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As if the building name–The Penny Lane–of this unusual home at 215 East 24th Street in Manhattan’s Kips Bay wasn’t sweet enough, the building is a former ice cream factory that was transformed into a full-service co-op. On the market for $825,000, this maisonette-style apartment is accessible through a private entrance from the street or via a full-service lobby. It’s a duplex of sorts, with loft-like proportions and an interesting layout.
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Here’s a top-floor, one-bedroom duplex condop at 61 Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay that’s nicely updated, bright, and pretty sizable for the price–and if you like the simplistic stlye, it’s available fully furnished. But the best part is the 300-square-foot private terrace off the master bedroom on the second floor. It boasts sweeping city views, surround sound, an outdoor TV, grill, storage shed, and built-in seating for 10 with cushion storage .
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Kips Bay may not be the most trendy ‘hood, but it’s just a few blocks away from bustling Nomad, all the bars in Murray Hill (if that’s your thing) and a quick walk to Grand Central. And as of today, 18 units are up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery at 145 Madison Avenue, a new 21-story rental building between East 31st and 32nd Streets. The mixed-income units are reserved for those earning 30, 60, and 120 percent of the area median income and range from $580/month studios to $2,270/month one-bedrooms.
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This mid-19th century townhouse in Manhattan’s often overlooked neighborhood of Kips Bay might be a dime a dozen in a Brooklyn neighborhood like Cobble Hill. But in Midtown it’s asking $4.3 million and it looks as cute as a button somehow. This four-story-plus-cellar Greek Revival-style (officially) three-family home sits on a pretty tree-lined residential street. At 18-inches wide its well-maintained and fetching façade is highlighted by custom contrasting shutters.
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Located in a boutique 1931 Bing & Bing co-op in Kip’s Bay, a renovated one-bedroom pad has hit the market for $799,000. The light-filled apartment at 140 East 28th Street boasts charming pre-war details like a wood-burning fireplace, arched entry, beamed ceilings, and a classic layout that efficiently separates dining and entertainment areas.