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The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is commonly associated with getting together with friends to kick off summer, but we may not see as much of that this year: A recent survey found that Americans are attending and hosting fewer house parties because of rising, inflation-induced expenses; moreover, 47% of those polled said they don’t like hosting parties in their homes because they don’t have room for it.

Only a small percentage of respondents live in apartments, but that number would inevitably rise among New Yorkers. However, some apartment-dwellers can get around that by holding get-togethers in their building’s lounge or courtyard. Residents are responsible for cleaning this area at the end of the event, and it would be advisable to reserve the amenities ahead of time so as not to attract party-crashers, but these spaces offer a spacious and attractive alternative to hosting a party in one’s apartment. Below, we look at new developments with amenity spaces designed for entertaining.

450-Washington-Street-01 450 Washington Street (Binyan Studios)
NYC condo amenities Lounge (Colin Miller)
NYC outdoor amenities Roof deck (Colin Miller)
Amidst its conversion from a rental to a condo, the amenities at 450 Washington Street were updated along with the apartments. The spacious roof deck offers grills and dining tables with spectacular Hudson River backdrops that render party decorations superfluous. But in case of inclement weather, the building's amenity package also includes a lounge with a fireplace and dining room.

555-West-22nd-Street-01 The Cortland (Core Group Marketing LLC)
West Chelsea condos
One block west of the High Line, The Cortland makes a statement in the local streetscape and overlooks Hudson River Park and the river for impressive views. The amenities are equally impressive and include a free-flowing lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a sizable dining table, and a dedicated catering kitchen.

200-East-59th-Street-01 200 East 59th Street (Douglas Elliman)
Midtown East condos
At the intersection of Midtown East and Lenox Hill, 200 East 59th Street is ringed with wraparound terraces for every unit. However, a double-height lounge with a fireplace, catering kitchen, and terrace access acts as the perfect entertaining venue for those who might not have the space or the inclination to host at home. To further sweeten the deal, the building announced a collaboration with a start-up that allows users to rent upscale place settings and decor.

1289-Lexington-Avenue-01 1289 Lexington Avenue (Brown Harris Stevens)
Upper East Side condos
Owing to its address above an improved 86th Street subway station, party guests will have an easy time getting to 1289 Lexington Avenue, which recently welcomed its first residents. Upon arrival, an elegant lounge with a catering kitchen and access to a landscaped terrace is ideal for entertaining in all types of weather.

251-West-91st-Street-01 The Westly (Reuveni LLC)
Upper West Side condos
Between its eye-catching architecture and expansive amenity package, recent record-setter The Westly has taken this section of the Upper West Side by storm. The lounge offers beautiful treetop views as well as a large-screen TV and a shared kitchen.

300 West 122nd Street
8 availabilities from $795,000

300-West-122nd-Street-01 300 West (Douglas Elliman)
Harlem condos
As the Upper Manhattan market reaches new heights in terms of size and price, 300 West has put on an especially impressive showing. In an interview with CityRealty, one of the developers cited its hotel-caliber amenities as a factor in its success. These include a lounge with a big-screen television, a catering kitchen, and access to a terrace for effortless indoor/outdoor entertaining.

1080-Lorimer-Street-01 1080 Lorimer Street (Serhant LLC)
Greenpoint condos
When the office annex of Greenpoint Savings Bank was converted to residential use, the historic architecture by Helmle & Huberty was preserved; meanwhile, the interiors were designed to cater to today's buyers. This involved creating modern homes and amenities like a rooftop lounge with a view of the bank's landmarked dome.

450-Grand-Avenue-01 Four Fifty Grand (Applet3D Visuals)
Clinton Hill condos
Four Fifty Grand is located on a Clinton Hill corner near a number of bars that host viewing parties, karaoke nights, and indoor/outdoor entertaining opportunities. However, this new building offers the ability to host all those events under one roof in its extensive amenity space.

45-30-Pearson-Avenue-01 The Greene (Nest Seekers LLC)
Long Island City condos
Residents of The Greene arrive to a massive landscaped courtyard, and almost all the indoor amenities offer seamless access to outdoor terraces. To top it all off is a Sky Lounge with a wet bar, chef's island, and outdoor Sky Terrace. Indoors or out, the experience is enhanced by views of the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan skylines.

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