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What $700,000 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 $700,000.

A bedroom with hardwood floors, a large bed, two windows, two couches, and wooden furniture.
A living room with hardwood floors, two windows, a beige couch, a wooden coffee table, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors and white walls. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side, this two-bedroom co-op is asking $695,000. It has one and a half baths, a large living room, five closets (including a walk-in one), and a dishwasher. It sits within a 14-story building that allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator, a common laundry facility, and a common roof deck. Maintenance charges are $2,278/month. It’s located on East 75th Street, between First and Second avenues, near the Q train at 72nd Street.

A living room with bright blue walls, vaulted ceilings, a green couch, exposed brick, and a brown column.
A bedroom with a Murphy bed, bright blue walls, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and a chandelier.
A living area with bright blue walls, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, a green couch, and a glass coffee table.
A bathroom with white tiles. Rich Caplan for Compass
Greenwich Village

A very quirky co-op studio is up for grabs in the West Village, asking an even $700,000. It has one bathroom, a Murphy bed, five closets, and exposed red brick brick in its vaulted ceilings. The eight-story building where it’s located has a laundry room in every floor, an elevator, and it’s pet-friendly. Maintenance charges are $1,458/month. It’s located on Barrow Street, between Bleecker and West 4th streets, near the 1 train at Christopher Street.

A bathroom with smoky gray tiles.
A living room with hardwood floors, a small couch, and colorful paintings on its white walls.
A bedroom with a small bed, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Compass/Michael J. Franco
Hell’s Kitchen

Asking $715,000, this 564-square-foot, one-bedroom condo has one bathroom, a living room area, an in-unit washer/dryer, and oak floors. The building has an elevator, a gym, a bike room, and allows both cats and dogs. Taxes are $756.47/month and common charges $800.93/month. It’s located on West 44th Street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, near the C and E trains at 50th Street.

A living room with a colorful rug, white walls, and a door that leads to a terrace.
A large terrace with a round glass table and several chairs around it.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A dining area with hardwood floors and white walls. Warburg Realty/Domingo Perez Jr.
Midtown East

In Turtle Bay, this two-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot co-op penthouse is up for grabs, asking $725,000. It has two and a half baths, a 660-square-foot terrace, seven closets, and separate living and dining areas. It sits within a land-lease building that has an elevator and allows both cats and dogs. Maintenance fees are $7,378/month. It’s located on East 51st Street, between Beekman Place and First Avenue. The nearest train is the 6 at 51st Street.

A living room with hardwood floors, beige walls, two colorful couches, and a wooden coffee table.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, beige built-in cabinets, and a large window. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Upper West Side

And, finally, this one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side is up for grabs, asking $699,000. It has one bathroom, a sunken living room, space for a gallery, a dishwasher, hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and four closets (including two walk-in ones). The building itself has a common roof deck, a gym, a bike room, and a common laundry room. Maintenance fees are $1,258.56/month. It’s located on West 86th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, mere steps from the 1 train at 86th Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $700,000?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Upper East Side
    (239 votes)
  • 6%
    Greenwich Village
    (75 votes)
  • 18%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (201 votes)
  • 19%
    Midtown East
    (211 votes)
  • 32%
    Upper West Side
    (351 votes)
1077 votes total Vote Now