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What $300,000 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 $300,000.

A kitchen with white cabinetry and a window.
A living area with hardwood floors, an arched entrance, and beige walls.
A foyer with a small dining table and a mirror.
A living area with a grey couch, beige walls, and hardwood floors. Courtesy of Beaudoin Realty Group, Inc.
Jackson Heights

Inside a neo-Georgian building called Belvedere East, part of the Jackson Heights Historic District, this 540-square-foot co-op studio is up for grabs, asking $295,000. Some cute details in its interiors include original oak floors, arched entryways, and shoe moldings. It also has three closets and a spacious foyer. Monthlies are $450/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, wooden furniture, and a brown couch.
A kitchen with a small island and two windows.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a large window, a ceiling fan, and wooden furniture.
A bathroom with beige tiles. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Concourse Village

Meanwhile, in the Bronx’s Concourse Village, this one-bedroom co-op is on the market for $319,995. The very roomy apartment has a living area, an eat-in kitchen, and, perhaps most importantly, its own private terrace. Plus, the building where it’s located has a dry cleaner, a common laundry room, and a bike room. Maintenance charges are $768/month.

A kitchen with hardwood floors, a small dining table, a window, a ceiling fan, and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, several windows, and a beige rug.
A living area with hardwood floors, a brown couch, and white walls.
A living area with a TV on a stand, a rug, a coffee table, and a brown couch. Rise Media for Elena Stephanopoulos, Compass

Another one-bedroom co-op, also in the Bronx, is for sale, asking $285,000. The 897-square-foot apartment has a roomy foyer, a living area, four closets, a breakfast nook and an eat-in kitchen. The building has a common laundry room. But keep in mind, the unit doesn’t allow dogs, only cats. Monthlies mount to $897/month.

A kitchen with white cabinetry and a window.
A living area with two windows and white walls. Courtesy of Warburg Realty
Hell’s Kitchen

In Hell’s Kitchen, on West 57th Street, this co-op studio is also asking $285,000. It has beamed ceilings, base moldings, and one closet. Its location is perhaps its major plus, as it sits near Columbus Circle and its transit hub, and Central Park. Maintenance charges are $858/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, a red couch, and beige walls.
A small kitchen with wood cabinetry and a window.
A living area with beige walls, an arched entryway, and a red couch.
A foyer with beige walls and hardwood floors. Paul Mileman, H5photo/Courtesy of Debby Klein, BOND New York
Washington Heights

Finally, in Washington Heights, another co-op studio is on the market, asking $325,000. The 450-square-foot unit has a spacious kitchen and three closets. It’s also packed with prewar details including base moldings, hardwood floors, and an arched entryway. Plus, the building has a common laundry room. Monthly charges are $478/month.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $300,000?

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  • 13%
    Jackson Heights
    (238 votes)
  • 12%
    Concourse Village
    (211 votes)
  • 14%
    (252 votes)
  • 46%
    Hell’s Kitchen
    (806 votes)
  • 13%
    Washington Heights
    (239 votes)
1746 votes total Vote Now