For today’s Deal of the Week, we head uptown to Morningside Heights. There are tons of reasons to love this neighborhood, which has easy access to both Riverside Park and Morningside Park. It also has relatively low prices compared to many nearby nabes. 414 W. 121st St. #56 is a bright, welcoming Morningside Heights 2BR with lots of space and charm.

The Price: $640,000

The median asking price for a home in Morningside Heights is $780,000, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at $140,000 below average for the neighborhood.

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $128,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,293. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,211 and a maintenance fee of $1,082. 

Why You’ll Love It…

Sometimes a 2-bedroom apartment in NYC can mean a tiny living room —or even a nonexistent one. But you won’t find that here. Not only is this Morningside Heights 2BR’s living room fairly spacious, but there’s also foyer entry and a bright, welcoming eat-in kitchen. So you don’t need to crowd the living space with a dining set.

The windowed kitchen is decked out in stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. A prewar arched entryway creates an airy and stylish feel while also providing some separation. Plus it allows the natural light to flow through. Both bedrooms are generously sized, with plenty of room for furniture beyond a bed. (Including a desk, if you’re working from home.) In addition, the bathroom is gorgeous, with a bright window and glass-doored walk-in shower. 

Last but not least, let’s talk location. Our Deal of the Week is practically right on the Columbia University campus, and right next to lovely Morningside Park. And the pet-friendly building boasts an elevator, a live-in super, and a shared laundry room.

(Fun fact: This block of W. 121st St. is actually known as George Carlin Way in honor of the late comedian, who grew up in the neighborhood.)

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… And Why You Might Not

The second bedroom in this Morningside Heights 2BR has two points of access. One regular door leads in from the foyer, and glass French doors lead out to the living room, so it’s not super private. And there’s no closet in it, either. The room could absolutely work as a bedroom, with some curtains and an armoire, but it might be better used a den/home office.

Check out the listing at 414 W. 121st St. #56and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more details. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)

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