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What $500,000 buys in NYC right now

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See what you can get in Crown Heights, Sunnyside, and Chelsea

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 $20,000 of today’s price: $500,000.

Photos: Courtesy of Compass
Crown Heights

A renovated Crown Heights apartment with one small bedroom and a sleeping loft is asking $489,000, with monthly maintenance of $755. The place has plenty of character—painted exposed brick, wood beams—as well as some nice upgrades, including a new kitchen with a large range. It’s located on Eastern Parkway, not far from the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. [Floorplan]

Photos: Courtesy of Halstead Manhattan LLC
Upper East Side

This Upper East Side one-bedroom, listed for $499,000, is a little quirky: It’s located in a three-story clapboard home that sits behind a more traditional apartment building on East 81st Street. The apartment itself has three closets, a revamped kitchen with new appliances, and a skylight. [Floorplan]

Photos: Courtesy of Compass
Chelsea

In Chelsea, a sleek co-op studio is going for $515,000. The apartment isn’t exactly huge—the listing says it’s around 527 square feet—but as the photos show, it can be arranged in a way that’s quite livable. There’s a sunken “dining area” as well as a stylish kitchen with open shelving and sleek appliances. It’s located in an Emery Roth-designed building on Seventh Avenue. [Floorplan]

Photos: Courtesy of Cooper Real Estate
Sunnyside

In Sunnyside, a one-bedroom condo with plenty of space is listed for $519,000. A large foyer leads to a sunken living room, with the bedroom—which has two closets—next to that. The kitchen has new appliances and a good amount of storage space. The apartment itself is located on 42nd Street, not too far from the Sunnyside Gardens complex. [Floorplan]

Photos: Courtesy of Compass
Brooklyn Heights

And finally, this Brooklyn Heights co-op, located a block from the Promenade, is listed for $499,000. The apartment is billed as a junior one-bedroom, and indeed, it’s not huge—that room fits a full-sized bed, while the kitchen is tucked into a corner of the common area. But on the plus side, it’s in a great location, the building has plenty of perks (including a roof deck), and the maintenance is under $500/month. [Floorplan]

Poll

Which NYC home would you choose for around $500,000?

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  • 23%
    Crown Heights
    (263 votes)
  • 31%
    Upper East Side
    (364 votes)
  • 26%
    Chelsea
    (303 votes)
  • 9%
    Sunnyside
    (111 votes)
  • 8%
    Brooklyn Heights
    (102 votes)
1143 votes total Vote Now