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Manhattan apartments asking under $500,000 hosting open houses this weekend

51 East 131st Street, Apartment 5D. A corner studio with a balcony and washer and dryer in a condo equipped with a virtual doorman, garden, fitness center, and more. Asking price: $398,000. Open house: Saturday, October 8, 12 noon to 4 pm, and Sunday, October 9, 11 am to 4 pm. 

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We recently looked at what's available to rent for New Yorkers earning $120,000, but what about buyers? Especially those in the under-half-a-million-dollars market in notoriously expensive Manhattan? Here's a roundup of apartments to fit that budget opening their doors to visitors this weekend. 

24 Bennett Avenue, Apartment 41B. This renovated 700-square-foot one-bedroom has 9-foot-high ceilings and is in a pet-friendly Washington Heights co-op. Asking price: $339,000. Open house: Sunday, October 9, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. 


140 Riverside Drive, Apartment 4E. This junior one-bedroom is an estate sale and is sold in "as is" condition. Asking price: $399,000. Open house: Sunday, October 9, 2:30 pm to 4 pm. 

50 East 8th Street, Apartment 5U. This spacious studio in Greenwich Village has enough room to be divided into two "zones"—one for entertaining, another for sleeping. Electricity is included in the maintenance. Asking price: $410,000. Open house: Sunday, October 9, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

120 East 83rd Street, Apartment 1B. A one-bedroom in a co-op with a planted garden accessible to all residents. Asking price: $475,000. Open house: Sunday, October 9, 1 pm to 2 pm. 

4 Lexington Avenue, Apartment ML. This one-bedroom co-op in an established Gramercy Park co-op has beamed ceilings and a sunken living room. Asking price: $485,000. Sunday, October 9, 11:30 am to 1 pm.