Summer Amenity Feature: Pools

The heat has officially taken over New York City and those of us looking for a new place to call home are most likely looking for a home with a pool.  We thought that we would help narrow your search down and give you some of the city’s best!

The Ashley


Included in The Ashley’s 40,000 square feet of amenities by La Palestra is a 75-foot indoor swimming pool that could make even the most affluent New Yorker weak in the knees. The building has two 5,600-square-foot apartments with set-back terraces and private swimming pools, if you like a more intimate setting.  Also on the Upper West Side, you will also find the four season salt water pool at Columbus Square.

Next up?  Head to Midtown and kick your feet through The Continental’s 50-foot, luxurious, heated infinity edge pool with spectacular views and natural lighting through the glass-encased atrium that will make you feel like you are almost outside.

New York by Gehry

Downtown is the much abuzz New York by Gehry. On the 7th floor a 50-foot swimming pool is set within a skylit space surrounded by a series of glass doors that retract fully, creating a seamless expanse of indoor and outdoor spaces from the pool to the wraparound sundeck.  With the progress on 1 World Trade and Conde Nast’s future move to Lower Manhattan, this building is perfect for renters looking to be in a quickly growing neighborhood.

Which building do you think has the best pool?

Columbus Square – 808 Columbus Avenue

Columbus Square is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The building offers a sustainable living environment thanks to the implementation of solar panels – there are more than 200 at the top of the building – and a state of the art recycling system. Apartments at Columbus Square feature floor to ceiling windows complete with solar shades, radiant heating in the floor of all bathrooms, European walnut and glass cabinets, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryers in most units. The building offers a variety of amenities, from a 24-hour doorman to a 70 foot saltwater swimming pool and two acres of outdoor landscaped gardens.

Units and Pricing

There are a staggering 56 rentals available at Columbus Square currently, ranging in price from $2,585/month for a studio to $13, 340/month for a penthouse unit with four bedrooms and three baths. The average price per square foot at Columbus Square is $72.

Features and Amenities

Columbus Square is perhaps most revered for its eco-friendly practices, such as the 200 solar panels on the roof and it’s Tri-Gen systems, which recycle a substantial amount of heat and waste to either heat or cool other areas such as the pool or the Whole Foods on the retail level of the building. The building boasts a variety of amenities, including cold storage in the lobby, a four season salt water pool, a resident lounge, media center, professional kitchen with formal dining room, a children’s play room, a fitness center with state of the art equipment, a laundry room, underground garage and two full acres of lawns and gardens.


Columbus Square is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one of the most beloved neighborhoods in the city thanks to its tree-lined streets, brownstone homes and small boutiques and restaurants.  The Upper West Side is one of New York’s most vibrant, desirable and family-friendly neighborhoods. An eclectic mix of restaurants and outdoor cafes invite you to linger, museums and galleries enliven your imagination, and Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater and other nearby venues offer endless entertainment options. Central Park, of course, is just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

If you’re looking for a luxury apartment home that offers an unbeatable location and top of the line amenities and finishes, Columbus Square is for you. The building offers one of a kind features such as solar energy and saltwater swimming pool and an incredible two acres of landscaped outdoor space. Where else can you find that much greenery besides Central Park?