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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Seven bedrooms, eight-and-half bathrooms, a private elevator, double-height floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Hudson River–this Upper West Side duplex already sounds incredible, right? What if we told you that it also has a 3,600+ square-foot landscaped terrace complete with a private swimming pool that’s larger than many studio apartments? Located at luxury condominium The Aldyn, at 60 Riverside Boulevard between West 62nd and 63rd Streets, the home is on the market for $13,750,000.

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City Living, Murray Hill

All photos by Max Touhey, courtesy of JDS Development Group

A 42nd-story rooftop pool overlooking the East River is coming back to New York City for the summer. Located atop the American Copper Buildings in Murray Hill, The Sentry is currently accepting membership applications for its 2021 season, which kicks off ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. Sky-high swimming does not come cheap, however. Memberships start at $2,600 for a single member, $4,300 for couples, and $3,000 for non-residents.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Fox Residential

This Upper East Side townhouse at 17 East 74th Street was built in 1869 in the neo-Federal style. And though it retains this historic pedigree from the street, inside it’s been modernized with opulent finishes and a classicaly elegant style. According to the Post, the home, which is on the market for $18 million, is owned by Sandi Feinberg, widow of the late philanthropist Herbert Feinberg. They bought the five-story house in 1989 for $2.5 million and then spent three years on a renovation that included adding a 46-foot-long saltwater lap pool and hot tub on the lower level, as well as spiffing up the garden and roof deck.

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Photo by Richard R. Schünemann on Unsplash

On September 30, the same day that indoor dining resumes, indoor pools in New York City will be able to reopen at 33 percent capacity, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. “Swimming pools are a community anchor, an exercise center, and an oasis in their neighborhoods—both literally and figuratively. New Yorkers have worked hard to fight back COVID-19. As transmission rates remain low, we’re proud to offer more ways to slowly return to business as usual,” said the mayor in a statement.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

$10M Montauk home has a rooftop pool overlooking the ocean

By Dana Schulz, Fri, September 11, 2020

Photos courtesy of Compass

With views like this, why wouldn’t you put the pool on the roof? Set on a full acre on a high bluff on the shores of Montauk, this three-level contemporary home is party-ready inside and out. Asking $9,995,000, the house has 6,000 square feet of interior space, five bedrooms, and 4,000 square feet of outdoor space including the rooftop and another level of outdoor lounges.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Less than an hour from the George Washington Bridge in the charming town of Cornwall, New York, is this hidden treetop escape. Situated on 24 gated acres, the property consists of a Scandinavian-inspired wood and stone main house, a resort-style pool with a waterfall, and a separate 1,700-square-foot party barn complete with an indoor basketball court, bar with keg tap, and gym. The home has been listed as a vacation rental on Airbnb for a whopping $1,286 a night, but the entire property is now for sale for $1,850,000, and it can come fully furnished.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

Photo courtesy of Compass

18 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, four-and-a-half acres of land, a private grotto, and tennis courts–this is just some of what you’ll find at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the late shoe designer and Nine West founder Vince Camuto. The home was recently listed for $26.5 million, but it’ll now come to auction next month, selling online to the highest bidder with no reserve (who will also have the option to separately purchase all the furniture). Vince’s wife, Louise Camuto, said in a statement, “I’ve been here for a long time, and we have loved living here. It’s a year-round house that you enjoy both in the summer and in the winter… It’s a perfect place to raise a family.”

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos by Lena Yaremenko

The warm weather is upon us, and it’s undoubtedly going to make staying indoors harder. But not if this East Hampton home is where you’re be sheltering in place. The incredible 7,000-square-foot residence has six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, and outdoor space that’ll make you drool. The pool is a whopping 20′ x 50′ and has a sun shelf and hot tub. There’s a covered dining area and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in gas grill and stainless steel refrigerator and drink drawers (did someone say pool-side cocktails?!).

The interior isn’t too shabby, either

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Photo of the Floating Pool Lady in Baretto Point Park by Danny Avila for NYC Parks

Outdoor public pools will be closed all summer as the city looks to make major budget cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Facing a staggering $7.4 billion loss in tax revenue, the city plans to make over $2 billion in cuts to its executive budget. According to the mayor, closing the pools for the 2020 season, which runs from late June to Labor Day, will save the city $12 million.

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Bay Ridge, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Rise Media, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If this home looks like it’s an Italian villa, that’s because its owners added everything from marble window columns to hand-painted ceiling murals by artists flown in from Italy. According to the Wall Street Journal, Carmelo Giuffre, a Sicilian immigrant and the CEO of a group of 21 local auto dealerships, and his wife bought the Bay Ridge home in 1983 and completely decked it out in opulent finishes and ornate furnishings. In addition to the 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home, there’s a 50-foot pool with a water slide, a full outdoor kitchen and bar, and landscaped grounds that include a fountain and gazebo. The amazing property has just come back on the market asking $11,200,000 (h/t CityRealty).

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