Looking for a new pad with a pool? Here’s where you’ll find ’em

TRD analysis shows boroughs and neighborhoods with most swim spots in new developments

TRD New York /
Aug.August 03, 2016 10:02 AM

A TRData dive into more than three years of Department of Buildings data revealed at least 96 swimming pools have been included in planned hotel and residential projects of at least 50,000 square feet. The overwhelming majority of those pools (66) were included in plans for projects in Manhattan. Just one qualifying Bronx project had a pool in the building plans reviewed.

Most of the pools TRData found are parts of full-floor amenity areas. Many en suite pools belonging to a single residential apartment are not required by the Department of Buildings to be included in building plans, and as such are not all accounted for here. Of the pools in the count, the majority were planned for either cellar-level or lower level floors in the first few stories of the building. About a fifth of pools found were set for rooftops or top floors.

Long Island City, Queens registered more planned pools than any other neighborhood in TRData’s count. Eric Benaim, founder of the Long Island City-based brokerage Modern Spaces TRData LogoTINY, said the large floor plates developers work with in Long Island City make the addition of pools more feasible than in many other areas of the city. The influx of mega-projects with hundreds of units have made pools a more likely amenity there too, he said, an added bonus to attract the large number of tenants needed to successfully fill new buildings.

Reginald Barley, Jr. contributed research to this report.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios

Feeling warm? These NYC apartments come with private pools

World’s most terrifying pool to open above London

Off the deep end: five insane pools

Carroll Gardens residents are boiling over tiny new pool

Buildings with rooftop pools cool overheated New Yorkers

Placeholder image

By the numbers

Placeholder image

New York’s best poolside properties

Placeholder image

Greenwich mansions rank high among U.S. indoor swimming pools

arrow_forward_ios