Crib Sheet

5 apartments that come with access to indoor pools big enough to swim laps in

By Nathan Tempey  | May 25, 2018 - 1:00PM

A rendering of the pool at the new ultra-tall condo tower One Manhattan Square in Chinatown.

One Manhattan Square

New condo buildings are in something of an amenities arms race, with each new high-end development seemingly looking to outdo the last, and developers giving the task all the more urgency if their buildings are somewhat far from the nearest subway. Earlier this week, we looked at the advanced sports facilities that have entered the mix, including indoor basketball courts, soccer fields, and even a skateboard halfpipe. An old standby that still seems plenty enticing to us is the pool, all the more so if it's big enough to swim laps in.

For this week's Crib Sheet, we're highlighting five apartments for sale in condo buildings with big pools, all of which are having open houses in the next week.


685 First Ave. #31 B, Murray Hill

This two bedroom, two bath is in a new doorman building with a media room, a bike room, a common kitchen, a media room, a gym, a sauna, a steam room, a kids room, parking, and a 70-foot indoor lap pool. The apartment has laundry, a dishwasher, dual bathroom sinks, and a walk-in closet. It's listed for $3.185 million.

An open house is set for Thursday, May 31st, 4-6 p.m.


70 Charlton St. #6F, near the Holland Tunnel

Located in the formerly industrial area on the Hudson between Soho, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village, this two bedroom, two bath is in a doorman building with a landscaped courtyard, an "outdoor sports court," a lounge with a kitchen, a kids room, a gym, and a 60-foot, saltwater pool. Details on the apartment itself are scant, but it has a dishwasher and a washer-dryer. It's listed for $2.725 million.

Open houses are set for Saturday, May 26th, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 27th, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and several more days beyond that, by appointment only. 


2218 Jackson Ave. #904, Long Island City

Another two bedroom, two bath, this one in Queens. The apartment has oak floors, a balcony that faces east off of the living room, and an office. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, the kitchen has quartz counters and Bosch appliances, and the master bath has marble wall tiles. The building has a sculpture garden and will have rotating art in the lobby. Also, parking, a gym, a 39-by-13-foot pool, a staffed lobby, a lounge, a library, a pet spa, stroller storage, bike storage, a roof deck, and a kids playroom.

The apartment is listed for $1.795 million. Open houses are set for Saturday, May 26th, noon-4 p.m., and Sunday, May 27th, noon-4 p.m.


252 South St. #29A, Chinatown (pool pictured at top)

Yet another two bed, two bath, this one in One Manhattan Square, the mega-tall residential tower rising at foot of the Manhattan Bridge next to the East River. The apartment has an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, two exposures, Miele appliances, oak floors, marble tiles and radiant in the bathroom, and a washer and dryer. The building has dramatic views, a 75-foot pool, a wading pool, a cold plunge pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a full basketball court, a bowling alley, a squash court, a golf simulator, a 70-person movie theater, a cigar room, and much more.

The apartment is listed for $2.585 million. Open houses are set for Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, noon-4 p.m., and additional days beyond that.


200 East 95th St. #6G, Yorkville

A three bedroom, three bath in a doorman building with cold storage, stroller valet service, a lounge with a fireplace and bar, a gym, saunas, a recording studio, a kids room, an outdoor kids play area, and a 55-foot heated pool. The kitchen has a wine fridge, and the bathroom is decked out in marble. The apartment is listed for $3.761 million.

Open houses are scheduled for Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment.



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