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Top 10 Rental Buildings to Watch 4th of July Fireworks from in New York

In 2019, Macy’s July 4th fireworks extravaganza launches from atop the Brooklyn Bridge and nearby barges in the nearby East River. CityRealty reviews the top ten rental apartment buildings best-sited for watching the show.

#1 - 60 Water, 60 Water Street

No fee rental in DUMBO

The Brooklyn Bridge starts right in front of the building, and comes into full view as it leaps across the East River toward the Lower Manhattan skyline on the opposite side. The overhead sky will explode in fiery color from unobstructed, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, particularly from the upper floors, which open directly onto the bridge.


Studios Starting At
$3,550
1 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,688
5 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$5,995
2 Available

#2 - 70 Pine Street

No fee rental in Financial District

When you stand at the foot of this 66-story Art Deco colossus, crammed within Downtown’s winding brick canyons, it is easy to forget that you are just 1,000 feet away from the East River. However, once you ascend to the slender pinnacle of the former world’s third-tallest building, you will meet the firework extravaganza at near-eye-level.


Studios Starting At
$3,195
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$4,195
3 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$6,450
2 Available

Managed by Rose Associates

#3 - Twenty Exchange, 20 Exchange Place

No fee rental in Financial District

The Jazz-age masterpiece stands just two blocks south of 70 Pine, and rises only a few floors shorter. Consequently, the slender white tower, designed by the renowned firm of Cross & Cross, shares most of its neighbor's advantages, and is in tight contention for the title of Manhattan’s most desirable address to occupy on the 4th of July.


Studios Starting At
$2,770
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,339
4 Available

Managed by DTH Capital

#4 - 180 Montague Street

No fee rental in Brooklyn Heights

The 33-story tower has all the right ingredients for a perfect Independence Day show: broad picture windows, a prominent position at the western edge of the skyline, an elevated hillside perch that overlooks the low-rise Brooklyn Heights, 2,000-foot-proximity to the the fireworks launch, and the majestic Downtown Manhattan skyline across the East River, flanked by the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.


Studios Starting At
$3,047
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,428
7 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$5,487
1 Available

Managed by Equity Residential

#5 - New York By Gehry, 8 Spruce Street

No fee rental in Financial District

The fantastical, Baroque-styled metal folds will shimmer with reflected color, coming into view from whimsical arrays of protruding windows. The tower’s 86-story height and near-freestanding location at the edge of the Financial District poise NYbG as an unforgettable place to watch the holiday rocket volley, which will launch just 3,000 feet away.


Studios Starting At
$3,233
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$4,475
3 Available

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#6 - The Amberly, 120 Nassau Street

No fee rental in Downtown Brooklyn

The brand-new Amberly in Downtown Brooklyn was designed to capitalize on river and skyline views afforded by its incredibly fortuitous position, situated just 3,000 feet away from the East River at the visual junction of both Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The common lounge atop the prominent, 33-story tower opens onto an expansive balcony that directly faces the firework show from less than a mile away.


Studios Starting At
$2,620
2 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,745
13 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$7,140
2 Available

#7 - 19 Dutch, 19 Dutch Street

No fee rental in Financial District

The 758-foot, 63-story slab, recently finished near City Hall Park, ranks among the tallest apartment buildings in Lower Manhattan. Moreover, it stands just 3,000 feet north of the river-moored line of fire, meaning that its floor-to-ceiling windows will open upon one of the city’s most breathtaking vistas on the night of the 4th.


Studios Starting At
$3,720
1 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$5,246
5 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$6,590
1 Available

Managed by Carmel Partners

#8 - AVA DoBro, 100 Willoughby Street

No fee rental in Downtown Brooklyn

The 58-story tower ranks among the tallest apartment buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. Its commanding presence allows for direct views of the fireworks display from most of the north- and west-facing units.


Studios Starting At
$2,955
3 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,230
4 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$4,630
2 Available

#9 - 420 Kent Avenue

No fee rental in Williamsburg

The staggered, cubist slabs at 420 Kent, fully completed just a weeks ago, faces the Wallabout Bay, where the East River turns sharply to the west, and thus overlooks a breathtaking river vista that stretches a mile-and-a-half toward the twin spans of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the twin skylines of the Brooklyn and Manhattan downtowns, and the firework spectacle above. Residents may watch either from their condos or the river-facing common deck, while the general public may join from the promenade in front of the building.


Studios Starting At
$2,395
9 Available
1 Bed Starting At
$3,765
3 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$5,600
2 Available

Managed by Spitzer Enterprises

#10 - 2 Gold Street

No fee rental in Financial District

The tower at 2 Gold rises 51 stories, yet most of its river-facing views are blocked by a next door building that rises nearly as high. However, the common roof deck opens onto the river, and, more importantly, the night sky, where the fireworks blossom into full view just 2,000 feet away.


1 Bed Starting At
$3,595
3 Available
2 Beds Starting At
$5,590
1 Available
3 Beds Starting At
$7,086
1 Available

Managed by TF Cornerstone
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