Residents of SoHo's 40 Mercer Street can soak in one of the city's sweetest swimming pools.

6 New York City Homes with Brag-worthy Amenities

Parking, pools, and ping-pong tables: These urban pads have some uncommon selling points.

These days, a couple of stationary bikes in the basement of an apartment building just won’t cut it. Around New York City, developers have gotten creative with amenities. Playrooms are going luxe, pets are getting the royal treatment, and in-house gyms are turning state of the art. Here are six city dwellings with amazing amenities that will make your daily routine feel like a staycation:

Brag-worthy Amenities: 27-28 Thompson Avenue

27-28 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City

Spacious Living, Indoors and Out

With a 1,000-square-foot floor plan and 14-foot ceilings, this Long Island City one-bedroom loft is bound to feel luxurious. The rental is in the Arris Lofts, a full-service building with the trifecta of doormen, concierge, and valet services. Outdoor space includes the building’s roof deck and a tranquil Japanese-style interior courtyard (above). Rent also includes access to a top local fitness club.

Brag-worthy Amenities: 180 East 88th Street

180 East 88th Street, Upper East Side

Tradition Meets the Latest in Luxury

This 1,730 square foot two-bedroom with two and a half baths pairs the Upper East Side‘s traditional charm with contemporary upgrades. The 48 condominium residences enjoy such amenities as a fitness studio, double-height basketball court (above left), soccer pitch, residents’ lounge catering kitchen and a game room. The playroom was designed by the Children’s Museum of the Arts; the game room’s ping pong table (above right) looks more like fine furniture than rec-room gear. No space for your wine collection? No problem—you can also opt-in for temperature-controlled bottle storage.

Extensive Amenities and a New Renovation

This newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom in Murray Hill‘s Corinthian high-rise features a large living room with bay windows showcasing unobstructed East River and city views. The master bedroom has a balcony and an ensuite bathroom with double sinks. There’s an amenity for every taste: The health club—all 12,000 square feet of it—includes a gym, indoor swimming pool (plus steam room and sauna) and a yoga studio. A playroom and playground, lounge with pool tables, and a golf simulator, and a 28,000-square-foot deck with running track further up the wow factor.

Brag-worthy Amenities: 88 Withers Street

88 Withers Street, Williamsburg

A Showstopper in Williamsburg

In an area with numerous new builds, 88 Withers stands out. It’s no surprise the one-bedroom, one-bath condo in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood feels sizable enough to host visitors. The building is a feat of modern design—including top-quality thermal and sound insulation. The second floor seamlessly blends indoor/outdoor living in a 6,000 square-foot communal space featuring a commercial-grade grill, wet bar, kids play space, turf, sunbathing area, and a lounge. The fitness center, pet-grooming room and work suites are on a lower level.

Brag-worthy Amenities: 40 Mercer Street

40 Mercer Street, SoHo

Privacy and Parking

Visitors to Manhattan may be scared to drive the city’s streets, but as any New Yorker will tell you, the real issue is parking. The glassy high-rise at 40 Mercer Street in SoHo (above) offers underground parking, which makes the building popular with privacy-seeking celebs and anyone who want to keep a car in the city. Apartment 21 is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom condo with a split floor plan, which means the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the 1,745 square-foot space. Concierge service is on call 24/7, but with an elegant fitness center, pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi, it’ll be hard to leave.

Room to Spare

A luxury building on the Brooklyn Waterfront needs to deliver. To that end, 2 Northside Piers in Williamsburg offers full-time concierge service; an indoor heated pool and hot-tub; yoga and massage rooms; plus standards like a playroom, bike storage, and outdoor space. This two-bedroom with en-suite bathrooms also has a large office that can be converted into a third bedroom. The open plan living/dining area is paired with sweeping views across the East River to Midtown Manhattan.

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