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At the beginning of 2024, Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams announced a series of swimming-related projects to help people learn to swim and keep them safe in the water. Among them was that they would commit a combined $16 million to +POOL, a non-profit that has been working to create a floating, self-filtering pool for the East River since 2010.
+POOL’s plus sign-shaped design has four different sections: a lap pool, a sports pool, a kiddie pool, and a lounge pool. The filtration system has been likened to a giant strainer for the way it removes bacteria and contaminants within the walls, leaving swimmers with only fresh water. Over the years, the team at +POOL has run online and in-person fundraisers, met with city officials, worked with engineers and designers, and scouted locations. They received approval to proceed with due diligence for the project on the south side of Pier 35 in May 2021, and this round of funding marks the most significant step.
A pilot program is planned for this summer; and if all goes well, +POOL will open to the public in 2025. However, for residents of certain buildings, a relaxing waterside oasis is just an elevator ride away with indoor pools to be enjoyed all year round. We take a look in new development condos where the same attitude of architectural inspiration and luxurious finishes applies to the facades and interiors as well as the pools.
Floating East River pool Terrible AI-generated rendering of +POOL (Designed by Family New York & Playlab, Inc. Image by proto.)

100-Claremont-Avenue-01 Claremont Hall (Binyan Studios)
Morningside Heights condos
At the center of the Union Theological Seminary campus, the condos of Claremont Hall start on top of the academic component of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower, the better to make the most of open city and river views. A former dining hall has been transformed into Refectory Pool, a 48-foot saltwater lap pool accented with soaring Gothic ceilings and the original chandeliers. See all availabilities here.

Claremont Hall, #35B (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

555-West-22nd-Street-01 The Cortland (Core Group NYC)
West Chelsea condos
Located in an architecturally adventurous section of West Chelsea, The Cortland nods to the area's history with a red brick facade and classic design. All homes feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive floor plates, and well-thought appliances and finishes. The array of wellness amenities include a 75-foot lap pool with a child-friendly leisure pool. See all availabilities here.

The Cortland, #12AE (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

30-Front-Street-01 Olympia (Elliman)
Brooklyn condos
As DUMBO's tallest residential building, Olympia makes a dramatic impression on both the local skyline and real estate scene. While a Brooklyn Bridge-facing terrace has an outdoor pool and hot tub (not to mention New York's highest outdoor tennis court), an indoor pool, dry sauna, and steam room are open for residents to enjoy all year long. See all availabilities here.

Olympia, #15A (Sothebys International Realty)

250-West-96th-Street-01 96+Broadway (Compass)
NYC condos
96+Broadway is open for immediate occupancy and positioned on a corner near some of the Upper West Side's top fitness, entertainment, and cultural venues. However, this amenity-rich new building may offer everything residents could need or want under one roof. This includes a basement-level saltwater lap pool with lounge seating, a hot tub, and access to a sunken terrace. See all availabilities here.

96+Broadway, #5G (Compass)

98-Front-Street-01 98 Front Street (Triumph Property Group)
DUMBO condos
Owing to its sculptural design by ODA New York, 98 Front Street offers over 100 unique apartment layouts and floor plans. What they all have in common, though, is access to an array of well-thought indoor and outdoor amenities. These include an indoor pool and hot tub. See all availabilities here.

98 Front Street, #7A (Compass)

215-West-28th-Street-01 Maverick (Douglas Elliman)
NYC condos
Maverick elevates its FIT-adjacent side street with an eye-catching facade, well-appointed apartments, and an array of amenities. These include a 60-foot indoor lap pool with steam room and sauna, as part of an extensive wellness packages. See all availabilities here.

Maverick, #10A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Woolworth Tower
2-Park-Place
The 792-foot-tall Woolworth Tower was originally built in 1913 for the retail magnate, and has been converted to condominiums starting on the 29th floor to make the most of spectacular views. The 50-foot pool in the building's basement was originally commissioned by Mr. Woolworth, and has been beautifully restored. Additional amenities include a hot tub and sauna. See all availabilities here.

The Woolworth Tower Residences, #46FL (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

111-West-57th-Street-01 111 West 57th Street (The Corcoran Group)
111 West 57th Street
On Billionaires' Row, 111 West 57th Street combines the landmarked Steinway Hall with a striking, skinny skyscraper. The idea of new levels of luxury extends to the building's amenities, which include an 82-foot lap pool with double-height vaulted ceilings, alcove cabanas, and lounge seating throughout. See all availabilities here.

111 West 57th Street, #50 (Corcoran Group)

515 West 18th Street
Lantern House pool Indoor pool (Colin Miller)
In an architecturally adventurous section of Chelsea, Lantern House stands out in the skyline for its modern interpretation of bay windows. These have the benefit of filling every home with incredible natural light, not to mention enhancing an already impressive amenity package that includes a 75' indoor lap pool, hot tub, cold plunge, and nearby fitness center and massage/treatment rooms. See all availabilities here.

Lantern House, #PH1015 (Corcoran Group)

111 Murray Street All images of 111 Murray Street via Douglas Elliman
111 Murray Street
The past few years have seen a remarkable new Lower Manhattan skyline rise up, and 111 Murray Street makes an elegant addition. Column-free corners and floor-to-ceiling windows in the apartments allows for unobstructed skyline and river views. The same level of care and luxury was given to the building's amenities, which include a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a hot tub, and 25-foot splash pool with floor-mounted water jets. See all availabilities here.

111 Murray Street, #11C (Compass)

50-West-Street-01 50 West via Time Equities
50 West Street
At 50 West, floor-to-ceiling windows look out on panoramic vistas of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. This is also the case of the building's amenity spaces, which include a 60-foot indoor pool and hot tub. See all availabilities here.

50 West, #49B (Time Equities Brokerage LLC)

88-90-Lexington-Avenue-01
88 and 90 Lexington Avenue
Just north of Gramercy Park, two rental buildings have been combined into one luxury condominium with high-end finishes and appliances. The buildings are connected by a double-height attended lobby, and shared amenities include an atrium pool with adjacent hot tub as well as a sauna and steam room. See all availabilities here.

88 & 90 Lex, #1801 (Corcoran Group)

505 West 43rd Street All images of 505 W 43 via Corcoran
505 West 43rd Street
The ODA-designed 505 W 43 brought a new wave of luxury to the stretch of Hell's Kitchen just north of Hudson Yards. The apartments feature interiors by Lemay and Escobar, and hotel-caliber amenities include an indoor pool with adjacent outdoor sundeck, fitness center, and double-height lobby library and lounge. See all availabilities here.

505 W 43, #8C (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

565-Broome-Street-01 All images of 565 Broome Street via Douglas Elliman
565 Broome Street
When Hudson Square transitioned from an industrial neighborhood to a residential one, the Renzo Piano-designed 565 Broome Soho was instrumental in bringing the change to the attention of the architecture and real estate communities. While select units come with private pools, all residents have access to the building's 55-foot indoor pool surrounded by loungers and looking out on a landscaped outdoor terrace. See all availabilities here.

565 Broome SoHo, #N9E (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

11-Hoyt-Street-1 All renderings of 11 Hoyt via The Corcoran Group
11-Hoyt-Street-2
Renowned architect and MacArthur fellow Jeanne Gang wraps Brooklyn’s second-tallest building, and Studio Gang's first New York residential building, in a metal façade that ripples like the water of the nearby harbor, which comes in full view from upper-floor apartments. The building is surrounded by a 27,000-square-foot private park, but indoor amenities like a fitness center curated by The Wright Fit, a 75’ indoor saltwater pool, spa, tech lounge, and salon lounge may steal its thunder. See all availabilities here.

11 Hoyt, #50K (Corcoran Group)

23-15-44th-Drive-1 All renderings of Skyline Tower via Modern Spaces
23-15-44th-Drive-2
At 778 feet and 68 stories high, Skyline Tower is New York City’s tallest skyscraper outside of Manhattan. Even on lower floors, floor-to-ceiling windows look out on dramatic views of the Manhattan and Long Island City skylines. The building holds a dedicated entrance to the Court Square-23rd Street station of the E, G, M, and 7 trains, which put Midtown within a five-minute commute. An extensive amenities offering includes fitness suite that comes with a fully-equipped gym, a yoga/Pilates training room, a 75-foot indoor pool, and a sauna with a whirlpool tub and a private treatment room. See all availabilities here.

Skyline Tower, #6308 (Modern Spaces)

138-Willoughby-Street-1 All images of Brooklyn Point via Extell
138-Willoughby-Street-2
Brooklyn Point's crowning glory is a sundeck with the highest outdoor infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. However, a spa area with steam room, sauna, and a 65' saltwater pool is not to be overlooked. Additional amenities include the 40-foot-high Park Lounge, complete with a fireplace and bar; a rooftop garden that overlooks Willoughby Square Park; a game room stacked with arcade machines, billiards, foosball tables, and big-screen gaming consoles; a presentation and screening room; an outdoor playground; and an 11th-floor fitness center. See all availabilities here.

Brooklyn Point, #24L (Serhant LLC)

252-South-Street-1 One Manhattan Square via Evan Joseph
252-South-Street-2 Interiors via Extell
Situated at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, One Manhattan Square reigns over the Lower East Side with unparalleled height, views, and amenities. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in ample sunlight and open onto stunning 360-degree panoramas. The 100,000-square-foot suite of amenities inside and out delights with its multi-story fitness center, basketball and squash courts, two bowling lanes, and golf simulator. A fun-filled playroom awaits the kids; the gaming arcade is a chill teen hangout; adults may indulge in a wine room, cigar room, and bar. The spa comes with a 75-foot saltwater pool, hot tub, sauna, treatment rooms, and a tranquility garden. See all availabilities here.

One Manhattan Square, #49N (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

30-East-29th-Street-1 Images of Rose Hill via Rockefeller Group
30-East-29th-Street-2
Rockefeller Group furthers its legacy of pioneering excellence in New York City with Rose Hill, its first residential building. CetraRuddy, Manhattan's premier architecture studio, brings the project to life by combining the elegance and glamour of a classic Gotham aesthetic interpreted in a modern vocabulary for contemporary New York City living. Just off the double-height lobby, a spiral staircase leads to a fully equipped gym curated by Fhitting Room, a professional-grade squash court in collaboration with SquashRx, an expansive 50-foot pool surrounded by hand-crafted, green oxide-glazed tiled walls, and a dry heat wellness sauna. See all availabilities here.

Rose Hill, #9A (Nest Seekers LLC)

15-East-30th-Street-1 Madison House (Douglas Elliman)
15-East-30th-Street-2 Madison House pool (Evan Joseph)
At 805 feet tall, Madison House is the tallest residential tower in NoMad and thus looks out on panoramic, picture-perfect views of New York City. The striped façade sports bands of light terra cotta, which that alternate with full-height window bays. The 30,000 square feet of residential amenities include a 75' multi-lane lap pool with diffused lighting, tiles and brass accents that offer a sophisticated aesthetic. A hot tub, cold plunge, sauna and lounge area further elevate the space. See all availabilities here.

Madison House, #52C (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

200-Amsterdam-Avenue-1 All renderings of 200 Amsterdam Avenue via Binyan Studios
200-Amsterdam-Avenue-2
At 668 feet and 52 stories high, 200 Amsterdam Avenue towers over its nearest neighbors on the Upper West Side, yet pays tribute to them with a 21st-century interpretation of prewar architecture. All apartments boast breathtaking city, river and Central Park views, gracious layouts, and soaring ceilings. Three floors of curated amenity space includes a fitness center and spa, a 75-foot saltwater pool, a soundproofed rehearsal space, a children's music room and play space, and a private club with a library. See all availabilities here.

200 Amsterdam, #48 (Serhant LLC)

35-Hudson-Yards-1 All renderings of 35 Hudson Yards; Credit Dave Burke
35-Hudson-Yards-2
The tallest tower in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood also ranks as one of the tallest new apartment buildings in New York. Residences start on the 53rd floor so as to make the most of splendid vistas in all directions, most notably the Hudson River that stretches in open view from every west-facing apartment. A full suite of private amenities includes a residents-only fitness center, lap pool, playroom, business center and board rooms, lounge, game room, dining room, and grand terrace with catering services overlooking the Hudson River. See all availabilities here.

35 Hudson Yards, #7103 (Corcoran Group)

217-West-57th-Street-1 All images of Central Park Tower via Extell
217-West-57th-Street-2
The soaring skyscraper known as Central Park Tower comes from the firm of Adrian Smith, who also designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a breathtaking panorama of Central Park, and vistas that stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains. An elevated deck sports a cozy sky garden and an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas and poolside food and beverage service. Indoor wellness amenities were developed in collaboration with renowned fitness experts and situated to make the most of sweeping skyline and Central Park views. See all availabilities here.

Central Park Tower, #80E (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

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