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What $390,000 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 $390,000.

A living room with hardwood floors, two leather couches, a rug, and a large window with grey curtains.
A bedroom with light green walls, a crib, wooden cabinets, toys, and two windows.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, light blue walls, a light brown rug, and a large window.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry and beige floor tiles. Courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Bay Ridge

In Bay Ridge, this two-bedroom co-op is asking $399,000. It has one bathroom, four closets (including a walk-in one), a living room area, and a dishwasher. Though the floorplan is somewhat skinny, the bedrooms do seem spacious. The building allows both cats and dogs and has a common laundry room and a common courtyard. Maintenance charges are $1,117/month. It’s located on 73rd Street, between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road, a 10-minute walk to Shore Park and near the R train at Bay Ridge Avenue.

A living area with light blue walls, a small kitchen with white cabinetry, a round, wooden dining table, and a grey couch on the left side.
A living room with hardwood floors, a wooden coffee table, a grey couch, light blue walls, and two windows. Elizabeth Dooley for Lisa Garcia and Cindy Fazio, Compass
Park Slope

This very cute studio in Park Slope is asking $400,000. It has one bathroom, three closets, a dishwasher, hardwood floors, a sleeping nook, and relatively large windows. The building allows pets, and charges $290/month for maintenance. It’s located on Fifth Avenue, between 1st and 2nd streets, mere steps from J.J Byrne Playground and a 12-minute walk to Prospect Park. It’s also near the F, G, and R trains at Fourth Avenue.

A living area with beige walls, hardwood floors, a large window, a dark brown couch, a rug, and a wooden coffee table.
A bathroom with black and white floor tiles.
A bedroom with a large bed, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Midtown East

Another studio in Turtle Bay, is asking $375,000. It has one bath, two closets, and it was renovated two years ago, per the listing. The building has a common laundry room, a bike room, and allows both cats and dogs. Maintenance charges are $1,076/month. It’s located on East 49th Street, between First and Second avenues, near the United Nations headquarters. The nearest train is the 6 at 51st Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, a small window with grey curtains, a grey couch, and a beige rug.
A living area with hardwood floors, a lofted bed, a dining table with chairs, and a grey couch. Courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Upper West Side

On the Upper West Side, this very skinny studio co-op is asking $395,000. The 350-square-foot apartment has 11-foot ceilings, one bathroom, one closet, and a lofted sleeping area. The building has a common laundry room, a bike room, and accepts cats and dogs. Maintenance charges are $742/month. Its location may be one of its main pros, as it sits mere steps from Central Park and near the C and B trains at 86th Street.

A kitchen with an island and grey cabinetry.
A living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, a dark blue couch, a round dining table, and a rug.
A bathroom with black wall tiles.
A bedroom with a floor-to-ceiling window, hardwood floors, a planter, and a medium-sized bed. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Prospect Park South

And, finally, this condo studio in a new Prospect Park South building is going for $399,995. The 496-square-foot unit has floor-to-ceiling windows, oak floors, in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. The building allows pets and has a gym and a bike room. Taxes come in at $475/month and common charges $384/month. it’s located on East 19th Street, steps from Prospect Park and the B and Q trains at Church Avenue.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $390,000?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Bay Ridge
    (222 votes)
  • 13%
    Park Slope
    (162 votes)
  • 12%
    Midtown East
    (158 votes)
  • 18%
    Upper West Side
    (233 votes)
  • 37%
    Prospect Park South
    (468 votes)
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