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What $1.5M 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 $1.5 million.

A living room with hardwood floors, a book shelf in the back, and an eat-in kitchen on the right.
A kid’s room with brown and white stripes in its walls, a crib, white furniture, and a pink rocking horse on the left side.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, brown painted walls, a bed, wooden furniture, and two nightstands.
A kitchen with blue walls and white cabinetry. Jon Nissenbaum, courtesy of Compass
East Village

This two-bedroom East Village condo is asking $1.499 million. It has two bathrooms, an in-unit washer/dryer, a large dining and living area, and a walk-in closet in its master bedroom. Taxes are $820/month and common charges $927/month. It’s located near Tompkins Square Park, and the nearest train is the L at First Avenue.

A room with hardwood floors, a large window, and an open glass door that leads to a garden.
A back garden surrounded by a white wooden fence.
A kitchen with hardwood floors, white walls, and dark grey cabinetry.
A room with hardwood floors, white walls, and a large window that overlooks the garden. Warburg Realty

This two-bedroom Harlem duplex is asking $1.495 million. The condo has one and a half bathrooms, a large living room, a dishwasher, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a large private back garden. Taxes are $1,511/month and common charges $777/month. It’s located on West 122nd Street a couple of blocks away from the 2 and 3 trains at 125th Street.

A dining area surrounded by windows, with a glass round table, and two chairs.
A living room with hardwood floors, a white and grey rug, a dark grey couch, and a wooden table in the middle.
A bedroom with a blue painted wall behind the bed, two nightstands, and a large window on the right side.
A terrace with a wooden table, two chairs, and a plant on the left side. H5, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Murray Hill

Asking $1.525 million, this two-bedroom apartment in Murray Hill has two bathrooms, a living room, dishwasher, and a wraparound terrace. Taxes are $1,655/month and common charges $1,435/month. The building, which sits on Park Avenue, has a laundry room and a common roof deck. It’s located between 38th and 39th streets, a four-minute walk to Grand Central and near Bryant Park.

A large terrace with exposed brick and a round table with three chairs.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a bed, two beige night stands with lamps, a large window, and a chair on one of the corners.
A dining area with hardwood floors, a table with transparent chairs, a TV on a white stand to the left side, and the living room area in the back.
A living room area with a TV sitting on a white stand, a white squared table in the middle, and a colorful couch on the right side. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Upper West Side

This two-bedroom co-op on Riverside Drive is going for $1.495 million. It has one bathroom, a large living room, and a balcony with views of Riverside Park. The building has an elevator, two common roof decks, laundry facilities, and it’s pet-friendly. Maintenance charges will mount to $1,976/month. From here, it’s a five-minute walk to the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 72nd Street.

A living room area covered in tones of bright blues, a bright ocean-blue rug, a light blue couch and a wooden stand on the right side.
A bedroom covered in navy blue tones, a large window, a white chair on a corner, and a wooden stand with drawers.
A bathroom with a colorful wall, a mirror with a navy blue frame, and a sink with a navy blue drawer at the bottom.
A kitchen with bright navy blue cabinetry. Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate.
Battery Park City

This very, very blue one-bedroom condo in the Ritz-Carlton Residences is asking $1.495 million. It has one and a half bathrooms, a large living room, custom California Closets, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building is mere steps from Battery Park, and close to the 4 and 5 trains at Bowling Green.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $1.5 million?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    East Village
    (164 votes)
  • 17%
    (103 votes)
  • 22%
    Murray Hill
    (129 votes)
  • 21%
    Upper West Side
    (121 votes)
  • 9%
    Battery Park City
    (56 votes)
573 votes total Vote Now