As many a high-end New York buyer will tell you, once a home sells for over $1 million, a 1 percent "mansion tax" kicks in on the deal. Meaning, then, that you'll see a lot of places priced like they're for sale at a (very expensive) dollar store—$999,999. If you're looking to pick something up for just under a mil, and skirt the extra payment, we've looked through the listings for options in all five boroughs, from tony co-ops in Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights to an entire multi-family out in Bushwick.
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CHELSEA, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1.5-bath condo at 315 Seventh Avenue (between 27th and 28th). $999,000 + $831/mo common charges, $709/mo taxes.
BATTERY PARK CITY, MANHATTAN: 1-bed, 1.5-bath condo at 30 West Street (between First and Second Place). $999,000 + $971/mo common charges, $1,202/mo taxes.
GRAMERCY PARK, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 2-bath condop at 312 East 23rd Street (between First and Second). $999,999 + $1,949/mo maintenance.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 1-bath co-op at 76 State Street (between Hicks and Henry). $995,000 + $1,500/mo maintenance.
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN: 5-bed, 3-bath multi-family at 1115 Madison Street (between Evergreen and Central). $999,000.
PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 1-bath co-op at 490 Second Street (between Sixth and Seventh). $999,000 + $475/mo maintenance.
HUNTERS POINT, QUEENS: 2-bed, 2-bath condo at 5-19 Borden Avenue (between Fifth and Vernon). $998,000 + $602/mo common charges, $38/mo taxes.
SPUYTEN DUYVIL, BRONX: 4-bed, 3-bath co-op at 2575 Palisade Avenue (between Kappock and Independence). $999,9999 + $2,866/mo maintenance.
TOTTENVILLE, STATEN ISLAND: 4-bed, 2.5-bath house at 23 Bruno Lane (between Jolene and Sprague). $999,000/