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The Open House Scorecard: Prewar UWS condos for under a mil (seriously)

By Sara Alessi  | April 23, 2012 - 2:05PM

If you’re a sucker for prewar AND not up for trying to convince board members that you, your family and your pets would make suitable neighbors, take notes on this week’s Open House Scorecard — a roundup of the 10 apartments users saved more often than any others this past weekend. The list features two new condo conversions in the same 37-unit Lincoln Square-area building...for under $1 million. 

Take the 2-bedroom/one-bath unit (pictured) at 220 W 71st Street — between West End and Amsterdam Avenues — which is going for $849k with very reasonable-for-prime-Manhattan combined monthly carrying costs of about $1,200. It’s a new conversion with a renovated, modern bathroom and a kitchen sporting granite countertops and new appliances (no w/d, but you can't have it all). The building is only half a block away from the 1, 2 and 3 trains. It's also in the vaunted PS 199 elementary school zone.  However, a remote doorman system takes the place of a real, live doorman.

Elswewhere in the 10-story building, a $599k one-bedroom condo (pictured at left), also features a renovated bathroom and a kitchen with new appliances and granite counter space. The space has northern and eastern exposures with double paned windows, and the prop tax/carrying charges will cost you $824/month.

If pitching yourself to a co-op board doesn’t give you the jitters and you've got a bit more cash on hand, you might consider a $2.35 million three-bedroom co-op on Greenwich Street between Leroy and Morton Streets. The 2,100-square foot loft offers a renovated chef’s kitchen and a living room with south, east and west exposures (each bedroom has a southern exposure), and a woodburning fireplace. The master bedroom has two walk-in, windowed closets to give your clothes some bragging rights too.   

Check out the rest of the Scorecard below, and don’t hesitate to reach out to BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Serviceto help you find an expert agent.

  1. 514 9th Street—2-bed condo, $349k
  2. 622 Greenwich Street—3-bed co-op $2.35m
  3. 329 West 89th Street—2-bed co-op, $895k
  4. 220 W 71st Street—2-bed condo, $849k
  5. 220 W 71st Street—1-bed condo, $599k
  6. 90 Hudson Street—2-bed co-op, $1.995m
  7. 110 West 86th Street—2-bed condo, $1.199m
  8. 163 West 80th Street—3-bed condo, $1.695m
  9. 30 West 61st Street—3-bed condo, $1.85m
  10. 243 8th Street—2-bed condo, $715k

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