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Life Swap: What If You Left New York?

Trade one island for another.

With fall just around the corner, the prospect of endless summer sounds tantalizing indeed. This midtown apartment has plenty to like: cherrywood floors, a Miele- and Viking-equipped kitchen, marble baths, and lots of light. But it won’t get you sand between your toes. (For that, you’d have to find an East End share, or one on the Jersey Shore if you’re on a budget.) For just about the same price, you could move to a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Grace Bay Beach in the British colony of Turks and Caicos, where temperatures range in the seventies and eighties year-round, and you’ll have a little cash left over for rum runs.

300 East 55th Street, Apartment 2E, above
THE FACTS: Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,370-square-foot condo.
ASKING PRICE: $1.599 million.
CHARGES AND TAXES: $1,146 per month.
AGENT: Daniel Berman and Silvia Rojan, Bellmarc.

The Somerset, 101 Sterling House, Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, right
THE FACTS: Three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,561-square-foot condo.
ASKING PRICE: $1.475 million.
AGENT: Robert V. Thomas Jr., Century 21 NY Metro.


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