New York City is unique for many things. One that isn’t always top-of-the-list is our waterways. We are largely a city of islands, after all. We’ve rounded up five waterfront NYC apartments for rent all across the city. All are located right on the water, be it the Hudson, the East River, or even the Atlantic. Bliss!

Price $2,200
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Roosevelt Island
Borough Manhattan

Excuse us while we obsess over this waterfront NYC apartment for a moment. If you’re longing for riverside living, Roosevelt Island happily provides. Hello, 59th Street Bridge! This large alcove studio has floor-to-ceiling windows, a dressing room, and a dishwasher. There’s even in-unit laundry. And the luxe building, aptly called Riverwalk Place, is super-close to the F train. Listed by Laurie Klugman of City Connections Realty.

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Price $2,695
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Hunters Point
Borough Queens

Here’s a waterfront NYC apartment in Long Island City, less than a block from Gantry Plaza State Park. Its 700 square feet are used wisely. There are double closets in the foyer and another big one in the bedroom. The passthrough kitchen has stainless steel appliances. And the bathroom features a spa-like shower decked out in Carrera marble. Finally, that shared roof deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline? Well, this building is not called Citylights for nothing. Listed by Kevin McNeill and Antoinette McNeill of Corcoran.

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Price $2,850
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Hoboken
Borough New Jersey

Next we skip to the other side of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson rather than the East River. Direct sight lines to NYC are a perk of living in Jersey! You’ll love this spacious 1-bedroom’s 14-foot ceilings. They make the place feel super open and airy. It’s in the Hudson Tea condos, conveniently located just a few blocks from the ferry. Listed by Douglas Delaney of Triplemint.

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Price $3,280
Space 2 beds, 1 bath
Neighborhood Stapleton

Welcome to Staten Island’s North Shore! This waterfront NYC apartment puts you close to the famous ferry. It also puts you right on the harbor, with a brand-new esplanade to enjoy. The 2-bedroom unit features central air, in-unit laundry, and custom closets. And the building has great amenities, too, including a pool. There’s even a cafe in the lobby, to grab a coffee on your way to the ferry. The Staten Island Urby leasing office has the listing.

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Price $3,139
Space 2 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Coney Island
Borough Brooklyn

Finally, a waterfront NYC apartment facing the actual ocean. This new-construction Coney Island 2-bedroom has it all, including a balcony overlooking the Atlantic. If that’s not enough to impress you, there’s also in-unit laundry and a sleek kitchen. Oh, and a pool, a terrace with telescopes, and an outdoor movie theater! Listed by Steven Halvey and Christine DeSousa of Douglas Elliman.

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