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During this time of year, people all over the country flock to the Northeast for one last chance to see the changing leaves of autumn before they all blow away. While New York City is usually not first on the list for fall foliage seekers, 14% of our urban area is parkland and the city is famously beautiful during this time of year.

A lack of accessible green space is often cited as the biggest gripes of urban living, but with 30,000 acres of parkland, numerous new parks in the pipeline, and initiatives such as Million Trees New York, New Yorkers have plenty of greenery to appreciate for years to come. Recently, Eric Adams, the city's likely next mayor, supported the goal of allocating at least 1% of the city's nearly $100 billion annual budget to parks. This will likely result in more equitable access to well-maintained green spaces across the five boroughs and an increased urban tree canopy.
New York State Fall Foliage Report for the week of October 27 - November 2, 2021 (

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Studio 322, 322 Hicks Street
Studio 322, 322 Hicks Street Brooklyn Heights
364 East 69th Street
364 East 69th Street Lenox Hill
912 Fifth Avenue
912 Fifth Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
Maple Plaza, 1919 Madison Avenue
Maple Plaza, 1919 Madison Avenue East Harlem
Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West
Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West Central Park West
Some color is now evident on most of the city's estimated 5.2 million trees. According to the New York Fall Foliage Report, the metro area is nearing the "mid-point," while parts of the Hudson Valley and Catskills are at or approaching peak conditions.

It is still unclear how vibrant this season's colors will be. According to the US Forest Service, “a succession of warm, sunny days and cool, crisp but not freezing nights seems to bring out the most spectacular color displays.” Moisture also plays a significant role. "A warm wet spring, favorable summer weather, and warm sunny fall days with cool nights should produce the most brilliant autumn colors,” explains the government agency.

The following listings have front-row seats to appreciate the magic of fall's colors. Whether it be a simple view of street trees or a high-floor perch overlooking Central Park, buyers of these homes will receive a small dose of the nature year-round. Below are some of the best new listings with leafy vistas.
View of Central Park from a listing in Harperley Hall, a Central Park West co-op building once home to Madonna

From the Listing: Looking for spectacular panoramic views? Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets from this top-floor corner apartment with views of the Manhattan skyline, George Washington Bridge, Harlem River, Hudson River and the Palisades. The spacious apartment features two bedrooms, two bathrooms with open and bright living room and dining room with oversized windows. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This 2-bedroom unit has it all! It features hardwood floors, an upgraded kitchen and bath, generous closets including a walk-in for the master, and excellent sunlight. Best of all, it boasts a fully unobstructed view of Mount Morris Park from every room and from the private balcony! See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Unit comes with its own private balcony that overlooks the beautiful and green Cooper Park. Olive Park's resort amenities also include an indoor all-natural saltwater swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, state of the line gym, and much more See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Modernist, beautiful, and sun-filled are the adjectives that come to mind when one walks into 378 Baltic apt 5A. It checks all the boxes on a buyers list: it's a condo, well located in Boerum Hill, has a terrace! (And it's not a small terrace, It's over 10 feet in length), great for WFH, open views, and plus, it has the most optimal exposure, (south ), so that the apartment feels like a penthouse because of the oversized windows throughout and the patio's sliding doors to the terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This sun-drenched, spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom condop in a quintessential three-unit sweet brownstone is absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail that balances crisp, modern style with pre-war charm is noticeable immediately upon entering the apartment. There are six oversized windows in this floor-through apartment that overlook the radiant trees of historic Boerum Hill and that bathes the apartment in the most spectacular light. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Move right into this highly coveted outside corner layout with views from every window to the East River or downtown skyline. This open and airy apartment boasts superb light from every room. Relax in your private south west facing balcony with views of the park and east river. The renovated opened kitchen with a custom dining bar has been thoughtfully outfitted with custom cabinetry to maximize storage. Living and Dining area have double exposures, south and west, for excellent light all day long! Primary bedroom has incorporated the back-hall way making it even more spacious. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Heart of the Slope! As the penultimate floor-through of a four-unit, self-managed co-op, this apartment boasts two bedrooms, in-unit laundry, an open kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, AND a roof deck -- accessed via a proper stair --for the exclusive use of its owners. Bathed in south-facing light from three front windows, the open living/dining room and kitchen are delightfully inviting for you AND your guests. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Set high in the sky is this newly renovated 2br 2ba condo with a private balcony overlooking the NYC skyline. This home featuring three exposures is set in Fort Greene's most desirable condominium, The Greenhouse. Everything is brand new, including the apartment's mechanicals, washer/dryer, appliances, countertops, cabinets and light fixtures. This home is the definition of "move-in-ready. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This is what you've been waiting for 'Lotus Condominiums" This is parkside living at its best. This highly coveted 1.5-bedroom, 1 bathroom Williamsburg apartment on McCarren Park has unrivaled and expansive Brooklyn waterfront and Manhattan views. From the moment you step into this home, you are captivated by double-height ceilings and a 16ft wall of glass windows. This floor-through apartment with Northside views features a modern open floor plan, sliding glass doors to your very own extra-wide balcony, and a huge mezzanine loft. This added space can be used in a multitude of ways - office, den, study, nursery or bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Top floor 3 BD 2 BA corner home with unobstructed sweeping views over Central Park's Meer Lake available for the first time in 50 years. Floor through exposures floods the home with all daylight in every room, from eastern sunrises to Central Park sunsets. Primary bedroom with en suite bath, huge eat-in windowed kitchen, spacious proportions all around, ample closet and storage space, privacy. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A time-honored classic: This exquisite, spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, in the iconic 870 UN Plaza, showcases an expansive and flexible interior layout and stunning open views of the 59th Street bridge.

The moment you step into the foyer, the living room opens up to a wall of windows with painterly northern views as well as an eastern river vista. Both bedrooms, one of which is currently configured to open up to the living room, comfortably accommodate king-size beds and more room to spare. This home, with plentiful storage space, features 7 closets, including 3 closets in the primary bedroom. Both bathrooms, which illustrate the clean lines of the building architects' modernist ethos, are in immaculate condition with beautiful marble finishes.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Move immediately into this high floor, elegantly renovated home infused with charm, tastefulness, airiness, and sophistication. Plus, a room with a view like no other. Apt. 12G is an efficiently designed 1BR/1BTH pre-war co-op at the iconic 55 Central Park West, an extraordinary Art Deco building that combines the best of old and new. This sanctuary in the sky features an amazing wrap-around terrace and central air conditioning. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome to 33 Tompkins Place, #3, a stunning multi-level CONDO in a historic brownstone on one of the most coveted blocks in prime Cobble Hill. A rare top floor gem that is just two flights up, unit 3 is a bright and airy 1BR that's currently being used as a 2BR with an additional loft space AND spectacular home office/sunroom. Featuring soaring ceilings, multiple skylights, exposed brick, a working gas fireplace and oversized windows with original shutters, this truly unique home beautifully blends classic details with striking modern style. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Residence 2B: A keyed elevator opens directly into your expansive 1,382 sqft two-bedroom (2BR), two-bathroom (2BTH) impeccably designed home deeded with a private storage room. The designer kitchen designs are highlighted by gray Ceaserstone kitchen countertops and backsplash, complete with white custom cabinetry and kitchen plumbing fixtures by Riobel. Each is appointed with the GE Cafe Series 24" dishwasher and 30" gas range along with Bosch's spacious 36" refrigerator and 30" range hood. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Introducing 145 Central Park North, a luxury-defining condominium where residents enjoy the city's most famous park as it unfurls before them. Boasting high-end finishes and tantalizing views of Central Park, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a portrait of contemporary city living.

Features of this 1,010 sq. ft. apartment include beautiful white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with white oak frames and motorized shades, an HVAC VRF system, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, and a vented Electrolux washer/dryer.
See floor plan and full details here.

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From the Listing: Looking for a CONDO with character and three spacious bedrooms, a high-end renovation, private outdoor space, and an elevator in Brooklyn Heights? You've found it! This rare and renovated full-floor loft-like apartment is an exceptional and light-filled space with every amenity you need in the best location on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, and only a block from the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront. A private keyed elevator opens directly into your new home, where you will be greeted by wide-plank custom oak flooring with radiant heating underneath that heats the entire apartment, plus central AC controlled by a NEST thermostat. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Renovated to perfection, this highly coveted Southwest corner home is located on the 15th floor of the historic 860 United Nations Plaza. This three-bed and three-bath home was designed by architect Silvia Zofia of SZ Projects and boast dramatic wall-to-wall windows in every room where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the East River and Manhattan skyline. The gracious floor plan offers a welcoming entry foyer, large living and dining areas, as well as 12 inch wide seamless oak floors throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. A modernist serenity imbues this meticulously renovated and impeccably curated mid-century two-bedroom home in the iconic Butterfield House with a comfortable relaxed elegance. The warm white and soft gray color palette provides a backdrop for the colorfully green leafy tree-top views allowing nature to contribute to the calmness of the interior design. Designed with an eye for flexible functionality for the world we live in today, the floor plan can easily accommodate working from home. The open expansive living area encompasses a welcoming foyer, two living spaces and/or a second dining area with window seating. Sliding glass doors lead to the dining room that could be used as a home office. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Positioned on the 4th floor at the triangle of Bedford and Morton Streets, this tasteful, generously proportioned 1 BR, 1.5 BA residence is move-in-ready and offered for the first time following a modern remodel. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Panoramic water views welcome you into this stunning East End Avenue home. This spacious co-op features picture-perfect windows, taking full advantage of the natural sunlight and views of the East River. Relax, in your spacious living room with 9.2-foot ceilings and cozy up in front of your wood-burning fireplace. The elegant, oversized dining room opens through double pocket doors, leading into the windowed, eat-in kitchen, which includes top-of-the-line appliances: a Viking stove, double ovens, a Miele dishwasher and Sub Zero refrigerator. Adjacent to the kitchen sits a home office/study with a fourth full bathroom. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Architecturally stunning brownstone in prime Park Slope, completely renovated to modern perfection! This impeccably transformed legal 2-family, now serving as an elegant single-family residence, boasts beautiful interiors brimming with classic details and contemporary finishes. You'll also enjoy fabulous outdoor spaces to relax and entertain - a huge private rear yard with a new bluestone patio and landscaped garden with irrigation, and a large new steel deck off the kitchen one level above. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Perched above the city with sweeping, iconic Central Park views, Residence 15D must be seen to be believed. The defining feature of this home is an expansive 36-foot private balcony that extends the entire length of the apartment, overlooking the Park. Offered for the first time in over 50 years, Residence 15D presents the discerning buyer an opportunity to create an exquisite home of their dreams. Currently configured as a 1,050 square foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with dining room and powder room, the unit easily converts to a two-bedroom, two-bathroom with an open kitchen layout and massive living and dining areas. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A rare and exceptional offering of a sexy townhouse with two levels of gorgeous residential living space and fabulous outdoor space, above two levels of an independently accessed income-producing fair-market professional space below. Ideal for those who seek the splendor and freedom of townhouse living while retaining the financial benefits or personal convenience of substantial office space below, 364 East 69th Street is a move-in ready, beautifully appointed nearly 4,000-square-foot gem on a gorgeous tree-lined block in tranquil Lenox Hill. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Fifth Avenue Beauty. This gracious 7 into 6 room apartment is located in one of the finest white-glove condominiums on Fifth Avenue and the only condominium on Fifth Avenue in the 70s! Enter this beautiful apartment into the large entry foyer which leads to the stunning gallery filled with gorgeous custom millwork. The bright and oversized living room has lovely treetop views of Central Park and room for multiple seating areas. The formal dining room is perfect for entertaining, has a large picture-window overlooking the rear gardens, and is similarly light-filled. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A rarity on the market, this gorgeously constructed and never-listed 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath boutique, Tudor-style penthouse is the epitome of prewar perfection, combining Upper West Side elegance with modern amenities, high-end design, and an abundance of outdoor space.

Perfect for an owner accustomed to playing host, the central feature of the home is a large landscaped wraparound terrace with an integrated outdoor sound system, outdoor lighting, and irrigation that boasts unparalleled, postcard-worthy views towards Central Park. Following cocktails at sunset, you can effortlessly transition into the stylish and beautiful dining room at the heart of the floorplan, framed by black stained wood. A pair of glass double doors open into a cozy, adjacent living room with beamed high ceilings and a fireplace, ideal for relaxing after dinner. Originally built in 1926, all three of the home's exposures are illuminated by 18 massive windows with distinctive plantation shutters.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: 912 Fifth Avenue, 6A is a meticulously designed three-bedroom plus staff suite residence overlooking Central Park's majestic treetops. Enter the exquisite home via a generous gallery opening directly into the west-facing Living Room above Central Park. A marble-clad wood-burning fireplace adorns the space, providing a warm respite in the colder months. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: All buildings on Central Park South have stunning views of the park, but 210 Central Park South stands alone in its capitalization of place with floor-to-ceiling walls of windows and expansive balconies roughly 50 feet in length. With the park-facing wall almost entirely glass, the drama of Central Park is evident in every aspect of apartment CD, which has been fully gut renovated to a standard matching its place and view. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Stunning Central Park and city views from this full-floor residence offering grand proportions with 3-4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a double living room with a large terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue, library, formal dining room, oversized windowed kitchen, and a staff room/home office with full bathroom, located on prime Fifth Avenue. The elevator opens directly into an oversized entry gallery that connects all entertaining rooms, and leads to a magnificent great room featuring picture-perfect direct views of Central Park and New York City's skyline from oversized windows. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Classic prewar architecture meets contemporary design and function in this magnificent triple mint, high floor and light-filled, 3,500 square foot, 4+ bedroom, prewar cooperative apartment on Central Park West. Located at the St. Urban, one of the city's grand beaux arts apartment houses, this spectacular residence with soaring 10.5-foot ceilings offering 57 feet of breathtaking, unobstructed views of Central Park and the Reservoir, perfectly blends the distinctive hallmarks of prewar living with a modern sensibility appealing to the most discerning buyer. No expense was spared and no detail was overlooked in this inspired two-year gut renovation. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome to your townhome in the sky. Sweeping river views and majestic skyline vistas arrest the eye in this full-floor, nearly 6,000 square foot West Village penthouse. Luxurious living awaits just off the private elevator landing. Enter a gracious foyer that gives way to a 30-foot-long living room that is complemented by a wood-burning fireplace with a one-of-a-kind mantle and an elegant powder room. For the wine collector, a custom 1,000-bottle sculptural glass wine enclosure graces the living room. Just beyond, and ideal for entertaining, is the corner formal dining room, light-drenched by a bowed wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a wide plank wood floor throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Imagine staggering views of Central Park and the dazzling Midtown skyline together with a brilliantly refined and renovated 11 into 9 Room apartment in the iconic Majestic. This exquisite, turnkey, prewar co-op with over 50 feet of frontage on the Park must be experienced in person. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A truly one-of-a-kind offering on Central Park WestPerched high above Central Park West on 64th Street, Residence 11AGEDF is one of the finest pre-war homes on the Upper West Side, boasting unrivaled panoramic views of Central Park and beyond from an exceptional 73-foot long, private terrace. Originally designed by the building's architect - Henry Wilheim Wilkinson - as his personal residence. With approximately 5,600 square feet of seamlessly combined interior space, the residence features 360-degree views, 10-foot ceilings, and 15 rooms. Currently, the home is configured as 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms plus a library, study, formal dining room, office, media room, sitting room off of the primary bedroom, and home gym. All major rooms face the Park and offer grand proportions, making the apartment ideal for both casual and formal living and entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.
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