area with hardwood floors, a table with a framed painting and a glass jar, and opened French doors that lead to the living room.
A living room with hardwood floors, a blue rug, two beige couches, a dark grey chair, and a square wooden table in the middle.
A dining area with a long, wooden dining table, several chairs around it, white walls, and a lamp hanging from the ceiling.
A bedroom with white walls, a bed, a large, vertical mirror standing next to it, a colorful striped rug, and a wooden desk with an orange chair. Tim Waltman, courtesy of Compass
Washington Heights

This two-bedroom co-op in Washington Heights is asking $875,000. It has one bathroom, a washer/dryer, dishwasher, hardwood floors, and five closets. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a community room and a bike storage area. Maintenance charges are $1,304/month. It’s located on Fort Washington Avenue, between West 176th and West 177th streets, near J. Hood Wright Park and the A train at 175th Street.

A living room area with hardwood floors, a glass dining table with white chairs on the left side, a brown couch on the right side with a light blue rug, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, a planting in a corner, a medium-sized bed, a large window, and a painting hanging on the wall.
A living room area with hardwood floors, white walls, a couch on the left side, a glass table in the middle, a light blue rug, and a TV on a wooden stand.
A kitchen with wooden cabinetry. Real Arch Media, courtesy of Compass
Chelsea

Asking $850,000, this one-bedroom condo in Chelsea has one bathroom, a living/dining area, and a private terrace. It has hardwood floors and comes with a dishwasher. The building, which accepts cats and dogs, has a bike room and a common laundry room. Taxes are $1,144/month and maintenance charges come in at $775/month. It’s located on West 23rd Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, mere steps from the 1 and 2 trains at 23rd Street.

A bedroom area with hardwood floors, a small bed, white walls, and a divider screen in front of it.
A bedroom with black tiles on its floors and marble tiles on its walls.
A living room area with a large window, a blue couch, a wooden desk, a chair, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Romy, Rare Photography/Courtesy of Compass
Williamsburg

And finally, this Williamsburg studio has one bathroom, oak wood floors, a large window, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer, all for $840,000. The building allows pets and has a children’s playroom, a bike room, a common roof deck, and a gym. Taxes are $53/month and common charges $545/month. It’s located on Kent Avenue, between North 3rd and North 4th streets, near North 5th Street Pier and Park (and its ferry stop). The nearest train is the L at Bedford Avenue.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Sutton Place
    (201 votes)
  • 31%
    Gramercy Park
    (321 votes)
  • 16%
    Washington Heights
    (170 votes)
  • 20%
    Chelsea
    (208 votes)
  • 11%
    Williamsburg
    (120 votes)
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