If you don't mind walking up to the fourth floor, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op, 34-35 82nd St., #42, in Jackson Heights, Queens might be a good fit for you. It is listed for $585,000 and looks nice, big, and bright.
But check out the numbers: While it has a maintenance of $717, you need to put down 25 percent to buy. (Down payments for NYC co-ops can run from 20 to 25 percent, but adhering to such stringent financial requirements for a Queens co-op is perhaps an example of co-op buildings being out-of-step with the current buyer's market.)
The apartment has maple floors with inlaid woodwork, crown and baseboard molding, three exposures, and seven oversized windows. The living room is big and open.
The formal dining room has a built-in china cabinet and coffered walls.
The windowed, renovated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, built-in microwave and dishwasher, black granite, and white cabinetry. There is also a stackable washer dryer.
The master bedroom is east-facing.
The second bedroom is south-facing.
The bathroom has the original subway tile, pedestal sink and deep tub. It also has a window.
Amenities include a live-in super, shared private courtyard, laundry in the basement, storage, and a bike room. Pets and small dogs are permitted.
Dining and shopping is close by along the busy Northern Boulevard, and more options can be found along Roosevelt Avenue. Transportation to Manhattan is easy; the 7 train can get you to Midtown in a little over a half and hour.
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