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Top 10 Residential Courtyards in New York City

A courtyard is a timeless and universally enjoyable perk of apartment living that allows residents to escape the concrete jungle and relax in a secluded, private oasis. CityRealty brings you a rundown of New York’s best courtyards located in apartment buildings around the city.


#1 - The Apthorp, 2211 Broadway

Condo in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

The landmarked Apthorp is the quintessential courtyard building that exemplifies fine turn-of-the-century lifestyle. Horses no longer pull carriages down the oval driveway, yet the formal garden, complete with twin fountains, is as pleasant as it was in 1908.


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$3.2M - $8.5M
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#2 - The Belnord, 225 West 86th Street

Condo in Broadway Corridor

A frescoed arch has led residents into the Belnord’s courtyard since 1908, yet the elegant garden with a fountain and globe lamps is a recent restoration, carried out by esteemed traditionalist architect Robert A. M. Stern in 2018.


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$5.7M - $13.2M
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#3 - Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard

Condo in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

The private ambiance of the 2.6-acre Waterline Square, tucked away on a quiet fringe of the West Side, makes the public park feel like a private courtyard for the residents of the dazzling condo towers next door. Spacious lawns, lush greenery, and water features sit within steps of the Hudson River waterfront.


#4 - VIA 57 WEST, 625 West 57th Street

No fee rental in Midtown West

The sail-like sweep of VIA 57 WEST adds drama to the West Side skyline, yet function drives the eye-catching form. Architect Bjarke Ingels combines the European courtyard tradition with America’s skyscraper typology, where the building’s south portion rises just high enough to allow ample sunlight and Hudson River breeze into the lush courtyard while shielding it from the city’s traffic noise.


#5 - Oosten, 429 Kent Avenue

Condo in Williamsburg

As dense as Brooklyn is, the borough still offers more space than tower-packed Manhattan, so finding one of the city’s largest courtyards in Williamsburg should not come as a surprise. The Oosten’s inner court is spacious enough to house both a shared resident park and fenced-in private backyards in adjacent condos.


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$1.3M - $5M
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#6 - 1185 Park Avenue

Co-op in Carnegie Hill

The Upper East Side boasts scores of rarified pre-war apartment buildings, yet none can match the opulent courtyard within the landmarked, Gothic high-rise at 1185 Park Avenue. Walk or drive underneath the lanterns suspended within the pointed-arch gateway into a landscaped yard that lets residents enter in rarified, private style.


Price Range
$1.1M - $15.5M
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#7 - Silver Towers, 600 West 42nd Street

No fee rental in Midtown West

When you stand within the spacious yard at Silver Towers, it's easy to forget that you are situated within one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods. A whimsical metal giant, designed by renowned sculptor Tom Otterness, lounges in the middle of the lawn and doubles as a children’s slide.


#8 - 3 Jackson Park, 28-10 Jackson Avenue

No fee rental in Long Island City

Long Island City’s triple-towered Jackson Park rental complex borrows its name from its 1.6-acre central yard. A spacious lawn is flanked by a dog run, a playground, a bocce court, outdoor ping pong, grilling stations, fresh-air dining, gardens, and more.


#9 - The Rheingold, 10 Montieth Street

Rental in Bushwick

The Rheingold is a luxury Bushwick rental where a sloped roof terrace comes in view from the courtyard garden like a wooded alpine plateau perched high above an urban canyon.


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#10 - One High Line, 500 West 18th Street

Condo in Chelsea

An elevated yard nestles between the two twisting towers at The XI, offering views of the High Line, the skyline, and the Hudson River.


Price Range
$2.2M - $26M
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