Brooklyn | 289 Troutman Street, No. 2B
A one-bedroom, one-bath, 766-square-foot apartment with a combined living and dining room that has a painted brick wall, a kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances, a home office with a built-in desk currently serving as a nursery, a primary bedroom with a door to a fire escape that’s functioning as a balcony, and a washer and dryer, on the second floor of a four-story non-doorman walk-up building near Knickerbocker Avenue. Sarah Riegle, Compass, 917-371-6595; compass.com
Common charges: $242 a month
Taxes: $201 a month
The monthly charges at this self-managed condo are relatively low for New York City.
While the fire escape seems unusually large and is advertised as a terrace, putting furniture on it appears to run afoul of fire-safety laws. The bathroom lacks a window.
Manhattan | 161 West 86th Street, No. 7DD
Upper West Side Co-op
A one-bedroom, one-bath, 750-square-foot prewar apartment with a living room that has beamed ceilings, a dining alcove, a home-office alcove, a windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar and wine refrigerator, a bedroom with a window seat, and a windowed bathroom, on the seventh floor of a 12-story doorman elevator building with a laundry room and roof deck. Kathryn Johnson, Sotheby’s International Realty, 917-826-7050; sothebysrealty.com
$2,451 a month
The apartment has four closets and also comes with a basement storage area. The kitchen has the potential for good ventilation since the stove is by a window.
Buyers can finance only 65 percent of the price, so be prepared to put down about $270,000. All of the windows but one face north.
Manhattan | 415 Main Street, No. 4G
Roosevelt Island Condo
A three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,400-square-foot apartment with hardwood floors, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a dining alcove, a windowed kitchen with a dishwasher and granite counters, a primary suite with three closets, a secondary bedroom with built-in bookshelves, a washer and dryer, and northern and western exposures, on the fourth floor of a 17-story doorman elevator building completed in 2010 with a lounge, roof deck and gym. Ben Garama, Corcoran Group, 347-524-6934; corcoran.com
Common charges: $2,144 a month
Taxes: $549 a month, abated through 2029
The layout, with a bathroom for every bedroom, seems like a master class in efficiency. The apartment has had just a single owner since the building opened, meaning wear and tear is minimal.
Though technically part of hectic Manhattan, Roosevelt Island has a quiet suburban vibe, which could turn off city slickers.
Given the fast pace of the current market, some properties may no longer be available at the time of publication.
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