Want to avoid the mansion tax? If your budget is $999,999 (or a bit lower) you can find a decent selection of apartments across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
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UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A renovated prewar one-bedroom condo with a windowed kitchen, crown moldings, beamed ceilings, and herringbone oak floors half a block from Central Park at 41 West 72nd Street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West). $999,999 plus $750/month common charges, $726/month taxes
MURRAY HILL, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, two-bath with a renovated kitchen in a co-op building that allows pied-a-terres, parents co-purchasing, guarantors, and pets at 159 Madison Avenue (between East 32nd and East 33rd streets). $999,999 plus $1,950/month maintenance
TURTLE BAY, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath multi-level co-op with a fireplace in a doorman building that allows pied-a-terre, co-purchasing, and cats (no dogs) at 314 East 50th Street (between First and Second avenues). $999,000 plus $1,216/month taxes
HARLEM, MANHATTAN: A corner one-bedroom condo with new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a sleeping alcove that can be used as a home office in an elevator building at 1280 Fifth Avenue (between East 109th and 110th streets). $999,999 (currently occupied by a tenant)
EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom duplex condo with floor-to-ceiling windows and a seamless glass shower with three shower heads in an elevator building with a common rooftop terrace and views of the Empire State Building at 631 East Ninth Street (between Avenue B and Avenue C). $999,000 plus $553/month common charges, $428/month taxes
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath condo with a private roof deck and hardwood floors throughout on the fourth floor of a pet-friendly building with laundry onsite at 86 Green Street (between Franklin and West). $999,999 plus $515/month common charges
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: A one-bedroom condo with oversized windows, a floor-to-ceiling closet with custom built-in shelves, and a washer and dryer in a building that offers extra storage, courtyards, and a screening room, plus a children’s playroom at 360 Furman Street (at Joralemon). $999,000 plus $883/month common charges
DOUGLASTON, QUEENS: A four-bedroom, three-bath raised ranch with an updated kitchen, two renovated baths and an enclosed porch, plus a finished basement at 65-39 247th Street (at Cullman). $999,999 plus $7,495/year taxes
SPUYTEN DUYVIL, BRONX: A corner four-bedroom, four-bath condo with a center island and a pantry in the kitchen on the 16th floor of an elevator building with a common roof deck at 2287 Johnson Avenue (at Kappock). $999,000 plus $1,916/month common charges, $660/month taxes, includes a deeded parking space, no board approval