It can be hard to find space to chill out or cool off in New York City, but these apartments are truly a breath of fresh air: they all come with a built-in excuse to unwind outdoors, from gardens and landscaped courtyards to private terraces and pools.

Dog days of summer, looks like you've met your match.

Rooftop escape in Long Island City

42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City, QueensThe Luna

42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City, Queens
The Luna building in Long Island City offers much more than a place to rest your head. The building's landscaped rooftop is the perfect escape from the bustle of city life down below. Luna also features units with outdoor spaces, including a one bedroom with a 21.7-foot-long balcony. Rent it for $2,446 or look for other units in this building at Citi Habitats New Developments. (Credit: Luna)

Landscaped courtyard, posh patio in Williamsburg

50 N. Fifth St., Williamsburg, BrooklynThis Williamsburg residence

50 N. Fifth St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This Williamsburg residence is every bit as stylish as one would expect. The doorman building has a spacious gym and a landscaped, dual-level courtyard oasis with plenty of places to lounge. Among the units for rent is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a "huge private patio." Need we mention the shared rooftop, barbecue and boccie court? Rent it for $5,129 or look for other apartments in this building at streeteasy.com. (Credit: aptsandlofts.com / StreetEasy)

Sun deck and beach volleyball court in LIC

4545 Center Blvd., Long Island City, Queens This

4545 Center Blvd., Long Island City, Queens
This 41-story, waterfront building in Long Island City is practically begging you to get outside, with tennis courts, a sun deck, a sandy beach-volleyball court and a dog run. Among the units for rent is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with panoramic northwest-facing views of the East River and Manhattan from every room. The corner unit also has a large terrace with dual exposure. Rent it for $5,693 or look for other places in this building at streeteasy.com
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Outdoor roof deck pool in Long Island City

41-42 24th St., Long Island City, QueensHello, staycation.

41-42 24th St., Long Island City, Queens
Hello, staycation. The roof deck at QLIC rises above the rest when it comes to amenities. In addition to a landscaped courtyard on the ground floor with seating areas and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit, this building has an outdoor pool on its roof deck, complete with cabanas overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The roof deck also features an open-air theater, outdoor barbecue and kitchen. And if that isn't enough outdoor space for you, then consider renting the building's two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that comes with its own private balcony. Rent it for $3,871 or look for other units in this building at Citi Habitats New Developments. (Credit: QLIC)

Waterfront balcony in Saint George

90 Bay Street Landing, Saint George, Staten Island

90 Bay Street Landing, Saint George, Staten Island
The Accolade, a building located in the Bay Street Landing gated community, offers plenty of apartments with waterfront views. This two-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom listing comes with a "large outdoor terrace with water views." The building's amenities include a gym, pet spa, and games. Rent it for $3,500 or look for other apartments in this building at streeteasy.com
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