Would You Rather Have Manhattan Apartments with a Balcony or Terrace?

apartments with balcony in ManhattanThere are many ads for apartments that offer balconies and terraces. What is the difference between a balcony and a terrace? They’re almost the same…right? Sometimes the advertising people use balconies and terraces synonymously but generally here’s the difference in reference to apartments and/or apartment buildings…Balconies are ordinarily private or semi-private. A terrace is usually not private and is associated with a specific place like a “garden” or “rooftop.”

Wikipedia’s definition of a balcony is defined as a platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets and enclosed with a balustrade, usually above the ground floor, commonly with an entrance from a door or window.

Dictionary.com defines a terrace as a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, especially one of a series of levels rising one above another.

Here are a few apartments with a balcony in Manhattan from Apartmentfinder.com

  • West End Towers is located at 55-75 West End Avenue. West End Towers is a 1,000-unit high-rise just off 66th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This high-end rental building features a fitness center with pool and classes for adults and children, children’s playroom, children’s outdoor playground, parking and a complimentary shuttle bus.
  • Symphony House at 235 West 56th Street. This very large, orange-brown brick, rental tower has a handsome polished red granite base and a very handsome entrance and plaza. Symphony House offers a health club and pool on the top two floors, a garage, a doorman, a concierge, a bicycle room, a storage room, a sundeck, a recreation room, a laundry on every floor, video security and valet service.
  • The Pavilion at 500 East 77th Street occupies the full block between 77th and 76th Streets and York Avenue. The Pavilion has its own shopping arcade, landscaped roof decks, a 24-hour attended garage, a shuttle bus to transit and shopping, a windowed laundry facility, air-conditioning, ATM on site and a fitness center.
  • House 39’s address is 225 E 39th Street and recently began accepting residents. House 39, the shimmering 36-story curved glass tower in Murray Hill, offers a fitness room to be a mecca of fitness possibilities, including a full yoga studio, a locker room and even a Turkish-bath inspired hammam steam room. Rooftop indoor and outdoor hot tubs beckon after a long day at the office, complete with dazzling views of the surrounding neighborhood.

Swim Any Time of Year in Your NYC Apartment for Rent with an Indoor Pool

apartments for rent with indoor pool nycFinding a place to live in New York City with a ground level outdoor swimming pool is as uncommon as seeing a baby pigeon. Usually pools can be found on the rooftops – they can be enclosed or open air and some have temperature controlled water. Finding apartments for rent with an indoor pool in NYC is even more of a challenge.

Let’s see what residential buildings in Manhattan have to offer in the way of indoor swimming pools that you can enjoy all year long…

River Place, at 650 West 42nd Street, describes itself as ultimate New York City waterfront luxury living just steps away from Times Square in this highly desirable West Side neighborhood. The 75-foot long, glass-enclosed, indoor swimming pool is part of the state-of-the-art, 34,000 square-foot health club called the River Club, and comes complete with lounge chairs overlooking the Hudson River.

Columbus Square Apartments in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, at 808 Columbus Avenue and West 97th Street has a breathtaking pool. Fully enclosed with an awesome view through the floor to ceiling windows is a heated 70 foot long, three lane lap pool.

At 400 West 63rd Street is The Ashley, a modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym, a garage and a children’s play area. The reinforced concrete structure is poised elegantly and with a modern design. In The Ashley’s luxury fitness center you will find a 75 foot indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

At EOS Nomad’s green luxury tower at 100 West 31st Street enjoy the sweeping city views, a rooftop recreation level, an inside pool with the perk of having its own 15,000-square-foot Nike-branded gym. For more information regarding the beautiful indoor pool at EOS, check out their website at http://eosnomad.com.