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153 Martense Street via Corcoran 153 Martense Street via Corcoran
It's that time of year when people are resuming their apartment hunts, and that especially includes growing families. New York's parks, cultural offerings, educational opportunities, abundance of activities, and extensive transportation network make it highly attractive to parents, yet New York prices can be a powerful deterrent. But there's no need to surrender to the suburbs: The following three-bedroom apartments offer excellent space, are located in family-friendly neighborhoods, and come in under $1.2 million.
Park Slope Perks
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Sprawling top-floor unit is filled with natural light from south-facing bay windows in the living room and enhanced by soaring ceilings. The apartment offers a flexible layout and endless possibilities for configuration to meet a family's needs. It is in the PS321 zone and a short walk from Prospect Park. See floor plan and full details here.

Magnificence in Morningside Heights
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This spacious, south- and east-facing apartment in a thriving co-op community has been thoughtfully renovated and optimized for comfort and style. The living/dining area flows seamlessly into a private balcony with views of Riverside Church. The master suite boasts excellent lighting, a wall of custom built-in closets, and marble bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Downtown Brooklyn Boon
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225-Adams-Street-2 Kitchen and dining area
225-Adams-Street-3 Bedroom
Generous apartment in a prime Brooklyn location offers endless space, light, and storage. Features include formal dining room, windowed eat-in kitchen, king-size master bed, laundry room, and a total of nine closets. The building offers a fitness center, dog run, roof deck, bike room, and convenient access to subways and parks. See floor plan and full details here.

High Living on the Lower East Side
530-Grand-Street-1 All images of Hillman Coop via Douglas Elliman
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Upon entering this spacious apartment, a gracious foyer leads to a sprawling living room with 9' ceilings and gorgeous garden views. The corner master bedroom enjoys southern and eastern exposures and adjacent windowed bath. Building amenities include two private parks, fitness center, children's playroom, laundry room, bike room, storage, and parking garage with special residents' rates. See floor plan and full details here.

Miracle in Midtown West
325-West-45th-Street-1 All images of The Whitby via Halstead
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325-West-45th-Street-3 Bedroom
In an Emery Roth-designed building, two apartments can be combined into one magnificent home with beamed ceilings and a total of 10 windows. Additional features include windowed kitchen, wet bar, and two full windowed baths. The building is a short distance from the Theater District, top restaurants, and several transportation options. See floor plan and full details here.

Harlem Haven
118-West-112th-Street-1 All images of The Park Lane Condominium via Keller Williams
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This prewar condo is rich in prewar details like high ceilings, crown molding, and solid oak flooring. However, modern touches include excellent closet space, in-unit washer/dryer, and open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble backsplash. Central Park is a stone's throw away, as is a choice of subway stops. See floor plan and full details here.

Brooklyn Benefits
1130-Ocean-Avenue-1 All images of The Waterfalls on Ocean via Corcoran
1130-Ocean-Avenue-2 Dining area and kitchen
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Between the living room with garden views, the private balcony, and open kitchen just off a dining alcove, this Brooklyn apartment is an entertainer's dream home. Additional features include soaring ceilings, oversized windows, oak hardwood floors, recessed lighting, in-unit washer/dryer, and deeded parking. Approximately 17 years remain on a tax abatement, and amenities include a lounge, fitness center, and outdoor common space with playground. See floor plan and full details here.

Uptown Style
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Combined apartment boasts amazing western light, eat-in kitchen, split king-size bedrooms, and excellent privacy. Building amenities and staff include 24-hour security, porter, live-in super, two laundry rooms, storage, and bike room. Fort Tryon Park, popular restaurants, and several transportation options are close by. See floor plan and full details here.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Perfection
153-Martense-Street-1 All images of 153 Martense Street via Corcoran
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Top-floor duplex penthouse boasts soaring ceilings, smart home features, bay windows, oak floors, and abundant storage and light. The kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, and a suite of GE appliances. Building amenities include video security, bike room, and rooftop lounge with beautiful Brooklyn views. See floor plan and full details here.

Riverdale Rarity
5700-Arlington-Avenue-1 All images of Skyview Riverdale via Douglas Elliman
5700-Arlington-Avenue-2 Kitchen
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Rarely available combination unit enjoys incredible light from southeastern exposures and abundant closet space. The bedrooms are located in the back wing for maximum privacy. It is located in a thriving complex with 24-hour doorman, high-end gym, Olympic pool, tennis and basketball courts, playground, dog park, and shuttle service. See floor plan and full details here.
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