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What $650,000 buys in NYC right now

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Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods, all for under $1M

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 $650,000.

Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Park Slope

In Park Slope, a one-bedroom co-op is asking exactly $650,000, with monthlies at $620. The layout has some quirks—the bedroom has one small window, for instance—but the living room is large, and the kitchen has been recently updated with new cabinets and appliances. It’s located on President Street near Fifth Avenue.

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman/Josh Rubin
East Village

A studio with a sleeping alcove in the East Village is listed for $650,000, with maintenance coming in at a whopping $1,176/month. The apartment itself isn’t huge (hence, sleeping alcove), but it has a spacious living room, plenty of windows, and lots of storage space. The location is unbeatable if you want to be in the heart of the East Village—it’s on Third Avenue near 14th Street—and the building itself is a condop with a roof deck.

Courtesy of Compass

The layout of this huge Ridgewood two-bedroom condo, listed for $660,000, is definitely quirky: It’s a duplex with a kitchen, living room, and powder room on the lower level, and a master bedroom and bathroom above that. It comes with a built-in media center, a fireplace, large windows, and a spacious kitchen. It’s located a few blocks from the Fresh Pond Road stop on the M train.

Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side, a one-bedroom co-op is asking $649,000. There’s a lot to like here: The living room and bedroom are both big, and though the bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom, there’s also a powder room for guests. The kitchen has tons of cabinet space, along with a dishwasher. The downside? The monthly maintenance is $3,507.

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Ditmas Park

And finally, in Ditmas Park, a two-bedroom co-op with relatively low monthlies ($631!) is asking $659,000. There’s a lot of space to work with here: You enter through a foyer into the huge living room, which also has a dining alcove, and the two bedrooms are accessible via a closet-lined hallway. It’s located a few blocks from the Newkirk Avenue stop on the B and Q trains.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $650,000?

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  • 20%
    Park Slope
    (182 votes)
  • 12%
    East Village
    (117 votes)
  • 27%
    (245 votes)
  • 11%
    Upper East Side
    (100 votes)
  • 28%
    Ditmas Park
    (260 votes)
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