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5 NYC apartments for sale near prime subway hubs, if WFH is ending for you

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 19, 2021 - 12:30PM

This Greenwich Village one-bedroom co-op is a quick walk to Union Square where you can catch multiple train lines. 

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New York City’s subway system is finally operating 24/7 again after over a year of limited service and companies are making plans to have workers return to the office. If you’re one of those employees and looking to buy an apartment that’s just a quick walk to a station, your best bet is to take advantage of the market quickly.

The shift to working at home during the pandemic has meant that living close to a major transportation hub has been less of a priority for buyers, and so there's some availability in these areas, which will likely see their desirability ramp up again soon.

If you’re looking to buy in Manhattan, you can find apartments in subway-friendly neighborhoods like Columbus Circle or Union Square. And, if you’re looking to buy in the outer boroughs but need a quick commute into Manhattan for work, you can find apartments within a block of a stop.

To make your apartment search easier, here are five places for sale in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights, Central Park South, Forest Hills, and Tribeca within a five-minute walk of a station.

12 East 14th St., #3F, Greenwich Village

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,100,000. The duplex has millwork, built-ins, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, a walk-in closet, home office alcove, and storage space. The building has a live-in super and laundry room. Union Square is a three-minute walk away where you can catch the 4,5,6, N, Q, R, W, and L trains. 

162 Columbia Heights, #4, Brooklyn Heights 

This two bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,495,000. The co-op has hardwood floors, two wood-burning fireplaces, moldings, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, modern light fixtures, a private terrace, and new stackable washer and dryer. Apartment #4 is located in a townhouse that’s a four-minute walk to the Clark Street 2 and 3 subway station. The Court Street station is also nearby.

160 Central Park South, #1834, Central Park South

This one bedroom, one and a half bath is listed for $1,690,000. Apartment #1834 features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, beamed ceilings, stainless steel appliances, central air, and several closets. Located in Essex House, there’s valet parking, concierge, a laundry room, bike room, and gym. Columbus Circle is a five-minute walk where you can catch the A, B, C, and D plus the 57th Street N, Q, R, and W station is four minutes away.

107-24 71st Rd., #18B, Forest Hills 

This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $1,875,000. Apartment #18B has hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air, and a terrace. The building features a doorman, live-in super, bike room, garage parking, gym, and playroom. The Forest Hills-71st Avenue M, R, E, and F station is three minutes away. 

25 Murray St., #4K, Tribeca

This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $1,849,500. The loft has exposed brick, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, and a walk-in closet. Amenities include a live-in super, doorman, bike storage, laundry room, and gym. There are several subway stations nearby including the Park Place 2 and 3 and City Hall R and W stations.

Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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