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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 living room area with hardwood floors, large windows, a round wooden coffee table, several couches, and several paintings on the wall.
A bedroom with a large bed, hardwood floors, a TV on the wall, and a planter. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Sutton Place

This one-bedroom co-op in Sutton Place is asking $825,000. It has one and a half bathrooms, a living room, three walk-in closets, and hardwood floors. The building has an elevator, a common laundry room, a rooftop pool, and a gym. Maintenance charges are $1,743/month. It’s located on East 56th Street, between Sutton Place and First Avenue. The nearest trains are the E, M and 6 at Lexington Avenue-53rd Street.

A dining room with a small table, hardwood floors, four chairs, and a window.
A bedroom with large windows, hardwood floors, wooden furniture, and a large bed.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with wood furniture and white tiles. Zinga for Sotheby’s International Realty
Harlem

In Harlem, a three-bedroom condop is up for grabs for $850,000. It has two bathrooms, seven (!) closets, in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. The building has a common courtyard, a gym, and a bike room. Maintenance charges come in at $1,670/month. It’s located on Bradhurst Avenue, between West 148th and West 149th streets, mere steps from Jackie Robinson Park, near the 3 train at 148th Street.

A bedroom with a light brown wallpaper, large windows, a medium-sized bed, and wooden furniture.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A living room with a light grey couch, hardwood floors, a large TV on a wooden stand, and a coffee table.
A dining room with a table, three chairs, and the living room in the back. Rich Caplan, courtesy of Compass
Upper West Side

Asking $869,000, this one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side has one bathroom, a living room area, four walk-in closets, herringbone floors, and a large foyer. The building has a gym, a common roof deck, and elevator, and a common laundry room. Maintenance charges are $1,885.53/month. It’s located on Riverside Drive, between West 86th and West 87th Street, mere steps from Riverside Park, and near the 1 and 2 trains at 86th Street.

A living area with hardwood floors and a kitchen with wooden cabinetry in the back.
A dining room with a marble table, four black chairs, a grey rug, and large windows.
A living room with a light grey rug, a couch, a small, black coffee table, and high ceilings.
A bedroom with large windows, beige walls, hardwood floors, a medium-sized bed, and a painting on the wall. Courtesy of Citi Habitats
Downtown Brooklyn

An 812-square-foot, one-bedroom condo is up for grabs in Downtown Brooklyn, asking $849,000. It has one bathroom, 12-foot ceilings, and hardwood floors. The building has a common roof deck, a bike room, a gym, and a common laundry room. Taxes are $855/month and common charges $335/month. It’s located on Johnson Street, between Gold and Prince streets, near Fort Greene Park and the A, C, F, and R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech.

A living room with hardwood floors, a dark grey couch, a large window, and a small coffee table.
A bedroom with a small bed, a window, and hardwood floors. Martyn Gallina Jones, courtesy of Compass
Hell’s Kitchen

And, finally, in Hell’s Kitchen, a 673-square-foot, one-bedroom condo is asking $850,000. It has one bathroom, a large living room area, and hardwood floors. The building has eight common laundry rooms, a common roof deck, a conference room, and a gym. Taxes are $810/month and common charges $899 month. It’s located on West 49th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, near Gutenberg Playground and the C and E trains at 50th Street.

Poll

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

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Sutton Place
    (196 votes)
  • 14%
    Harlem
    (103 votes)
  • 31%
    Upper West Side
    (234 votes)
  • 18%
    Downtown Brooklyn
    (138 votes)
  • 8%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (62 votes)
733 votes total Vote Now