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What $250,000 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 $250,000.

A kitchen with wood cabinetry, light green walls, and a small island with two high top chairs.
A bedroom with yellow walls, a large bed, brown curtains, and a brown rug.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A living area with a brown rug, a light brown couch, and a divider. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights, this co-op studio is going for $249,000. The bedroom is mildly separated from the living room by a very retro glass block divider, and the kitchen has wood cabinets and quartz countertops. It’s in an elevator building that’s also pet-friendly. Maintenance charges come in at $411/month. It’s located on 79th Street, between 35th and 37th avenues, near the 7 train at 82nd Street-Roosevelt Avenue.

A living room with hardwood floors, a blue couch, white walls, a dark blue rug, and a small wood coffee table.
A kitchen with blue walls and white cabinetry.
A bathroom with black and white tiles.
A bedroom with green walls, hardwood floors, and a medium-sized bed. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
East Flatbush

A colorful East Flatbush one-bedroom co-op is up for grabs for $275,000. It has three closets, a large living room area, and a dishwasher. There’s an elevator and a laundry room in the building. Maintenance charges are $677/month. It’s located on East 35th Street, between Snyder and Tilden avenues, near the 2 and 5 trains at Church Avenue.

A living room with hardwood floors, a large window, a brown couch, and a long coffee table.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a window, wooden bookshelves, and a small bed.
A bedroom with a small bed, two windows, hardwood floors, and a black chair.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate
Fordham

Asking $249,000, this two-bedroom co-op in Fordham has one and a half bathrooms, hardwood floors, and a large living room area. The building itself has a laundry room and an elevator. Maintenance charges come in at $981/month. It’s located on Fordham Hill Oval, near Sedwick Avenue and Devoe Park. Both the 4 train at Fordham Road and the MetroNorth Hudson Line at University Heights are close.

A kitchen with beige tiles, two windows, and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, and three windows.
A living area with white walls, hardwood floors, and a ceiling fan.
A bedroom with a large window, white walls, and hardwood floors. David Maundrell Jr. for the Corcoran Group
Midwood

In Midwood, this 785-square-foot one-bedroom co-op is asking $275,000. There’s not much to it, but it has hardwood floors, a kitchen with plenty of cabinets, and a spacious living area. The building has both bike storage and a laundry room. Maintenance charges are $627/month. It’s located on East 5th Street, between Avenue L and Avenue M, near the F train at Avenue M.

A bedroom with light green walls, beamed ceilings, a colorful rug, and a kitchenette in the back.
A living space with a round dining table, two small chairs, and a kitchenette.
A bathroom with white tiles.
A bedroom with light green walls, beamed ceilings, and a small bed. Shawn Ketcham of BK Home Photos/Courtesy of Compass
Tudor City

And, finally, in Tudor City, this co-op studio is going for $269,500. It comes with one bathroom and a kitchenette. It sits within a Tudor City Place Gotham Revival building that has a gym, a common laundry room, and a bike room. One thing to keep in mind: It doesn’t accept dogs. Maintenance charges are $830/month. It’s located between East 41st and East 42nd streets, mere steps from the U.N. headquarters. Grand Central Terminal is an 11-minute walk away.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $250,000?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Jackson Heights
    (162 votes)
  • 20%
    East Flatbush
    (224 votes)
  • 21%
    Fordham
    (244 votes)
  • 10%
    Midwood
    (115 votes)
  • 33%
    Tudor City
    (375 votes)
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