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What you’ll get across NYC for $500,000

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Half a million dollars for an apartment-buying budget surprisingly gives you plenty to choose from throughout NYC’s five boroughs, from studios and one-bedrooms in Manhattan, like the one in Carnegie Hall pictured above, to one-bedrooms and some two-bedrooms in Brooklyn and Queens, and even larger multi-family homes in the Bronx and Staten Island.

CHELSEA, MANHATTAN: A prewar studio with beamed ceilings, picture moldings, new thermopane casement windows, plus California closets, in an elevator building with a planted roof deck at 201 West 16th Street (between Seventh and Eighth). $500,000 plus $1,137/month maintenance

MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: A co-op studio with 13-foot ceilings and a separate kitchen and sleeping loft in a pet-friendly doorman building that permits pied-a-terres, guarantors and co-purchasers at 372 Fifth Avenue (between East 35th and East 36th). $499,000 plus $1,177/month maintenance

CLINTON HILL, BROOKLYN: A renovated one-bedroom co-op with a windowed kitchen and built-in bookcases in a non-smoking elevator building with renovated laundry facilities at 165 Clinton Avenue (between Myrtle and Willoughby). $500,000

CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a washer and dryer and video intercom in an elevator building on the Coney Island boardwalk at 3030 West 32nd Street (at Surf Avenue). $505,750 plus $389/month common charges, $14/month taxes

PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom, one-bath co-op with an eat-in kitchen in a pet-friendly elevator building with storage available near Prospect Park at 209 Lincoln Place (between Seventh and Eighth). $499,999 plus $824/month maintenance

WOODHAVEN, QUEENS: A three-bedroom, two-bath colonial house with a gas fireplace, basement, backyard and detached garage at 89-14 Woodhaven Boulevard (between 89th and 91st). $499,999 plus $293/month taxes

ASTORIA, QUEENS: A south-facing one-bedroom, one-bath condo with stainless steel appliances in a doorman building near the waterfront at 30-85 Vernon Boulevard (between 30th Drive and 31st Avenue). $499,000 plus $636/month common charges, $8/month taxes (25-year tax abatement)

SOUNDVIEW, BRONX: A five-bedroom, three-bath multi-family (including a three-bedroom owners duplex plus two-bedroom apartment) with an enclosed front porch and an extension deck located two blocks from the 6 train at 1055 Stratford Avenue (between Watson and Bruckner). $510,000

MARINERS HARBOR, STATEN ISLAND: A recently constructed three-bedroom, three-bath multi-family (six bedrooms total) with a finished basement and detached garage at 177 Grandview Avenue (between Arlington and Davidson). $499,999 plus $4,000/month taxes


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