Barbecuing and patio dining is a summertime staple around the US... but not so much in NYC, where renters and buyers pay a premium for any sort of private outdoor space. These five city apartments feature terraces with kitchens and alfresco dining setups to make your dream of simultaneously escaping the city—but not actually leaving it—a reality.
This 4,600-square-foot penthouse is located right in the center of Chelsea. Treat guests to a summertime barbecue on the luxurious private rooftop deck complete with a grill, lounge chairs, and dining table. Take in the spectacular views of downtown Manhattan while enjoying your meal alfresco. Contact Dana Power, Town, 917-209-4550
Relish the perks of this 2,859-square-foot Brooklyn condominium, located on the corner of Vanderbilt Ave. and Dean St. Host a candlelit feast atop its luxuriously landscaped roof deck featuring a gas grill, outdoor kitchen, and elegant garden. Corcoran, 800-544-4055
This alluring penthouse on 22nd St. in Chelsea was made for entertaining. In addition to the ample interior, the 1,365-square-foot secluded rooftop terrace is the perfect place to have people over for some appetizers and cocktails. And, as if the sweeping views of downtown NYC weren’t enough, the terrace includes a full outdoor kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances. Contact Noble Black, Douglas Elliman, 212-909-8460
With mesmerizing views of the Brooklyn Bridge and NYC skyline, the roof deck of this lavish apartment is certainly worth checking out. Whether you choose to prepare an elaborate dinner party for your friends or relax alone, the remoteness allows you to flee the city that never sleeps. Contact Karen Heyman, Sotheby’s, 646-431-5764
Become the host with the most at this stunning three-floor SoHo penthouse in Nolita. Engage in the serene, airy atmosphere of the two connecting terraces on the sixth floor that include a fireplace, an entertainment system, a dining table, and multiple seating areas. The immaculate scenery of downtown Manhattan will leave your guests speechless. Contact Fredrik Eklund, Douglas Elliman, 212-727-6158