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What $450,000 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 $450,000.

A shower with white tiles, a mirror with wooden frame, and a sink.
A living room with white walls, two long vertical windows, a wooden table in the center, a couch, and a fireplace in front.
The living room facing the kitchen, with a small wooden table and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with white walls, two long vertical windows, a large bed, and a fireplace with exposed brick in front of it. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
West Village

This West Village studio known as the “Wee Cottage”, is asking $429,000. It has a Murphy bed, one bathroom, a folding butcher block kitchen workspace, a fold-away table, and a common garden in the building. Maintenance charges are $624/month. It’s located on West 12th Street, between Washington and Greenwich streets, a block away from Hudson River Par and not too far from the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 14th street.

A kitchen with wood floors, a wooden dining table with chairs, white walls, wooden cabinets, and two colorful paintings on the left side.
A bedroom with white walls, a small mirror, exposed brick on the right side, a window with grey curtains, wooden floors, and a small bed.
A living room with wood floors, the kitchen on the left, a TV on top of a wood stand, a dark grey couch, and a black and white rug in the center.
The living room with the TV on the left, the dark grey couch in the back, and a red chair on the right side. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Park Slope

In Brooklyn, this Park Slope one-bedroom co-op is going for $475,000. It has one bathroom, wood floors, exposed brick in some areas, and 10-foot ceilings. Maintenance charges will be $846/month. The building has bike storage, a common garden, and a laundry room. Some location perks: It’s a block away from Prospect Park and a five-minute walk to the F and G trains at Seventh Avenue.

A dining room with wooden floors, two sets of windows, and pastel green walls.
A living room with wood floors, wooden furniture, and four chairs.
A room with wood floors, a large bed, wooden furniture, and a window on the left side.
A terrace with glass railings and Midtown Manhattan buildings in the back. Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Sutton Place

Going for $449,000, this one-bedroom co-op in Sutton Place has one and a half bathrooms, wood floors, a private terrace, and central A/C. The building allows pets and has a fitness center and a swimming pool. Maintenance fees will be $4,585/month. It’s located between Second and First avenues, near the N, R, and W trains at Lexington Avenue/59th Street.

A bedroom with wood floors, a large bed with dark grey covers, wooden furniture, and a painting on top of the bed.
A home office area with white walls, two paintings, wood floors, a white table with a lamp and laptop on top of it, a blue chair, and a bench with a long grey cushion.
A living room with wood floors, wood furniture, a gray rug, a navy blue couch, two couches on its left side, and a TV in front of it.
A dining area with white walls, a painting on the left side, a wooden table with four chairs around it, and a small window. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In Brooklyn, this one-bedroom Kensington co-op is asking $449,000. It has one bathroom, new hardwood floors, a living room, kitchen, and dining area. Maintenance charges will amount to $644/month. There’s laundry in the building, as well as a bike room and storage space for an extra fee. It’s located on Ocean Parkway, near the F train at Ditmas Avenue.

A studio with a bed on the left side, wooden cabinets, and a living room on the right side, with a light brown couch, and a wooden table in front it. The portion of wall behind the couch is dark brown, while the rest is white.
The bedroom area of the studio with a dark brown wall in the back of the bed, two night stands with small lamps attached to the wall, and a large horizontal window on the right side.
A small kitchen with white cabinetry and wood floors.
The living room area with a large horizontal window, a light brown couch with two Dooley Images, courtesy of Compass
Upper East Side

For $440,000, this Upper East Side co-op studio has one bathroom, a renovated kitchen with dishwasher, hardwood floors, and a ton of closet space. The building has a common roof deck, laundry, and a bike room. Maintenance charges are $1,293.06/month. It’s located between Second and First Avenues on 76th Street with a ton of schools and playgrounds around, including John Jay Park, a short walk away.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $450,000?

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  • 16%
    West Village
    (160 votes)
  • 22%
    Park Slope
    (209 votes)
  • 14%
    Sutton Place
    (133 votes)
  • 16%
    (156 votes)
  • 30%
    Upper East Side
    (287 votes)
945 votes total Vote Now