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Looking for condo finishes? Check out this $2,550 alcove studio

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Studios get a bum rap because many of them are one-room boxes. One of the best features of this $2,550 alcove studio in Kips Bay is that both the kitchen and the sleeping area are tucked away into corners, giving the feel of three separate rooms.

The small kitchen nook has stainless appliances, including a dishwasher (see below). They even managed to fit in a breakfast bar (and if that's not enough, it looks like the current occupant made room for a little dining area too).

According to the listing, there's a double closet and two more on top of that. Not bad for a studio. And the building has extra storage space available.

The bedroom nook has a window (though it appears from the main image of the apartment that the windows look out onto another building, with no real view to speak of).

The apartment's in a post-war condo building with an elevator, live-in super and a doorman (and it's less than two blocks from the 6 train). Note: pets are not allowed. Also, you'll have to provide two months' security deposit and pay a 15 percent broker fee for the apartment, so that initial outlay will be rather hefty.


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