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What $800,000 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 $800,000.

A living area with exposed brick, two large windows, a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and a grey couch.
A living area with hardwood floors, a dark grey couch, exposed brick, and a kitchen island in the back.
A kitchen with wooden cabinetry and exposed brick.
A small bedroom with exposed brick a small bed, a window, white walls, and hardwood floors. Melanie Greene and May Pearl for Mike + Marta/Courtesy of Compass

Rustic touches abound in this one-bedroom co-op in Soho, asking $800,000. The unit has exposed brick, wooden shelves and cabinets, and base moldings. It sits inside a Renaissance Revival tenement building that’s part of the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. Fun fact: The current owner is Tom Tykwer, director of the Netflix series Sense8.

A bedroom with a large bed, a window, a TV on a stand, beige walls, and hardwood floors.
A living room with hardwood floors, a dining table with four chairs, and a large window in the back.
A small kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with a large window, a grey couch, and a TV on a stand. Warburg Realty/Claire Groome
Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side, another one-bedroom co-op is asking $789,000. It has large windows, a spacious living room, hardwood floors, and five closets. It sits on East 86th Street, near a Second Avenue subway station. The building in which it’s located has a gym, a common laundry room, and in-house dry cleaners, per the listing.

A living area with hardwood floors, a round dining table, a beige couch, and a glass door that leads to a balcony.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, a window, and grey walls.
A kitchen with a large island and white cabinetry.
A balcony with several planters and a small table with two chairs. Allyson Lubow/Courtesy of Jessica Buchman at the Corcoran Group

Meanwhile, in Gowanus, this charming and spacious one-bedroom condo is going for $799,000. Some of its highlights include hardwood floors, a dishwasher and marble countertops in its kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, and, perhaps most importantly, a private terrace. It’s located mere steps from the F and G trains at Fourth Avenue.

A living room with a blue couch, a white and gray rug, hardwood floors, and a small kitchen in the back.
A living area with beige walls, hardwood floors, and a clear door that leads to a backyard.
A kitchen with light brown cabinetry.
A backyard with wood fences. Courtesy of Ideal Properties Group LLC

Another one-bedroom duplex condo, in Bed-Stuy is up for grabs, asking $779,000. The apartment has red oak floors, one and a half bathrooms, a cellar, in-unit washer/dryer, and its own (large) private rear yard. It sits on Monroe Street, between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Lewis Avenue, near the J and Z trains at Gates Avenue.

A living area with hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, two large windows, and a wood-burning fireplace.
A living area with hardwood floors, white beamed ceilings, one window, and a ceiling fan.
A kitchen with wooden cabinetry and a small window.
A bathroom with beige tiles. Craig Devereaux/Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties
Midtown East

Finally, a two-bedroom co-op in Turtle Bay is on the market for $785,000. The elegant apartment has a wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, a large living room, three closets, large windows, and a dishwasher. It sits on East 48th Street, between Second and Third avenues, near the United Nations headquarters.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $800,000?

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    Upper East Side
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    Midtown East
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