June 26, 2019
BLOG: Follow Your Passion and Discover the City__ Read article
BLOG: Follow Your Passion and Discover the City
Moving to New York City is a rush like no other. It’s one of those places, like Venice or the Giza pyramid complex, that inspires dreams and exceeds expectations. And so, when you move to the city into an Algin Management no-fee apartment in Manhattan, the question is not if you will meet new people and discover new things, but, with so many avenues for meeting life-changing friends and colleagues, and finding new wonders to explore, the question is: Where should you begin?
The key is to start with what you love. Are you an art buff, or someone who is thinking of becoming an art collector? New York is the art capital of the world — once you begin to tap into the network of artists and art institutions here, you will be astonished at how much there is to explore. Museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum have such a wealth of programming that they are like their own miniature art empires amidst the bustling streets.
If you have more specific interests, be sure to check out Meetup, offering groups to join with people who have similar interests. From photography workshops to avid hikers, the groups are endless. If you can’t find one that fits you, try starting your own!
Another great way to meet people and build a community in NYC is to join a gym, yoga studio, or run club. You’ll meet people from your neighborhood while getting in the best shape of your life. The Central Park Track Club is one of the foremost running clubs in the city, and their “track,” most of the time, is in Central Park (as you might have guessed). This is an ideal way to connect with nature in the city and to meet other serious runners. Another excellent place to get your double dose of friendly faces and an outstanding workout is Orangetheory Fitness, a fitness club whose entire ethos is based on building community and on recognizing the enormous benefit of having personal training coaches overseeing your entire workout plan. Or try CorePower Yoga for equal parts sweat-inducing workout and mindfulness. You’re going to need both with what will soon be your exhilarating and ever-expanding schedule.
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June 4, 2019
BLOG: Scenic and Convenient Escape NYC for the Weekend__ Read article
BLOG: Scenic and Convenient Escape NYC for the Weekend
If there’s one thing New Yorkers have in common, it’s that they love living in the city. And yet, despite the daily magic of life in no-fee apartments in NYC, even the most seasoned urbanite needs an escape now and then. Luckily, there are plenty of natural wonders within a few hours of the city that make for a refreshing weekend away. So, when the concrete jungle overwhelms, you can just pack a bag and go. Here are a few of our favorite destinations for a quick getaway, no matter the season.
The Hamptons, Long Island, N.Y.
The Hamptons is one of the quintessential New York seaside getaways, especially during the warmer seasons. Worth a visit for endless components – there are the long stretches of pristine white sand, the hulking dunes, and the uninterrupted views of the deep-blue Atlantic Ocean, for starters. If you want to stray from the beaten path, check out Two Mile Hollow Beach, a low-key, picturesque spot with vibes that tend toward the bohemian.
Asbury Park, N.J.
If your favorite part of going to the beach is strolling the boardwalk, perusing the seaside shops, and enjoying fresh seafood, Asbury Park might just be the place for you. The promenade has a distinctive, old-school feel; it’s one of the few remaining beach towns still full of arcades, theaters, vintage clothing boutiques, and infamous venues like The Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen played in his early days. Travel & Leisure recently declared Asbury Park “the coolest place on the Jersey shore,” but we’ll let you decide for yourself.
Shelter Island, Long Island, N.Y.
Nature lovers will find much to love at Shelter Island, the bucolic Long Island oasis. While Shelter Island has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years, it remains a natural and quiet getaway, thanks to Mashomack Preserve. The preserve, a swath of land making up about a third of the island, covers “2,039 acres of interlacing tidal creeks, mature oak woodlands, fields, and freshwater marshes,” according to The Nature Conservancy. To explore it, take a stroll on one of the loops of the nine-mile-long Mashomack Preserve Trail, where you’ll see plenty of fascinating flora and fauna and get a healing dose of salt air.
Perhaps your getaway inclinations pull you upward, toward the mountains. In that case, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a mountain escape with as many recreational opportunities as Phoenicia, N.Y. Set deep in the Catskill Mountains, Phoenicia is surrounded on all sides by natural playgrounds. You can head down Esopus Creek on an inner tube, hike to the dramatic, two-tiered Kaaterskill Falls, or take in miles of fall foliage from Giant Ledge. Afterward, stroll historic downtown Phoenicia, where you can shop for antiques or try the pan-fried trout alongside the locals at the famous Phoenicia Diner.
As your summer getaways come to an end, you can look forward to coming home to your homey apartment in the city. Explore our availabilities today and find your next home in classic New York.