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StreetEasy’s Most Wanted: Move-in ready apartments in post-Sandy NYC

By Sara Alessi | November 2, 2012 - 9:24AM 

With much of the city topsy-turvy and in a state of disrepair, move-in-ready apartments may have a heightened appeal to many New York apartment-hunters. As it happens, this roundup of StreetEasy’s Most Wanted -- the 10 apartments StreetEasyusers saved more often than any others this week -- features a selection of renovated apartments that are practically suitcase-ready.

On Norfolk Street (between Stanton and East Houston Streets) on the Lower East Side is a renovated one-bedroom, one-bath co-op on the market for $480k. The dining area of this pet-friendly second-floor walk-up has space for a six-person table, and the apartment has five east-facing windows that overlook a common courtyard. Storage is available in the form of custom built-ins in the bedroom and entryway. And according to ConEd, the power will be back soon.

You’ll find another renovated co-op for sale on West 79th and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The $799k two-bedroom, one-bath co-op in a postwar doorman building has been fully renovated, including the kitchen and marble bathroom. Storage is no problem with six custom closets (one walk-in and two double-sized). The northern exposure offers open city views. The pet-friendly building itself has also been updated, with a renovated lobby and hallways, plus there’s a planted and lit roof deck. You can work from home in the custom-built office area. 

In SoHo, on Crosby and Broome Streets, a renovated fourth-floor $1.475m two-bedroom, one-bath loft co-op has a wall of four large wood-framed windows in the living room and two windows overlooking Crosby Street. The ceilings reach 11.5’ and an industrial-sized manual freight elevator opens into the apartment, which also includes a walk-in pantry/storage room. Besides the elevator, there’s also access to the stairway leading to the Broome Street building entrance. A washer/dryer and central a/c are other perks.

  1. 395 Broadway—2-bed condo, $1.675m
  2. 180 West End Avenue—2-bed do-op, $1.095m
  3. 120 West 70th Street—3-bed co-op, $1.775m
  4. 41 Crosby Street—2-bed co-op, $1.475m
  5. 200 West 79th Street—2-bed co-op, $799k
  6. 20 East 74th Street—4-bed co-op, $2.15m
  7. 35 Underhill Avenue—2-bed condo, $789k
  8. 170 Norfolk Street—1-bed co-op, $480k
  9. 527 Vanderbilt Avenue—2-bed condo, $599k
  10. 312 East 22nd Street—1-bed condo, $999k 

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