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What $1M 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 $1 million.

A living area with hardwood floors, a large window, two couches, and a beige rug.
A bedroom with light grey walls, a glass door that leads to a balcony, and a white rug.
A living area with hardwood floors, a large window, a wooden dining table, and a kitchen with white cabinetry.
A kid’s bedroom with white walls, white furniture, and a white crib. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman


A new, two-bedroom condo in Greenwood is up for grabs, asking $999,000. The unit has its own private balcony, a spacious living area, walk-in closet, dishwasher in the kitchen, and in-unit washer/dryer. It sits on 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, near the R train at 25th Street, with a 20-minute walk to Prospect Park. Taxes are $364/month and common charges are relatively low at $250/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, several golden light fixtures, a white wall, and an electric fireplace.
A kitchen with grey walls, base moldings, white cabinetry, and a window.
A terrace with brick walls and three planters.
A bedroom with light grey walls, two windows, and a ceiling fan. Allyson Lubow/Courtesy of Compass

Ditmas Park

Meanwhile, in Ditmas Park, this spacious three-bedroom co-op is asking $1.025 million. The 1,400-square-foot unit has a large living room, private terrace, seven closets, a dishwasher, and an electric fireplace. The building has a gym and a common laundry room. It sits on East 18th Street, near the B and Q trains at Newkirk Plaza. Maintenance charges are hefty, at $1,204/month.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, two windows, and white walls.
A foyer with hardwood floors and white walls.
A living area with a silver light fixture, hardwood floors, and white walls. Courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Park Slope

For $975,000, this sleek two-bedroom condo in Park Slope comes with its own private roof deck. The 1,010-square-foot apartment has maple floors, two bathrooms, in-unit washer/dryer, a roomy living area, and a dishwasher. It’s located on 15th Street, near the R train at Prospect Avenue. Taxes mount to $288.58/month and common charges are $460/month.

A living area with hardwood floors, beige walls, crown and base moldings, a beige leather couch, and a round coffee table.
A small kitchen with a window and white cabinetry.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, a medium-sized bed, two windows, and wooden furniture.
A bathroom with a small bathtub and a washer and dryer. Courtesy of Warburg Realty

Washington Heights

Inside a historic building in Washington Heights (within the Audubon Park Historic District), this three-bedroom condo has a $1.025 million price tag. It includes two bathrooms, space for a study area, and six closets. The building has a common laundry room, elevator, and bike storage. It sits on Riverside Drive, near Riverbank State Park. Taxes are $500/month and common charges are high, at $1,756/month.

A living area with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a brown leather couch.
A large patio with brick walls, a wooden fence, several planters, and two seating areas.
A bedroom with a small bed and a staircase in the back.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry. Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

East Village

Finally, in the East Village, this sweet one-bedroom duplex is asking $999,000. The unit has large windows, exposed brick, and most importantly, its own spacious private patio. The location is one of its main selling points: It’s located on East 8th Street, just steps from Tompkins Square Park. Common charges are $1,577/month.


Which NYC apartment would you choose for $1 million?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    (144 votes)
  • 6%
    Ditmas Park
    (126 votes)
  • 25%
    Park Slope
    (475 votes)
  • 10%
    Washington Heights
    (192 votes)
  • 50%
    East Village
    (950 votes)
1887 votes total Vote Now