Lincoln Square promises all the classic NYC charm of the Upper West Side while also providing the convenience of being close to Midtown. It’s no wonder this neighborhood tends to have high price tags, especially when you factor in the proximity to Central Park. But our Deal of the Week, 105 W. 70th St. #4F, is a steal for the area. This Lincoln Square 1BR is brimming with character — check out that fireplace! — and is just one block from the park.
The Price: $549,000
Lincoln Square is a submarket of the Upper West Side. The median asking price for an UWS apartment is $1.5 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at about a third of the neighborhood average.
Buyers who choose to put down the 20% minimum down payment of $109,800 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,785. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,852 and a maintenance fee of $933.
Why You’ll Love It…
This enchanting Lincoln Square 1BR greets you with a welcome sight: a foyer that could easily double as a home office or dining nook. The kitchen, to the right, features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and loads of cabinetry and counter space. There’s even a tall pantry for storage. Step down a few stairs to reach the sweetly sunken living room, with an exposed brick wall and two sunny, south-facing windows. The focal point is a gorgeous decorative fireplace that just screams prewar charm. The adjacent bedroom boats a large customized closet and enough room for a queen-size bed.
The co-op complex this home is part of, appropriately called The Brownstones, offers a common laundry room and bike storage. Its best offering, though, is its location just one block away from Central Park. And it’s pet-friendly, so get ready for relaxing dog walks through New York’s most iconic outdoor space! Other city staples are just around the corner on Columbus Avenue (including Magnolia Bakery, yum).
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… And Why You Might Not
Nothing’s perfect, of course, and this Lincoln Square 1BR is sadly a fourth-floor walkup. If you’re looking to get your cardio in, this’ll do the trick. (What better way to work off those Magnolia cupcakes?) Additionally, the bedroom is rather narrow, so any furniture beyond a bed may be a tight squeeze. But for adorable UWS character at this price, and so close to the park, this apartment is a winner. Don’t miss the video walkthrough and 3D tour on the listing.