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On the heels of a blistering heat wave where temperatures peaked at 113 degrees Fahrenheit, New York started the week with two days of temperatures with a "real-feel" of around 100 degrees. A meteorologist points out that it takes three consecutive days of heat to be considered a heat wave, but the distinction is not likely to matter to sweltering New Yorkers.

On days like this, there's nothing more satisfying than jumping in a pool to cool off. There are public pools throughout the five boroughs, and many popular gym chains include this amenity. However, some lucky residents need not leave their buildings to go for a swim. We take a look at the best pools in New York condos and rentals.

2-Park-Place-1 All images of The Woolworth Tower Residences via Sotheby's
The apartments in the landmarked Woolworth Tower Residences offer incredible luxury underscored by a sense of living history, and that combination carries over to the amenities as well: The seven-foot-deep basement pool was originally commissioned for Frank F.W. Woolworth. Its restoration was inspired by original marble coping, and the end result is more opulent than ever before.

555-Tenth-Avenue-1 All images of 555TEN via Extell
555-Tenth-Avenue-2 Living room
555-Tenth-Avenue-3 Lounge
555TEN is among the most spectacular in a new crop of amenity-rich luxury rentals that has risen near Port Authority and now enjoys excellent access to Hudson Yards. Its crowning glory is a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks spectacular sunset, skyline, and Hudson River vistas. However, inclement weather need not keep residents from enjoying a swim; the health and wellness floor's extensive offerings include an indoor saltwater lap pool.

35-Hudson-Yards-1 All images of 35 Hudson Yards via Scott Frances/Related Companies
35-Hudson-Yards-2 Model unit
35-Hudson-Yards-3 Lounge
While the tallest tower in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood is home to 22,000 square feet of residential amenities, its most exciting offering is perhaps a membership at the building's high-floor Equinox Club and Spa. It is the luxury fitness chain's largest to date and boasts a 75-foot saltwater pool with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of Hudson River views, much like the apartments above.

420-Kent-Avenue-1 All images of 420 Kent Avenue via Citi Habitats
420-Kent-Avenue-2 Living room
420-Kent-Avenue-3 Lobby and courtyard
The Williamsburg waterfront has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, and the three-tower 420 Kent Avenue complex is a striking new addition. The boxy shape of the ODA-designed buildings allows almost all apartments to be corner units filled with incredible light and river views. Just an elevator ride away, the rooftop pool directly faces the East River, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline.

225-West-57th-Street-1 All images of Central Park Tower via Extell
225-West-57th-Street-2 Master bedroom
225-West-57th-Street-3 Attended lobby
Central Park Tower is acclaimed in many circles for its status as the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, the most expensive condo project in the country, and home of the first Nordstrom store in New York City. It is also known for having one of the most luxurious sun decks in the city. Located on the 14th floor to make the most of the views, the terrace features a 60-foot pool, lounge area, cabanas, and poolside food and beverage service.

626-First-Avenue-1 All images of American Copper Buildings via JDS Development Group
626-First-Avenue-2 Bedroom
626-First-Avenue-3 Skybridge
Rooftop pools have become an understandably popular amenity in the world of New York real estate, but only American Copper Buildings (so far!) can claim to have a skybridge pool. The 75-foot pool can be found in the bridge connecting both buildings of the amenity-rich riverfront development. With views of the East River on one side and the Empire State building on the other, there is no such thing as a bad angle here.

1-City-Point-1 Renderings of Brooklyn Point via Williams New York
1-City-Point-2 Living room
1-City-Point-3 Aerial building view
The infinity pool at the top of Brooklyn Point attracted considerable attention when it was installed, and it's only going to get more jaw-dropping when it opens. As the Western Hemisphere's highest infinity pool in a residential building, swimmers will look out on panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. It is on a spectacular terrace that also offers a sun deck, changing rooms and showers, a dining area, a movie screening area, and a star-gazing observatory.

42-20-24th-Street-1 All images of 1 QPS Tower via Property Markets Group
42-20-24th-Street-2 Living room
42-20-24th-Street-3 Fitness center
1 QPS Tower may have been dethroned as one of the tallest skyscrapers in Queens, but it continues to look out on some of the most spectacular vistas in New York. From the rooftop pool overlooking unobstructed Manhattan skyline views to the triple-height fitness studio facing the famous Silvercup sign, a person can't help but be inspired by such iconic sights.

56-Leonard-Street-1 All images of 56 Leonard Street via The Corcoran Group
56-Leonard-Street-2 Great Room
56-Leonard-Street-3 Terraces and architectural details
On the outside, 56 Leonard Street attracts attention for its "Jenga-like" design by Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog and de Meuron. And with open layouts, incredible light from floor-to-ceiling windows, and high-end finishes, the interiors are equally awe-inspiring. A 75-foot lap pool on a high floor boasts rounded corners, a textures concrete and mesh-metal ceiling, and an outdoor sundeck overlooking historic Tribeca streets.

309-Gold-Street-1 All images of BKLYN AIR via Lalezarian Properties
309-Gold-Street-2 Apartment interiors
309-Gold-Street-3 Roof terrace
Directly across the river in Downtown Brooklyn, the apartments and amenities of BKLYN AIR put many of its Manhattan counterparts to shame. The 50-foot heated pool takes up most of the outdoor roof deck, but it is still abundant in lounging and dining areas enhanced by uninterrupted views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and Prospect Park.
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