While asking prices in most of Manhattan take a pandemic tumble, those in Morningside Heights are actually on the rise. Laid-back vibes, proximity to parks, and the gorgeous Columbia University campus are just a few reasons to love this uptown neighborhood. It makes our Deal of the Week feel like even more of a find. This light-filled Morningside Heights 2BR, 1264 Amsterdam Ave. #6A, boasts in-unit laundry and a private rooftop deck, all for a very nice price.

The Price: $630,000

The median asking price for a home in Morningside Heights is $895,000 according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at more than $250K below average for the neighborhood.

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $126,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,977. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,133 and a maintenance fee of $844, not bad by NYC standards.

Why You’ll Love It…

This Morningside Heights 2BR has many exposures, letting light pour in from multiple angles. Including from above: A large skylight floods the bathroom with bright sunshine. That’s one bonus of being on the top floor. Another is easy access to this apartment’s most enviable feature: a large, private rooftop deck. Say hello to the new venue for all your outdoor hangs!

Inside, the 750-square-foot space offers high ceilings and exposed brick throughout. The open-concept living area is anchored by a recently updated kitchen. It has cabinet space on top of cabinet space — literally! — as well as butcher-block countertops and stainless steel appliances. The cherries on top are the dishwasher and the washer/dryer: truly a match made in heaven. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the apartment for privacy. The smaller of the two opens to the living room via French doors, while the larger has a custom closet.

Finally, our Deal of the Week is set in a co-op that’s just a block from lovely Morningside Park. Riverside Park is right nearby as well, as are multiple train lines and the Columbia campus.

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… And Why You Might Not

Sadly, this Morningside Heights 2BR is a top-floor walkup. In addition, the second bedroom is pretty small and also lacks a closet. It’s staged as a home office in the listing photo, and that does make more sense space-wise. Despite those two hurdles, though, this place is still a seriously great deal and well worth a look.

Check out the listing at 1264 Amsterdam Ave. #6A. To learn more, contact listing agents William Fink and Marcus Schott of Oxford Property Group.

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