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The best of all worlds - an outdoor kitchen and skyline views (98 Front Street - Time Equities Inc.) The best of all worlds - an outdoor kitchen and skyline views (98 Front Street - Time Equities Inc.)
May has been designated as National BBQ month, but the city's best barbecue restaurants are not the only way city dwellers can get in on the action. In many New York City buildings, it has become the norm to install a gas grill in the courtyard or roof deck to bring a taste (no pun intended) of suburbia to the big city. However, some developers have taken it one step further with outdoor kitchens outfitted with prep areas, sinks, and/or mini-fridges; still others have added bells and whistles like smokers, pizza ovens, and other items that only the most diehard gourmands are likely to keep in their apartments.

Designer Lindy Lowney tells Architectural Digest that the difference between simple grill setups and outdoor kitchens is that "an outdoor kitchen is not only a natural extension of indoor living, but it also allows for hosting a larger gathering." That is certainly the case with these new developments' outdoor kitchens – they are situated in the buildings' courtyard or roof terraces, allowing residents to entertain large groups and enjoy beautiful views.

25-Broad-Street-01 The Broad Exchange Building (The Corcoran Group)
Financial District lofts
25 Broad Street, a New York City Landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally constructed in 1902 as an office building that benefited from its close proximity to the New York Stock Exchange. But in its current incarnation as a residential building, the expansive roof terrace is a leisure destination with grilling stations, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, and enough room for separate dining, play, and lounge areas.

50-West-Street-01 50 West (Time Equities Inc.)
Financial District condos
On the 64th story of 50 West, the observatory’s outdoor kitchen comes with a grill, sink, minifridge, and abundant prep space. Once your grilled feast is complete, private dining spaces look out on spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, the East and Hudson Rivers, and the iconic Manhattan skyline.

252-South-Street-01 One Manhattan Square (Evan Joseph)
Lower Manhattan condos
While many tall buildings place their outdoor kitchens on roof terraces to make the most of city views, One Manhattan Square’s is situated in the garden area to allow for a backyard-like experience. The grills are located directly across from dining tables that look out on spectacular bridge and river views.

196-Orchard-Street-01 196 Orchard Street (Douglas Elliman)
Lower East Side condos
Lower East Side condominium 196 Orchard Street describes aspects of its 4,100-square-foot rooftop as an “outdoor living room.” Much like the apartments inside, these dedicated entertaining spaces offer seamless access to two outdoor kitchens with a chef’s table and custom seating. Sweeping skyline views are the ultimate touch.

101-West-14th-Street-01 101 West 14th Street (Compass)
Downtown condos
101 West 14th Street has utterly transformed its corner on the Greenwich Village-Chelsea border with its imaginative design by ODA New York. Many units offer private outdoor space, but the crowning glory is a furnished roof deck with an outdoor kitchen that allows residents to grill, dine, and entertain with incredible views as a backdrop.

215-West-28th-Street-01 Maverick (Douglas Elliman)
Chelsea condos
The apartments at Maverick come with chef’s kitchens that offer integrated Miele appliances that let residents conduct all sorts of culinary experiments. However, the rooftop deck’s outdoor kitchen goes several steps further with a BBQ grill, rotisserie, smoke, and pizza oven. Whatever one chooses to cook up there, residents can enjoy it at the adjacent dining area, the elevated fire pit lounge, or the Sky Beach lounge area.

547-West-47th-Street-01 547 West 47th Street (Donna Dotan)
Hell's Kitchen condos Eighth floor outdoor kitchen (Ewout Huibers, Courtesy of Concrete)
Midtown West condos Rooftop outdoor kitchen (Adrian Gaut)
547 West 47th Street describes its indoor/outdoor amenity package as “The West Residence Club,” and that is exactly the atmosphere they have come to cultivate. The eighth-floor terrace lounge offers an outdoor kitchen with a sink and tables overlooking the city streets. A few floors up, the rooftop level offers a beach club atmosphere with an outdoor kitchen a stone’s throw from the outdoor pool. The dining tables overlook beautiful Hudson River views.

2505-Broadway-01 2505 Broadway (CityRealty)
Upper West Side condos Roof (Douglas Elliman)
2505 Broadway is situated between Riverside Park and Central Park, allowing for no shortage of picnic destinations. But on the roof deck, residents can use the two outdoor kitchens to prepare a fresh feast with ingredients from the nearby Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods supermarkets, and enjoy it at dining tables facing gorgeous views of the Hudson River.

98-Front-Street-01 98 Front Street (Compass)
DUMBO condos
In many multi-family buildings, residents find themselves having to line up for the grill on nice days. However, 98 Front Street’s roof deck offers three outdoor kitchens and grills, offering abundant opportunities for entertaining. The bocce court offers something for guests to do while the food cooks, and the dining tables look out on sweeping views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

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138-Willoughby-Street-01 Brooklyn Point (Evan Joseph)
Brooklyn condos
Brooklyn Point is famous for its rooftop pool deck, which includes areas for dining al fresco. However, the landscaped terrace on the ninth floor is not to be overlooked: It offers an outdoor kitchen, dining tables, and seamless access to the outdoor fire pit and indoor bar and lounge.

1-Prospect-Park-West-01 One Prospect Park West (Douglas Elliman)
Park Slope condos Outdoor kitchen (Evan Joseph)
During its previous incarnation as a Knights of Columbus headquarters, the building at 1 Prospect Park West was the unofficial social center among Park Slope’s wealthy. Nearly 100 years after it was constructed, its ODA-designed roof deck serves the same function for residents of the condos below. The outdoor kitchen makes entertaining a breeze, and the lush landscaping and views of Prospect Park allow for a backyard atmosphere on the tenth floor.

10-Quincy-Street-01 Salvation Lofts (The Corcoran Group)
Clinton Hill condos
Tall buildings are few and far between in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn (the neighborhood's tallest building is only 312 feet high), thus allowing the loft condo conversion of a former Salvation Army building to enjoy uninterrupted Manhattan views from the rooftop deck. Salvation Lofts is close to popular restaurants, but the rooftop outdoor kitchen and dining area make for an enjoyable dining experience right at home.

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