A person’s fancy often turns to thoughts of love in the spring. But in New York City, land of the multimillion-dollar one-bedroom apartment, it’s quite possible that real estate is even more important than love. (Sorry, Tennyson!) And in the Big Apple, more new developments launch in the springtime than any other season. So, let’s put aside the Rilke poems because spring has sprung and it’s show time for some of the city’s most gorgeous new buildings.
Dirt has rounded up some of the most indulgent, mouth-watering residential options launching this spring in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. (Spoiler alert: it’s entirely possible that the best views are actually from Brooklyn.) All three buildings sport a laundry list of luxurious amenities, private members clubs, and top-of-the-line materials, such as leathered marble counters, suede Venetian plaster walls, and matte platinum fixtures.
These buildings have also got wellness options out the wazoo. We’re not talking just swimming pools, yoga rooms, massage suites, and fitness centers. We’re talking secret gardens, rooftop terraces with fire pits, and even a meditation room with a backlit Himalayan salt wall. There are “movement studios” and juice bars, and one of them boasts New York’s highest private outdoor tennis court, with views over the Brooklyn Bridge. And while children’s playrooms have become standard in high-end developments across New York, how about a children’s “imagination room,” or a private waterpark for the rugrats?
You get the idea, but we’ve saved the best and perhaps most unconventional amenity on offer for last — a shaman on speed dial. Yep, the Maverick is offering its own spiritual concierge for when residents need some maxims, mantras, meditation, and metaphysics right in the convenience of their own condo in the heart of Chelsea. FYI: Smudging sage, healing crystals, and singing bowls are extra.
Of course, as the market rapidly recovers from the pandemic, eager house hunters are wise to move fast to assure themselves the best units in the best new buildings. Make sure your financial ducks are in a row, folks, grab your checkbooks and let’s start shopping!