October 15, 2021
Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Home__ Read article
Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Home
The luxury apartments for rent through Algin Management give new meaning to the term “urban oasis.” With their top-of-the-line finishes and views of the park and the city, they make every day feel like a staycation. Beyond the front door, the parks and gardens easily accessible from these properties prove the little-acknowledged truth about finding nature in city living—not only do you not need to leave the city to find it, but Manhattan’s best parks offer something even the upstate landscapes can’t: deeply thoughtful landscaping created with as much care as the city’s great buildings.
There is a reason that the word masterpiece is often used to describe Central Park, and that is because, at every arch or turn in the path, there is a palpable and intentional beauty originating from the designs of Vaux and Olmsted. When you live at ARO, you are mere steps from this sprawling playground for the young and old, where trees mark the seasons and where the main loop and endless paths offer the opportunity to go for a run free from cars and the clamor of the streets any day of the week. This fall, take a stroll through the Ramble at the height of the leaf-changing season or work your way through a yoga routine in the Sheep Meadow.
Sessanta—also within walking distance of Central Park—has its own private courtyard garden, giving you a chance to spend time in nature whenever you like, with the bonus of seclusion and intimacy. It’s the perfect place to have a long, relaxed lunch with a friend alfresco or to immerse yourself in a book under the trees or read the paper with your morning coffee.
The Liane and The Townsway are both a short walk from the East River Greenway, a meticulously landscaped path from Battery Park to 120th street. A run, walk, or bike ride along its length will bring you water breezes, fresh air, skyline views of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and a unique perspective from which to admire the bridges that span the water and the architectural sites of the city framed by parks, plantings, autumn trees and grasses.
That sense of a taste of the tamed wild is a particular New York pleasure. Add to this the fact that a human-made park is an opportunity to experience nature harnessed by the imagination: nature as an inhabitable work of art becomes a part of your daily life at Algin properties! Learn about renting one of our no-fee luxury apartments today.
October 13, 2021
Algin’s Guide to Fall Neighborhood Hangouts__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Fall Neighborhood Hangouts
This golden period of perfectly cool and comfortable sweater weather is ideal for exploring some of NYC’s outdoor attractions. Fortunately for residents of Algin Management’s no-fee apartments, Manhattan is brimming with options for relishing the season’s best weather.
With the recent opening of Little Island at Pier 55, New Yorkers can explore the latest must-visit destination, which strikes a unique silhouette from its location on the Hudson River. This sprawling 2.4-acre green space represents a new landmark in urban design. The park rests on 132 pot-shaped supports — known as tulips — that are designed to look as though they are floating above the water. In addition to its distinctive structure and appearance, Little Island offers live music, dance, and spoken-word performances. Not surprisingly, it is the perfect spot for a walk with its colorful variety of trees and flowers and its gently rolling grassy expanses. Visitors will also find food and beverage trucks that make for a complete afternoon or evening outing.
For another afternoon adventure, Algin residents can make their way to Pier 36 on the East River, which boasts magnificent waterfront views of the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. And speaking of magnificent views, be sure to see the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit. This interactive art show allows visitors to literally step into the works and world of Vincent van Gogh with 360 degree digital projections and a virtual reality experience, as well as an immersive backdrop of lights and sounds that recreate the universe and the starry night behind van Gogh’s genius.
Finally, the best way to enjoy the fresh evening air is with a drink at one of Manhattan’s finest rooftop bars. Some favorites are The Crown, on the 21st floor of the Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown, or the CloudM on the 21st floor of the CitizenM Bowery Hotel on the Lower East Side. For patrons coming from Little Island, Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel on West 27th Street boasts a little garden of vines and flowers on its rooftop, as well as a menu of appropriately floral-inspired cocktails like the Sleep No More with elderflower- and pea flower-infused vodka. And, of course, each of these rooftop bars offers up some of the city’s most spectacular views — a magical backdrop for a crisp, late-autumn night.