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8 studio apartments that will make you re-think one room living

When it comes to living in a New York studio apartment, horror stories are aplenty, but not every set of keys comes with the claustrophobia-inducing shock of realizing you just agreed to live in a place where a twin bed takes up over half of your space.

So, if you're in the market for new digs-- or just want to dream a little-- here are eight studio apartments that make the idea of one-room living in NYC not only tolerable, but actually quite appealing.

Roof deck and a key to Gramercy Park

32 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan The price of
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32 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

The price of this studio comes with access to more than just the square footage inside its walls, including one very coveted item-- a key to Gramercy Park. You also get access to a roof deck with views of the Manhattan skyline and a renovated kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter-tops. All that will come in handy when you're inviting fellow Gramercy Park-goers Uma Thurman, Rufus Wainwright and Chelsea Clinton over for dinner parties.

Buy for $679,000; listed by Halstead Property.

Brooklyn Bridge views and a yoga studio

360 East Furman St., Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Heights,
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360 East Furman St., Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights, NYC's charming first historical district, is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city.

This studio, a loft on the 11th floor, has nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings and huge windows that make the notorious Brooklyn Heights views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge even better.

For the price you also get a 24-hour doorman, access to a gym, a yoga studio, a common garden terrace and a billiard room.

Buy for $670,000; listed by Halstead Property.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and a zen garden

225 East 34th St., Murray Hill, Manhattan This
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225 East 34th St., Murray Hill, Manhattan

This modern studio, located just on the edge of residential hot spot Murray Hill, boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen with professional-grade appliances and-- wait for it-- a washer and dryer in the unit.

Building amenities include a full-time doorman, elevator, gym, lounge and access to a zen garden (and what New Yorker doesn't need a good dose of zen?)

Plus, the space comes with a storage unit and is within walking distance to ten different subway lines.

Buy for $780,000; listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Exposed brick and hardwood floors

509 E. 6th St., East Village, Manhattan The
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509 E. 6th St., East Village, Manhattan

The East Village is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in NYC, and this studio, located on the third floor of a six-story building on 6th street, is in the heart of it all.

Add in the classic hardwood floors and exposed brick, and you've got yourself the New York apartment of your trendiest dreams.

Buy for $890,000; listed by Douglas Elliman.

Pet spa and tennis court access

90 Bay Street Landing, Staten Island This studio
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90 Bay Street Landing, Staten Island

This studio in the Accolade Building is so close to the Staten Island Ferry that you'll hardly notice you're not in Manhattan. (Well, maybe.)

Putting down the $410,000 asking price on a studio here gives you all the amenities that luxury apartments are known for – a gym, on-site parking and a tennis court – and it also provides you with something a little different for the pet lovers out there: a dog run and a pet spa.

So while you're taking the ferry to work every day, at least you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your pet is relaxing at the spa.

Buy for $410,000; listed by The Accolades.

Large windows and skyline views

4-74 48th Avenue, Hunters Point, Queens If city
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4-74 48th Avenue, Hunters Point, Queens

If city views are your thing, you really can’t beat Hunters Point. This studio is just a short walk away from scenic Gantry State Park and the 7 train at the Vernon/Jackson subway station.

While it’s not the largest studio at 420 square feet, a set of huge windows staring over the East River, straight into the city’s skyline, will make it feel a lot larger than it actually is.

Buy for $365,000; listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Valet parking and modern renovations

70-25 Yellowstone Boulevard, Forest Hills, Queens This studio
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70-25 Yellowstone Boulevard, Forest Hills, Queens

This studio on Yellowstone Boulevard puts you in a prime Forest Hills location near Austin Street while also lending views of Lower Manhattan.The apartment is a short walk from the E, F, M and R trains as well as the Long Island Railroad. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a new bathroom, a gym and valet parking on-site if you're just not the strap-hanging type.

Buy for $249,000; listed by SBNY Real Estate.

Pool access and Hudson River views

2575 Palisade Avenue, Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx If you’re
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2575 Palisade Avenue, Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx

If you’re cool with walking a mile to the 1 line at 225th street – a proposal that will seem a lot more acceptable once spring hits – then this studio hugging the Hudson River in Marble Hill is something to consider.

Located in Spuyten Devil, this studio is close enough to Manhattan for city convenience while being far enough away to provide a suburban state of mind. The space’s building has an on-site pool and balcony that provides views of the Hudson you aren’t likely to find in many other places.

Buy for $210,000; listed by Charles Rutenburg.

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