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The guitar on the wall is perhaps a nod to the lengthly list of Broadway legends who have called the Osborne home. Or a sign of lacking storage space.

Apartments on Midtown’s West 57th Street typically have down payments triple the cost of what this 1-bedroom co-op at the iconic Osborne is asking. All the neighbors might be billionaires, but you could sneak into this illustrious Manhattan enclave on a Bronx budget. Fake it till you make it, right?

The Price Tag

Just $399,000 gets you an address on the corner of West 57th Street, right across from Carnegie Hall and a stone’s throw from the über-opulent One57 tower. With all you’re saving, you could get season tickets to Carnegie and eat three meals a day at the Russian Tea Room.

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The lobby makes a big impression.

Why You’ll Love It

If curb appeal is a priority, you’ll be thrilled. With a facade straight out of a Renaissance palazzo and a lobby decked out in marble, mosaics and murals, the Osborne makes an imposing impression. It’s like nothing else in the city.

Celebrity residents from the past and present include Jessica Chastain, Leonard Bernstein, Lynn Redgrave and Bobby Short. And the building’s singularity has been officially recognized: The Osborne is listed as both a New York City landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

While many of the apartments boast large floor plans and duplex layouts, this 1-bedroom is the definition of an entry-level apartment at the Osborne. It is literally on the entry level — just off the lobby. But hey, no need to worry about making small talk in the elevator! If you ever do feel compelled to take the elevator, you’ll enjoy access to the building’s lovely roof deck, with some seriously legit Central Park views.

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The bedroom views may look out on the interior shaft, but eleven floors up, Central Park and all its glory is yours from the roof deck.

And Why You Might Not

The apartment is … simple. The listing description compares it to a hotel room, which perhaps explains why there are no images of the kitchen. The floor plan also makes no reference to a kitchen, so that might be a loss if dining at home is your thing. But with the savings from this bargain, you can always drop by Per Se.

Take a tour of the apartment

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The bedroom features custom built-in cabinets and shelves — and even a little sunlight!

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