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53 West 53 pool with hot tub and cold plunge (Evan Joseph) 53 West 53 pool with hot tub and cold plunge (Evan Joseph)
As of this writing, New York is in the throes of the first heat wave of 2024. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as the mid-nineties and made more unpleasant by a “heat dome,” a meteorological term for a phenomenon that essentially traps hot air at the surface and doesn’t allow it to escape. Cooling centers are open, Con Ed crews are mobilized to keep the city's power (and air conditioners!) on, and New Yorkers are beating the heat however they can before the city's public pools open on June 27.
At this point in the residential amenity race, indoor pools have become almost de rigueur for New York’s luxury buildings. Some buildings have taken it one step further by including cold plunge pools with their aquatic offerings. Cooled to temperatures no warmer than 59 degrees, these can come as a massive relief on hot days like this. They also offer physical and mental health benefits like decreased swelling and inflammation, relieved muscle soreness, improved sleep, a more radiant appearance, and a rush of endorphins.

Cold plunge pools are typically part of hydrotherapy circuits that allow visitors to go from the icy water to the heat of a hot tub or sauna; however, on days like this, one could achieve a similar effect by stepping outside after the cold plunge. We look at residential buildings that count cold plunge pools among their health and wellness amenities.

In this article:

Lantern House, 515 West 18th Street
Lantern House, 515 West 18th Street Chelsea
The Cortland, 555 West 22nd Street
The Cortland, 555 West 22nd Street Chelsea
One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street
One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street Lower East Side
53 West 53rd Street
53 West 53rd Street Midtown West
520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street Chelsea

Spa with whirlpool and cold plunge pool Pearl House (Compass)
When 160 Water Street was converted from an office building to residential use, the transformation included the addition of over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor residential amenities. These include the Pearl Spa, which features a whirlpool, cold plunge pool, steam room, sauna, and treatment room.

Pearl House, #27E (Compass)

130 William Street pool 130 William pool and spa (The Corcoran Group)
When 130 William was named a NYCxDESIGN Award winner, the presenter gushed about the look of the pool area, which brings an ancient spa to mind with its rounded-arch colonnade. It is home to an infinity-edge pool, hot tub, and cold plunge pool.

130 William, #PH63A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Cold plunge pool in spa area One Manhattan Square cold plunge pool (Evan Joseph)
At One Manhattan Square, the cold plunge pool is set at a chilling temperature between 55 and 58 degrees. It is located in the building's wellness area near the fitness center and saltwater lap pool, the better to start or finish a workout with a cold plunge, and residents can alternate between the cold plunge pool and hot tub to really get their blood moving.

One Manhattan Square, #53B (Compass)

Indoor pool with hot tub and cold plunge pool 70 Vestry pool (Compass)
A $56 million penthouse at 70 Vestry Street is among the highest downtown sales, and the building consistently ranks among Manhattan's highest-priced sales and contracts. It is hard to pinpoint any one factor, but the building's beautiful architecture, Tribeca location, and luxury amenities are surely among them. The amenities include an 82-foot indoor pool with play pool, hot plunge, and cold plunge pool.

70 Vestry Street, #4A (Compass)

Indoor pool and spa area
150 Charles Street is located in a quiet section of the Far West Village, and the building's drive-in entry and well-thought amenity package further enhance its privacy. This includes a pool and spa area with whirlpool, plunge pool, steam room, and dry sauna.

150 Charles Street, #14B (Serhant LLC)

Indoor pool surrounded by cabanas One High Line pool (The Corcoran Group)
Less than a year after closings commenced, apartments at the twin-towered One High Line regularly rank among Manhattan's top contracts. New York's first Faena Hotel outpost is expected to open early next year, at which time residents will enjoy access to the hotel's amenities and services. In the meantime, they can enjoy an exclusive amenity package that includes an indoor pool with cabanas, hot tub, and cold plunge.

One High Line, #WEST17C (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Indoor pool with oversized windows Lantern House pool and spa (Colin Miller)
At Lantern House, both the apartments and amenities are enhanced by the building's take on bay windows. A 75-foot indoor pool is the centerpiece of an airy double-height space, and the pool deck is surrounded by chaise lounges, custom benches, experiential shower, hot tub, and cold plunge.

Lantern House, #802 (OFFICIAL)

Indoor pool The Cortland pool (Core Group Marketing)
The Cortland is down the street from high-end gyms like Chelsea Piers and Equinox, but offers an impressive wellness suite under its roof. At the center of it is a 75-foot lap pool with a children's play pool, hot tub, and cold plunge pool.

The Cortland, #14BW (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

520 West 28th Street hot tub and cold plunge Hot tub and cold plunge (Compass)
The Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street makes a dramatic statement along the High Line, and the curves of its facade carry over to the interiors and amenities. Just off the skylit swimming pool is a spa suite with a whirlpool, cold plunge, waterfall shower, sauna, and steam room.

520 West 28th Street, #22 (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

Indoor lap pool with hot tub and cold plunge Madison House pool (Evan Joseph)
Madison House was part of a new wave of buildings that set NoMad apart, and the residential amenities bring new standards to the neighborhood as well. A 75-foot lap pool is at the heart of the building's spa level, which is also home to a steam room, sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge pool.

Madison House, #46E (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Hammam and cold plunge pool The Copper (MNS)
On the East River waterfront, The Copper is as famous for its twin-towered design as for its extensive amenity package, the cornerstone of which is the skybridge lap pool. Another great perk is the hammam with a marble steam room and cold plunge pool.

The Copper, #W5E (MNS)

605 West 42nd Street
7 availabilities from $3,650

Water Club & Spa at Life Time New York in the building Sky (Living New York)
The cornerstone of Sky's amenity program is a 70,000-square-foot Life Time Fitness outpost. Not only does this offer state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pickleball court, and a regulation NBA basketball court, but its indoor water club features a lap pool, hot tub, cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam room.

Sky, #63J (Living New York)

Indoor pool with green wall, hot tub, and cold plunge Indoor pool (Evan Joseph)
At 53 West 53, Pritzker Prize laureate Jean Nouvel designed both the exteriors and the full-floor residents' club. The building's 15,000 square feet of wellness amenities include a 65-foot lap pool, hot tub, and cold plunge enhanced by a vertical green wall.

53 West 53, #51B (Elegran LLC)

Indoor pool and spa area Spa (Douglas Elliman)
The penthouse at Aman New York Residences reportedly entered contract with an asking price of $180 million, and the building is home to some of New York's highest-priced sales. Residents of the residences enjoy access to the hotel's spa, which includes an indoor pool with double daybeds, banya, hammam, hot and cold plunge pools, and Hydro massage pools.

Aman New York Residences, #PH18 (OFFICIAL)

Honorable Mentions
Indoor pool with access to hydrotherapy circuit Pool (POG Real Estate Inc.)
252 East 57th Street's private spa does not include a cold plunge pool among the offerings. However, it does include an indoor pool and hydrotherapy circuit with a steam room, sauna, and ice room that reportedly offers similar benefits to an ice bath.

252 East 57th Street, #41B (Barkin & Associates Real Estate LLC)

148 East 126th Street
12 availabilities from $3,000

The Smile spa with experiential shower, spa, and steam room The Smile (Mack Property Management)
In this Upper Manhattan rental, The Smile Spa is on a par with many luxury spas further downtown. Features include a hammam, sauna and steam rooms, color-changing LED Himalayan salt room, cold room, experiential showers, and private treatment rooms.

Living room and kitchen counter The Smile, #812 (Mack Property Management)
Open kitchen
From the Listing: Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, The Smile brings bold design to Harlem. The innovative facade hugs 126th Street, gently curving to resemble the welcoming grin of a smile. Apartments pop like pockets of joy, creating a diverse mix of loft-style studio to two-bedroom homes, each as individual as the residents within. Residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed concrete ceilings, and stainless steel appliances. Now offering 2 months free rent on a 20-month lease. See floor plan and full details here.

Blumenfeld Development Group

Blumenfeld Development Group
The Smile Leasing
158 East 126th Street
Syosset, NY 10035
(888) 586-XXXX