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What $675,000 buys in NYC right now

DATE POSTED:February 13, 2020
A dining area with a round table and a kitchen with an island in the back. Russ Ross/Courtesy the Corcoran Group

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 $675,000.

 A two-story house with wood panels in its facade and a small front yard. A living area with grey walls, hardwood floors, and a staircase. A bedroom with hardwood floors, grey walls, and a small window. A bedroom with grey walls, hardwood floors, and two small windows. Courtesy of Home Mega Management Jamaica

For $669,000, you could buy a whole four-bedroom house in Jamaica. Located on 166th Street, the two-story, 1,756-square-foot house has a ton of curb appeal, a backyard, three and a half bathrooms, and hardwood floors throughout. It sits between 116th Avenue and Foch Boulevard, near the Long Island Rail Road’s St. Albans station. Something to keep in mind: The nearest subway lines (the E, J, and Z trains at Jamaica Center - Parsons/Archer) are a 20-minute bus ride away.

A living area with hardwood floors, a large window, a beige couch, a wooden coffee table, and a TV on a stand. A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, a large window, and wooden cabinets. Rich Caplan/Courtesy of Nest Seekers International Midtown East

In Midtown, a one-bedroom co-op is going for $675,000. It has one bathroom, a spacious living area, four closets (including a walk-in one), large windows, and hardwood floors. The building has a common laundry room, a common roof deck, an elevator, and allows both cats and dogs. Maintenance charges are $1,730/month. It’s located on East 56th Street, between Second and Third avenues, near the E and M trains at Lexington Avenue-53rd Street.

A dining area with a round table and a kitchen with an island in the back. A living area with hardwood floors, two windows, a couch, two round coffee tables, and a TV. A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, hardwood floors, two windows, and light grey walls. A living area with hardwood floors, light grey walls, a round dining table with four chairs, a ceiling fan, a couch, and a TV. Russ Ross/Courtesy the Corcoran Group Prospect Heights

In Prospect Heights, this two-bedroom co-op unit is asking $699,000. The light-filled apartment has one bathroom, five closets, and a dishwasher. It also has charming interior details including crown moldings, nine-foot ceilings, and oak and rosewood floors. The building allows pets and has a bike room. Maintenance charges are $818/month. It’s located on Park Place, between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, mere steps from the B and Q trains at Seventh Avenue, and a seven-minute walk to Prospect Park.

A bedroom with a large bed, a large window, white walls, and hardwood floors. A foyer and a kitchen with wood cabinetry on the right side. A bedroom with a large bed, hardwood floors, a grey couch, and a large window. A living area with hardwood floors, a grey couch, large windows, a bed, and a table with two chairs. Jesse Armas for Renée Lee, Courtesy of Compass Financial District

A condo studio is up for grabs in the Financial District, asking $675,000. It has large windows, 10-foot ceilings, oak floors, a dishwasher, and in-unit washer/dryer. The building has a ton of amenities including a gym, a bike room, children’s playroom, and “sky lounges.” Taxes are $458/month and common charges $514/month. It sits on Wall Street, between Pearl and Water streets, mere steps from the 2 and 3 trains at the Wall Street station.

A living area with a rug, a black leather couch, a large window, a chair, and a TV on the wall. A dining area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a round dining table with four chairs. A bedroom with a large bed, a window, hardwood floors, and white walls. A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Upper East Side

And, finally, a one-bedroom co-op in Lenox Hill is asking $689,000. The unit was recently renovated, per the listing, and has a living room area, a dishwasher, and a ton of closet space. The building has a roof deck, a pool, and a bike room. Maintenance charges come in at $826/month. It’s located on East 76th Street, between First and Second avenues, near the Q train at 72nd Street.

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