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600k in NYC, check out what that gets you

September 6, 2017

What $600K Will Buy You in NYC


Given that you can find some surprisingly good apartments in NYC in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, we wondered: What differentiates them from places coming in around $600K?

This week’s compilation of $600,0000 listings finds a bunch of apartments with a little something extra: A furnished condo in Turtle Bay; a single-family house or two in Queens, and a convertible 3-bedroom apartment in Riverdale with views of the Hudson. Let’s roll:


Manhattan: 154 W. 77th St. #3F

SPACE: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: Insta-house! Purchase comes with furnishings, which makes it move-in ready. It’s ideally located in the UWS cultural playground near Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society and Lincoln Center.


Manhattan: 142 E. 49th St. #7C

SPACE: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $595,000
HIGHLIGHTS: This one has pied-à-terre potential in a pet-friendly prewar building. There’s a flexible sublet policy after two years of ownership, and it’s in a prime location off Lexington Avenue, near multiple subway lines and just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal.


Manhattan: 220 E. 87th St. #4F

SPACE: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: This sponsor unit (no board approval needed!) is in a boutique co-op located on a tree-lined street. It’s just two blocks from the 4, 5 and 6 trains, the Second Avenue subway, and Whole Foods.


Manhattan: 128 E. 83rd St. #3B

SPACE: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $590,000
HIGHLIGHTS: A tasteful gut renovation left plenty of charm and personality in this 2-bedroom co-op on third floor of a townhouse. It’s located just off Lexington, with access to coffee shops, restaurants and Central Park.


Brooklyn: 206 21st St. #3A

SPACE: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: Looking for some room to spread out, complete with balcony and super-low taxes and common charges? This is the place. Monthly common charges are $290 and taxes $8. No kidding.


Brooklyn: 17 E. 17th St. #C4

SPACE: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $600,000
NEIGHBORHOOD: Prospect Park South
HIGHLIGHTS: High-end finishes abound in this boutique prewar building. It’s in the Presidio Condominiums, located off the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park, on the other side from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum. Good train access, too.


Brooklyn: 244 Franklin Ave. #6A

SPACE: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: This boutique condo building is situated between Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. There’s an elevator, bike storage, and a common roof deck with fabulous views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Sponsor will consider paying closing costs for “quality offers.”


Queens: 91-25 218th St. 

SPACE: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
PRICE: $599,888
NEIGHBORHOOD: Queens Village
HIGHLIGHTS: This single-family home sports a renovated kitchen and bathrooms, open-floor plan, and separate dining room. It’s half a mile from the LIRR.


Queens: 89-01 241st St.

SPACE: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: Here’s a single-family home with a finished basement, renovated kitchen, deck (with above-ground pool), and access to local schools.


Bronx: 5800 Arlington Ave. #10U

SPACE: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
PRICE: $599,000
HIGHLIGHTS: This gigantic unit is in the Skyview complex in Riverdale, and is convertible to a 3 bedroom. There’s an olympic-size pool, fitness center, and views of the Hudson and Palisades. The complex offers a free shuttle to the Metro North stop for an easy commute.


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