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Collage of NYC luxury rental buildings that opened in 2018 Collage of NYC luxury rental buildings that opened in 2018
It has been another impressive year for NYC's luxury rental market, with lavish new buildings opening in all corners of the city from Bushwick to the Financial District. Similar to last year's top ten list, a growing share of the most highly-amenitized buildings are located outside of Manhattan, with many delectable offerings along the East River waterfront leading the way. Each of the buildings below features a plethora of outdoor spaces and health and wellness perks that are sure to keep you occupied on spare weekends and evenings. Find our top ten favorites rental buildings completed this year below.

Developed bySimon Baron Development/Quadrum Global | Design by Stephen B. Jacobs Group
43 stories | 467 units | 10 availabilities from $2,533/month

Long Island City has seen several new rentals on the rise even before Amazon’s announcement, but ALTA LIC stands out for its towering height and outstanding amenity package. The spacious studio through three-bedroom apartments at ALTA LIC feature high ceilings, spacious floor plans, in-unit washer/dryers, custom kitchens, and baths with deep soaking tubs. In addition to traditional residences, ALTA LIC is home to fully furnished co-living micro suites with hotel-style services by Ollie. Amenities include a co-working lounge, event room, fitness center, lap pool, dog run, pet grooming salon, and 38th-floor roof deck with grilling stations and an outdoor movie screen.

19-Dutch-03 19 Dutch renderings via Carmel Partners
19-Dutch-04 Model lliving room
19 Dutch is a soaring new rental tower in the heart of the Financial District a short walk from Wall Street, the Seaport, and the World Trade Center. Graced with incredible Manhattan views, the apartments come with a Bosch washer and dryer, cerused oak flooring, kitchens with Bertazzoni appliances, and baths with ceramic tiling and quartz counters. The units also feature keyless access and are wired for smart home devices.

The building's array of amenities include a crowning 64th-floor sky lounge, a media center, communal workspaces, a demonstration kitchen, billiards room, café lounge, curated library with fireplace, and a children’s playroom. The building's fitness club has an adjoining terrace. Also present are spaces for boxing, cardio, TRX, weights, spinning, and yoga. Last but not least, residents have access to a resident services coordinator, a daily hospitality cart and coffee service, concierge and valet service, and weekly resident events.

The brick facade and arched windows of The Delmar were inspired by the 18th-century warehouses that once populated this Long Island City neighborhood. However, the interiors are thoroughly modern with open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary fixtures, state-of-the-art appliances in the kitchens, and rain showerheads in the baths. An impressive amenity suite includes concierge service, business center, screening room, game room, fitness center with yoga studio, and landscaped roof decks with stunning views. When leaving can't be avoided, the Queensboro Plaza and Queens Plaza subway stations are practically right outside the door to allow for a quick commute to Midtown Manhattan.

510 West 14th Street
Developed by Extell Development | Design by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
7 stories | 110 units | 12 availabilities from $4,650/month

EVGB-04 Renderings of EVGB courtesy of Extell Development Company
EVGB is a two-wing rental development at 510 East 14th Street in the East Village. Within the bricky Beyer Blinder Belle-designed buildings are 110 no-fee apartments with ground-floor retail that includes a Target store. Ranging from studio lofts to three-bedroom layouts, homes have top-notch kitchens in light or dark finishes, well-proportioned bathrooms with Porcelanosa tile and Waterworks fixtures, a washer and dryer in every unit, and walk-in closets.

Among the numerous amenities is a roof deck with an al fresco dining area, grilling stations, wet bar, putting green, bocce court, yoga/workout area, and an outdoor shower. Other indoor amenities include a two-level state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor saltwater lap pool, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, and a full-time doorman.

420 Kent Avenue
Developed by AmTrust Realty Corp. | Design by Woods Bagot
33 stories | 215 units | 11 availabilities from $2,550/month

The Amberly's model unit
Scenically situated between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, The Amberly has studio to three-bedroom luxury apartments with stunning views of the New York skyline. Its unique terracotta façade designed by Woods Bagot provides a warm, rich face to the tower in addition to complementing Brooklyn's masonry architecture. Its 215 apartments have 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize views, and in-unit Bosch washers and dryers. Kitchens have walnut cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops with waterfall edges and KitchenAid appliances.

Amenities include a co-working lounge, a fitness center with Peloton bike systems, a 33rd-floor lounge with panoramic views and an expansive 9th-floor lounge with a wrap-around sundeck, landscaped terrace, grills and areas for outdoor dining.

420 Kent Avenue
Developed by Spitzer Enterprises | Design by ODA New York
22 stories | 857 units | 26 availabilities from $2,380/month

420-Kent-Avenue-04 Renderings via Spitzer Enterprises and ODA New York
As a result of the stacked and staggered design, almost every unit in the three-tower development at 420 Kent Avenue is a corner unit with beautiful Manhattan skyline and waterfront views. Additional interior features include open layouts, floor-to-ceiling windows, and in-unit washer/dryer. The buildings share a 25-foot waterfront esplanade, but rooftop pools offer decidedly better swimming opportunities. Amenities and perks also include an interior courtyard, lifestyle concierge, and several roof decks and terraces. The parking garage, bike room, and easy access to the South Williamsburg ferry stop offer no shortage of commuting options.

222 East 44th Street
Developed by BLDG Management | Design by Handel Architects
43 stories | 429 units | 10 availabilities from $3,370/month

222-East-44th-Street-065 Summit and the nearby Chrysler Building (Douglas Elliman)
Model residence
Located among Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, and United Nations, Summit is a striking new addition to the eastern skyline. All studio through two-bedroom homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, custom closets, in-unit washer/dryer, and kitchens with custom countertops and integrated Bosch appliances. Indoor and outdoor amenities include a private driveway, fitness center, full basketball court and squash court, skylit swimming pool, business center, screening room, and 41st-floor Sky Lounge with entertainment bar, dining room, and private wine storage.

1 Blue Slip
Developed by Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group | Design by Handel Architects
30 stories | 349 units | 8 availabilities from $3,023/month

1-Blue-Slip-05 Model interior via Brookfield Properties
Greenpoint Landing waterfront
One Blue Slip is a 30-floor tower on the Greenpoint waterfront where 90% of its 359 units have views of the East River and Manhattan skyline. The no fee apartments come in a plethora of layouts but nearly all feature spacious living areas, 9-foot ceilings and bay windows. Kitchens have stainless steel appliances, tiled backsplashes, and quartz countertops. There is also Latch keyless entry and a Bosh washers/dryer in all units and select units have walk-in closets and private terraces.

The building is set alongside a new 1.5-acre public park designed by James Corner Field Operations. Other amenities include a co-working, media and gaming lounges, a bar with a terrace, a children’s playroom, a fitness center, and a yoga room, on-site parking and a residents-only pet grooming center.

242 West 53rd Street
Developed by Algin Management | Design by Cetra/Ruddy Architects
59 stories | 426 units | 31 availabilities from $2,920/month

Aro-03 Aro (Rederng via Cetra/Ruddy/Algin Management)
Rooftop Pool
Climbing 62 floors above Midtown's Theater District, Aro opened in 2018 as one of the tallest and shapeliest rental buildings in the city. Designed by the inventive architects of Cetra/Ruddy, homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, oak floors, and private terraces. Chef’s kitchens have stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops, and custom cabinetry. Master baths are sheathed with Carrara and Dolomiti marble. Other unit perks include a washer and dryer and panoramic views of the Manhattan, the Hudson River and even Central Park.

There are 40,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. They include an attended lobby with concierge, on-site attended parking, resident lounges, an indoor pool, game room, landscaped outdoor terraces, a basketball court, golf simulator, fitness center, and yoga room. The ARO Sky Club atop the building has an outdoor pool and lounge with breathtaking views of the city.

54 Noll Street
Developed by All Year Management | Design by ODA Architecture
8 stories | 492 units | 11 availabilities from $1,988/month

Denizen Bushwick has risen on the former site of the Rheingold Brewery, and the new development is every bit as buzzy as the beers that used to be made there. Through a partnership with non-profit OPEN, select neighborhood artists have created public art installations throughout the complex. All apartments have expansive windows, hardwood floors, central air, in-unit washer/dryer, and a choice of finishes. The building is on axis to a central courtyard and topped by a roof deck with walking and seating areas, hydroponic urban farm, and panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Interior amenities include a lounge, library, fitness center, beer/wine brewery, coffee shop, demonstration kitchen, and children's playroom with rock climbing wall.

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