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The Open House Scorecard: No doorman, no problem

By Sara Alessi  | May 7, 2012 - 11:48AM

Not all New Yorkers need or want a 24/7 doorman. This week's Open House Scorecard--the 10 apartments StreetEasy users saved to their open-house calendars most often this past weekend--features a few places that may appeal to the DIY crowd.

On West 90th Street, half a block from Central Park, a $695k one-bedroom condo (pictured) is in a prewar elevator building with a video security system rather than a doorman. There's a renovated, windowed kitchen and a master bedroom with southern views over townhouse gardens. Low monthly charges ($669) include a $126 monthly assessment until December for common area renovations. 

A renovated $949.5K two-bedroom/two-bath prewar co-op on the corner of West 72nd and Columbus doesn’t require board approval as it's a sponsor unit. Here the doorman is part-time, though the $2,065/month maintenance seems closer to a full-time doorman price.

If you really want to forget the whole doorman thing, you might consider a $1.5 million four-bedroom townhouse in Park Slope on 6th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, which "needs updating." The brick home can be used as a one- or two-family space, and whoever buys it can build up to 1,500 additional square feet.

Whether or not a doorman tops your must-have list, browse the rest of the Scorecard below. If you’re tired of just flirting, let BrickUnderground’s free Agent Referral Service hook you up with an expert to help you with your search.

  1. 440 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $850k
  2. 250 West 88th Street—2-bed condo, $995k
  3. 49 West 72nd Street—2-bed co-op, $949.5k
  4. 522 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $869k
  5. 200 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $839k
  6. 205 East 22nd Street—1-bed condo, $950k
  7. 372 6th Street—4-bed townhouse, $1.5m
  8. 203 West 90th Street—2-bed condo, $1.395m
  9. 241 8th Street—3-bed multi-family, $995k
  10. 30 West 90th Street—1-bed condo, $695k

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