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What $550,000 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 $550,000.

A living room with a white rug, hardwood floors, a floor-to-ceiling window, a planter, and a beige couch.
A bedroom with a large window, a large bed, and several paintings on the wall.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and an island with high top chairs.
A living room with a white rug, a door that leads to a backyard, a beige couch, two wooden coffee tables, and a planter. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Bushwick

In Bushwick, a one-bedroom condo is asking $535,000. The 527-square-foot apartment has one bathroom, a balcony, a dishwasher, oak floors, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building allows pets and has a common roof deck. Taxes are $575/month and common charges $252/month. It’s located on Dekalb Avenue, between Evergreen and Central avenues; the nearest train is the M at Central Avenue.

A kitchen with white cabinetry and a large island with high top chairs.
A bathroom with white walls.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, a large window, and hardwood floors.
A living room with a TV on a stand, a large window, and a beige couch. Courtesy of REAL New York
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Asking $550,000, this 637-square-foot one-bedroom in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens has one one bathroom and a large living room area. It comes with a dishwasher and in-unit washer/dryer. The new building allows pets and has an elevator, a gym, a media room, and a bike room. Taxes are $611/month and common charges $488/month. It’s located on Clarkson Avenue, between Flatbush and Bedford avenues, close to Prospect Park and near the Q at Parkside Avenue.

A kitchen with wooden cabinetry.
A living room with a planter, wooden furniture, a brown couch, and hardwood floors.
A bedroom with a large bed, a TV on a stand, and a large window.
A bathroom with beige tiles. Courtesy of Triplemint
Upper East Side

This one-bedroom co-op on the Upper East Side is up for grabs for $525,000. The 900-square-foot apartment has one bathroom, a living room area, and four closets—including a walk-in one—and comes with a dishwasher. The building allows both cats and dogs and has an elevator, a bike room, a common laundry room and a common roof deck. It’s located on East 62nd Street, between York and First avenues; the nearest trains are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at 59th Street-Lexington Avenue.

A living room with hardwood floors, a blue and white rug, and a beige couch.
A bedroom with light blue walls, a rug, a crib, and a medium-sized bed.
A kitchen with white floor tiles and wood cabinetry.
A bedroom with blue walls, hardwood floors, two windows, a desk with a computer, and a small bed. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Riverdale

In Riverdale, this renovated three-bedroom co-op is asking $565,000. The 1,756-square-foot apartment has two bathrooms, hardwood floors, a private terrace, and several closets. The building allows pets and has an elevator, a common laundry room, and a children’s playground. Maintenance charges are $1,507/month. It’s located on Cambridge Avenue, between 232nd and 235th streets, near Ewen Park and within walking distance of Van Cortlandt Park. The nearest train is the 1 at 238th Street.

A dining area with red walls on one side and exposed brick on the other. There is a round dining table with two chairs.
A kitchen with light grey cabinets.
A bedroom with exposed brick, white walls, a grey couch, hardwood floors, and a small bed.
A bathroom with white tiles. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Greenwich Village

Finally, a co-op studio in Greenwich Village is selling for $549,000. It has one bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a dishwasher. Some of its interior details include exposed brick, a large window, and wide plank bamboo floors. The building allows pets and has bike storage, an elevator, and a common laundry room. Maintenance comes in at $1,374/month. It’s located on Bleecker Street, between Broadway and Mercer Street, close to Washington Square Park. The nearest train is the 6 at Bleecker Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $550,000?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Bushwick
    (105 votes)
  • 14%
    Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
    (129 votes)
  • 28%
    Upper East Side
    (251 votes)
  • 13%
    Riverdale
    (121 votes)
  • 30%
    Greenwich Village
    (265 votes)
871 votes total Vote Now