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Inside Look: How much it costs to live near the Second Avenue subway - Metro US

Inside Look: How much it costs to live near the Second Avenue subway

The Second Avenue subway is (supposedly) opening early next year, bringing three new stops — 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street to the “Far Upper East Side” in its first phase

Since the long-awaited MTA projectgot underway, there was talk of what it could do to real estate prices in the area. Some snatched up existing places as a good investment, while new luxury buildings went up in what was once a less desirable area of the Upper East Side.

Here are two affordable Manhattan apartments in a co-op just blocks away from the 72nd Street and Second Avenue stop that could still be a good investment as the area and the line grow.

Apartment 14 in 332 E. 77th St. is described as a large, sunny studio. There are 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and an open kitchen with an island. A decorative fireplace and tree-top views also add charm to the home and a washer/dryer adds convenience. Priced at $375,000.

For $399,000,apartment 7 is a renovated, one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, where a washer/dryer can be installed. There are also 9-foot ceilings and hardwood floors, as well as a kitchen with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. The living room is large enough for a separate dining area and the bedroom can fit a queen sized bed.

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