Condo pick of the week

A Central Harlem two bedroom with private outdoor space, for under $1 million

By Donna M. Airoldi | October 10, 2018 - 9:00AM 

This new two bedroom comes with a 25-year tax abatement.


If you’re looking for a decent amount of space for a newly built, two-bedroom, two-bath condo that is located near the subway for under $1 million, this Central Harlem apartment, 70 West 139th St., #8B, could be the place for you.

Brick Underground has seen several listings for two-bedroom condos in new buildings sized at around 800-850 square feet, but this apartment has more than 1,000. It also has a 21-foot long balcony off the living room area. It is listed for $995,000, which is just slightly above the $969,000 median for the neighborhood, per StreetEasy.

The south-facing apartment has wide-plank oak flooring, high ceilings, and large-sized washer and dryer, which is located down a hallway toward the second bedroom. The stainless steel and granite open kitchen includes a dishwasher.

The bedrooms are located on either side of the living room. The master bedroom is nearly 200 square feet in size and has an en suite bath. The second bedroom has three windows, according to the floorplan, but only two are in the photo.

The master bath has an east-facing window. Both baths have subway-tiled walls and appear to be good sized judging by the photos.

The entry foyer has a closet, and there are three more closets across from the kitchen area. The building features a 24-hour virtual doorman, live-in super, electric car-charging stations, a gym, and a roof deck. Photos also show storage cages in the basement. Monthly common charges are $699; monthly taxes are $30. The description says taxes are abated for 25 years.

The 2 and 3 express trains are four blocks south at 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, which is also where the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is located. A few more blocks down the street are coffee shops and restaurants, including the famous Sylvia’s and Red Rooster.


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