Got a budget of $650,000, give or take? It’ll get you mostly studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but you can also snag a penthouse with two-bedrooms in Queens. If multi-family houses strike your fancy, expand your search to the Bronx and Staten Island.
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LINCOLN SQUARE, MANHATTAN: A studio with a renovated kitchen and bath and a windowed alcove for sleeping; it's in a doorman building with a private park located near Riverside Park at 205 West End Avenue (and 70th Street). $650,000 plus $845/month maintenance
WEST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom co-op with exposed brick and a windowed kitchen (dishwasher can be installed with board approval) in a pet-friendly elevator building that accepts guarantors at 15 Jones Street (between West Fourth and Bleecker). $650,000 plus $920/month maintenance
SUTTON PLACE, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath co-op with a renovated kitchen, washer and dryer hookup, and soundproof picture windows, as well as a terrace in a doorman building with a gym and spa at 303 East 57th Street (at Second). $650,000 plus $2,726/month maintenance
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: A studio condo with a Juliet balcony, concrete beamed ceilings and a washer and dryer in a pet-friendly building a block away from the Grand Street Shopping District at 242 South First Street (between Havemeyer and Roebling). $650,000 plus $232/month common charges, $398/month taxes
CLINTON HILL, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom co-op with exposed brick, a woodburning fireplace and high ceilings in an elevator building with a bike room at 157 Waverly Avenue (at Myrtle). $649,000 plus $643/month maintenance, no board approval required
ROCKAWAY, QUEENS: A two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse condo with a private balcony and private indoor parking spot included; it's in a building with a fitness club and locker rooms off the boardwalk at 136 Beach 117th Street (at Rockaway Beach Boulevard). $649,000 plus $575/month common charges
NORTH CORONA, QUEENS: A two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse condo with white marble baths and quartz countertops in an elevator building on a corner lot facing the Flushing Marina Waterfront at 112-02 Northern Boulevard (at 112th). $650,000 plus $500/month common charges, $66/month taxes (25 year 421A tax abatement in place)
RIVERDALE, BRONX: A three-bedroom, two-bath multi-family brick house with an updated kitchen, sunroom, unheated but enclosed rear porch, second-floor terrace and an unfinished basement at 436 West 261st Street (between Delafield and Liebig). $649,000
NEW SPRINGVILLE, STATEN ISLAND: A five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, two-family house (with a three-bedroom main unit) with a basement, garage and big yard at 77 Copley Street (between Fraser and Nehring). $649,000