New, high-end condo developments in New York City are taking kid-friendly amenities up a notch: Buildings like Saint Marks Place in Boerum Hill and The Kent in Yorkville are going beyond just bare-bones playrooms and playgrounds to offer luxurious, custom-designed spaces.
Think: Indoor tree houses, landscaped outdoor play areas, art studios, and rock climbing walls. And you can find slightly older condos that also have kid- and teen friendly amenities too. (Brick tested these with both kids and teens in recent years—the older kids were wowed by the music studio, bowling alley, and golf simulator.)
Consider it your back up plan when your trip to the zoo gets rained out or you can't deal with another trip to the Children’s Museum. Either way, having a distraction just a few floors down from your apartment can make life a lot easier when the kids start climbing the apartment walls—send them downstairs to the rock climbing wall!
Find Your Next Home
So if you’re looking to buy an apartment in a building with kid-friendly amenities, check out these five places on the market in Boerum Hill, Dumbo, FiDi, Yorkville, and Greenwich Village.
58 Saint Marks Pl., #203, Boerum Hill
This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $1,400,000. Apartment #203 will be available in the fall. It features hardwood floors with sound-canceling insulation, integrated appliances, quartzite counters, high ceilings, central heat and air, an in-unit washer and dryer, walk-in closet, and private terrace. Amenities include the Treehouse, a playroom with indoor and outdoor play areas, plus a doorman, live-in super, concierge, bike room, gym, and media room. Monthly common charges are $897 a month.
85 Jay St., #3A, Dumbo
This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $1,890,000. The apartment has hardwood floors, oversized windows, Gaggenau appliances, marble counters, custom millwork, Nest thermostats, a walk-in closet, pantry, and in-unit washer and dryer. The building has an interactive indoor/outdoor playroom with a treehouse plus a live-in super, doorman, gym, pool, and valet parking. The sponsor is offering to pay one year of common charges, which are $1,446 a month.
50 West St., #15A, Financial District
This two bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $2,795,000. The apartment has hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, ensuite baths, a laundry room, and five closets. The building features a playroom with educational toys and an art studio, a game room, bike room, live-in super, doorman, gym, pool, package room, and concierge. Monthly common charges are $1,897.
200 East 95th St., #18C, Yorkville
This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $4,499,000. Apartment #18C has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, central air, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, built-ins, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a walk-in closet. Amenities include an indoor playroom, outdoor play area, stroller valet, a doorman, fitness center, game room, bike room, and a dog spa. Monthly common charges are $2,444 and there’s a 20-year 421-a tax abatement.
155 West 11th St., #14D, Greenwich Village
This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $6,500,000. The apartment has hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, built-ins, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, electric shades, and an in-unit washer and dryer. The building has a playroom, doorman, gym, pool, bike storage, and a courtyard. Monthly common charges are $2,809.
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