These two apartments have lots more in common than not: full-time doormen, French doors, straightforward layouts, lovely prewar details. They’re both on high floors, too, and they’re both between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, a block and a half off Central Park. The more expensive co-op on West 75th Street does have a dining alcove and better views than its mate on West 87th, but that can’t account for the $105,000 price discrepancy—more than 10 percent. So what does? We suggest looking three blocks north to P.S. 87 on 78th Street, a coveted Upper West Side public school. Those who live in its catchment won’t have to place their bets on the gifted-program lottery.
161 WEST 75TH STREET, APARTMENT 8C
The Facts: Two-bedroom, one-bath, 950-square-foot co-op.
Asking Price: $1.1 million.
Maintenance: $1,254 per month.
Agent: Nancy Teague and Andy Fink, Corcoran.
176 WEST 87TH STREET, APARTMENT 9D
The Facts: Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot co-op with den.
Asking Price: $995,000.
Maintenance: $1,022 per month.
Agent: Deanna Kory, Karen Kelley, and Jennifer Taylor, Corcoran.