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The Open House Scorecard: Broaden your horizons with these views

By Sara Alessi  | July 16, 2012 - 2:59PM

Sure, you want your apartment to look nice inside, but you also want to be able to look out at some nice views.

And you’re not alone: This week’s Open House Scorecard -- the 10 apartments StreetEasy users saved to their open house calendars more often than any others -- features a handful of units with views of the river and city.

Park Slope has a $779k two-bedroom condo on the corner of Second Street and Fourth Avenue (pictured). The apartment features two Juliet balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, central a/c, a washer-dryer and a shared roof deck. You can even see the Statue of Liberty from some angles.

Over in Brooklyn Heights on the corner of State and Henry Streets, you’ll find “360 degree views” of NYC from the private roof deck and master bedroom of a $799k two-bedroom co-op. The fifth-floor walkup also features triple exposures, lots of windows and a skylight in the living and dining room.The windows are new, and there’s also a wood-burning fireplace for those winter nights when it’s too cold for the roof deck.

A $1.1m two-bedroom co-op on the corner of Riverside Drive and West 88th (across from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument) is one place to turn for views of the river and Riverside Park. The eat-in kitchen, which offers views of the park, has been renovated. The electric has been upgraded, and there’s a washer-dryer hook-up.

You may opt to sacrifice an in-unit W/D for the garden views from the roof deck of a $1.15m two-bedroom co-op on the corner of East 18th and Irving Place in Gramercy Park. There’s also relatively low maintenance at $1,387, and co-signers and parents purchasing with children is allowed. But pied-a-terres and guarantors aren’t permitted.

An UWS two-bedroom co-op for $1.295m has a private, planted terrace featuring “sweeping Manhattan views.” It’s located in the Clifton House on West 79th between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. The $1,605 maintenance includes all utilities, and the unit has central a/c. The professional cook’s kitchen has high-end appliances, but the apartment may need an aesthetic makeover.

For more great (and some probably just standard) views, check out the rest of the Scorecard below.

  1. 160 Riverside Drive—2-bed co-op, $1.1m
  2. 130 East 18th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.15m
  3. 127 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.295m
  4. 302 2nd Street—2-bed condo, $779k
  5. 89 State Street—2-bed co-op, $799k
  6. 342 West 85th Street—2-bed condo, $989k
  7. 440 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.345m
  8. 50 Lexington Avenue—2-bed condop, $825k
  9. 77 Hudson Street—2-bed condo, $1.999m
  10. 345 West 70th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.25m

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