It’s almost time for March Madness when everyone becomes a basketball fan. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, basketball is the most popular sport in the United States with over 26 million people playing. Even though there are outdoor hoops all over Manhattan, indoor courts are not as easy to come by in the city whose average price per square foot outranks all other US cities. Amazingly, some NYC developers are defying the odds and have built indoor basketball courts that will knock your basketball tube socks off.
Here are four indoor courts to dribble over. Projects include: 180 East 88th, Waterline Square, Madison Square Park Tower and One Manhattan Square.
180 East 88th
The Upper East Side’s 180 East 88th is a striking condominium by DDG. The artisan crafted building features 48 private residences ranging from lofts to five-bedrooms, full floor and duplex units, as well as one triplex penthouse. In addition to the wine room, children’s playroom, game room, residents’ lounge and fitness studio, the amenity that will get your heart pumping the most (literally) is the partial basketball court and adjacent soccer pitch. The half-court indoor basketball court features soaring double-height ceilings and an abundance of natural light (something not often found in indoor courts).