clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

What $400,000 buys in NYC right now

New, 4 comments

See what you can buy in the Upper East Side, Williamsburg, and Woodside

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: $400,000.


A huge one-bedroom (which the listing says is convertible to two) in Flatbush is asking $395,000. The kitchen is the biggest selling point here: It has new appliances, a breakfast bar and space for a dining room table, and sleek cabinetry. In addition to not terribly high monthlies—maintenance comes in at $754/month—the building itself has a laundry room and a live-in super.

Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side, a simple studio is going for $395,000. Though it’s a fairly cozy apartment, it does have some perks: There’s plenty of storage space (including several closets and a “dressing room” just off the bathroom), and the appliances throughout are new and clean. Maintenance is $911/month, and the building has a 24-hour doorman.

Photos: Courtesy of Corcoran

A Woodside co-op that could function as either a one- or two-bedroom is asking $420,000. As is, the place has one large master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom; it could be turned back into a one-bedroom, with a much larger living room and dining area. It’s located on Queens Boulevard, with the Woodside stop on the 7 train just a few blocks away.


For an even $400,000, there’s a one-bedroom in a HDFC co-op in Williamsburg. There are stylish touches throughout, including exposed brick and open wooden shelving in the living room. The kitchen has new appliances, and the bathroom has a shower stall with subway tile. There are income restrictions in place for this one, which potential buyers will need to keep in mind.

Spuyten Duyvil

And finally, in Spuyten Duyvil, a big two-bedroom with Palisades views is listed for $395,000. Space abounds, with a large master bedroom, a den, and a kitchen with tons of storage. The building it’s located in has a live-in super. The drawback? The nearest subway stations are a bit of a hike.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $400,000?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    (253 votes)
  • 32%
    Upper East Side
    (269 votes)
  • 10%
    (90 votes)
  • 12%
    (101 votes)
  • 14%
    Spuyten Duyvil
    (123 votes)
836 votes total Vote Now