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It's not easy to stay inside on spring days and with such gorgeous parks, but remember social distancing if you go out. (194 Riverside Drive via Elliman) It's not easy to stay inside on spring days and with such gorgeous parks, but remember social distancing if you go out. (194 Riverside Drive via Elliman)
As another week in these strange times begins, New Yorkers go into it on PAUSE ("Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone") with all non-essential businesses closed and their workers ordered to stay home. However, as both employees of essential companies and people stepping out for fresh air are coming to find, "social distancing" presents quite a challenge in a city where crowded transportation, sidewalks, and parks make it hard for people to stay more than six feet apart from each other. For those reasons, the city is considering closing some streets to cars and opening them to pedestrians.

Of course, the best way to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to simply stay inside. These apartments allow their owners to enjoy the lush greenery of the city's greatest parks, from Prospect to Riverside, without putting anyone at risk. Moreover, we've calculated the number of New Yorkers who can safely fit in the parks with six feet of breathing room on all sides.

290-West-Street-1 Hudson River Park views via Compass
290-West-Street-1 All images of 290 West Street via Compass
From the listing:
Upon entering this loft-like apartment, you are greeted by an abundance of natural light streaming in through a stunning wall of windows that span the entire 39'6" width of the great room, with expansive views to the water and Hudson River Park. The elegant modern interior features triple-paned windows that ensures quiet and serenity, 11' ceilings, wide-plank rift-sawn white oak floors, and two biofuel fireplaces. See floor plan and full details here.

165-Charles-Street-1 All images of 165 Charles Street via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
Working with a team of world-renowned architects to design the interior spaces, this unparalleled home was painstakingly created from scratch by combining 4 apartments in this award winning building. Not one detail was overlooked in designing this stunning home. Impeccable materials were used to create one of the largest and most beautiful homes in the West Village or in all of downtown NYC. See floor plan and full details here.

Union-Square-Park-01 Union Square Park via Sotheby's
15-Union-Square-West-01 All images of 15 Union Square West via Sotheby's
From the listing:
The park view home boasts soaring 16' ceilings, original arched Tiffany windows, deconstructed columns, art opportunity walls and a perfect floorplan. The welcoming foyer opens into a cove ceiling hallway that leads to a park-facing captivating living, dining, and open chef's kitchen. Winter, spring, summer or fall, the enchanting outdoor landscape offers a unique vantage point to the changing seasons. See floor plan and full details here.

Gramercy-Park-01 Gramercy Park via Bond
50-Gramercy-Park-North-01 All images of Gramercy Park Hotel via Bond
From the listing:
Enter this parkfront residence and know at once you've arrived at a home of distinction. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the sunny southern, park-facing exposure providing amazing views and sunlight. The expansive living room of the 3,000-square-foot home flows effortlessly to both the dining room and the calming library, where a wood-burning fireplace acts as the warm focal point. See floor plan and full details here.

Madison-Square-Park-01 Madison Square Park via Sotheby's
5-West-24th-Street-1 All images of 10 Madison Square West via Sotheby's
From the listing:
This exceptional home is nestled high in the exclusive tower section of recently converted 10 Madison Square West prewar building: the creation of Alan Wanzenberg and Steve Witkoff visionaries. The entire home which has over 11' ceilings and enormous floor to ceiling windows, offers incomparable vistas of Madison Square Park and the New York City skyline with striking close views of the iconic MetLife, Clock Tower, New York Life, Empire State and Flat Iron Buildings. The spacious Great Room is enhanced by oversized corner floor to ceiling picture windows which give you a sense of lightness and amazing city and Madison Square Park views. See floor plan and full details here

Central-Park-01 Central Park via The Corcoran Group
160-Central-Park-South-01 All images of Essex House via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Enjoy breathtaking, unobstructed Central Park views from this amazing condominium perched high on the 25th floor of the historic Essex House. The fully renovated kitchen features Miele and Bosch stainless steel appliances, quartz counter-tops, custom cabinets designed by Pogenpohl and wine refrigerator. Solid sliding panel doors separate the second bedroom from the living room and can be opened to create one majestic room perfect for entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

220-Central-Park-South-01 All images of 220 Central Park South via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Perched on the 31st floor of the 70 story tower, this residence is one of the most desirable lines in the building. Enjoy a grand living space with high ceilings, unobstructed views of Central Park and magnificent light with northern, western and southern exposures. The kitchen features a large white marble center-island and countertops, accented with glass and chrome cabinetry. Miele and Sub-Zero appliances throughout. Enjoy city and park views from the primary bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

227-Central-Park-West-01 All images of The Lolita via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
Upon arriving at the proper entry foyer, a paneled hallway leads you to the first two bedrooms, or guest room and study, and the first king sized, sun filled master suite overlooking 83rd Street with a luxuriously designed bathroom timeless and classic materials in a New York vernacular such as hand cast subway tiles, honed Carrera marble, porcelain pedestal sink, and oversized step in shower and deep soaking tub. The enfilade of gracious public rooms includes fifty feet of fenestration overlooking the mature trees of Central Park. See floor plan and full details here.

1125-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 1125 Fifth Avenue via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing:
This magnificent and impressive 14 room Penthouse occupies the top three floors of one of Fifth Avenue's finest full service prewar cooperative buildings on Carnegie Hill. The residence offers spectacular views of Central Park, the Reservoir and the iconic Manhattan skyline. Abundant sunlight streams in throughout the day from all four exposures. See floor plan and full details here.

Riverside-Park-01 Riverside Park via Elliman
194-Riverside-Drive-1 All images of 194 Riverside Drive via Elliman
From the listing:
Positioned at the perfect height, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. This perfect floor plan comes with over $500,000 in renovations and updates and each room is beautifully proportioned. A dedicated washer/dryer utility room, ample closet and storage space plus gorgeous moldings and high ceilings, custom mahogany floors and custom lighting are some of these special features here. See floor plan and full details here.

160-Columbia-Heights-1 Brooklyn Bridge Park views via Compass
50-Bridge-Park-Drive-1 All images of Quay Tower via Elliman
From the listing:
Boasting double Western and Northern exposures, Residence 6B spans 2,057 square feet with each detail thoughtfully considered by Santa Monica-based AD100 interior design firm Marmol Radziner. The residence offers private elevator entry and a separate mudroom entrance, a rarity in the Brooklyn marketplace. Panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor abound from the kitchen and living room. See floor plan and full details here.

160-Columbia-Heights-1 All images of 160 Columbia Heights via Compass
From the listing:
Contemporary luxury meets magnificent waterfront views in this desirable Brooklyn Heights duplex with breathtaking outdoor space. The beautifully combined two-story residence has been designed to maximize light, views and serenity throughout. Modern updates and premium finishes meld perfectly with historic and charming details, including grand proportions, soaring beamed ceilings and refined millwork. See floor plan and full details here.

Prospect-Park-01 Prospect Park via Elliman
75-Prospect-Park-West-01 All images of 75 Prospect Park West via The Corcoran Group
From the listing:
Located at 75 Prospect Park West at the corner of historic 3rd Street, this apartment features twelve windows, 11 ceilings, three exposures and Prospect Park views all within a well maintained elevator building. A gut renovation in 2013, led by premier architect Josh Pulver, to create a more open floor plan, with clear sight lines and a full sized third bedroom make this home ideal for contemporary family life. See floor plan and full details here.

185-Prospect-Park-Southwest-1 All images of 185 Prospect Park Southwest via Elliman
From the listing:
With direct Prospect Park views, this co-op offers tremendous space, light, and flexibility for the discerning buyer at a terrific price. Enter into a grand living room that spans approximately 26 feet and offers plenty of space for entertaining, dining and a home office; a wall (with built-in storage) is already in place for a second bedroom or more official den! The oversized master bedroom boasts king-sized dimensions with room to spare and has two large closets; there are five in total. See floor plan and full details here.

111-Montgomery-Street-1 All images of 111 Montgomery Street via Compass
From the listing:
Soothing palettes, natural materials, and a focus on bringing botanical elements into every aspect of the interiors and common areas. This residence features 5’ white oak floors, honed quartz sleek concrete countertops, an all-Bosch appliance package and Palm-Springs inspired baths with floor to ceiling stacked tiles and elegant matte black hardware. Manhattan is less than 20 minutes away (2,3,4 and 5 express trains), but there are endless reasons to stay local. See floor plan and full details here.

4-74-48th-Avenue-1 Gantry State Park via Nest Seekers
4-74-48th-Avenue-2 All images of Citylights via Nest Seekers
From the listing:
When you enter PH-1C you are immediately drawn to the oversized living area w/ an abundant amount of natural light filtering in. Soak up the spectacular NYC skyline views overlooking the East River from your own private balcony. Entertain in your new chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel GE Profile appliances, Custom wood cabinetry for plenty of storage accented with an oversized marble island for comfortable seating. See floor plan and full details here.

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