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Buy a studio in Manhattan for $300K or under: this weekend's best budget-friendly open houses

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In this new feature, we pick properties for you to check out on open-house weekends.

Anywhere else, $300,000 would buy you a house. But in this fair city, even a mighty fine studio is a stretch, especially in Manhattan. These apartments do ring in under that figure, and are hosting open houses this weekend.

509 East 88th Street, #5A, Yorkville. Adorable, plus the kitchen and bathroom have been made over. Asking price: $275,000 Open house: Sunday, March 22, 1 pm to 2 pm.

25 Tudor City Place, #1415, Midtown East. The bathroom in this Tudor City studio has been renovated, and the closets—there are three!—are plentiful. Asking price: $285,000 Open house: Sunday, March 22, 1 pm to 2 pm.

90 LaSalle Street, #13F, Morningside Heights. At 500 square feet, this studio is more spacious than usual, plus it gets lots of light. Asking price: $295,000. Open house: Sunday, March 22, 11 am to 12 noon.

327 West 85th Street, #5C, Upper West Side. A woodburning fireplace adds charm to this fifth-floor perch on the UWS. Asking price: $299,000. Open house: Sunday, March 22, 2:30 pm to 4 pm.

238 East 30th Street, #3E, Kips Bay. This studio is as private as can be, tucked into a carriage house behind a co-op. Asking price: $300,000. Open house: Sunday, March 22, 2 pm to 3:30 pm. 


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