Green Spaces for Your Summer in the City

The summer isn’t meant to be admired indoors; it’s time to get out and fully enjoy the array of green spaces that NYC has to offer. More than buildings and concrete, the city provides summertime beauty that can’t be matched. Have your summer getaway- without having to get away.

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1.      Quay Tower

Overlooking the waterfront in Brooklyn Heights, the Quay Tower stands with dignity and poise, offering dazzling views from each living space. Trade the concrete life for a bit of nature and access to its amenities, such as sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, gardens, a dog park and open lawn space. Floor-to-ceiling windows pull residents into the outdoor experience without even leaving the building. The interiors, designed by California-based interior design firm Marmol Radziner, allows its residents to enjoy both modern industrial luxuries and natural beauty, any way you want it.

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2.      The Kent

The great outdoors meets the Upper East Side city streets for residents of The Kent. Kids can find their summer adventure at Camp Kent, an interactive indoor/outdoor play area complete with a tree house, “campfire” and picnic table to whisk the imagination to Mother Nature’s best. Top designer Champalimaud created the space as one for kids of all ages to enjoy.

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3.      One Manhattan Square

 Soak in the summer stars in the beautiful outdoor space of One Manhattan Square. Residents have access to a private venue which includes fire pits for the crisp summer nights or for roasting a marshmallow to craft the perfect s’more. The waterfront view and green gardens add the perfect touches to outdoor enjoyment.

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4.      Greenwich West

In line with its name, Greenwich West offers a unique viewing garden designed by famed French botanist Patrick Blanc. The attraction to Blanc’s creation is its vertical climb— an 18-foot tall green wall nestled in the building’s courtyard. The 147 plant species that make up the vertical viewing garden are the backdrop for the lobby and lounge. As one of the tallest new residential buildings in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood, Greenwich West provides spectacular views of some of New York’s best waterfront sights.

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5.      Jardim

Dense greenery makes an accurate display of Jardim’s name, derived from the Portuguese word for garden. World-renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld chose this West Chelsea location as the home for his first U.S. residential creation. Jardim’s two 11-story structures hold an expanse of evergreens and floral beauty that residents will admire from behind the glass walls, especially in the warmest months of the year.

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