With Game One under their belts, the NBA finals are now underway and everyone from basketball fanatics to those who just enjoy the excitement of the game are following the tournament.
Capitalizing on the sport’s incredibly wide reach and trying to differentiate their projects from the fierce competition in today’s real estate market, many of NYC’s top developers have designated valuable square footage at multi-million-dollar residential developments to indoor basketball courts. Some of New York City’s ultra-luxe condominiums are now fitted out with epic basketball courts designed to appeal to everyone from young Kevin-Durants-in-training to those just looking for a little exercise.
Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side. With more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, as well as a beautifully-landscaped park and open spaces spanning nearly three acres, the amenity offering at Waterline Square is one of the largest and most compelling in New York City. Waterline Square’s extraordinary shared amenity center, The Waterline Club, connects all three buildings and has been designed by David Rockwell’s famed hospitality group Rockwell Group. A sought-after space inside the Waterline Club, the regulation-size indoor basketball court offers residents the opportunity to organize standard 5-on-5 games, jump into to 3-on-3 pick-up matches, or work on their jump shot. Other amenity highlights include an indoor tennis court, indoor skate park, indoor soccer field, state-of-the-art fitness center, recording studio, art studio and indoor gardening studio.
180 East 88th Street
Situated in the Upper East Side’s coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, 180 East 88th Street is a striking condominium being developed and designed by national real estate developer DDG. The firm’s first Uptown project, 180 East 88th Street features 48 graciously-appointed residences ranging from lofts to five-bedrooms, full floor and duplex units, as well as a gracious triplex penthouse. Perhaps most exciting about the condominium is its extensive selection of amenities, somewhat considered a rarity on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and in particular its half-court indoor basketball court featuring soaring double-height ceilings and an abundance of natural light. An incredible space, there’s no better place to practice your free-throw. Other notable amenities include an indoor soccer pitch, private fitness and yoga studios, game room, residential lounge, wine room, and an interactive children’s playroom designed in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts.
One Manhattan Square
With over 100,000 square feet of amenities, One Manhattan Square will offer the ultimate lifestyle package in the Lower East Side. The first high-rise addition to the East River Esplanade and Extell Development Company’s first project in the neighborhood, OMS is a true vertical village, offering an unmatched suite of amenities. At its heart, the multi-level fitness center will offer an expansive full-size basketball court, in addition to three swimming pools, a bowling alley, golf simulators, squash court and yoga studio. Resident basketball enthusiasts can engage in a pick up game on the sleek, light drenched court and then sweat it out in the wellness center’s very own sauna, the only of its’ kind offered in a resident building in Manhattan. Post-game relaxation can also be found in the building’s full service spa or it’s 40,000 square feet of breathtaking gardens.
Madison Square Park Tower
Standing at 777 feet tall, Madison Square Park Tower is the tallest residential building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The luxury condominium boasts five full floors of lavish amenities designed by the preeminent London-based hospitality designer, Martin Brudnizki, known for his work on high-profile hotels and private clubs, including the decadent redesign of Annabel’s in London and the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach. Among the building’s expansive collection of amenities is a university club-inspired basketball half court, which features double height ceilings, custom millwork and upholstered panel walls, which is one of the most utilized communal spaces at the building.
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