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The Belnord courtyard (Douglas Elliman) The Belnord courtyard (Douglas Elliman)
Earlier this year, Governor Hochul announced that parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation saw a record 79.5 million visitors in 2022. A press release revealed that attendance has risen nearly 43 percent since 2008. The rise has been steady year over year with many parks seeing spikes in attendance at the height of the pandemic, when indoor activities were shut down. Upstate parks saw the highest numbers of visitors, but New York City parks like Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in Roosevelt Island, Gantry Plaza in Long Island City, and Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Williamsburg are not to be overlooked.

As spring brings longer days and warmer temperatures, attendance at state- and city-operated parks alike is sure to rise. However, developers, architects, and landscape designers have taken notice of New Yorkers' appreciation of outdoor space and incorporated it into their residential projects. These New York City buildings offer private parks and outdoor space to residents only.

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11 Hoyt Street
11 Hoyt Street Downtown Brooklyn
40 Bleecker Street
40 Bleecker Street NoHo
One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street
One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street Lower East Side
Greene, 45-30 Pearson Street
Greene, 45-30 Pearson Street Long Island City
The Boutique at Gramercy Square, 220 East 20th Street
The Boutique at Gramercy Square, 220 East 20th Street Gramercy Park
252-South-Street-01 One Manhattan Square (Evan Joseph)
NYC outdoor amenities
The Lower East Side's first supertall took shape a few blocks south of Corlears Hook Park and the adjoining John V. Lindsay East River Park. But in addition to the 100,000-square-foot indoor amenity suite, the building offers an acre of outdoor amenities designed by West 8, the award-winning landscape design firm whose credits include Essex Crossing's public park and The Hills at Governors Island. Residents can enjoy social courtyards, intimate fire pits, a children's playground, an outdoor treehouse, grilling and dining areas, and lushly planted walking paths.

40-Bleecker-Street-01 40 Bleecker Street (Douglas Elliman)
Noho condo amenities
New development condos are few and far between in Noho, which was a key factor in bespoke condominium 40 Bleecker Street's best-seller status. Additional lures include sumptuous interiors and a luxury amenity package with a courtyard by Hollander Design, featuring a sculpture garden and water feature, at the heart of it.

215-East-19th-Street-01 Gramercy Square (Douglas Elliman)
Gramercy Square gardens
Located on the former site of the Cabrini Medical Center complex near New York's only private park, Gramercy Square comprises The Tower, The Prewar, The Boutique, and The Modern. Residents of all four buildings enjoy access to the 18,000-square-foot Gramercy Club, not to mention 20,000 square feet of private courtyards, gardens, and landscaped roof terraces by M. Paul Friedberg & Partners.

500 West 45th Street
14 availabilities from $750,000

500-West-45th-Street-01 Bloom on Forty Fifth (Douglas Elliman)
NYC condo gardens
The full-block Bloom on Forty Fifth took shape in a bustling section in the middle of Manhattan. Locals flock to the Target and Bond Vet outposts in the base of the buildings, but only residents are able to access the 8,000-square-foot courtyard garden at the center of the building. Many of the residences overlook the beautifully planted space, and select units go one step further with their own private outdoor space.

2211-Broadway-01 The Apthorp (Compass)
Upper West Side condos
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On the Upper West Side, The Apthorp is a New York City Landmark built by William Waldorf Astor and located between Central Park and Riverside Park. However, residents need not trip over tourists to enjoy outdoor space - they can access the massive private courtyard at the heart of the building from one of four corner entrances.

225 West 86th Street
11 availabilities from $4,150,000

225-West-86th-Street-01 The Belnord (The Corcoran Group)
NYC condo amenities
A few blocks north of The Apthorp (see above), The Belnord has enjoyed has new attention ever since it was used as the exteriors for the co-op on Emmy-nominated show Only Murders in the Building. Many of the show's elements are fictional, but the beautifully landscaped courtyard where the characters flirt, play, and exchange information is taken from real life. Robert A.M. Stern brought The Belnord into the 21st century with its conversion to condos; in the process, Edmond Hollander Landscape Architects restored the central courtyard to its former glory.

11-Hoyt-Street-01 11 Hoyt (The Corcoran Group)
Downtown Brooklyn condos
In the heart of Downtown Brooklyn's residential renaissance, 11 Hoyt stands out in the new skyline for its soaring height and scalloped facade by Studio Gang. The building is a short distance from Fort Greene Park, but residents enjoy access to a private, two-level, 27,000-square-foot private park by Hollander Design. Features include relaxation and play areas, a hot tub and sun deck, a communal garden, a fitness deck, and grilling areas.

429-Kent-Avenue-01 Oosten (Douglas Elliman)
Williamsburg condos
The full-block Oosten was an early entrant on Williamsburg's luxury residential scene, and remains a standout for its design by Piet Boon Architects, its airy apartments, and extensive amenity package. The building took shape before Domino Park opened, but residents still enjoy the 13,000-square-foot courtyard, located at the center of the building and offering an oasis from the bustle of Williamsburg.

45-30 Pearson Street
8 availabilities from $585,000

45-30-Pearson-Street-01 The Greene (Nest Seekers LLC)
Long Island City condos
In the heart of Long Island City's Court Square section, The Greene places a strong emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. Residents arrive to a 10,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard with lush plantings, several seating areas, and a dedicated dog run. There is a green wall in the attended lobby, and additional perks include terraces off the fitness center and lounge, a roof terrace, and private balconies in select units.

5700-5900 Arlington Avenue
20 availabilities from $150,000

5700-5900-Arlington-Avenue-01 Skyview on Riverdale (Brown Harris Stevens)
Riverdale co-ops
In Riverdale, the three buildings comprising the Skyview complex are situated on 23 acres of green space. Residents can look forward to an outdoor pool opening later this summer, and amenities like a playground, a dog run, a gazebo with grills, a basketball court, and tennis courts are available all year long.

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