5 NYC apartments in buildings with outdoor amenities that you can enjoy in winter

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 3, 2020 - 9:30AM

This FiDi two-bedroom, two-bath condo is asking $1,600,000 and is in a building that has a roof deck with outdoor fireplaces.


If you’re looking to buy an apartment these days, you probably want some outdoor space—and now, as the weather cools down and Covid-19 cases surge, you might be interested in buildings with outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round—since you’ll be spending a lot of time at home in the months to come.

You’re more likely to find amenities like roof decks or backyards with fireplaces or heat lamps in new luxury developments—where you’re also more likely to get a deal because developers have so many condos to sell. You can also find some older condo buildings with this amenity.

So, if you’re looking to buy a NYC apartment right now, and you’re interested in living in a building with outdoor space that you can use year-round, here are five for sale including a Dumbo one bedroom and a Tribeca two bedroom.

85 Jay St., #9C, Dumbo

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $1,280,000. The condo features chevron white oak floors, oversized windows, Gaggenau steel appliances, 10-foot ceilings, three closets, a Nest thermostat, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Amenities include a terrace with outdoor fireplaces, a year-round park, fitness center with a basketball court, playroom, and concierge. The building is currently offering one year of paid maintenance charges.

90 William St., #8B, FiDi

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,600,000. The renovated condo has hardwood floors, oversized windows, recessed lighting, beamed ceilings, Thermador appliances, a 40-bottle wine fridge, Miele washer/dryer, electronic window shades, a Nest thermostat, and a private storage room is available for purchase. Amenities include a roof deck with an outdoor fireplace, live-in super, full-time doorman, fitness center, bike storage, and concierge. A 421-G tax abatement is in place until 2023.

138 East 50th St., #17B Turtle Bay  

This one bedroom, one and a half bath is asking $1,760,000. Apartment #17B has floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak floors, Gaggenau appliances including a wine fridge, a waterfall island, a walk-in closet, Nest thermostat, and a Bosch washer/dryer. The building has an all-season terrace, fitness center with a pool, doorman, live-in super, bike storage, valet parking, playroom, and concierge.

101 Leonard St., #11F, Tribeca

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,815,000. The apartment features hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of windows, a custom kitchen with Liebherr and Miele appliances, central air conditioning, and three closets. Amenities include multiple outdoor areas that are covered and have outdoor fireplaces plus a live-in super, full-time doorman, gym, playroom, cold storage, and bike storage. 

1289 Lexington Ave., #6E, Carnegie Hill

This two bedroom, two and a half bath is asking $2,550,000. Apartment #6E has 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows with recessed shades, white oak floors, gallery wall, Gaggenau appliances, a walk-in closet, a LG washer/dryer, and central air conditioning. Amenities include a roof deck with outdoor fireplaces, fitness center, playroom, a music and movement studio, doorman, and live-in super



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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