Rooftop Hero

By Alon Gibely Jex

While recently the weather has been far from predictable, it’s a (hopefully) pretty fair assumption that eventually it will be consistently warmer, and less rainy, and down here in the Financial District, that means rooftop weather!

With all the tall buildings down here, it can get to feeling sometimes that everything around and above us is just concrete and stone, or glass and steel, and you wouldn’t be completely wrong in thinking that. But, once you get the chance to get atop one of these giant high-rises the perspective switches, and the entire city is laid out before you.

When it comes to luxury residential skyscrapers down here, it’s basically spin and point and you’ve found one, and well, it seems like all of them are offering some kind of outdoor space, and that usually means roof decks. And even when it’s not the actual roof itself, it’s bound to be pretty high up, and with only more buildings going up, and more conversions from office space to living space, there seems to be an endless supply of residential buildings touting the beauty and comfort of their towering open-air territories. The competition is fierce and it seems every building has their own, and while some are higher than others, and some larger, a lot just depends on preference. Really, the fact that the choice exists is enough to convince prospective renters to keep their search limited to the Financial District, Seaport area, Tribeca, and Battery Park City.

At NY Living Solutions our agents all have their preferences; for some it’s all about the views, while others need to have greenery, or a place to grill, and for everyone there is always the back and forth between privacy and popularity. Is it a social scene you’re looking for? Or do you prefer a less popular space with few people around to disturb your meditation?

As far as we can tell though, the type of roof deck available is lower on the checklist when choosing an apartment for prospective tenants; size, price, and location naturally take precedent, but still the need for one seems to be a must for anyone choosing an apartment downtown, especially when it can provide a much needed escape from roommates, or just for additional space to your studio apartment. And as the weather gets warmer, NY Living Solutions expects to hear more from clients about the importance of roof decks in the Financial District, where at times the height of the surrounding streets can make sunlight when walking down the street feel precious.

So we say, get out there, and enjoy living on top of the world! Or at least in a building that has a common space that can make you feel as such, whether that means a luxury rental right in the heart of the Financial District, a co-op in Battery Park City, or a seven-figure condo in Tribeca!

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