10 NYC apartments you can buy for under $600K

Posted On Thu, September 24, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, September 24, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Features, real estate trends

For roughly $600,000, would you prefer a two-bedroom in a pre-war building located across from a park in south Brooklyn or a studio on a high floor of a Park Avenue co-op in Murray Hill? A recently renovated studio in Lincoln Square with Central Park views or a two-bedroom corner unit in Bay Ridge? Whether you’re prioritizing square footage over location or green space access over public transit options, you’ll be able to find a home in New York City that meets your specific needs, thanks to record-high inventory. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 apartments across the city now on the market for under $600,000.


Images courtesy of Compass/Michael J. Franco

2025 Broadway, 29G
Lincoln Center
For $525,000, a studio located in prime Lincoln Square offers a separate kitchen with a breakfast bar and space-saving elements like a queen-sized Murphy bed. In addition to new stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry, the home also has views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Located at 2025 Broadway, the apartment sits within the Nevada Towers, a 30-story full-service co-op building known for its unique, inward-bending shape. Amenities include a shared roof deck, a live-in super, and a laundry room.

[Listing details: 2025 Broadway, 29G at CityRealty]
[At Compass by Michael J. Frasco, Miriam Richards, Greg Holzmann, and Veronica Hinman]


Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

202 Baltic Street, #4
Cobble Hill
A one-bedroom in Brooklyn drenched in natural light and boasting coveted design elements like built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace is now on the market for $575,000. The Cobble Hill apartment has a large living room, a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a cute kitchen with new appliances and enough space for a small dining area. The pre-war building offers free laundry, storage, and is located near lots of great restaurants and shopping, as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park.

[Listing details: 202 Baltic Street, #4 at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens by Catherine A. Zito]


Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

24 Monroe Place, 11B
Brooklyn Heights
Located in a nearly 100-year-old building on a tree-lined block, this $599,000 one-bedroom, one-bath apartment screams Brooklyn Heights. The apartment at 24 Monroe Place exudes classic charm, found in its beamed ceilings, oak flooring, built-in bookshelves, and small writing nook. Maintenance will cost you about $1,230 per month. Residents of the co-op building have access to a roof deck with views stretching to the Statue of Liberty.

[Listing details: 24 Monroe Place, 11B at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens by Natalie Rabaa]


Photos courtesy of CORE

35-40 82nd Street,3B
Jackson Heights
A lovely, generously-sized two-bedroom is available in the Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights for $588,500. The third-floor home provides extra space in the form of a foyer and five closets. Residents of the Stephen Hall co-op building have access to a laundry room, elevator, and bike storage. Located between 35th and 37th Avenues, the building is near an incredible array of restaurants for which the neighborhood is known, as well as the 7 train at 82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue for an easy commute into Manhattan.

[Listing details: 35-40 82nd Street, 3B at CityRealty]
[At CORE by Armen Meschian and Armen Kojoyian]


Photos courtesy of Warburg Realty

320 East 42nd Street, #1218
Turtle Bay
Art Deco details, proximity to major public transit lines, and views of the United Nations and East River all can be yours for $500,000. The one-bedroom home boasts a wall of windows facing east that bring in lots of natural light and overlooks the public park, Tudor City Greens. In addition to the stainless steel appliances and stunning French doors, the space also comes with handy built-in cabinets, making it easier to set up a work-from-home space. The apartment is located in the Woodstock Tower, a landmarked 32-story building built as a hotel in 1929 and later converted into a co-op in 1980. Amenities include a fitness center, a landscaped garden, and a laundry room.

[Listing details: 320 East 42nd Street, #1218 at CityRealty]
[At Warburg Realty by Joel E. Moss, Samantha Rose Frith, and Zachary Sutton]


Photos courtesy of Rise Media

10 Park Avenue, Unit 14R 
Murray Hill
Coming in just slightly under our budget is this high-floor studio in Murray Hill at $599,000. The 14th-floor co-op at 10 Park Avenue, which was built in 1932 and rises 26 stories, is owned by Analisse Taft-Gersten, founder of the ALT for Living design store, and her husband James Gersten, co-founder of taco chain La Esquina, as the New York Post reported. Thanks to novel elements like the raised entrance gallery that can double as a dining nook or office and a separate dressing area leading to the bathroom, the small space feels bigger. Other nice touches include the subway tile and custom cabinets in the kitchen, large casement windows, and beamed ceilings.

[Listing details: 10 Park Avenue, Unit 14R at CityRealty]
[At Compass by Michael J. Frasco]


Photos courtesy of Halstead

570 44th Street, #3
Sunset Park
This $560,000 two-bedroom in Sunset Park is perfect for those looking for a renovated apartment in a historic building located near green space. Located at 570 44th Street within a historic district, the apartment boasts original hardwood floors, built-in closets, crown moldings, and even a safe built into the wall. While lots of 100-year-old details remain, many upgrades have been made to the home, including the kitchen’s new stainless steel appliances, countertops, and fun pops of color found throughout. The building faces Sunset Park, which, from its highest hill has views as far as the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey.

[Listings details: 570 44th Street, #3 at CityRealty]
[At Halstead by Joanna Mayfield Marks]


Photos courtesy of Halstead

252 West 20th Street, #3A
Chelsea
A cute one-bedroom in Chelsea is asking $599,000, listed well below the neighborhood’s median price of about $900,000 for co-ops. Built-in oak storage, a wood-burning fireplace, exposed brick, and laundry in the building make this apartment a winner. Plus, the kitchen has been renovated with a dishwasher and a windowed breakfast bar. A new shared roof deck boasts views of the Empire State Building and beyond.

[Listing details: 252 West 20th Street, #3A at CityRealty]
[At Halstead by Scott Sobol]


Credit to VHT, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

943 Saint Mark’s Avenue, #4A
Crown Heights
Asking $395,000, this one-bedroom in Crown Heights is the most affordable apartment on the list. Advertised in the listing as a starter home, the apartment at 943 Saint Mark’s Avenue has been given an elegant upgrade and boasts a kitchen with edgy black lacquered cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. But hardwood floors and brick walls help maintain a sense of Brooklyn charm. Amenities include a common roof deck, bike storage, laundry on every floor of the building, and a J-51 tax abatement through 2026. Brower Park and the Brooklyn’s Children Museum are located just one tree-lined block away, with all of the delicious eateries and fun bars of Nostrand Avenue just a bit further.

[Listing details: 943 Saint Mark’s Avenue, #4A at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Jonathan Tager]


Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

307 72nd Street, #2D
Bay Ridge
On a charming corner in Bay Ridge, this tasteful two-bedroom is asking $465,000. The spacious corner unit has enough living space for a large dining room table and a sectional sofa. Three windows and tall ceilings bring in tons of natural light, while the white oak flooring and the brick and slate wood-burning fireplace add some uniqueness. The home is just steps from bustling 3rd Avenue, which has plenty of dining and shopping options to meet all of your needs.

[Listing details: 307 72nd Street, #2D at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by David Kafko]

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