Yes, those pictures of lines stretching halfway down the block to view available Manhattan apartments are very much real.
In case you’re late to the news, New York City’s rental market is back. To those tried-and-true New Yorkers who didn’t flee to your second (or parents’) homes far from the city, we salute you. And so does your wallet, if you were among the lucky few who saved some loot with one of those short-lived pandemic rent concessions.
To celebrate the city bouncing back from Covid (again), how about putting down some more permanent roots? You know, because a true New Yorker never leaves. Our team picked the top Murray Hill apartments for sale right now, with a range of budgets in mind.
See below and never wait in line to view a rental listing again.
The starter studio
$275,000 | Studio, 1 BA
Ready to drop the fun fact that you own some Manhattan real estate? This co-op studio at 320 East 42nd Street is worth the humble brag. Its big windows bring in enough light to remove that studio/closet feel, and it’s been recently remodeled to boot. Plus, it comes with a 24-hour doorman and courtyard, so guests will get a good first impression before noticing the square footage.
A bright one bedroom
$595,000 | 1 BR, 1 BA
This luxe co-op at 136 East 36th Street is a perfect sanctuary from busy Midtown. With a large living room, chef’s kitchen, chandelier accents and three large closets, it’s the ideal spot to rewatch “Sex and the City” reruns. And if, like Carrie Bradshaw, you’d be stretching your budget for this unit, don’t worry: the building allows guarantors.
A secret NYC garden
$1.4 million | 1 BR, 1.5 BA
If you’re looking for greenery but not quite ready to retreat to the ‘burbs, this co-op at 23 East 37th Street offers the best of both worlds. This ground-floor unit comes with a patio and professionally landscaped garden complete with century-old trees, a pond, waterfall and speaker system. And for those times when you are stuck indoors, enjoy the home’s modern living room, cherry wood floors and marble bathroom.
A waterfront steal
$3 million | 4 BR, 4 BA
If you’re looking for wall-to-wall windows and waterfront views, look no further than 630 First Avenue. This 2,300-square-foot condo comes with marble bathrooms, an extra large master bedroom and a light-filled, eat-in kitchen. And if you really want to feel posh, you can embrace the building’s many amenities including a rooftop, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and doorman.
For the Manhattanite family
$10.4 million | 4 BR, 4.5 BA
This sprawling 3,800-foot duplex at 695 First Avenue overlooks the United Nations and East River with stunning 40th-floor views — the perfect location for your rarified dream home. The condo includes 20-foot high ceilings, master walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-concept kitchen with Lincoln marble countertops and Gaggenau appliances. Plus, the apartment was designed by Richard Meir & Partners Architects, so you know it’s easy on the eyes.