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An UWS 2BR for this price is rare. One with recent renovations is even rarer.

Let’s face it: The Upper West Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in NYC. It’s located between Central and Riverside parks, it has the American Museum of Natural History as a major attraction and is lined with beautiful, classic NYC architecture. It’s also one of the priciest neighborhoods in NYC, but there are deals to be found. That’s why we picked this 2-bedroom apartment at 203 W. 87th St. #32 as our Deal of the Week. It has a great location and an even better price.

The Price: $715,000

The median asking price for 2-bedroom apartments on the Upper West Side is $1.795 million, which puts our Deal of the Week at more than $1 million less.

Buyers who pay the 20 percent down payment of $143,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,940. This includes a mortgage payment of around $2,711 and a maintenance fee of $1,229.

Why You’ll Love It …

This is a true 2-bedroom apartment, meaning that each bedroom has both a closet and a window. Plus, each bedroom is located on opposite ends of the apartment for maximum privacy.

Each room in the apartment has a window and the entire apartment has been recently renovated, offering a great open floor plan. The kitchen opens into the living room and dining area, and features a huge double-door fridge, tiled backsplash, and plenty of cabinet space. Plus, there’s a breakfast bar to eat or entertain.

New hardwood floors flow throughout the space and provide an open and bright feel. The bathroom features dark tile flooring to contrast its white tiled walls. Like the kitchen, the bathroom has a window and has also been renovated.

This apartment is located on 87th Street, pretty much smack dab in between Riverside and Central parks. Each one is less than a 10-minute walk away. The building is also located alongside some amazing restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as gyms like Equinox. The 1, 2, 3, B and C trains are all nearby, too.

The co-op has an elevator, bike storage, live-in super, and a laundry room, in addition to a pet-friendly policy. And co-purchasing, guarantors, and pied-à-terres are all allowed.

… And Why You Might Not

First off, this apartment isn’t huge and it’s a railroad layout. That means some compromises will have to be made for furnishings in the living room and dining space. And while the kitchen has been nicely redone, it lacks a dishwasher.

Lastly, neither bedroom seems huge, but does seem large enough to fit additional furniture like a dresser and nite stands in addition to a bed. But for two bedrooms and the location, this place shouldn’t be overlooked.

Check out the listing at 203 W. 87th St. #32, listed by Amin Hassounya of Amin Property Group.

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