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What $800,000 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 $800,000.

Scott Wintrow / Gamut Photos, courtesy The Corcoran Group
Kips Bay

A one-bedroom in a Kips Bay co-op is asking exactly $800,000, with maintenance and common charges coming in at $1,750/month. The apartment has been “tastefully updated,” according to the listing, with new kitchen appliances, a king-sized bedroom, and more. It’s located on East 25th Street, a few blocks from Gramercy Park.

Upper West Side

On the Upper West Side, an airy one-bedroom condo is asking $799,000; taxes are $744/month, and common charges run $569/month. The bedroom here isn’t huge, but big enough for a queen-sized bed, and the rest of the apartment is a good size with new closets and appliances. It’s located at 70th Street and Columbus Avenue—prime UWS.

Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group
Stuyvesant Heights

A two-bedroom condo on the edge of Bed-Stuy (in the enclave known as Stuyvesant Heights) is going for $795,000, with additional monthly fees of $789/month. The apartment is brand new, with an open living room/kitchen area, a washer/dryer, and large windows.

Citi Habitats
Upper East Side

An 850-square-foot co-op on the Upper East Side is asking $785,000. There are nice prewar details here—crown molding, a wood-burning (!) fireplace—along with features like built-in bookshelves and a dishwasher. The maintenance for this place runs quite high, at $2,061/month; it’s located on 78th Street near Third Avenue, close to transit, museums, and more.

Rise Media, courtesy The Corcoran Group
Hell’s Kitchen

And finally, in Hell’s Kitchen, a one-bedroom co-op is going for $775,000. The 800-square-foot apartment has a foyer, a spacious living room, an eat-in kitchen, and plenty of closet space. It’s located between Ninth and Tenth avenues, and maintenance is $1,874/month.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for around $800,000?

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  • 20%
    Kips Bay
    (157 votes)
  • 34%
    Upper West Side
    (261 votes)
  • 16%
    Stuyvesant Heights
    (123 votes)
  • 15%
    Upper East Side
    (119 votes)
  • 13%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (105 votes)
765 votes total Vote Now