December 20, 2021
Winter on the Upper East Side__ Read article
Winter on the Upper East Side
Winter in New York is a magical time, and there is no place in the city where this is more true than on the Upper East Side. With the wide expanses of Central Park to catch the beauty of every snowfall, and the world’s most respected museums always there to provide warmth for the body and inspiration for the mind, Algin Management’s no-fee Manhattan apartments connect you to the best the city has to offer, inside and out.
At 400 East 66th Street, The Pearl rises over the neighborhood with its facade of limestone and glass, offering spacious apartments with sweeping views of the East River. Algin’s 96th Street Brownstones, with their old New York charm updated for 21st century living, put you so close to Central Park and Museum Mile that the views along the reservoir in the park and the van Goghs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will feel like an extension of your home.
During the holidays, you’ll want to visit the Met’s Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche, which features a 20-foot blue spruce standing in front of the museum’s 18th century Spanish choir screen. Combining artifacts with a living tree and classic Christmas themes, the display features 18th century porcelain angels and a nativity scene, all softly lit in the Medieval Sculpture Hall. For another blockbuster holiday experience, check out the show “Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts.” In this revelatory show, the Met has paired 150 drawn works from the Walt Disney Studio with 60 objects from the French Rococo period. It’s a stunning juxtaposition that sheds light on the aesthetic foundations for the look of the early classic Disney films, which have helped to shape the American imagination.
Residents of Algin’s no-fee NYC apartments won’t have to venture very far to find the Guggenheim Museum — the building itself is an architectural masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright. Living so close to this landmark means you can enjoy the beauty of the circular building on your way to the park or on an after-dinner excursion down Fifth Avenue at night. But when the temperatures drop, the winter exhibitions this season will encourage you to gather friends and family and make a day of it.
Central Park is the kind of iconic New York spot that you can treat as a world-class attraction or your own private backyard, depending on your plans and your mood. When friends or relatives come to town, you can take them to see celebrated park sites like the Alice in Wonderland statue or to view the city skyline around the reservoir. But it is also the perfect place for romantic or solitary wanderings when you feel like tuning out the city and entering a winter landscape as
peaceful as the countryside, with the world’s best culture, shopping, and dining twinkling behind it. Make the most out of this season! Find your dream Upper East Side apartment by contacting us today.
December 14, 2021
Experience Luxury Living in Midtown West__ Read article
Experience Luxury Living in Midtown West
The dazzling lights of Broadway, a buzzing food scene, and the proximity to some of the world’s best shopping—Midtown West is the ultimate locale to experience the luxe life NYC affords. And right in the heart of it are the no-fee NYC apartments of ARO, where elevated living is taken to a whole new level.
Here, you’ll immerse yourself in a world of indulgence, from the sleek design of each apartment and the jaw-dropping views to the over 40,000 square feet of amenities. Do laps in the indoor pool, relax in the private members lounge, or enjoy nature in the middle of NYC in the garden terrace.
While it might be tempting to stay in the comfort of ARO’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan, the opulence and focus on the finer things in life extend to the surrounding Midtown West neighborhood. Let’s explore.
When you live in Midtown West, you’re never more than just a short walk away from music, art, and other live performances—no matter what your taste. Take in an opera or ballet at Lincoln Center. Listen to your favorite musicians and entertainers perform live in places as diverse as Radio City Music Hall, one of the city’s grandest venues, and the intimate cabaret-style setting of 54 Below.
For avid art enthusiasts, nearby MoMA serves as a temple to modern art. Walking the galleries of this vaunted institution, you’ll take in works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Pollock, and Van Gogh. Thanks to its rotating installations, including exhibits by present-day artists, you might just discover something new that strikes an artistic chord.
And, of course, there’s always Broadway. Lucky residents of the ARO are just a five-minute stroll from this undisputed capital of live entertainment.
New York City is known for its haute cuisine and Michelin-starred chefs who bring flavors and techniques from around the world to the refined restaurants that are seemingly around every corner in Midtown West. Begin your odyssey by treating yourself to an elegant yet laid-back evening with a mouthwatering croque monsieur at Alain Ducasse’s Benoit.
The upscale Mexican eatery Toloache brings all the flavors of Mexico to Midtown West in a fun, sophisticated setting where the carne asada tacos might make this a regular go-to for an evening out. Meanwhile, for an over-the-top night of fine dining, world-class service, and some of the most exquisite food in the city, get a table at Thomas Keller’s vaunted Per Se. Since 2004, this three-Michelin-star restaurant has consistently been lauded by critics and diners alike, thanks to their commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, unparalleled presentation, and expertly executed takes on New American cuisine.
Fashionistas and anyone who wants to look good in the clothes they wear are perfectly placed in Midtown West due to its proximity to high-end department stores, boutiques, and Fifth Avenue. Just six blocks north of ARO, the Shops at Columbus are a must-visit one-stop destination for the sartorially inclined. More than just a shopping center, the Shops at Columbus offer the best-of-the-best in ready-to-wear, everyday fashion, like Ted Baker and Cole Haan.
Fifteen minutes away by foot, Fifth Avenue awaits with all its fashion at your fingertips. Start out on 59th Street at the iconic Bergdorf Goodman department store, where the chicest New Yorkers have been shopping for well over a century. As you walk south along Fifth, you’re treated to an array of designer shops and fashion houses: bags from Louis Vuitton, a bauble or two from Harry Winston, or something cutting-edge from Versace. As you’re weighed down with shopping bags, filled to the brim with fine food, or have a mild case of museum fatigue, you’ll be thankful that it is a quick jaunt to get home to ARO.
The living is easy, dynamic, and fine in Midtown West. Contact us today to learn more about ARO’s current availability.
December 3, 2021
Algin’s Guide to Broadway’s Reopening__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Broadway’s Reopening
Curtains up! Broadway is back. After going dark for months, New York theaters are buzzing back to life as shows open and vaccinated audience members fill up seats. Are you ready? There’s no better place to experience the wonders of NYC’s theater scene than right in the heart of it at ARO’s no-fee rentals.
While you could take in the stunning views of the glimmering Theater District and beyond from your window at ARO, it’s just as easy to head a few blocks downtown to see some of the world’s best musicals and plays, starring performers unparalleled in their talents.
Hear Broadway stars belt out a tune. Watch actors you know from the silver screen making their mark on the well-trodden boards. Jump to your feet as you applaud the cast during the final curtain call.
Broadway returns! And here are our picks for must-see shows that recently reopened.
A lesson in history, storytelling, and rap, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece is perfect for theater lovers of all ages. Engaging, emotional, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, Hamilton traces the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. This Tony-winning musical has been a hit since its premiere and is still one of Broadway’s most sought-after tickets.
This take on the classic “The Wizard of Oz” has delighted audiences for almost two decades with its extravagant sets, over-the-top costumes, and catchy songs. Based on the Gregory Maguire novel, this spectacular production shows how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be so … wicked.
With lavish sets and pop songs that everyone knows, “Moulin Rouge!” is an immersive theatrical experience. Just like the Baz Luhrmann film, this show will transport you to turn-of-the-century Montmartre — with a modern twist. Sing along to renditions of your favorite tunes by Whitney Houston, Pink, The Police, and, of course, “Lady Marmalade.”
More than just a musical, “Come From Away” is a meditation on the kindness of the human spirit. Real-life events inspired the story: During the 9/11 attacks, planes were diverted to a small town in Canada, leaving thousands of passengers stranded there. While the setup might seem grim, the music, performances, and message of “Come From Away” are anything but.
Part jukebox musical, part biography, “Tina” tells the story of legendary rocker Tina Turner. Turner’s most famous hits, such as “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “The Best,” are interwoven throughout this retelling of her life. It’s these songs that are the real standouts in this story about struggle and triumph.
Celebrate the reopening of Broadway, and the return of a staple of New York living and entertainment, with an evening of powerful performances and musical fireworks at the theater — all happening just blocks from your new home at Algin Management’s Midtown West Manhattan apartments at ARO.