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What $380,000 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 $380,000.

A bedroom with a large bed, hardwood floors, white walls, a light brown couch, and two chairs.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and a small window. VHT, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Upper East Side

This co-op studio in the Lenox Hill enclave of the UES is listed for $399,500. It has one bathroom, a walk-in closet, hardwood floors, and a ton of closet space. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a common laundry room and roof deck. Maintenance charges are $910/month. It’s located on East 69th Street between First and Second avenues, near the M, Q, and R trains at 72nd Street, a walkable distance to Central Park.

A terrace with a small, rectangular glass table and two chairs, and a grill in the back.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, large windows, light blue walls, and a mirror next to the bed.
A living area with hardwood floors, two couches with cushions, a small squared table in the middle, and the dining table in the back.
A bathroom with brown tiles. Robert DeRosa courtesy of David and Nancy Legaz
Whitestone

Located in Whitestone’s Beechhurst enclave in Queens, this two-bedroom co-op is asking $385,000. It has a large living room, hardwood floors, big windows, and a private terrace. The building has two common outdoor pools, a laundry room, and a gym. Maintenance charges are $1,173/month. It’s located on 162nd Street between Ninth Avenue and Powells Cove Boulevard, not far from Little Bay Park. (The downside: The area is a bit of a subway desert.)

A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and two windows.
A kitchen area with hardwood floors and wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Kips Bay

Asking $365,000, this Kips Bay co-op studio has one bathroom, a ton of closet space, a dishwasher, and hardwood floors. The building accepts both cats and dogs and has a common laundry room and a bike room. Maintenance charges mount to $707/month. It’s located on East 28th Street between Second and Third avenues, near Bellevue South Park, a Trader Joe’s, and the AMC Kips Bay movie theater. The nearest train is the 6 at 28th Street.

A balcony with a round wooden table and two chairs.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and a large window.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and an entrance to a balcony in the back.
A bathroom with white cabinets and white walls. Courtesy of Foxworth Realty
Riverdale

This two-bedroom co-op in Riverdale is asking $359,000. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, a living room, and a balcony. The building allows pets and has a common laundry room, a gym, and a green roof with a children’s playground, picnic areas, and an indoor pool. Maintenance charges are $1,508/month. It’s located on Henry Hudson Parkway, mere steps from Seton Park. Transit isn’t especially close: Both the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station and the 1 train at 231st Street are about a mile away.

A living area with hardwood floors, a small couch, two white chairs, the kitchen with wood cabinetry on the left side, and a window in the back.
A living area with hardwood floors, the kitchen with wood cabinetry on the left side, a window, and a couch on the right side. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Upper West Side

And, finally, this Lincoln Square co-op studio is asking $395,000. It has one bathroom, hardwood floors, and space for a washer/dryer. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a common laundry room and storage space. Maintenance charges are $901/month. It’s located on West 69th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue, and a five-minute walk to Central Park. It’s also close to the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 72nd Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $380,000?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Upper East Side
    (172 votes)
  • 9%
    Whitestone
    (74 votes)
  • 14%
    Kips Bay
    (113 votes)
  • 13%
    Riverdale
    (101 votes)
  • 39%
    Upper West Side
    (297 votes)
757 votes total Vote Now