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Scrumptious studios for less than the cost of a Manhattan parking spot (1 West 67th Street, #201; Compass) Scrumptious studios for less than the cost of a Manhattan parking spot (1 West 67th Street, #201; Compass)
As Governor Cuomo's recently announced reopening plan shows, New Yorkers will not have to spend the summer confined to their apartments. There will be more to do as businesses open up again, and newly launched street closures will allow extra space to enjoy the warmer weather at a safe social distance. In such an environment, studios can seem like an appealing way of setting up a New York City home base.

Indeed, well before the first case was reported, there were certain advantages to living in a studio. In co-ops, smaller square footage mean smaller maintenance fees. Ingenious storage solutions can make small units seem larger and ensure that the money saved on maintenance doesn't go towards housing one's belongings elsewhere. Not to mention they can serve as a way to live in a historic building without breaking the bank - e.g., Jaws author Peter Benchley had a studio in the landmarked Hotel des Artistes, and it is now listed for under half a million dollars.

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Hotel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street Hotel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street (Compass)

Below, take a look at well-finished, excellently located apartments that cost less than a parking place in a flashy new condominium. These apartments are often marketed as starter apartments or pied-a-terres, but some may like them too much to leave.

339-East-58th-Street-01 All images of 339 East 58th Street via Elliman

Virtual tour available

70-La-Salle-Stret-01 All images of 70 La Salle Street via Keller Williams

444-East-87th-Street-01 All images of 444 East 87th Street via Keller Williams

45-Tudor-City-Place-01 All images of Prospect Tower via Douglas Elliman

Virtual tour available

457-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Addison Hall via Christie's

6 months free maintenance

340-East-83rd-Street-01 All images of 340 East 83rd Street via Compass

325-West-45th-Street-01 All images of The Whitby via Elegran

25-Tudor-City-Place-01 All images of Tudor Tower via Compass

175-East-93rd-Street-01 All images of 175 East 93rd Street via Compass

457-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Addison Hall via Compass

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