Price Check

Here's what $500,000 will buy you in Manhattan right now (and they're not just studios!)

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner | July 17, 2017 - 3:00PM 

MIDTOWN EAST, MANHATTAN: A renovated one-bedroom, one-bath with high beamed ceilings, oak floors, a windowed kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, custom lighting throughout the unit, and custom designed closets, in an elevator building with a full-time doorman, a roof deck, a gym, a bike room and a new laundry room at 333 East 43rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). $499,000 plus $1,524/month maintenance  

Think it’s impossible to find an apartment in Manhattan for around $500,000? It isn’t. Here are 10 units across the borough that fit the bill­, including a Murray Hill one-bedroom where J.P. Morgan once lived with his family, an alcove studio overlooking a courtyard in Sutton Place and a one-bedroom in a sixth floor walk-up in the East Village.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS: A two-bedroom, one-bath home with nine-foot ceilings, oak floors and new windows in a walk-up building with a super, a central laundry area, storage and a bike room at 720 West 173rd Street (between Fort Washington and Haven Avenues). $499,000 plus $909/month maintenance

WEST VILLAGE: A loft-like studio with hardwood floors and high ceilings in a pet-friendly elevator building with a part-time doorman, on-site laundry and common storage at 9 Barrow Street (between Bleecker and West 4th Streets). $500,000 plus $1,273/month maintenance

SUTTON PLACE: A north-facing alcove studio that overlooks the building’s courtyard with a separate kitchen, lots of closets and room for a Queen-sized bed in a full-service building with a 24-hour doorman, a live-in super, a newly renovated roof deck, a fitness center, a bike room and a parking garage at 333 East 55th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) $499,000 plus $1,275/month maintenance

GREENWICH VILLAGE: A studio with a windowed bathroom, a renovated kitchen and three large closets in a co-op building with a planted garden, an elevator, common storage, a bike room, on-site parking and a live-in super at 54 East 8th Street (between Greene and Mercer Streets). $499,000 plus $1,265/month maintenance  

CENTRAL HARLEM, MANHATTAN: A renovated one-bedroom, one-bath condo with exposed brick, a stainless steel chef’s kitchen, wood flooring and an open living room with cove lighting in a pet-friendly pre-war building with a planted backyard and a laundry room at 48 West 138th Street (between 5th Avenue ­and Malcolm X Boulevard). $499,900 plus $417/month common charges and $242/month taxes

MURRAY HILL, MANHATTAN: A renovated top-floor one-bedroom, one-bath with exposed brick, a wood-burning fireplace, original moldings and overhead storage in a townhouse that J.P. Morgan and his family once called home at 34 East 38th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues). $490,000 plus $1,436/month maintenance.

EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op unit with hardwood floors, lots of closets and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops in a sixth-floor walk-up at 321 East 12th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). $495,000 plus $670/month maintenance  

UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A newly renovated one-bedroom, one-bath unit with herringbone hardwood floors, lots of windows and ample closets in a pet-friendly pre-war building with a part-time super, a key lock elevator, on-site laundry and a bike room at 203 West 98th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). $495,000 plus $989/month maintenance

LENOX HILL, MANHATTAN: A one-bedroom condo with high ceilings, hardwood floors, a full kitchen and a large bathroom with a dressing area in a building with a full-time doorman, a fitness room and a shared garden at 425 East 63rd Street (between First and York Avenues). $499,000 plus $800/month maintenance



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