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The Top Rooftop Pools in New York City

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Updated: 24 April 2017

With summer right around the corner and spring fully in our sights (yes it’s been exceptionally warm and perfect in New York City the past several days), it’s time to reexamine where exactly you can cool off in NYC. Pools are hard to come by in this city, but we’ve discovered where you can track them down, and here is our guide.

Mr. Purple

A popular destination in the Lower East Side for its gorgeous views of lower Manhattan and its Euro-chic crowd, Mr. Purple also has a small pool that sits perfectly on the roof. The pool is almost more for show than anything but if you manage to get a reservation at the adjoining hotel, you’ll surely be able to take a dip to cool off.

Hotel Indigo, 180 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA, +1 212-237-1790

Soho House

This New York City hot spot in the Meatpacking District is a member’s only social club (undoubtedly modeled on its London predecessor) where a membership includes access to the clubhouse, the restaurant, lounge, bar, and you guessed it: a rooftop pool! The Soho House is the perfect and very trendy place to cool off in NYC.

29-35 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA, +1 212-627-9800


Equinox Printing House

This swanky Equinox gym not only has state of the art workout machines and amenities but also has a fabulous rooftop pool. It has a different membership than the average Equinox membership, so if you happen to live near this West Village location, this is your place to take a swim.

421 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA, +1 212-243-7600

Hotel Americano

This pool is part of the hotel’s La Piscine and you can probably get in and enjoy some food and drinks at the restaurant/bar, but actually taking a dip would require a day pass or a hotel reservation. It’s a lovely space to spend the day if you have the time!

518 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA, +1 212-216-0000

Floating. #nyc #usa #hotelamericano

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Gansevoort Park Avenue

This rooftop pool, located on lower Park Ave, is a bit tough to get into but they have a rooftop bar near the pool, so perhaps you can make some friends that are staying at the hotel and thus get a ticket to the pool. You’ll get some great views of the Empire State Building!

420 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA, +1 212-317-2900

The James

This hotel and its rooftop bar: The Jimmy, is an excellent place to see some Manhattan skylines, enjoy a cocktail and even dip into the rooftop pool (if you happen to be so lucky). There are a lot of photo opportunities with the large “LOVE” sign with a background of the city.

27 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA, +1 212-465-2000

all the feels rn. 📸 @ashley_landgraf

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