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What $875,000 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 $875,000.

A white bookshelf next to a TV on a white stand and a beige chair.
A living area with a modern light fixture, a wooden dining table, and a large window with blue curtains.
A living area with a beige rug, a coffee table, a grey couch, and a TV on a white stand.
A kitchen with porcelain counters and golden drawer knobs. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Kips Bay

This posh one-bedroom co-op on East 24th Street in Kips Bay is up for grabs for $875,000. Some of its highlights include a kitchen with porcelain countertops and golden drawer knobs, modern light fixtures, and large windows with views of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. There’s also a dishwasher and in-unit washer/dryer. Monthlies are hefty, at $1,683/month.

A living room with a grey rug, grey walls, two windows, and a white couch.
A bedroom with a light blue wall, hardwood floors, and a medium-sized bed.
A bathroom with light green walls, a mosaic floor, and a window.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and checkered tiles. Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Upper West Side

A one-bedroom with a pastel palette on West 73rd Street is also on the market, asking $895,000. The cute apartment comes with restored herringbone hardwood floors, as well as checkered tiles and Caesarstone counters in the kitchen. It also has five closets, a dishwasher, and a relatively spacious living area. The building has a common laundry room and roof deck, but it doesn’t allow dogs.

A sunken living room with hardwood floors, a dark grey rug, two windows, and a dark grey couch.
A bedroom with two windows, a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and a medium-sized bed. Mike Tauber/Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

This one-bedroom co-op in Chelsea is on the market for $872,000. It has many nice details, including its arched entryways and sunken living room. It comes with a dishwasher, four closets, and five windows. The building itself has a common laundry room, a rooftop garden, and accepts pets. A major plus is its location; just steps from the A, C, and E trains at 23rd Street and an 11-minute walk to the High Line.

A living room with large windows, a TV on the wall, a white couch, a colorful painting, and two green chairs.
A living area with hardwood floors, wooden furniture, and a green chair.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with two medium-sized beds, a large window, and hardwood floors. Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty
Midtown East

Right in front of the United Nations headquarters, this bright 1,000-square-foot apartment is asking $860,000. The one-bedroom co-op unit has huge windows, a spacious living room, a small dressing room, and one and a half bathrooms. There are also three closets and a dishwasher. The building comes with a common laundry room, and fancy amenities like concierge and a golf simulator. Monthlies are, therefore, high at $2,431/month.

A living area with beige walls, beamed ceilings, a beige couch, and hardwood floors.
A balcony with a table, two chairs, and views of a river. Courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Upper East Side

Finally, on East End Avenue, this charming one-bedroom co-op on East End Avenue is asking $850,000. It comes with a balcony with views of the East River, and other highlights include a spacious living room, crown and baseboard moldings, and herringbone hardwood floors. The kitchen has quartz counters and comes with a dishwasher. Monthlies are quite high at $2,666/month, and the building has a laundry room and a gym.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $875,000?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Kips Bay
    (110 votes)
  • 27%
    Upper West Side
    (202 votes)
  • 28%
    (206 votes)
  • 7%
    Midtown East
    (52 votes)
  • 21%
    Upper East Side
    (157 votes)
727 votes total Vote Now