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242 Broome Street via QuallsBenson 242 Broome Street via QuallsBenson
While homes along Central Park offer unbeatable views of lush green space and the city's skyline, they also tend to be located in older buildings with formidable co-op boards. However, those who might prefer new construction don't need to sacrifice sweeping views for a more modern lifestyle. As a matter of fact, the following new developments from the depths of Brooklyn to the heights of the Upper West Side present gorgeous views in unexpected places.

185-18th-Street-1 Garden via Halstead
Starting on the fourth floor of this new boutique condominium, residents will enjoy panoramic views of Industry City, the Hudson River, and the Statue of Liberty from the back of the building. The front offers greener views in the form of Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. And all residents have access to a lush courtyard, Zen garden, and planted roof deck with skyline views.

280-Cadman-Plaza-West-1 One Clinton via Corcoran
The facade of One Clinton was designed to honor its historic surroundings, and the building integrates a news branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and two Brooklyn institutions. However, it cannot help soaring above its neighbors with its towering height. This leads to gorgeous views of Cadman Plaza Park, the Lower Manhattan skyline, and New York Harbor in the classically inspired apartments.

11-Beach-Street-1 11 Beach via HFZ Capital
Tribeca is rich in industrial and commercial buildings converted to luxury condominiums, but the penthouse at 11 Beach stands apart for its grand scale both inside and out. throughout the apartment, oversized casement windows face south and fill the home with impressive light and views. Its crowning glory is a 1,788-square-foot private roof terrace with south and west Manhattan views.

242-Broome-Street-1 242 Broome Street rooftop via QuallsBenson
The first condominium in the highly anticipated Essex Crossing mega-development sports a striking, champagne-colored facade designed by SHoP Architects. Starting on the fifth floor, the building slightly twists westward to allow for abundant light, maximum privacy, and dramatic views from the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges to the Verrazzano. The roof deck overlooks vistas of the downtown skyline.

77-Charlton-Street-1 77 Charlton Street via Toll Brothers City Living
The Hudson Square area of Soho is making a remarkable transition from industrial to residential, and its location near the Hudson River and on the cusp of several bustling downtown neighborhoods was surely a factor. This two-tower development offers a front-row seat with abundant windows overlooking historic streets and new skyscrapers alike. A private landscaped courtyard offers a natural respite, and a sky lounge with dining terrace overlooks beautiful river and city views.

40-Bleecker-Street-1 40 Bleecker Street via Williams New York
This beautiful boutique condominium's location just outside the Noho Historic District allowed it to reach new heights, which leads to unprecedented views for its neighborhood. The building gently curves at the corners to maximize light and views in all directions, and the penthouses at the top of the building enjoy unrivaled vistas of Bleecker Street and Downtown Manhattan.

591-Third-Avenue-1 The Lindley rooftop via Marketing Directors
Residents of Murray Hill's newest ground up condominium enjoy smartly designed homes, a central location that offers both easy connectivity and excellent privacy, a 421-a tax abatement, and unprecedented views of New York. Select units have private terraces, and all residents have access to a roof deck with 360-degree vistas of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Downtown Manhattan skyline.

101-West-78th-Street-1 101 West 78th Street via Corcoran
This handsome apartment building in the Central Park Historic District was restored to its former glory and converted to massive condominiums with luxurious finishes. However, its location next to the American Museum of Natural History could not possibly be improved upon: It gives residents views of the gorgeous museum building and Theodore Roosevelt Park.
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