There’s something timeless about the Upper West Side. Nestled in between two of Manhattans prettiest parks, Central and Riverside, there’s always greenery nearby. And the streets are generally quieter than their downtown counterparts. All this makes it a highly coveted neighborhood, and also highly priced. But our Deal of the Week is your chance to own there at a fraction of the usual cost. This Upper West Side 1BR, 322 W. 88th St. #2A, boasts a stellar location and lots of the area’s famed prewar character. 

The Price: $595,000

The median asking price for a home on the Upper West Side is $1.5 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at almost a million dollars below average for the neighborhood!

Buyers who put down the minimum 20% down payment of $119,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,346. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,966 and a maintenance fee of $1,380. 

Why You’ll Love It…

This Upper West Side 1BR is set in a classic brownstone building that dates back to 1900. It’s on 88th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, which places it less than a block from fabulous Riverside Park. The building has a laundry room and bike storage, plus a pet-friendly policy.

Inside the unit, there’s plenty to be impressed by, from the hardwood floors to the 11-foot ceilings. The living room is anchored by two elegant wood columns and an arch, framing a pair of tall windows. This creates a gorgeous and unique focal point for the heart of the home. And there’s enough space for both living and dining furniture. The kitchen is located just through a second, more geometric archway. 

In addition, our Deal of the Week gets bonus points for storage. There’s a deep closet in the living room as well as a large walk-in with overhead storage in the bedroom. The bedroom also has wood beams and another tall window overlooking the brownstone-lined street. 

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… And Why You Might Not

This Upper West Side 1BR is not exactly huge. It particularly shows in the kitchen and bedroom: There’s almost no counter or cabinet space in the kitchen. Though there is a good spot next to the door for a table or set of shelves, and some useful built-in shelving is already in place. The bedroom is also rather narrow. While the listing says it’s queen-size, there is probably not much room for anything else other than the bed. However, for this price and location, this apartment is well worth a look!

Check out the listing at 322 W. 88th St. #2Aand 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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