Best for families in Brooklyn
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It’s advertised as the best apartment in hip Williamsburg, and with two huge, kid-friendly terraces with jaw-dropping views of the Manhattan skyline they’re right on the money. A two-bedroom loft (although it sleeps six) with one bathroom, there’s enough room for all the family.
Best for history buffs in Brooklyn
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An open-plan converted shop in a bluestone row house right on the East River, this character-filled one-bed, one-bath apartment also boasts a private backyard - and all the quirk and charm of Brooklyn’s booming Greenpoint Historic District is just outside the front door.
Best for outdoor entertaining in Brooklyn
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A huge outdoor patio space the same size as this penthouse apartment in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn’s historic Cobble Hill/Park Slope neighbourhood makes it a winning proposition for the home entertainer. Outdoors, there’s a gas grill, lounge sofa and chairs, dining setting and children’s play area. Indoors there’s one queen-sized bedroom, a full-sized bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and office area.
Best for urban explorers in Manhattan
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Right in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East side, this huge one bedroom loft-style apartment is only a few blocks from the famous Katz’s Delicatessen and in walking distance of the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Soho, Nolita and Little Italy, with museums, restaurants, bars and boutiques galore.
Best for business travellers in Manhattan
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The private elevator opens directly onto this enormous loft with 12-foot ceilings in the heart of the upmarket and artistic Chelsea district, close to Herald Square, the High Line and Penn Station. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and, thanks to the internet-entrepreneur owner, is wired to high-tech specs.
Best for romantic couples in Manhattan
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A classic Park Avenue luxury duplex apartment right out of the movies, this two bedroom, 1.5-bathroom slice of luxury comes complete with two large private terraces with barbecue, heater and al fresco dining table. Full of light, it offers views of the Chrysler building, the Midtown skyline and its neighbouring Park Avenue brownstones.
Best for interior design buffs in Manhattan
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Featured in Interior Design Magazine, this Lower East Side loft occupies a light-flooded corner position in a prewar block. A newly renovated vision of exposed pale-washed brick and ultra-modern fittings, it has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and looks out onto the adjacent Sarah Roosevelt park, which has eight acres of playing fields, playgrounds and roller-skating rink.
Best for families in Manhattan
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The all-too-rare solution for the large family staying in Manhattan, this garden apartment sleeps up to 14 people and boasts a full kitchen to boot. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, it is located on a quiet Upper West Side cul-de-sac with Riverside Park directly across the road and Central Park only a five minute walk away.
Best penthouse in Manhattan
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Hit the “PH” (that’s penthouse) button in the elevator for direct access to this super-slick whole-floor apartment with sunny aspect in the central Gramercy district. With three bedrooms (the master has an ensuite, and there is one other bathroom) and two sofa beds in the large living room it can cope with a larger family or group of friends - or keep the views to yourself.
Best for city slickers in Manhattan
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When the view counts, this one bedroom loft is hard to beat. The iconic Flatiron building, Empire State and Madison Square Park are all Midtown neighbours, and the apartment has attractions of its own including a fully renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, a marble bathroom and a gymnasium in the building.