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This Tudor City studio might be the perfect starter apartment

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We've written previously that Tudor City is a comparatively affordable haven for first-time Manhattan buyers, and this studio proves our point perfectly. The asking price is $335,000 (recently marked down by $30,000), and the building allows gifting, co-purchases, guarantors, subletting, and pied-a-terres, making it a flexible option for a first-time buyer who's either getting help from their family, or looking for a potential investment.

The apartment looks to have lots of natural light, with its 12th-floor perch and windows that look out onto Tudor Park and the East River. There are also prewar details throughout, including hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and moldings:

The kitchen looks to have recent upgrades (though not a full-sized fridge and a pretty teeny tiny footprint), and the listing also notes that the tub and shower are thermostatically controlled:

As for the buiding itself, there's a gym, bike storage, and roof deck, as well as dry cleaners and wash-and-fold services in the building (in addition to a regular laundry room). One other potential perk: given the recent price chop, and the fact that the listing notes a "motivated seller," it's very possible that you'll find yourself with some room to negotiate.