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What $450,000 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 $450,000.

A living room area with hardwood floors, a light grey couch, and a TV on a stand.
A living area with hardwood floors, a large window, a bed, and a round table with a chair.
A kitchen with wooden cabinetry.
A living area with hardwood floors, a bed, white walls, and a glass coffee table. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Midtown East

A bright co-op studio in Midtown East is up for grabs for $450,000. It has large windows, new hardwood floors, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom. A major plus is its location: It sits on East 57th Street, between Second and Third Avenues, a 13-minute walk to Central Park. A downside? Its monthlies are high, at $1,244/month.

A foyer with arched entryways, hardwood floors, a mirror, and a ceiling fan.
A living area with hardwood floors, a round table, a yellow rug, two blue chairs, and a light grey couch.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a small bed, white walls, hardwood floors, and a red chair. Pearl May Studio/Courtesy of Compass
Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights, a charming one-bedroom co-op is selling for $430,000. The apartment has plenty of nice prewar touches like arched entryways and crown moldings. It comes with a relatively spacious living room, seven closets, an eat-in kitchen, and a spacious foyer. The building comes with a common laundry room and accepts pets.

A living area with light green walls, hardwood floors, three windows, a white couch, and several planters.
A kitchen with a large island and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a tall bed, a ceiling fan, a large window, and hardwood floors.
A living area with light green walls, hardwood floors, several bookshelves, a table, and two couches. Elizabeth Dooley/Courtesy of Compass

Another spacious one-bedroom co-op is up for grabs in Kensington for $425,000. It has a large living area, a walk-in closet, and hardwood floors. It’s near the Q train at Cortelyou Road, and, perhaps most notably, it’s located at a walkable distance to Prospect Park.

A living area with hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, three large windows, a grey couch, and two rugs.
A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with a grey couch, a rug, a table, and hardwood floors.
A bathroom with brown tiles. RISE Media, courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Park Slope

This studio apartment inside a historic Park Slope townhouse is on the market for $429,000. It has all the posh details expected of brownstones in the area: a decorative fireplace, built-in bookshelves, large windows, and high ceilings. Per the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report, the home was built by “prolific neighborhood builder” William Gubbins between 1892 and 1893, as part of a row of three houses on Montgomery Place.

A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, and crown moldings.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and grey tiles.
A bedroom with beige walls and crown moldings.
A bathroom with beige tiles. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Finally, this cute Harlem one-bedroom condo is selling for $475,000. The 500-square-foot unit comes with a spacious living room, two closets, and its own private balcony. Some nice details include its mahogany-stained oak floors, and crown moldings on its walls. Monthlies for the building, which sits on Lenox Avenue, come in at $747/month.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $450,000?

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  • 27%
    Midtown East
    (315 votes)
  • 28%
    Jackson Heights
    (324 votes)
  • 20%
    (231 votes)
  • 13%
    Park Slope
    (151 votes)
  • 9%
    (111 votes)
1132 votes total Vote Now