It’s rooftop season! New York City is getting its first taste of summer this week thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies. With luxury buildings across New York City offering high design pools with spectacular views, there are few better places than these landscaped outdoor spaces to cool down while you relax and soak up some UV rays!
Located in Upper Manhattan in the heart of Harlem atop the BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group-design The Smile, The Smile Rooftop Swim Club boasts a stunning rooftop plunge pool with Harlem River and Manhattan skyline views and three whirlpools. In addition to plenty of places to cool off, the rooftop features barbeques and dining areas and a spectacular open-air movie theatre.
If you’re looking for a rooftop pool in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Point boasts the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. Situated 680 feet above the ground – making it higher than the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel pool in Singapore – the 27-foot-long pool offers nearly 360-degree views of the skyline. Designed by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects, the landscaped rooftop retreat is surrounded by lounge chairs, al fresco dining areas and an outdoor movie screening space, as well as a stargazing observatory.
Front & York
Also located in Brooklyn, Front & York offers residents access to an astounding 150,000 square feet of amenity spaces. Reminiscent of exclusive membership clubs, the development’s luxurious rooftop pool deck allows residents to enjoy a sparkling outdoor pool, complete with plush cabanas, lounge areas and amazing views.
And just across the river in Jersey City’s vibrant Newport neighborhood, The Beach offers several spaces that capitalize on the picturesque waterfront and skyline views and connect residents with nature, including a sprawling landscaped waterfront courtyard with an outdoor pool and sun deck. Complete with seating areas, grilling stations and fire pits, and showcasing picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline, The Beach‘s courtyard is the best place to spend the warm weather.