Ready to stop renting, but don’t know how you’ll ever manage to pay for your own apartment in NYC? In honor of First-Time Buyers Week here at Brick Underground, we’ve highlighted 10 seriously affordable units across all five boroughs that can be yours for under $400,000 (and some for way under that), including a prewar Upper West Side studio with an arched entryway, an Art Deco one-bedroom with a large foyer in Flatbush and a loft-like Spuyten Duyvil one-bedroom with nine-foot ceilings.
UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN: A prewar studio just two blocks from Central Park with an arched entryway, hardwood floors, French doors that lead to the living and dining area, and high beamed ceilings in a full-service co-op building with a full-time doorman, a live-in super, laundry room, storage, bike room, and a landscaped garden at 127 West 96th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues). $399,000 plus $536/month maintenanceMURRAY HILL, MANHATTAN: A co-op studio with new windows, a newly renovated open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and lots of closets and built-in shelves in a 24-hour doorman building with a live-in super and a gym with boxing and yoga rooms at 5 Tudor City Place (between East 40th and East 41st streets). $389,000 plus $702/month maintenance
FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom, one-bath Art Deco co-op with ornate built-ins, plaster arches, high ceilings, original hardwood floors, lots of closets, and a large foyer that can be used as an office or dining area in a building with a community garden, a live-in super, laundry in the basement, and bike storage at 657 East 26th Street (between Glenwood Road and Amersfort Place). $245,000 plus $395/month maintenanceWILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom turn-key unit with a window in every room, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a renovated bathroom and kitchen, plus an in-unit washer and dryer, in a pet-friendly co-op near McCarren Park at 330 South 3rd Street (between Hooper and Keap streets). $298,000 plus $562/month maintenance
KENSINGTON, BROOKLYN: An 850-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath unit with an updated kitchen with brand-new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and new wooden cabinets, as well as a refinished bathroom with new tiles and a reglazed tub in a pet-friendly elevator building with a part-time doorman at 540 Ocean Parkway (between Avenue F and Ditmas Avenue). $340,000 plus $521/month maintenanceFOREST HILLS, QUEENS: A one-bedroom, one-bath with central heat and air-conditioning, hickory wood plank flooring, and a modern gourmet kitchen with Italian cabinetry and stainless steel appliances in a building with a full-time doorman, a live-in super, a common terrace and lounge, and laundry on every floor at 107-40 Queens Boulevard (between Continental Avenue and 70th Road). $399,000 plus $794/month maintenance
ST. GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND: An 1,100-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bath unit with a large living/dining area, king-sized bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen with brand-new stainless steel appliances, six deep closets, and a kitchen pantry in an elevator building with a doorman at 50 Fort Place (between Daniel Low Terrace and Monroe Avenue). $335,000 plus $750/month maintenance
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