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What $600,000 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 $600,000.

A living area with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a skylight, and a grey couch.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A white and blue ceiling surrounding a skylight.
A living area with a light grey couch, a wooden coffee table, and two chairs. Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Gramercy Park

This 630-square-foot studio in Gramercy Park is asking an even $600,000. But don’t be fooled by its size: It has an alcove section, high ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a skylight, all of which give it an airy feel. The building, on Lexington Avenue, allows both cats and dogs and has a bike room and a common laundry room. Monthlies are relatively high, though, at $1,289.

A bedroom with a large bed, two large windows, white walls, and hardwood floors.
A living area with two large windows, hardwood floors, a white couch, and a round glass coffee table.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and an island.
A living area with a white couch, a glass coffee table, and a grey rug. Nina Poon at MW Studios/Courtesy of Compass
Harlem

In Harlem, this modern one-bedroom condo has a spacious living room, white oak floors, large windows, in-unit washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. It’s located close to St. Nicholas Park and the A, C, and B trains at 135th Street. It’s going for $622,000, with taxes at $132/month and common charges $384/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, two windows, a glass coffee table, exposed brick, and a wood-burning fireplace.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and black and white wall tiles.
A kitchen with hardwood floors, beige walls, a table and a small kitchen island.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, sky blue walls, white furniture, and a standing mirror. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Park Slope

Meanwhile, in Park Slope, this lovely one-bedroom condo is on the market for $615,000. It has plenty going for it: a wood-burning fireplace in its living room, exposed brick, high ceilings, and original tin inlays. Plus, it comes with an in-unit washer/dryer, a dishwasher, and three closets. Taxes for the unit are $120/month and common charges $469/month.

A bedroom with light green walls, hardwood floors, a grey couch, and a bed.
A living area with hardwood floors, light green walls, and a grey couch.
A bathroom with light green tiles.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Murray Hill

A co-op studio in Murray Hill is asking $625,000. The compact apartment has an alcove space, a dishwasher, and hardwood floors, The building has a common laundry room and garden, but it doesn’t allow pets. Monthlies are $808/month. It’s located seven blocks from Grand Central Terminal.

A living area with hardwood floors, a glass door that leads to a balcony, and a dark grey couch.
A kitchen with white cabinetry and an island.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, large windows, and hardwood floors.
A living area with hardwood floors, a glass coffee table, a TV hanging on the wall, and a dark grey couch. VHT/Courtesy of Modern Spaces
Long Island City

Finally, in Long Island City, this new one-bedroom condo has a $595,000 price tag. It has a spacious living room, a dishwasher, two closets, large windows, and its own balcony. Taxes come in at $455/month and common charges at $435/month. The building has a common laundry room and bike storage.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $600,000?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Gramercy Park
    (317 votes)
  • 22%
    Harlem
    (285 votes)
  • 23%
    Park Slope
    (290 votes)
  • 6%
    Murray Hill
    (88 votes)
  • 22%
    Long Island City
    (280 votes)
1260 votes total Vote Now