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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Seldom known to some is that despite our strong suburban roots, we do get listings within city limits in the less densely-developed neighborhoods of its northernmost borough. To mark Cinco de Mayo, we thought we'd travel south of the suburban border and investigate our Bronx Tale:

    CITY ISLAND | 75 Ditmars Street | $1,150,000
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    Nothing says "I live in New York City" more ironically than a single family mid-century modern neighboring a yacht club, let alone on .38 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. Designed by Adams and Woodbridge in 1958, the City Island home was commissioned by the admiral of Harlem Yacht Club next door, making it a prime property for the modern mariner or simply anyone who enjoys laid-back coastal living. An open floor plan and oversized deck primes it for summer entertaining perfection. It's hard to imagine those #epic sunset views and 2,000 stylish square feet at a comparable price point of a Chelsea one-bedroom. (Extra points for the Mondrian throw pillows).

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    RIVERDALE | 4455 Douglas Avenue 9K | $879,000
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    If you've ever driven down the Henry Hudson Parkway on approach to Manhattan's West Side, you've no doubt wondered, if only for a fleeting moment, how incredible the views must be from those cliffside mid-rises in Riverdale. As the pictures prove, Hayden on Hudson doesn't disappoint. Attributed to noted mid-century developer Wechsler and Schimenti, this 9th floor condo in the Henry Kibel-designed building beckons sweeping views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades embellished by both natural and manmade altitude. This leafy corner of the Bronx is unparalleled, with a lush landscape, easy access and close proximity to Van Cortlandt Park adding to the amenities. (We'll refrain from Archie references).

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    COUNTRY CLUB | 3239 Fairmount Avenue | $549,000
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    When was the last time you saw a Wolf six-burner gas cooktop in the most spaced-starved of cities, let alone with a potfiller and adjacent double Bosch ovens? This three-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Granted Country Club has all the amenities and stretching room of the suburbs with a convenient Eastern Bronx location that's an easy drive to Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn, as well as Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. Skylit stairs lead to a third level north-facing master bedroom overlooking a rear deck.

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    Click here to explore our full Bronx inventory