September 25, 2019
BLOG: The Pearl of the Upper East Side__ Read article
BLOG: The Pearl of the Upper East Side
Located on Manhattan’s historic Upper East Side, The Pearl’s no-fee rentals combine modern design elements with classic finishes to create a living space that celebrates New York City’s timeless chic. The 23-story tower, located between 1st Avenue and York Avenue on 66th Street, presents an elegant base with a sleek, glassy facade and invites residents into its stunning marble-clad lobby, where a 24-hour concierge is on-hand to help with whatever task residents need accomplished.
Upstairs, these spacious homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows with exquisite East River and intimate skyline views as well as gorgeous finishes and top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures, including baths clad in Crema Marfil marble and inspired by luxury spas. Residents also have access to The Pearl’s state-of-the-art fitness center, where they can follow their workout routines without stepping foot outside their building. Resting atop The Pearl is PHB, a three-bedroom penthouse that defines Upper East Side luxury. This duplex includes multiple private terraces and a spacious living area centered around the gourmet kitchen.
Living at The Pearl is about more than the building, though. The Upper East Side is a quiet slice of Manhattan, where tree-lined streets are cut by wide avenues lined with fine dining and comfort food. Just around the corner, residents will find the ever-popular Bagelworks, where lines will often snake out the front door, while just a few blocks south, Sushi Seki provides the best omakase meal around. Residents seeking something a little more casual will love Maya, the neighborhood taqueria that also offers the neighborhood’s best bottomless brunch. Foodies willing to head a little further afield will love the Upper East Side’s slate of classic eateries, including famous Italian spot Tony’s Di Napoli, a family-friendly UES staple since 1959, and Ravagh Persian Grill on 1st Avenue, which combines New York’s penchant for world-class Middle Eastern cuisine with a small plates philosophy that keeps regulars coming back for more.
Nestled in the heart of the Upper East Side, The Pearl is across the street from P.S. 183, a highly ranked school that embraces a community-focused educational philosophy; among other activities, it hosts a weekly flea market that has been a neighborhood staple for two decades. Nearby St. Catherine’s Park offers a shady spot to enjoy a coffee or spend some time with the family at the playground, while Central Park is just a few blocks west. Meanwhile, joggers will love how close their new home is to the East River Greenway along the FDR. Residents also have convenient access to the nearby F/Q/6 subway lines, all of which are central arteries that carry New Yorkers around Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to The Pearl’s website to see these amazing homes for yourself!
September 20, 2019
BLOG: Your Guide to Celebrating in Style in Midtown West__ Read article
BLOG: Your Guide to Celebrating in Style in Midtown West
When New Yorkers celebrate, they’re often drawn to the classy bars and authentic restaurants found in Midtown West. The area, which encompasses classic neighborhoods, including Hell’s Kitchen, represents the very pinnacle of Manhattan living, and it’s no wonder that it’s a favorite for anniversaries and important milestones. Keep reading for a guide to taking that special someone out for an unforgettable evening.
At Algin Management, the family-owned business with half a century of experience matching prospective buyers with no-fee rental apartments in great NYC neighborhoods, we know how to help you have a sensational time as you navigate Midtown West.
It may seem quaint, but a bouquet of flowers or a box of bonbons is a surefire way to start your special evening right. Hell’s Kitchen staple Flowers by Richard is your one-stop shop for all your floral needs. From a classic dozen red roses to themed bouquets like the yellow Lemon Drop Roses and delicate Jade Green Roses, Flowers by Richard is sure to have the perfect arrangement. If your lover has a sweet tooth, stop by La Maison Du Chocolat by Columbus Circle and pick up a box of rich dark chocolate or creamy truffles.
Columbus Circle is also home to Robert, the unparalleled restaurant atop the Museum of Arts and Design. There’s no better spot in Midtown West to mark an occasion than this chic dining room, decorated with bright modern furniture and looking out on the green canopy of Central Park and the iconic skyline along the park’s western edge. Enjoy a round of signature cocktails before diving into the menu by Chef Gonzalo Colin, who has crafted a range of dishes that span the globe. Choice ingredients like Kobe beef and Maine lobster form the heart of these elegant meals, all backed up by a formidable wine list.
When the dessert plates are cleared and the night seems poised to end, head around the corner to The Aviary for one last glimpse at the skyline. This outpost of the famous Chicago venue features small plates and creative cocktails in a lively setting, making for an exciting nightcap sure to put a memorable aura on the intimate evening.
Learn more about Midtown West, New York’s crossroads of shopping, dining and culture, and Central Park, by viewing our current availabilities in this dynamic neighborhood today.
September 20, 2019
BLOG: A Renter’s Guide to Kitchen Essentials__ Read article
BLOG: A Renter’s Guide to Kitchen Essentials
So, you’re a budding home chef looking to take your culinary pursuits to the next level. You yearn to craft Instagram-worthy dishes that not only please the palates of your guests but look like refined pieces of art. While perusing Algin Management’s available no-fee luxury rentals in NYC, you realize that the kitchen is perhaps the most important aspect of a residence for you.
Cooking is a pursuit that is dependent upon the tools of the chef. While there may be ways to get the best out of low-quality kitchenware, some essentials are incredibly important if you want to take your meals to the next level.
There may be no other piece of kitchenware more important than one’s pans. And again, as with the knives, the market is flooded with options. We highly recommend Tramontina’s Professional Restaurant Fry Pan. It is billed as a pan made for a professional kitchen and adapted to be used at home, and that’s what it feels like. Its cast stainless-steel handle and heavy gauge aluminum construction make it feel incredibly solid without weighing a ton. It can be used on all stovetops, comes with a lifetime warranty, and is truly nonstick, which makes clean-up easier.
Cooking nearly always involves cutting of some sort, so having a good set of knives is vital. There are many kitchen knife sets on the market, but we’re partial to the Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 6-Piece Cutlery Set. The set includes a paring knife, a Santoku knife, a utility knife, a chef’s knife, and kitchen shears. They are all made from fully forged, high-carbon German steel. What truly makes this set extraordinary, however, are the built-in knife sharpeners. The knife block—which utilizes their patented SharpIN technology—has a sharpener for every blade. If you cook often, your knives will inevitably start to become dull. Having to take out a sharpener is another step in preparing your dish. With this set, the sharpener is right there. Run the knives in and out a few times, and they’re ready to go.
If you’re going to be braising, roasting, or making soups, stews, and casseroles—if you’re going to be slow cooking at all—you need a Dutch oven. But not all Dutch ovens are created equal—not by a long shot. Le Creuset’s Dutch Oven is one of the most well-known brands, and for good reason. Le Creuset has been making Dutch ovens for just under a century. They know what they’re doing. This cast-iron beauty can do it all. It distributes heat slowly and evenly, ensuring that everything inside the pot coalesces just the way it should.
Now that you have the proper tools for a future that is filled with good food, Algin Management can help you find a new home (and kitchen) where you can create and host many feasts to come.