New York City Residences with Incredible Rooftops and Outdoor Spaces Ideal for Enjoying the Summer

Brooklyn Point Infinity Rooftop Pool | 7 Train Media

Having a large, private outdoor area that offers not just incredible views but an idyllic setting for downtime enjoyment is a game-changer in New York City. In the summer, this is one of the most significant amenities a building can have. Many residences across the city offer pleasant outdoor areas, but some rise above the rest, both literally and figuratively. Let’s look at some of the top New York City rooftops and outdoor areas ideal for summer fun.

One Manhattan Square | Credit: Evan Joseph

Maverick Chelsea

Chelsea, a scenic and trendy area along the Hudson River, is one of New York City’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Maverick Chelsea, fully designed by DXA Studio, is a luxurious condo in Chelsea that offers 87 residences and a range of incredible amenities. Maverick Chelsea’s Rooftop Cabana Park is a major standout, encompassing over 1,900 square feet with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. The rooftop provides the perfect atmosphere for both entertainment and relaxation, boasting an elevated lounge, fire pit, and seating areas overlooking the city. There is also an al fresco kitchen with a built-in grill and smoker, refrigerator, and pizza oven, making it the ideal place to host a feast for family and/or friends.

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547 West 47th Street

547 West 47th Street, designed by the renowned Dutch-based design firm Concrete, is a new 12-story development in Hell’s Kitchen that brings 219 move-in-ready, studio to two-bedroom luxury units to Manhattan’s West Side. This building prides itself on offering more than 30,000 square feet of resort-quality amenities and lifestyle services to its residents, and the stunning rooftop is one of many perks of living there. It offers many venues to enjoy stunning views, including a rooftop pool, a large sun deck and lounge area overlooking the Hudson River, and private cabanas. On the eighth floor, you’ll find an outdoor terrace with kitchens, barbecue stations, dining areas, ample green space for a picnic or lawn games, and a rooftop dog run.

Adrian Gaut

Brooklyn Point

Brooklyn Point, a 720-foot tower by Extell Development Company, is a residence in Brooklyn built atop City Point, a massive mixed-use space with retail and entertainment options galore. Brooklyn Point is an enormous luxury residence that provides incredible amenities, but the crown jewel of the building might be the rooftop. Brooklyn Point’s rooftop hosts the Western Hemisphere’s highest residential infinity pool, located 680 feet above the city on a landscaped space with a sundeck and movie screening area for a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. The ninth-floor landscaped terrace, designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, is great for gathering with family and friends. Amenities include open-air dining areas with gas grills, a putting green, a fire pit, a terrace bar, the Children’s Forest Adventure playground, and ample seating. 

One Manhattan Square

One Manhattan Square is a massive residential skyscraper built on the Lower East Side. This vast 800-foot-tall residence along the waterfront offers gorgeous views at every turn. With 100,000 square feet of interior and exterior amenities, the lifestyle benefits of this building are unparalleled. West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture designed the building’s private outdoor sanctuary, the largest private garden in New York City, adjacent to the lobby. The meticulously landscaped garden includes ping pong tables, a putting green, a children’s playground, a tea pavilion, dining areas, and built-in barbecues. The garden also includes fire pits, a stargazing observatory, and a luxurious adult treehouse with Wi-Fi.

Evan Joseph