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At a time when the city's median price is $1.825 million for a condo and $850K for a co-op (per CityRealty listings), it's hard not to feel intimidated by New York real estate and the high prices it commands. But there's no need to be. The following listings in popular neighborhoods have relatively low sticker prices to begin with, and a closer look shows that the price per square foot is a bargain compared to others in the immediate vicinity.

East Village Excellence
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193-Second-Avenue-3 Windowed walk-in closet
Fourth-floor home in the heart of the East Village boasts excellent eastern light, soaring ceilings, and endless configuration options. The windowed chef's kitchen comes outfitted with stainless steel appliances, including a washer/dryer. The well-proportioned master suite is directly next door to a walk-in closet that could easily be converted to a home office. See floor plan and full details here.

Pristine Chelsea Studio
200-West-20th-Street-1 All images of Kensington House via Compass
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Airy apartment in an Emery Roth-designed building is filled with light from northern exposure. Crown moldings and beamed ceilings infuse the home with character, and the windowed kitchen abounds with open shelving and stainless steel appliances. Building amenities include a laundry room, package room, and roof deck with Empire State Building views. See floor plan and full details here.

Tax-Abated Williamsburg Wonder
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Large casement windows and soaring 11' ceilings fill this Brooklyn apartment with amazing light. The oversized kitchen has excellent storage space and stainless steel appliances. A tax abatement is in effect until 2025, and the boutique building is located near the dining and transportation offerings of Montrose Avenue. See floor plan and full details here.

Two Bedrooms on the Upper East Side
233-East-69th-Street-1 All images of 233 East 69th Street via Bold New York
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Recent improvements to this Upper East Side co-op include new hardwood flooring, renovated bath, and open kitchen with updated stainless steel appliances. A foyer lined with closets leads to an extra-large living room with amazing light and southern exposure. Full-service building amenities include two landscaped roof decks, a laundry room, a bike room, and on-site parking garage. See floor plan and full details here.

Star Power on the Upper West Side
312-West-77th-Street-1 All images of 312 West 77th Street via Douglas Elliman
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Spacious, serene home in the Upper West Side's Collegiate Historic District features high ceilings, oversized south-facing windows, hardwood floors, generous closet space, and a beautiful brick wood-burning fireplace. The open kitchen is outfitted with a Bosch range and dishwasher. Jazz legend Miles Davis once lived in the building, which offers easy access to Riverside Park, Beacon Theatre, Zabar's, Fairway, and transportation. See floor plan and full details here.

Cozy Downtown Studio
210-East-21st-Street-1 All images of 210 East 21st Street via Nest Seekers
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Prewar studio features exposed brick walls, wood-burning fireplace, two large closets, and a kitchenette. Building amenities and staff include a live-in super, video intercom, and laundry room. The building is only one block from Gramercy Park and a stone's throw from Union Square, Flatiron, Madison Square Park, and the multitude of shopping and dining therein. See floor plan and full details here.

Three-Bedroom Brooklyn Steal
40-Somers-Street-1 All images of 40 Somers Street via Compass
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Recently converted condo offers a renovated open kitchen and new bath. However, details like exposed brick walls, large windows, and gorgeous hardwood floors were restored to their former glory. The apartment is directly above an artisanal coffee shop, around the corner from the Rockaway Avenue subway stop, and a short walk from local dining options. See floor plan and full details here.

Fixer-Upper Opportunity
349-East-49th-Street-1 All images of Beekman Court via Corcoran
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Bring your architect to this apartment in the middle of Midtown! High ceilings, original oak floors, and south-facing step-down living room offer excellent bones for a dream home. It is conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal, United Nations headquarters, and the East River. See floor plan and full details here.

Riverside Drive Refuge
812-Riverside-Drive-1 All images of 812 Riverside Drive via Douglas Elliman
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Pristine prewar condo in Upper Manhattan features excellent light, beautiful hardwood floors, five closets, and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Both bedrooms offer wonderful space and windows. The building is conveniently located near uptown transportation, parks, and restaurants. See floor plan and full details here.

Bargain off Billionaires' Row
303-East-57th-Street-1 All images of The Excelsior via Halstead
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Sound-proof windows fill this high-floor home with expansive views and fabulous natural light. Additional features include open kitchen, dining area or home office, and extremely generous closet space. Building amenities and staff include doorman, concierge, spa, saltwater pool, fitness center, 24-hour garage, and circular driveway. See floor plan and full details here.
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