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What $1.3M 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 $1.3 million.

Russ Ross/Courtesy of Compass
Carroll Gardens

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Carroll Gardens is asking $1.275 million, with monthlies coming in at a relatively low $498. The apartment has one large bedroom and one small one (currently used as a nursery), and there’s a good amount of storage space throughout. Bonus: It’s across the street from Lucali, the famed Brooklyn pizzeria.

Claire Groome/Warburg Realty
Upper East Side

A three-bedroom co-op on the Upper East Side is listed for $1.295 million, though the maintenance comes in at a whopping $3,568/month. Two of those bedrooms are rather spacious, while the other could work as an office. There are also two bathrooms (including one that’s en-suite to the biggest bedroom), a huge living room, and a balcony. It’s located on East 86th Street close to Carl Schurz Park.

Howard Witz from of Compass
Grymes Hill

For just under $1.3 million, you could get an entire four-bedroom house on Staten Island that sits close to two of the borough’s many spacious parks. The more than 2,000-square-foot house could use some updates—its owners have lived there since the mid-’90s—but it has new kitchen appliances, lots of space, and a backyard. Cloves Lake and Silver Lake parks are both nearby.

Mary Hall Mayer/Warburg Realty
Union Square

A renovated one-bedroom co-op that sits at the nexus of the Flatiron District, Greenwich Village, and Union Square (it’s on Fifth Avenue and 14th Street) is going for $1.295 million, with maintenance at $2,015/month. There’s are plenty of closets, including one walk-in, and enough room in the open living room/kitchen area for a dining room table, among other things.

VHT, courtesy The Corcoran Group
Cobble Hill

And finally, in Cobble Hill, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is asking $1.345 million, with monthlies at $1,747. In addition to those two spacious bedrooms, there’s a smaller area used as an office just off the entryway; the kitchen isn’t the most modern, but it has a dishwasher and newish appliances. The apartment is located in a building on Tiffany Place, close to the Brooklyn waterfront.


Which NYC home would you choose for $1.3 million?

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  • 29%
    Carroll Gardens
    (230 votes)
  • 19%
    Upper East Side
    (154 votes)
  • 5%
    Staten Island
    (39 votes)
  • 30%
    Union Square
    (233 votes)
  • 15%
    Cobble Hill
    (119 votes)
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