Co-op pick of the week

A two bedroom near Riverdale with a renovated kitchen and bath, for $289,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
March 4, 2019 - 12:00PM

This two bedroom is priced under the median asking price for a comparably sized apartment in the Bronx.


For families crammed into tight spaces, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op, 2736 Independence Ave., #5E, might offer a nice alternative. Listed for $289,000, the 800-square-foot apartment is in the postwar, six-story building The Mark Chester. (The listing identifies it as being in "South Riverdale." While it is south of Riverdale, it's actually in Spuyten Duyvil; they're very close.)

Either way, it's competitively priced for the area: The median for a two bedroom in Spuyten Duyvil is $395,000, while in Riverdale, it's $430,750. It's also less than the median asking price for a two bedroom in the Bronx, $369,500.

The apartment has an entry hallway, hardwood floors, as well as a large living room with recessed lighting and sizable windows.

A pass-through opening from the kitchen has a breakfast bar with seating.

The kitchen is renovated and has stainless steel appliances and white subway tile. 

The bathroom is also renovated.

The master bedroom is a nice size; we don't get to see the second one, or a floor plan. 

The apartment offers lots of storage with six closets, and the building is pet-friendly and has a live-in super. Maintenance is not indicated in the listing, but similar apartments in the building show maintenance just over $900. 


The apartment is steps from Henry Hudson Park, and is also south of Seton Park. Transit options include Metro North at the Spuyten Duyvil stop on the Hudson Line, express buses on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and of course, a car if you have one. 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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