Little distinguishes these two brand-new condos. Finishes are both top-shelf, as are the services (concierge, children’s playroom, private theater, swimming pool). In fact, the more affordable of the two even comes with a parking space. So what accounts for the colossal difference in price? Though it’s clearly modeled on Manhattan-style living, the one on the left is in Riverdale, an established neighborhood that often plays also-ran to the Upper West Side. It’s within a few leafy blocks of the No. 1 train—it’s just that the stop, instead of being in the West Nineties, is in the West Two Hundred Thirties.
3220 ARLINGTON AVENUE, APARTMENT 4A (THE RIVERSTONE)
The Facts: Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 1,902-square-foot condo.
Asking Price: $1.099 million.
Charges and Taxes: $1,146.25 per month.
Agents: Anne Shahmoon and Amela Kadric, Halstead Property.
2628 BROADWAY, APARTMENT 18A (ARIEL EAST)
The Facts: Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 1,982-square-foot condo.
Asking Price: $2.49 million.
Charges and Taxes: $2,065 per month.
Agent: Nicole Trazzera, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.