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Top 10 NYC Condo Buildings to Watch 4th of July Fireworks from in 2019

Last year, Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show launched from the East River between Midtown South and Long Island City. The 2019 action shifts downriver past the Brooklyn Bridge, and so does the CityRealty’ rundown of the best condominiums to watch the nation’s greatest birthday party. It may be too late to snag a pad in time for this year’s festivities, yet you still have time to scout for party invites in any of these perfectly-poised condos.

#1 - Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 90 Furman Street

Condo in Brooklyn Heights

The Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park stands closer to the fireworks than any other apartment building in the city, with the nearest fireworks barge moored just 1,000 feet away in the East River. Get ready for an extreme spectacle where pyrotechnics burst near-literally above the watchers’ skyward-craned heads. The ocean liner experience atop the long, narrow roof terrace competes with the most elite, firework-proximate boat cruises, minus the rocking deck beneath the feet.


Price Range
$2.5M - $2.7M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,660
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#2 - The Clocktower Building, 1 Main Street

Condo in DUMBO

Brooklyn’s most spectacular penthouse boasts exquisite views from its quartet of ten-foot-wide clock face windows on any day of the year. However, this Independence Day, the view from the western clock will reach fairy-tale dimensions. Just 1,000 feet away, petards launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and bloom in the night sky above the Downtown skyline and the Statue of Liberty in the harbor.


Price Range
$2.4M - $3.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,444
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#3 - One Brooklyn Bridge Park, 360 Furman Street

Condo in Brooklyn Heights

Since the fireworks will launch across from the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the condos around the park offer front-row seats for the year’s grandest spectacle. Large windows in the sprawling pre-war loft face the four-barge launch formation, with Downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge framing a postcard backdrop for the multicolored barrage in the sky.


Price Range
$899K - $16.9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,437
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#4 - Quay Tower, 50 Bridge Park Drive

Condo in Brooklyn Heights

Quay Tower marks the south end of - you guessed it - Brooklyn Bridge Park. The recently-built high-rise invites patriots to watch the rockets’ red glare burst above a star-studded lineup of all-American icons such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the World Trade Center, as well as Fort Jay, Castle Williams, and Castle Clinton, three harbor-facing ramparts built between 1808 and 1811, just in time to dissuade the Royal Navy from shelling New York in the War of 1812.


Price Range
$1.7M - $9M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,772
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#5 - The Beacon Tower, 85 Adams Street

Condo in DUMBO

The slender, 23-story tower rises well above the hulking DUMBO lofts that separate the building from the waterfront. As such, the upper floors make for a dramatic perch to watch pyrotechnic flowers blossom above the nearby Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown skyline.


Price Range
$3.8M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,631
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#6 - 388 Bridge Street

Condo in Downtown Brooklyn

The 53-story building, which reigned as Brooklyn’s tallest in 2014, has since slipped to the borough’s fifth-tallest spot. However, its still-formidable height and well-poised location ensure expansive, nigh-unobstructed views of the fireworks launching between the twin downtowns of Brooklyn and Manhattan.


Price Range
$1M - $2.8M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,464
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#7 - 56 Leonard Street

Condo in Tribeca

Brooklyn hosts the top six entries in great part because the Manhattan skyline forms a fantastic backdrop for the river show. Unlike the Brooklyn competitors, 56 Leonard does face the river directly. However, the slabs and spires of Downtown still come into majestic view from this freestanding skyscraper. The metallic curves of 8 Sprice Street shimmer in the red glare of the sky-bound volley.


Price Range
$3M - $24.5M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$3,220
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#8 - The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place

Condo in Tribeca

The tallest apartment building in Lower Manhattan looks straight upon the pinnacle of the mystical Woolworth Building. Its stately Neo-Gothic tracery and finials loom in front of a dazzling field of fire and color spread across the night sky, unobstructed thanks to the City Hall Park to the east.


Price Range
$1.9M - $25M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$3,320
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#9 - Madison Square Park Tower, 45 East 22nd Street

Condo in Flatiron/Union Square

The 778-foot-tall glass shard soars 61 stories at the vanguard of the Midtown skyscraper massif. Almost all south-facing units offer unobstructed southern sightlines toward Downtown Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, and the fireworks display in between. Sheer, floor-to-ceiling windows further enhance the festive drama in the night sky.


Price Range
$2M - $52M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,776
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#10 - One Madison, 23 East 22nd Street

Condo in Flatiron/Union Square

The 50-story One Madison looms half a block away from the #9 contender, and scores marginally lower only because of its slightly-shorter height. Otherwise, the slim skyscraper offers the same fireworks perks for those that gather to watch the metropolis celebrate the nation’s birthday.


Price Range
$2.1M - $14.7M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$3,286
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