Buyers looking in the East Village can expect to see prices on par with those of greater Manhattan, which unfortunately fall in the seven-figure range. However, it’s possible to find a great apartment in this classic New York neighborhood while staying within six figures — and 228 E. 13th St. #14 is proof. Our Deal of the Week is a vintage-inspired yet updated 1-bedroom unit in the East Village, complete with a chef’s kitchen and ample storage space.

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Price $650,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood East Village
Borough Manhattan

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The Price: $665,000

The median asking price for a home in the East Village was $1.5 million this April, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is priced at less than half the median asking price for the neighborhood!

Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $133,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $4,808. This includes a mortgage payment of $3,529 and a maintenance fee of $1,279.

Why You’ll Love It…

Enter this unit through the kitchen, which is decked out in exposed brick, ample cabinetry, and open shelving. In addition to two large windows to the outside, the kitchen features windows to the living room, which keep the place feeling bright and airy while also maintaining some separation between spaces. The appliances include fridge and freezer drawers — which open up lots of counterspace for prepping food — and a compact dishwasher.

The living room shows off the newly refinished original hardwood floors and the sheer amount of storage space built into this unit. For instance, the living area has several built-in shelves and cabinets, in addition to a standard closet for the less display-worthy items. You’ll also find three additional closets in the hall between the living area and bedroom!

And if that still isn’t enough, the queen-sized bedroom has its own closet, too. This room is flooded with light thanks to two generously-sized windows. Lastly, the bathroom (located off the kitchen) offers a timeless, vintage feel with its clawfoot tub and subway tile walls. The bathroom has a window as well!

This co-op building allows pied-à-terres and guarantors, in addition to cats and small dogs pending board approval. One of the most attractive parts of the building, however, is its location: just four blocks from Union Square and accessible via the L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, and W trains. Groceries are a breeze with Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s both within a few blocks, but when you don’t feel like cooking, you’ll have plenty of nearby eateries to choose from, such as Soothr, Ippudo NY, Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe, Veselka, and Cafe Mogador. Other nearby attractions include L Train Vintage, three movie theaters, The Strand Bookstore, and numerous gyms.

…And Why You Might Not

This unit is unfortunately located in a walk-up building, but thankfully is just two flights up instead of the possible five. Another big drawback is that there’s no laundry in the building, so you’ll have to venture out to a laundromat.

Check out the listing at 228 E. 13th St. #14, listed by Eileen McGill of Elegran.

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