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The top rooftop hotel pools in NYC offering day passes

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, May 26, 2022

Photo courtesy of The Williamsburg Hotel

Coming soon: Summer heat and dreams of poolside vibes. Some lucky apartment dwellers count a pool among their building’s amenities. Otherwise, your local options include public pools or pricey pool clubs and gyms. One more way to dive in this summer is to snag a day pass to a pool atop one of the city’s trendy hotels. Usually reserved for hotel guests, some hotels allow visitors to pay by the day–often with surrounding restaurant and bar privileges. Some venues host events like pool parties with DJs, live music, and drink specials. Read on for cool pools with day rates.

Everyone in the pool

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Eytan Stern Webber and Spotless Agency

The two-bedroom loft condo formerly owned by “America’s Next Top Model” creative director Jay Manuel has just resurfaced on the market for $3,250,000. The Canadian TV presenter and author, who was also a host of “Canada’s Next Top Model,” bought the 2,269-square-foot home in the Chelsea Mercantile at 252 Seventh Avenue with his partner, Alton Johnson, in 2000; the couple sold the condo in 2011.

Take a peek

Chelsea, Major Developments, Manhattan

Photo Credit: Brett Beyer

More than 10 years and over $400 million later, an 80,000-square-foot public park is now open on the rooftop of Pier 57 in Hudson River Park. Formerly a maritime port and bus depot, the pier has been transformed into a mixed-use development with office space for Google and a new food hall curated by the James Beard Foundation. The new two-acre green space, the largest of its kind in New York City, will be open to the public daily from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

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Chelsea, condos, New Developments, Starchitecture

All images courtesy of Related Companies

Related Companies on Thursday launched sales at The Cortland, a new 25-story waterfront luxury condo designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) with interiors from Olson Kundig. Located at 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, the tower offers residents views of the Hudson River and almost 20,000 square feet of amenity space. While exact pricing for all 144 loft-like residences has not been released yet, a spokesperson for the project said two-bedrooms start at just above $4 million and over $21 million for four bedrooms.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Scott Wintrow for The Corcoran Group

This two-bedroom condo at 121 West 20th Street, asking $2,750,000, has classic Manhattan loft details like 15-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and cast-iron columns. A lofted mezzanine provides the second bedroom, plus office space and closets, and a new renovation adds a sleek kitchen, designer fixtures and finishes, and contemporary convenience.

Take the tour

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Live with or without walls in this $2.7M Chelsea duplex loft

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 9, 2022

Photo credit: Real Estate Production Network for The Corcoran Group

There aren’t as many authentic pre-war lofts as there used to be, and they’re getting harder to find. This 1,884-square-foot condo duplex at 121 West 20th Street in Chelsea looks a lot like the real deal, from 14-foot ceilings and original iron columns to impossibly tall windows. Asking $2,695,000, the two-story space has an open layout, but comes with an alternative plan for creating bedroom privacy while still enjoying plenty of lofty living space.

Explore the loft options

Chelsea, Restaurants

Image courtesy of S9 Architecture

The culinary nonprofit organization the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced on Friday they will be the anchor tenant of Pier 57’s new food hall, which is set to open in the fall of 2022. The food hall will be developed in cooperation with real estate and development firm Jamestown, which will work with the JBF to curate vendors and manage it for Google.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Group

From its historic red-brick facade, we’d have no reason to doubt that this trim Chelsea townhouse at 258 West 24th Street, asking $9.5 million, dates from before the Civil War. Built in 1848, the 17-foot-wide single-family home spans 4,500 square feet over five floors, from cellar bonus room to private roof deck. Inside, however, the townhouse is totally turnkey, with newly-renovated interiors–and a two-tier backyard garden–that offer every 21st-century comfort and convenience.

More of this turnkey Chelsea home

Chelsea, Cool Listings

Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph/Douglas Elliman

In addition to being Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld’s first New York commission, the pair of buildings known as Jardim, at 527 West 27th Street, make up an architecturally unique West Chelsea oasis. The development, which launched sales in 2016, features two 11-story buildings clad in cast-concrete interspersed with ribbons of glass. Its highlight–and name inspiration–is a verdant multi-level courtyard designed by Future Green Studio. Located in the building’s loftiest reaches, this 3,663-square-foot duplex penthouse, asking $10,800,000, offers seamless indoor/outdoor living in addition to three bedrooms and interiors designed by the building’s architect.

Penthouse views through sliding glass, this way

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building of the year, Features

Announcing 6sqft’s 2021 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Mon, December 27, 2021

Photo credits, clockwise: Colin Miller, Related Companies, Colin Miller, Related Companies

The votes are in. The 2021 Building of the Year title belongs to Lantern House, the pair of bubbled towers on the High Line. The Chelsea condo project edged out the competition with 618 votes, or 23.9 percent of the 2,587 votes cast. Developed by Related and designed by Heatherwick Studio with SLCE Architects, Lantern House contains a mix of 181 one- to four-bedroom units split between the two towers, one which rises 10 stories and the other, 22 stories. This year’s contest was a photo finish, with The Brooklyn Tower in a close second place with 615 votes, or 23.8 percent of the total votes.

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