See our favorite New York City buildings with exclusive outdoor spaces

Posted on Thu, 08-31-2023
See our favorite New York City buildings with exclusive outdoor spaces

The attandance of parks and trails in New York is on the rise, a study showed that the number of people attending parks in the city has risen nearly 43% in the past 15 years. The increase has shown consistent growth each year, with numerous parks experiencing surges in visitors during the peak of the pandemic, a period marked by the closure of indoor activities.

Architects and developers have recognized the value that New Yorkers place on outdoor areas and have integrated this sentiment into their residential developments. Here are our favorite Manhattan buildings with private outdoor spaces. Residents only:


The Apthorp, 390 West End Avenue, Upper West Side

The classic, historic features of The Apthorp give it a special charm. Large garden courtyards and a central fountain showcase the beautiful, traditional New York-style landscaping at this luxury building.


One Manhattan Square 252 South Street, Lower East Side

Encompassing 100,000 square feet of both outdoor and indoor offerings, One Manhattan Square presents a plethora of amenities. These include a cutting-edge fitness center equipped with a complete basketball court and bowling alley, a squash court, a golf simulator, a sauna, a 75-foot swimming pool, a children's pool, and a variety of additional features.


The Belnord 225 West 86th Street, Upper West Side

The courtyard at The Belnord has received multiple awards and was created to transport residents to an era when NYC courtyards were built for horse-drawn carriages. Additionally, the building offers a modern fitness center, a playroom for children, and more. To genuinely grasp its beauty, you must see this impressive structure in person.

Courtyard Garden at The Belnord - 225 West 86th Street

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