An apartment on Central Park West comes with certain bragging rights, usually in exchange for a through-the-roof price tag. But this $349,000 studio gives you a tony address without breaking the bank. You get the opportunity to live across from Central Park (at West 82nd Street) and on one of the city's best avenues — you'll have to make do with a half-fridge and a shower (sans bathtub), though.
The 10th-floor apartment has three windows, western views (in other words, city, not park, views), and a kitchen with marble counters and stainless appliances, like the aforementioned mini fridge. The beamed ceilings are high, plus the wood floors are new, and there's a walk-in closet.
The 1925 building, called The Alden, and located at 82nd Street, was designed by famed architect Emery Roth. It's got 24-hour doormen and concierge, a roof deck, garage and bike room.