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In a city where starchitect-designed skyscrapers and fabulously luxurious penthouses get most of the glory, and where the median price of a one-bedroom condo is $1.1 million (per CityRealty listings), it's easy to arrive at the conclusion that only millionaires can afford to live in New York City. However, this week's new listings can prove that this is not the case. The following apartments throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn make excellent starter homes, and all come in under half a million.
146-West-94th-Street All images of 146 West 94th Street via Lander
146-West-94th-Street Entrance
146-West-94th-Street Kitchen
Just off Central Park, this sun-flooded Upper West Side home features soaring 11' ceilings, built-in storage, exposed brick, and a wood-burning fireplace. The beautifully renovated open kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances. See full details here.

140-East-56th-Street All images of 140 East 56th Street via Berkshire Hathaway
140-East-56th-Street Kitchen
140-East-56th-Street Bath
Light-filled studio in the heart of Sutton Place offers excellent natural light, a well-divided sleeping area, separate kitchen and dining area, modernized bath, and spacious closets. Amenities at this doorman building include private storage, garage, bike room, laundry room, and live-in super. See full details here.

165-West-End-Avenue All images of Lincoln Towers via Corcoran
165-West-End-Avenue Kitchen
165-West-End-Avenue Sleeping area
Upper West Side alcove studio features hardwood floors, generous storage space, and open city views to the east. Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Central Park, Riverside Park, top restaurants and stores, and major subway stops are a short walk away. See full details here.

345-East-56th-Street All images of 345 East 56th Street via Douglas Elliman
345-East-56th-Street Kitchen
345-East-56th-Street Sleeping area
High-floor alcove studio in Sutton Place offers northern exposure, a full wall of closets, and a flexible layout that could easily turn to a junior one-bedroom. The separate galley kitchen is outfitted with full-sized stainless steel appliances. See full details here.

474-West-238th-Street All images of Riverdale House via Compass
474-West-238th-Street Kitchen
474-West-238th-Street Bedroom
Moments away from all major Riverdale public transportation, dining, and shopping, this convertible corner unit is a rare opportunity. It has been completely renovated, full of light, and featuring two full marble baths. See full details here.

59 Pineapple Street, #6B – $439,000

Studio, 1 Bath | Co-op
59-Pineapple-Street All images of 59 Pineapple Street via Nest Seekers
59-Pineapple-Street Kitchen
59-Pineapple-Street Bath
Live at the top in Brooklyn Heights! This recently renovated studio features western exposures, treetop views, exposed brick and beams, original hardwood flooring, fully outfitted walk-in closet, modern open kitchen, and new windowed bath. See full details here.

200-East-36th-Street All images of 200 East 36th Street via Warburg
200-East-36th-Street Kitchen
200-East-36th-Street Bath
Move-in ready Murray Hill studio boasts soaring ceilings, beautiful treetop views, and three large closets. Recent renovations include new moldings, newly finished hardwood flooring, fresh paint, and new stainless steel appliances. See full details here.

385 Argyle Road, #4A – $395,000

Studio, 1 Bath | Co-op
385-Argyle-Road All images of 385 Argyle Road via Abacus Properties
385-Argyle-Road Kitchen
385-Argyle-Road Sleeping area
Spacious prewar studio in the heart of Ditmas Park has enough light and living space for both entertaining and quiet living. An updated windowed kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and enough dining space to fit a full table. See full details here.

448-East-84th-Street All images of 448 East 84th Street via RealDirect
448-East-84th-Street Foyer
448-East-84th-Street Kitchen
Bright and airy studio on a tree-lined Yorkville block features northern exposures, 12' ceilings, through the wall air conditioner, and walk-in closet. Amenities include intercom and a basement laundry room, and the building is two blocks from the Second Avenue subway. See full details here.

461-West-44th-Street All images of 461 West 44th Street via Akam Associates
461-West-44th-Street Kitchen
461-West-44th-Street Bath
Charming prewar studio is rich in original details, natural light, and storage space. It is located in a vibrant Hell's Kitchen neighborhood with easy access to the Theater District, Columbus Circle, and popular local restaurants. See full details here.
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