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Down the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies with a View, Front & York offers an exclusive outdoor theater (Williams New York) Down the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies with a View, Front & York offers an exclusive outdoor theater (Williams New York)
In New York City, summer is commonly known as outdoor movie season. All over the city, people can bring a picnic blanket, buy food from local vendors, and enjoy a show under the stars. However, as many seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, that can mean blocking off a whole evening to make sure one gets to see the movie. It can also mean contending with rowdy guests and having to tote the blanket home on public transportation at the end of the night.

However, some city residents don’t need to leave their building to take part in this summer ritual: These condos and rentals have made outdoor screening areas part of their amenity packages, putting the show just an elevator ride away and making it easy to dart home for snacks or blankets. Additionally, while the publicly presented movie selections can feel arbitrary, residents can schedule showings of their personal favorites in the home setting.

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20 Broad Street
20 Broad Street Financial District
98 Front Street
98 Front Street DUMBO
Manhattan View at MiMa, 460 West 42nd Street
Manhattan View at MiMa, 460 West 42nd Street Midtown West
56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard Street Tribeca
1998 Second Avenue
1998 Second Avenue East Harlem
56-Leonard-Street-01 56 Leonard Street (Compass)
Tribeca condos
56 Leonard Street is best known for its Jenga-like facade and the sculpture by Anish Kapoor at the base of the building. But the upper levels are home to an array of amenities that are not to be overlooked. Among them is an indoor/outdoor theater that allows the show to go on even in the case of inclement weather.

460 West 42nd Street
1 availability for $1,500,000

460-West-42nd-Street-01 Manhattan View (CityRealty)
Hell's Kitchen condos
Several blocks west of Bryant Park, home of some of the city’s best-known outdoor movie screenings, Manhattan View contains over 44,000 square feet of residential amenities. They include an outdoor movie screening area with lounge seating.

98-Front-Street-01 98 Front Street (Triumph Property Group Ltd.)
DUMBO condos
At 7,000 square feet, the rooftop at the architecturally adventurous 98 Front Street is large enough to accommodate a wide range of activities. These include a fitness area, three separate outdoor kitchens, and an outdoor screening area. The one catch is that the bridge and Manhattan skyline views might compete with the movie for watchers’ attention, though!

85-Jay-Street-01 Front & York (Williams New York)
Brooklyn condos
The full-block Front & York development is home to a private park, but there is a further selection of outdoor amenities on the eighth floor. Just off the indoor lounge is an outdoor screening area with fireplace and high-definition screen. And while the city’s outdoor screenings tend to stop when the weather turns cooler, integrated heat lanterns allow screenings at Front & York to take place all year long.

138 Willoughby Street
16 availabilities for $988,000

138-Willoughby-Street-01 Brooklyn Point (Compass)
Downtown Brooklyn condos
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Brooklyn Point’s roof has gained the most attention as being home of the highest rooftop infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. However, it is also home to an outdoor screening area, not to mention dining and lounging areas and outdoor showers.


4 availabilities from $3,479/month
One month free rent on a 12-month lease

20-Broad-Street-01 20 Broad Street (MetroLoft)
Lower Manhattan rentals
20 Broad Street was constructed as an annex to the New York Stock Exchange, and is now home to apartments with state-of-the-art interiors and large picture windows. CetraRuddy was at the helm of the redesign of the building’s amenities; among them was the roof terrace with an outdoor theater.

550-West-54th-Street-01 Mercedes House (Two Trees Management)
Far West Side rentals
The Far West Side is well populated with architecturally adventurous and amenity-rich rentals, and Mercedes House was an early trailblazer. Approximately 60,000 square feet of amenity space includes an outdoor screening area with built-in seating.

1998-Second-Avenue-10 1998 Second Avenue (Cantor Pecorella)
East Harlem rentals
1998 Second Avenue’s red brick facade pays respectful tribute to the surrounding East Harlem architecture, but the apartments and amenities were designed to cater to the modern renter. It is topped with a roof terrace offering an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, lounging and dining areas, and a 17’ LED TV.

250 Ashland Place
2 availabilities for $3,426/month
Half a month's free rent and reduced security deposit

250-Ashland-Place-01 The Ashland (Gotham Organization)
Brooklyn rentals
Located in the center of Downtown Brooklyn’s newly emergent skyline, The Ashland was an early entrant in the neighborhood’s residential renaissance. Amenities include an outdoor screening area, and the Gotham Market food hall in the base of the building makes movie snacks a snap.

43-25-Hunter-Street-01 Hayden (Rockrose)
Long Island City rentals
Even amidst a new crop of Long Island City rentals, Hayden remains a standout for its towering height, central location, and 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor amenity package. The indoor screening room is the ideal watch party venue at any time of year, but a green lawn with outdoor movie screen takes the viewing experience to the next level.

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