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?

The Ashley – 400 West 63rd Street

The Ashley is a luxury apartment rental building located on the lower reaches of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The Ashley is newly constructed and offers oversized floor plans with palettes of white and wheat with steel and copper accent, creating apartments that are both modern and comfortable. Apartments at The Ashley feature large windows, solid white oak flooring, solid wood interior doors and ceiling heights that range from 9′ to 11′. The building boasts a La Palestra fitness and spa suite, complete with sauna and swimming pool.

Units and Pricing

There are currently just two units available at The Ashley, a one bedroom listed at $3,425/month and a three bedroom listed at $11,500/month. Previous rental listings ranged in price from $2,950 to $11,500/month.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Ashley boast solid white oak flooring, oversized layouts, giant windows and high ceilings (ranging from 9′-11′). Interior doors are constructed from solid wood, and open plan kitchens feature stone quartz countertops and copper mosaic tile backsplashes with white oak cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are finished with imported tile walls and floors, custom white oak vanities, Kohler fixtures and deep soaking tubs, as well as glass enclosed showers.

The building offers a 40,000 square foot La Palestra fitness suite, which offers a swimming pool, a sauna, indoor rock climbing wall; yoga, pilates and kineses studios and more. The building also boasts a bevy of other amenities, including an indoor bowling alley, a private landscaped courtyard, an indoor playground for children by Kidville, a 24-hour doorman and concierge services by Abigail Michaels.


The Ashley is located on 63rd Street on the Upper West Side, just a short walk from Central Park, Fairway Market, a bevy of subway lines, Lincoln Square, Columbus Circle – the list goes on an on. Any and every entertainment, dining and shopping option is at your fingertips at The Ashley, from Starbucks to Sephora to Citarella.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Apartments at The Ashley are pricey, but they’re brand new, gorgeous, and enormous. The amenities are unbeatable – where else can you find a bowling alley in your building? We’ve never heard of one anywhere else. The location is quite good as well, with a variety of subway lines at your disposal. For someone willing to spend a good deal on rent so long as they get a great, modern and streamlined space with top of the line finishes, The Ashley is a great choice.