While $350,000 isn’t the biggest budget to be armed with for this NYC real estate market, there are quite a few Manhattan and Brooklyn studios for anyone who’s just starting out on their own, or doesn’t need much space. Queens offers more space—no surprise—and there’s even an investment-only property in Staten Island that could yield over $36,000 a year.
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SUTTON PLACE, MANHATTAN: A studio co-op with beamed ceilings and a windowed kitchen and bath in a doorman building that allows dogs up to 30 pounds that allows dogs up to 30 pounds and has a roof deck and gym at 333 East 53rd Street (between First and Second). $350,000 plus $785/month maintenance
MIDTOWN EAST, MANHATTAN: A high-floor studio co-op with plank floors in an elevator building with common laundry at 153 East 57th Street (between Lexington and Third). $350,000 plus $793/month maintenance, includes utilities, no dogs, guarantors or investors, subletting allowed for five years after one year of residency
KIPS BAY, MANHATTAN: A studio co-op with a private patio, a windowed bath, and a windowed kitchen in an elevator building with a private underground parking garage and a live-in super at 150 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third). $349,000 plus $763/month maintenance, $117/month assessment until 2018
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A studio co-op overlooking a courtyard in an elevator building with a part-time doorman, a common roof deck, and bike and basement storage at 40 Clinton Street (between Pierrepoint and Clark). $345,000 plus $427/month maintenance
BRIGHTON BEACH, BROOKLYN: A studio condo with a 20-foot balcony and custom closets on the third floor of a doorman building with an outdoor pool and a fitness center at 3111 Ocean Parkway (between Season Breeze and Brighton Beach Avenue). $359,000 plus $354/month common charges
JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS: A one-bedroom co-op with a windowed eat-in kitchen and original hardwood floors on the top floor of an elevator building with a live-in super at 35-45 81st street (between 35th and 37th). $350,000 plus $717/month maintenance
LITTLE NECK, QUEENS: A three-bedroom, one-bath co-op with updated kitchen and bath and double closets in all bedrooms in a building with private security, parking available, and a barbecue area at 246-41 57th Drive (at 246th). $345,000
SPUYTEN DUYVIL, BRONX: A corner one-bedroom co-op with a balcony and views of the Hudson River in a doorman building with a heated pool and parking at 2621 Palisade Avenue (at Kappock). $350,000 plus $1,040/month maintenance, capital improvement assessment $35.89/month
ROSEBANK, STATEN ISLAND: A five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath two-family investor-only townhouse with a remodeled walk-in studio ($900/month rent) and three bedrooms on the main level and two bedrooms in the attic ($2,150/month) at 258 Edgewater Street (at Sylva). $350,000 plus $308/month taxes, $40/month homeowners association fee; for investors, total income: $36,600/year