225 Central Park West, Apartment 620A
Details: A 325-square-foot (approximately) co-op studio.
Selling points: It’s in a Bing & Bing building with a stellar address—right next door to the Beresford.
Trade-offs: It’s a former hotel suite and feels snug. Tough financial requirements too: 35 percent down, no pied-à-terre buyers, no parental help.
Maintenance: $638 per month.
Agent: Brian Lewis, Halstead Property.
343 East 51st Street, Apartment 5F
Details: A 400-square-foot one-bedroom co-op converted from a studio.
Selling points: The bathroom’s roomy, as is the galley kitchen. The board allows a 10 percent down payment (though good luck finding a bank that agrees).
Trade-offs: The living room has no windows. There’s no doorman, either.
Maintenance: $765.42 per month.
Agent: Miyuki Katagiri, Halstead Property.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010