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What $400,000 buys in NYC right now

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Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods, all under $500K

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 $400,000.

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Washington Heights

In Washington Heights, a spacious one-bedroom is going for $382,000. There’s plenty of storage space throughout, with two closets and lots of kitchen cabinets; it was also recently updated, with new appliances and a cute breakfast bar. It’s just steps from Fort Tryon Park and the A train at 190th Street.

Jackson Heights

A one-bedroom co-op in Jackson Heights is listed for $375,000. The apartment has a foyer that can accommodate a desk or dining room table, and both of its actual rooms are quite large. The kitchen, newly renovated, has a large refrigerator and a window. It’s located on 81st Street just off of Northern Boulevard, and a 10-minute walk from the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway hub.

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Upper East Side

A studio in the heart of the Upper East Side is going for $405,000. It’s a pretty small space, but there are some nifty design choices here: A walk-in closet next to the bathroom offers a good amount of storage space, and the kitchen has been revamped with plenty of cabinets and new appliances. The location—on 76th Street between Second and Third avenues—is definitely a plus.

Hell’s Kitchen

Another studio, this one in Hell’s Kitchen, is asking $375,000. The apartment has a small alcove—not quite large enough for a bed, but it could be a decent office—and there’s one large closet, along with modern kitchen appliances. It’s located on the western edges of the neighborhood, on 54th Street close to 10th Avenue.

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Tudor City

And finally, in Tudor City, a studio is listed for $405,000. The apartment itself is, like many Tudor City studios, basically an efficiency—the kitchen is tiny, and the room could likely accommodate a bed and not too much else. But it’s located in 25 Tudor City Place—aka Tudor Tower—and as such, is close to the lovely Tudor City Greens park and other neighborhood perks.


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

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Washington Heights
    (321 votes)
  • 19%
    Jackson Heights
    (158 votes)
  • 26%
    Upper East Side
    (220 votes)
  • 9%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (77 votes)
  • 6%
    Tudor City
    (53 votes)
829 votes total Vote Now