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The New York City skyline is the most famous in the world. Its horizon was first pierced by the steeples of churches, most notably the 284-foot-tall Trinity Church spire of 1846. Manhattan's unique geography is conducive to the creation of symbolic gestures that can be seen from its great gateway harbor. The 278-foot-tall granite towers of Brooklyn Bridge dominated sister-city skylines since 1883, and the 305-foot-tall Statue of Liberty (pedestal and all) has beckoned the world over since 1886.

By the turn of the 19th century, the first crop of steel-frame buildings set the stage for one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world. Evolving ever since, the skyline offers a free, slow-motion spectacle, conveying the prowess of capitalism and ingenuity of our county. Politics and the pandemic have slowed the city's physical growth in recent years, but with new administrations in play and a recovery in motion, the coming decade promises a bold, more sustainable, and equitable vision for the metropolis — and a general lack of land will continue to propel developments skyward. For those needing front-row seats, the available apartment listings below offer an array of high-altitude vantage points to watch the city.

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432 Park Avenue
432 Park Avenue Midtown East
50 Gramercy Park North
50 Gramercy Park North Gramercy Park
277 1st Street
277 1st Street Park Slope
12 Beekman Place
12 Beekman Place Beekman/Sutton Place
Liberty House, 377 Rector Place
Liberty House, 377 Rector Place Battery Park City
165-Park-Row-01 All images of Chatham Green via Cicada International LLC
From the Listing: Enjoy open sweeping views showcasing the city, river and bridges from your balcony! This high floor 1-bedroom home offers great natural light through its walls of east-facing windows, a generous bedroom, and a spacious living room that can easily accommodate a home office for todays hybrid mode of work. A little creativity can transform this 800-square-foot flexible layout into a unique home. See floor plan and full details here.

70-Remsen-Street-01 All images of The Remsen via Compass
From the Listing: This bright and cheerful apartment has a wonderful mix of modern touches and pre-war charm; all with incredible views over iconic brownstone Brooklyn. You enter the apartment through a foyer with a generously-sized coat closet. The large living and dining room has incredible views and a recently updated open kitchen. The windowed kitchen features stone countertops, sleek white cabinets with soft-close drawers, stainless steel appliances, gas range, and a dishwasher. In the rear of the apartment you will pass the classic subway tile bathroom, featuring a soaking tub, on your way to the spacious bedroom. The large bedroom has open city views and gets tremendous light while remaining incredibly quiet. The bedroom can fit a king-sized bed and has ample closet space. Throughout this special home you will find hardwood flooring and light pouring in through its three exposures. See floor plan and full details here.

417-Grand-Street-01 All images of Seward Park via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: Generously proportioned living room has two walls of windows including a wall of sliding glass doors leading to a huge private terrace. The 250-square-foot terrace encompasses the entire width of the apartment and comes equipped with both electric and water hookups making it perfect for gardening and outdoor entertaining. The large windowed eat-in kitchen can both be opened up directly to the living room to create a lofty and light filled unified space. The apartment has been freshly painted and floors newly refinished and only awaits your renovations to make this a special home for many years to come. See floor plan and full details here.

415-Main-Street-01 All images of Riverwalk Court via Corcoran
From the Listing: Rarely available brand-new massive one-bedroom (convertible two-bed) apartment in the most desirable condo building on Roosevelt Island! The apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, an open chef's kitchen, granite countertops, marble bathrooms, hardwood floors, washer/dryer in unit, and more! This apartment also has a tremendous amount of closet space, light and full river and bridge views. See floor plan and full details here.

234-Skillman-Avenue-01 All images of 234 Skillman Avenue via Brick and Mortar
From the Listing: Standing in the living room center you can see the World Trade Center to the left, Midtown Manhattan straight ahead, and Long Island City to the right. The view is certainly impressive, and at night it is difficult to not be moved by the city lights. The interior layout is ideal, with both bedrooms flanking the living/dining area. The primary bedroom is quite large, easily fitting a king sized bed. Updated include a newly renovated kitchen, rare washer/dryer (units in the building don't have them), brand-new heating and cooling units in each room, and additional storage. 421a Tax Abatement runs through 2027! See floor plan and full details here.

47-34-11th-Street-01 All images of The Bindery via Modern Spaces
From the Listing: Both east and western outdoor spaces grace this wonderfully open 2-bedroom/2-bath penthouse home with a 60-square-foot corner balcony and a large 110-square-foot private terrace that face stunning Long Island City views including Midtown Manhattan. Enter into this outstanding flow-through layout enhanced with an exposed brick wall that gives the living room added highlight as the open chef's kitchen is complemented by Caeserstone countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances such as a Bertazzoni stove and Bosch dishwasher. Interiors feature hardwood oak floor finishes, 10' ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and radiant floor heating in both baths. Tax abatement until 2028. See floor plan and full details here.

871-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of The River Arts via Compass
From the Listing: Sponsor unit - No Board Approval! Spacious and turn-key, the apartment has the perfect combination of character and modern design. From the original hardwood floors to the beautiful arched doorways, each element is highlighted by the recently installed recessed lighting. Enter through the foyer into the expansive living room, which includes a separate dining area, large open kitchen with counter seating, and an exceptional amount of space to accommodate any combination of living room furniture. The best part of this room is easily the breathtaking view of the water and bridge. See floor plan and full details here.

200-Cabrini-Boulevard-01 All images of Castle Village via Compass
From the Listing: This is a grand, beautiful and flexible home with gorgeous river and garden views from every window. Prewar details include high ceilings, crown and picture moldings, two gorgeous period crystal ceiling lights, glass doorknobs, herringbone oak hardwood floors, and the huge sunken living room that Castle Village is famous for. Other details include electric upgrade and renovated windowed kitchen boasting granite countertops. There are two large split bedrooms at either end of this home for maximum privacy. See floor plan and full details here.

377-Rector-Place-01 All images of Liberty House via Compass
From the Listing: Mesmerizing views of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Hudson River from the 19th floor! Entering the unit, a chef's kitchen is to your left. Plenty of cabinet space along with stainless steel appliances makes meal preparation a breeze. Enjoy your dinners in the dining area which can easily accommodate your dining room set. Plus, a walk-in closet provides ample storage space. Head toward the windows and you enter the living room with Iconic southwestern vistas. The primary bedroom is king sized, has a walk-in closet, and a completely renovated bathroom with stall shower. See floor plan and full details here.

12-Beekman-Place-01 All images of 12 Beekman Place via Berkshire Hathaway
From the Listing: Located in the private enclave on Beekman Place, this exquisite corner apartment delivers unstoppable River views and a grand 160-square-foot outdoor terrace. The foyer leads into an expansive dining room complemented with custom-designed cabinetry. The spacious entertainment living room features scintillating city and water views. Between the gracious living room and dining room size is a custom-designed L-shaped desk perfect for working or schooling from home. See floor plan and full details here.

216-East-47th-Street-01 All images of The Club at Turtle Bay via Compass
From the Listing: Perched high on the 37th floor, unit 37F is a spacious and light-filled 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom corner unit with a private balcony. The generously sized living room boasts southern and western exposures to take in the spectacular, direct Chrysler Building and open city views from EVERY room. The apartment features separate living and dining areas, and provides access to the private balcony. The adjacent, windowed galley kitchen features granite counter-tops, full-size stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, and has crisp white cabinetry for ample storage space. The over-sized primary suite has two walls of closets and an en suite marble bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate shower. See floor plan and full details here.

150-East-69th-Street-01 All images of Imperial House via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Move right into this excellent condition 1,437-square-foot five-room residence with a flexible layout that can easily accommodate two-bedrooms with separate dining and two full bathrooms, featuring an enclosed private terrace that can be used all year long. A gracious entry foyer with a spacious walk-in closet large enough to be a home office opens onto a large gallery or dining room, and leads to an expansive north-facing living room with gorgeous views through oversized windows. There is a formal corner dining room with North and West exposures and a glass-enclosed private terrace that is an extension of the room and can be used in all seasons. The windowed kitchen has all modern appliances, including a washer and dryer, and excellent storage. See floor plan and full details here.

4465-Douglas-Avenue-01 All images of Hayden on Hudson via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: Hayden on the Hudson, Riverdale's most elegant condominium designed by noted architect Henry Kibel, presents this exquisitely renovated, one-of-a-kind custom renovated, penthouse apartment with over 2,300 square feet of space and a 45-foot terrace that spans the apartment affording panoramic vistas of the Palisades and the magnificent Hudson River. The living room has a silver light honed Travertine wood burning fireplace, a generous dining area flanked with floor-to-ceiling corner windows affording magnificent views of the Hudson River and Palisades. The large chef's kitchen is handsomely renovated, and all four bedrooms are generously sized. See floor plan and full details here.
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343-East-30th-Street-01 All images of Kips Bay Towers via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: High above on the 20th floor, upon entering, you will be welcomed with an expansive loft like living space with breathtaking south and west city views, framed by with wall-to-wall windows. There is not a more spectacular setting than your own living room to watch the illustrious sunsets painting their masterpiece in the sky before your very eyes, night after night, and fabulous fireworks displays. Sunlight abounds this residence without obstruction, and its flexible layout that can spaciously accommodate up to four bedrooms without losing its loftiness. A truly remarkable property, unmatched in this neighborhood. See floor plan and full details here.

65-Central-Park-West-01 All images of 65 Central Park West via Compass
From the Listing: From Residence 10E, located in the distinctive full-service prewar building designed by famed architect Emery Roth, you'll enjoy magnificent full, direct vistas of beautiful Central Park, glamorous Fifth Avenue, and fabulous city skyline panoramas from oversized windows. From your generous east-facing living room, primary suite and bath, you can gaze out at the park's stretching Great Lawn as well as iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant as your daily pleasure. Massive windows on two additional exposures across the home to the north and west optimize the expanse of views even further. Interiors are marked by rich hardwood floors, airy beamed ceilings, elegant moldings and built-ins, and high-end modern finishes suited to discerning tastes. A foyer and entry gallery proceed to a spacious, sophisticated living room centered by a gorgeous fireplace for hosting guests in style. See floor plan and full details here.

277-1st-Street-01 All images of 277 1st Street via Douglas Elliman
From the listing: Occupying the entire top floor of the building, with elevator access directly into the unit, you will be blown away by its open, lofty feel the moment you step into the spacious living/dining room. Sun beams in through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and with more than 1,500 square feet of private outdoor space, the penthouse offers dazzling views and a perfect setting for entertaining. The western wing features two more bedrooms, an additional guest bathroom and a private staircase leading to an incredible landscaped roof deck outfitted with full kitchen with refrigerator, 36" DCS grill, sink, 2 tap Kegerator, 65" outdoor TV connected to FIOS, Akoya blue crystal fire pit with natural gas and to top it off custom planters have been installed throughout, with professional landscaping and full irrigation! See floor plan and full details here.

781-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of The Sherry Netherland via Sotheby's International Realty
From the Listing: This immense three-bedroom home at The Sherry Netherland is a combination of two apartments that overlook Fifth Avenue and Central Park, making it one of the most desirable exposures in the building. The over-sized living room is perfectly proportioned, offering ample room for both living and dining. The adjacent library can also act as a separate formal dining room or a third bedroom. The expansive primary suite includes a large primary bath and two walk-in closets. The second bedroom has an en-suite bathroom as well as its own dressing room. This residence also features a pass through kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, and transfers with a staff suite located down the hall. /i> See floor plan and full details here.

50-Gramercy-Park-North-01 All images of Gramercy Park Hotel via Corcoran
From the Listing: This stunning full-floor, 3,809-square-foot residence embraces 75 feet of uninterrupted views of Gramercy Park, the only private park in Manhattan. An exceptional layout, great for entertaining, the living areas open to a large sunken loft great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning fireplace. The modern kitchen integrates warm cherry woods and stainless steel with top of the line Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. The generous primary bedroom overlooks Gramercy Park and has a wood-burning fireplace, large dressing room and an en-suite bath of spa proportions with over-sized oval tub, stall shower and double sinks and a closet designed and installed by Mary-Kate Olsen! See floor plan and full details here.

1-Pierrepont-Street-01 All images of 1 Pierrepont Street via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: With 93 feet of direct East River and New York Harbor frontage, Penthouse B at One Pierrepont Street offers a spectacular 360-degree private terrace and the finest panoramic views in New York from its position atop one of Brooklyn Heights most coveted buildings. The home's duplex layout spans 3,600 square feet, with four bedrooms, a grand living room and dining room enfilade, eat-in kitchen with pantry and breakfast room, library, staff room, and four and a half bathrooms. The enormous wraparound terrace is nine feet wide and spans 1,550 square feet. In addition to numerous sitting and playing areas, the terrace has a sunbathing section and verdant plantings throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: With soaring ceilings well over 10 feet, extra tall doorways and breathtaking views of Central Park, the city skyline and the Hudson River to well beyond the George Washington Bridge, this is one of Manhattan's truly great rooms, ideal both for lavish entertaining as well as a casual night of stargazing at home. One enters the apartment through a classic foyer with a window overlooking Central Park which leads to a grand gallery perfectly suited for the display of art or family portraits. The large eat-in kitchen is designed by Smallbone of Devizes and features custom cabinetry, granite countertops and backsplashes, and has top-of-the-line appliances that a home chef will appreciate. There is also a large center island with two Miele dishwashers, Sub-Zero appliances including a large wine refrigerator and elegant Dornbracht fixtures, plus ample storage and extra room for informal dining. See floor plan and full details here.

408-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 408 Greenwich Street via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Offered for the first time in Tribeca's Northern Historic District, moments from the Hudson River Park, this extraordinary Penthouse is a rare combination of space, light, dramatic views and excellence in design. This residence offers two exceptional full floors including one of the most beautifully landscaped terraces in TriBeCa. The level of finishes throughout are of the highest quality, beginning with the Jean Prouve-inspired entry doors of bronze and glass which welcome you from the keyed elevator into an elegant entry gallery. From the foyer you walk in to the expansive and dramatic 40-foot-long living/dining room flooded with light from 11 oversized arched windows facing south and east overlooking lower Manhattan. See floor plan and full details here.

111-Central-Park-North-01 All images of 111 Central Park North via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: This dramatic 5,500+ square-foot triplex home boasts 30-foot ceilings in the living room and 22-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with Central Park Park as your canvas. With over 51 feet of Park frontage, the open loftlLiving room, dining and second living area also features 2 glass balconies and a fireplace, making this the perfect entertaining space! The open gourmet kitchen is windowed with Viking appliances, statuary marble counter top, Wegne cabinets, pantry and an L-shaped marble island. See floor plan and full details here.

1050-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of 1050 Fifth Avenue via Corcoran
From the Listing: Welcome to the entire Eighteenth floor of 1050 Fifth Avenue! This trophy property has over 7,500 square feet of interior living, 1,500 square feet of outdoor living and almost 100 feet directly on Central Park. Dramatic new windows which span from 7 to 14 feet capture 180-degree views from one end of Central Park to the other. Entertain from the living room and adjacent study, which can easily be combined to create a remarkable 40-foot living room directly on Fifth Avenue. Continue entertaining outdoors on the magnificent wrap terraces, also overlooking the reservoir, park and skyline views. See floor plan and full details here.

217-West-57th-Street-01 All images of Central Park Tower via Douglas Elliman
From the Listing: Wrap yourself in the ultimate ambience of luxury, style and sophistication in this expansive residence occupying half of the 86th floor at the coveted new Central Park Tower. Exquisite 86E overlooks Central Park, the Manhattan skyline and both rivers from 880 feet above the city. Experience the beauty of brilliant sunrise vistas by day and a show of sparkling city lights by night, framed by massive glass panels flooding the home with natural light. Beyond a gracious entry foyer that welcomes you in is a capacious grand salon, featuring corner exposure walls of glass and stretching views lending a spectacular backdrop for living, dining and entertaining. The chef will delight in the open gourmet kitchen with all the bells & whistles, from custom cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes to sleek countertops, and a suite of top-of-the-line Miele stainless steel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

432-Park-Avenue-01 All images of 432 Park Avenue via Corcoran
From the Listing: Penthouse 82 at 432 Park Avenue is an extraordinary full-floor residence offering a perfect balance of space, privacy, dramatic views, and design. Soaring at an impressive elevation of over 1,100 feet above Park Avenue in the middle of Manhattan, this residence features iconic and awe-inspiring 360-degree views from the Hudson River to the Atlantic Ocean, Central Park, and skyline. Meticulously designed this brand new full-floor penthouse is the result of a multimillion-dollar renovation by NJ Caine Architects in which two residences were combined to seamlessly create a breathtaking display of scale and proportion measuring over 8,000 sqft with beautiful views perfectly framed by 432 Park Avenue's iconic 10' x 10' windows and ceilings measuring up to 12'-9" throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

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