February 22, 2023
Experience UWS Luxury at Sessanta__ Read article
Experience UWS Luxury at Sessanta
Nestled between two of Manhattan’s finest parks and replete with cultural institutions and culinary landmarks, the Upper West Side represents the best that New York City has to offer. This great neighborhood deserves equally superior luxury rentals, which is where the no-fee Manhattan apartments at Algin Management’s Sessanta come in. Ranging in size from studios to three bedrooms and located in a modern building packed with state-of-the-art recreational and entertainment amenities, Sessanta is elevating life on the Upper West Side. Let’s take a peek inside to see what makes it such a perfect fit for this storied neighborhood.
Located just one block away from Lincoln Center, the stylish Sessanta tower stands 27 stories tall and is home to 301 residences, all of which feature hardwood walnut floors and light-filled interiors with views up and down 60th Street. Each home has an exquisite allmilmö kitchen full of sleek cabinetry and high-end appliances, perfect for residents looking to stretch their cooking muscles. The bathrooms are clad in Italian porcelain tile with stylish Kohler fixtures, while one-bedroom and larger homes also feature in-unit Bosch washer/dryers. Altogether, these homes are stylish, spacious, and full of natural light: features too often lacking in other New York City apartments.
And that’s before residents step out of their own apartments and begin to explore the building’s amenities. Sessanta is home to a complete English garden nestled beside the tennis court, creating a pastoral oasis in the heart of New York City where residents can enjoy a cup of tea or a rousing set of doubles. Inside, the state-of-the-art fitness center is home to the standard weight and cardio equipment, as well as a TRX room to kick your workout up a notch, while residents who prefer a low-impact workout will gravitate toward the building’s 40-foot indoor lap pool. When they’re done with their routine, residents can wash off in the locker rooms before unwinding in the building’s sauna or outdoor gardens.
Sessanta’s media lounge and party room are great spaces to host larger gatherings like Super Bowl parties, while the business center enables residents to make the most of their work-from-home days. The playroom rounds out the entertainment amenities, ensuring there’s a place for residents of all ages to explore and enjoy.
All in all, residents of Sessanta enjoy access to stylish homes, luxury amenities, and convenient services, all in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. So, reach out to the Algin Management team today to begin your new Upper West Side life at Sessanta!
January 27, 2023
Algin’s Guide to Top Fitness Studios on the Upper East Side__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Top Fitness Studios on the Upper East Side
Looking to crush your fitness goals in 2023? Or do you simply want to be a little more active than you were last year? Whatever you want to achieve, if you’re living in Algin Management properties on the Upper East Side, then you are near to some of the most sought-after group fitness classes and instructors in the world. And that means those wellness goals are within easy reach!
Residents of The Pearl on 400 East 66th Street already have access to their own state-of-the-art fitness center. And just over five minutes from these no-fee Manhattan apartments is the boutique studio TS Fitness, which prides itself on offering a bespoke program “for every fitness level, body type, goal, and schedule.” Get started by booking a consultation with one of their expert coaches, and draw up a plan for your workouts. You may want to take on a personal trainer, or maybe you prefer to join a group class like TS Shred & Burn, where you’ll burn calories and tone your body using kettlebells, dumbbells, and TRX. The TS Fitness team also offers nutrition coaching, so you can fuel your routines in a healthy yet satisfying way.
From the beautiful rentals at 330 East 85th Street, it’s only five minutes to Rumble — a fitness studio with the firmly held belief that “working out can be fun.” Exercise and party vibes combine as beats are pumped through a mega-watt sound system, and you sprint, climb, squat, crunch, and jump your way to peak fitness. In this high-octane 50-minute workout, which unfolds in one of NYC’s coolest gym spaces, you’ll quickly tune your body into that of an adroit boxer — tough, nimble, fast, and toned. Whether you plan to step into a ring is a moot point; after every session, you’ll return to your no-fee apartment buzzing with adrenaline and fighting fit.
Pure Barre is another of our favorite NYC fitness workouts, and the great news about this place is that it has three Upper East Side venues — all of them close to Algin Management rentals. Join small groups in the studio for one of Pure Barre’s four classes, which employ small, low-impact movements to strengthen and tone your body. By working out in sessions that are less than an hour, using everything from sliders to Pilates balls, you’ll gradually gain the strength and flexibility you crave. What’s more, it’s a lot of fun, and you’ll make new fitness friends, too!
Algin Management rentals are never far from first-rate fitness. Contact the team to find your dream no-fee apartment in Manhattan today.
December 19, 2022
Neighborhood Spotlight: Gramercy Park__ Read article
Neighborhood Spotlight: Gramercy Park
There are two things that have made Gramercy Park one of the most beloved Manhattan neighborhoods: its physical beauty and the sense of New York history that pervades not only its streets but its homes and local establishments. In “Gramercy Park: Steeped in History and Grandeur,” The New York Times pointed out how the neighborhood’s “19th-century architecture invites reveries of characters from Edith Wharton novels leaving their cards at imposing mansions.”
The heart of its beauty and elegance begins with the park itself, whose carefully manicured lawns, plantings, and walkways suggest the sweep of a Parisian garden while remaining at its core a place that could not exist anywhere but in New York City. Whether or not you have one of the coveted keys to this famously locked private park, it defines the neighborhood, giving it its character and its bucolic square of greenery and quiet amid the wilds of Manhattan. If you’re lucky enough to live at one of Algin’s nearby no-fee Manhattan apartments at The Liane and The Townsway, proximity to the park becomes a state of mind, and local bars and restaurants all contain that feeling of intimacy that comes from inhabiting a jewel box of a neighborhood.
Pete’s Tavern, considered to be New York’s oldest bar, still looks much as it did when it was first up and running in 1864. Surviving through the years of Prohibition as a speakeasy-cum-florist, it’s one of the best spots in the city to channel the New York of old without the touristy feel of a Midtown bar. You can order the O. Henry Chicken Wings and enjoy them with a beer in the very booth where the famous writer used to sit and write his New York stories. Gramercy Kitchen brings in everything you love about a New York diner with a gourmet Gramercy twist. Milkshakes and breakfast classics like eggs Benedict and bagels and lox share menu space with impeccably fresh seafood dishes like fish tacos and shrimp parmigiana.
Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern is a legend in and of itself. It’s here you can linger over the Michelin-starred restaurant’s tasting menu, which features Meyer’s culinary love letter to American food made with the freshest, most seasonal ingredients in existence. But it’s also here that you can walk in for a perfect burger on a Wednesday evening and realize that in Gramercy, one of the most celebrated restaurants in the world can also be your favorite local spot, lending a neighborhood quick bite an upgrade worthy of an Edith Wharton heroine.
Contact the Algin team to hear about our portfolio of luxury homes for rent throughout the city.
December 15, 2022
Shaken, Not Stirred: The Martini Returns to Manhattan__ Read article
Shaken, Not Stirred: The Martini Returns to Manhattan
Within the often complex world of mixology, the humble martini retains its classic status. This olive-garnished cocktail, favored by “Mad Men” and stole-wearing socialites since time immemorial, is making a big return to the Manhattan bar scene. You see the iconic V-shaped glasses everywhere. The Algin Management team has surveyed the city’s bars and found three that serve a particularly mean martini — each with convenient access to an Algin Management property. Keep reading for the Algin Management guide to finding the best martinis in NYC!
Just a short walk from Hilary Gardens, Dante,has a strong claim to serving the widest variety of martinis in the city with its Martini Hour Menu, featuring half a dozen twists on the elegant cocktail, ranging from a classically styled “Dante Martini” to the adventurous “Caviar Martini,” which features toasted rye and the eponymous cured roe.
Heading Uptown, martini lovers and music aficionados will want to stop in at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel, a classy joint where the drinks are accompanied by live piano to create an upscale ambience. This mainstay of Upper East Side evenings out is located within moments of a number of Algin Management properties, including the spacious flats at the 96th Street Brownstones, the boutique homes at The Pearl, and the aptly named homes at The Parkview in Carnegie Hill.
While the classic martini is a sign of sophistication, people who just can’t get enough of that olive flavor will order theirs “dirty,” i.e., with an extra splash of olive juice added to the gin and vermouth. Minetta Tavern, another West Village haunt, pairs its famous dirty martini with a sumptuous burger and a pile of fries to create a simple yet unforgettable dinner combination that has been bringing New Yorkers back for more since the late 1930s. From the dining room’s tin ceiling and warm light to its red leather booths and white tablecloths, there’s no better place to enjoy this twist on the legendary cocktail.
No matter where you wash down your last drop of gin and eat your last olive, rest assured that there’s a quality Algin Management property nearby. For a full list of these no-fee rentals around NYC, check the Algin website, and secure your foothold in your favorite neighborhood today.
November 28, 2022
The Best Pilates in Uptown Manhattan__ Read article
The Best Pilates in Uptown Manhattan
There is a Pilates renaissance happening on the internet, where, according to What’s Trending, “Many creators on TikTok are claiming that this exercise is making the most change to their bodies than anything they’ve ever done.” And residents of Algin Managemnet’s no-fee rental apartments in Uptown Manhattan have the luxury of living near some of the finest Pilates studios in the country.
While there are many reasons why this form of exercise is having a moment on the internet, one of them is the simple fact that the TikTokers are reporting what some of New York’s finest Pilates instructors have known for years—that it aims to build power in the core, the place on which so much of the health of the body and mind rely. Moreover, the IRL experience enhances the sense of community and allows Pilates practitioners to achieve a state of calm we often associate with the yoga experience.
Just five minutes from Sessanta, residents will find Solidcore, where the strength training workout is paired with a highly intentional atmosphere of dim blue lights, carefully chosen music, the signature Solidcore equipment, and world-class instructors. Each class has a different focus and includes foundations, full body, arms+abs, buns+guns, buns+abs, and core30. The coaches here come from a wide array of backgrounds, but you’ll find many with strong dance backgrounds, like Maya P. who trained as both a dancer and an aerialist.
Near Algin Management’s selection of properties on the Upper East Side, you’ll find Uptown Pilates, where both private and group classes are on offer. This intimate, inviting studio on Madison Avenue offers a chance to feel truly at home, thanks to light-infused rooms (some with a skylight) that will make the effort feel at least partly like an escape. Instructors here will help tailor each class to your needs in private sessions and remain attentive to your specific needs, even in group classes. The Introductory Private Class Special includes four private sessions at a discount and is the perfect way to make the small commitment you need to discover how much you will appreciate the benefits if you make Pilates a long-term part of your life.
Club Pilates is just five minutes from Algin’s property at 330 East 85th St. and is the kind of place that, once you become a regular, will turn into one of the defining experiences of your neighborhood. You’ll find the standard Pilates Reformer equipment here, along with BOSU balls, EXO chairs, and rollers. With an ethos that is welcoming to all bodies of all ages, this is a studio where the particular well-being that can be achieved through attention to core strength is both toning and healing. It’s the reason TikTok is exploding now with Pilates fans, and it’s something you can learn from the true pros in elegant settings.
Contact the Algin team to learn about the possibilities that open up when you live in one of our no-fee luxury rentals in Uptown Manhattan.
October 11, 2022
Living A Life of Luxury at The ARO Sky Club__ Read article
Living A Life of Luxury at The ARO Sky Club
ARO residents are lounging in style at the ARO Sky Club. This chic oasis is perched high above the hustle and bustle of West 53rd Street, creating an elevated lifestyle for residents who can enjoy this rare amenity without leaving the comfort of their own building. Read on to learn more about how residents of these no-fee apartments in NYC kickback while taking in iconic New York City skyline views. .
Open year-round, the ARO Sky Club features a spacious indoor lounge as well as an outdoor pool and deck (pool open during Summer months). The club sits on the 60th floor, making its pool one of the highest in the city and providing swimmers and sunbathers with unbeatable views that encompass Manhattan landmarks like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, as well as the sweep of the boroughs beyond, the Hudson and East Rivers, and New Jersey.
Cooling off in the pool is just one of the ways that residents can enjoy the Sky Club when open. The pool deck features seating that’s great for relaxing or setting up with a laptop for a few hours of light work, while the indoor lounge features a wet bar and additional seating for larger gatherings. Though the pool is a favorite destination during the summer months, the lounge takes over in the winter, providing residents with a comfortable spot from which to enjoy the expansive rooftop views afforded by the Sky Club.
The ARO Sky Club is the crown jewel of the building’s suite of luxury amenities. Residents will also find an indoor pool; a fully equipped fitness center with a basketball court and golf simulator; an epicurean chef’s kitchen, where residents can cook and serve a meal for a large group; and convenience and safety amenities like an attended parking garage and lobby. No matter what time of year, ARO residents will always have a host of amenities and services designed to enrich their lives waiting for them inside their own building.
Of course, many view living in Midtown Manhattan as the ultimate luxury amenity. ARO’s central location gives residents easy access to the best that the city has to offer, from fine dining and world-class museums to high-end shopping and renowned theaters, all backed up by transit hubs that connect this dense urban environment to the entire tri-state area.
Whether you want to explore the Hudson Valley or relax poolside, ARO’s got you covered. Check availability for these no-fee apartments in Manhattan here.
August 17, 2022
Hidden Entrances and Jazz Age Cocktails: Manhattan’s Speakeasy Scene__ Read article
August 2, 2022
Stay Caffeinated This Summer With Algin Management__ Read article
Stay Caffeinated This Summer With Algin Management
The perfect summer day in NYC starts with a caffeine fix, and Algin Management’s Properties puts you just moments from the city’s hottest coffee spots, where the iced coffee is as refreshing as the atmosphere is inspiring.
You will fall in love with local favorite Sorella, a gem of a shop on 27th Street near Third Avenue. This small business does everything with a personal touch, with coffee beans from Brooklyn’s Partners Coffee, outdoor space, an old-fashioned time card puncher for regulars — who can earn a free drink by racking up 10 punches — and a cozy indoor window seat. Pair your coffee with a gluten-free croissant and you’ll have a gourmet start to your morning. It’s a nice complement to the boutique atmosphere of the no-fee apartments at The Townsway, where the intimacy of a quaint neighborhood and the excitement of Manhattan strike a perfect balance.
With its Mercer Street address in Greenwich Village, Hilary Gardens is at the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world. Living here, you’ll be just minutes from the best version of almost everything, including the luxury shopping of SoHo, the foreign films at the Angelika Film Center, the gardens and outdoor music of Washington Square Park, and the beloved coffee at Irving Farm. Started as a labor of love on Irving Place by founders Steve and David in 1996, Irving Farm has grown into a roasting company with its own roastery in Millerton, New York. The flavor profile favors the balanced and sweet, and the personal attention to sources and roasting beans is apparent in every sip. Known for sleek and minimalist interiors, Irving Farm is the kind of place you can call your morning go-to as well as a great place to meet a friend or work on your novel. Order your iced coffee along with a ham and cheese croissant and grab a seat in the park for a morning routine that is pure Downtown New York.
Another iconic spot that helps define life at the no-fee Algin residences in New York City is Riverside Park, which is a short distance from Sessanta and other select Upper West Side Algin residences. And on Riverside Boulevard, right by the park, you’ll find Blu Café, where you can check in for just-right iced coffee, hot matcha, or a pear tart slathered with whipped cream. Come for the coffee and stay for the outdoor seating, where the people-watching is as enticing as the city views. It’s all a part of the lifestyle at Algin Properties, where the best of New York becomes your community, your neighborhood, and your daily routine. Contact our team today to experience it for yourself!
July 5, 2022
Algin’s Guide to Best Sushi in the Village__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Best Sushi in the Village
Greenwich Village is the beating heart of New York City’s generation-spanning Downtown, which has defined underground—and mainstream—culture and the very definition of cool. As residents of Algin Management’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan are well aware, the Village’s bustling nightlife and music scene, street fashion, and vintage and indie shops are only part of the allure of living in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the world. In fact, one of the many perks of Greenwich Village for foodies is its range of sushi restaurants, which provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience. From bespoke playlists to accompany your meal to specialty hand rolls, Greenwich Village’s sushi offerings are among the finest in the city.
For a truly “only in New York” adventure, Tokyo Record Bar is an experience and destination, ideal for a change from the ordinary night out or to impress friends with in-the-know local spots. This tiny restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, is tucked away in a basement space and features two or three seatings each day (depending on the day) for the Vinyl Jukebox/Izakaya prix-fixe, seven-course tasting menu. The meal begins with a menu of records to select from, so each guest contributes to a playlist to be enjoyed with the rest of the evening’s diners. With music selected, the courses will arrive with a mix that might include oysters, pork belly, and tempura, as well as a dessert—and a slice of pizza to make sure you leave your meal as full as you want to be.
Another game-changing Japanese-food destination is DOMODOMO. This award-winning sushi joint holds bragging rights as the first dedicated hand roll bar in the city. While hand rolls are its signature menu offering, DOMODOMO now offers an omakase-inspired tasting menu, as well as other a la carte dishes, like their squid ink pasta topped with uni and caviar. The hand rolls are still the go-to dish for good reason—with the perfectly balanced combination of sushi rice, seaweed, and fresh fish. The ambience is quiet, peaceful, and perfect for enjoying a nicely balanced selection of dishes.
Finally, for a true Greenwich Village institution, Japonica has been serving its Downtown patrons since 1978 and continues to delight and attract crowds year-round from its neighborhood faithfuls, and, of course, those simply seeking an excellent sushi meal. Creative rolls, like its Japonica Invention, and bento boxes, sashimi, sushi, and kitchen dishes are all served up in the dining room, which is decked out in traditional Japanese decor, or at the gleaming sushi bar. Its consistently fresh sushi and welcoming and efficient service have been staples for a half-century.
With these neighborhood stalwarts, Greenwich Village continues to be home to some of the city’s best sushi restaurants—both longstanding and cutting-edge–so residents can find exactly what they’re craving each night of the week. To learn about Algin’s exciting rentals in the Village—and in other parts of the city—contact our leasing team today.
May 10, 2022
Algin’s Guide to Restaurants in Midtown West With Outdoor Seating__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Restaurants in Midtown West With Outdoor Seating
With New York City bathed in glorious spring sunshine, it’s time to seek out the crème de la crème of restaurants offering al fresco dining experiences. The Algin Management team drew from its collective culinary expertise to create this list of Midtown West eating establishments, where you can feast outdoors in style.
Refinery Rooftop | 63 West 38th Street
When the weather turns balmy, savvy New Yorkers head for the city’s rooftop bars, and Refinery Rooftop is a classic of the genre. Here, industrial-chic (think exposed brick and steel girders) meets stunning Manhattan cityscapes, including a view of the Empire State Building worth coming back for again and again. And we haven’t even started on the bar menu. We recommend the zingy 13th Floor Margarita, mixed with mango tequila and fresh habaneros, and the seared ahi tuna salad. No wonder USA Today named this America’s “Best Hotel Rooftop Bar” for three consecutive years.
La Grande Boucherie | 145 West 53rd Street
An entire block of Midtown West is occupied by La Grande Boucherie’s splendid Parisian plaza. Seated beneath its très jolie grand glass roof — dripping with chandeliers — you’ll believe you’ve been transported to the City of Lights, as snappily dressed waitstaff shuttle back and forth with dishes of juicy filet au poivre, and top up flutes with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. Continental atmosphere and high-caliber cuisine aside, this art nouveau-inspired restaurant offers the double delight of spring sunshine, while keeping you covered in case of sudden spring showers.
Sushi Lab | 132 West 47th Street
As its name suggests, Sushi Lab’s aim is to take the bite-sized Japanese dish to the next level. Book a table beneath the rooftop bar’s enchanting floral canopy and get your chopsticks into tasty morsels like charred edamame with black truffle salt and lemon zest; and the “Gold Digger,” a stack of Wagyu beef, scallop, and caviar that is absolutely out of this world. Pair dishes with artisan sake and Japanese whiskey, and find yourself in sushi shangri-la.
Giardino 54 | 400 1/2 West 54th Street
Colorful parasols provide respite from the sun’s rays in Giardino 54’s Italianate garden dining area. Gather around the table with friends and family en masse, just like the Italians do, and while the evening away over mouthwatering plates of gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnut sauce, washed down with carafes of Sangiovese red and Trebbiano white. Giardino is open till 11 p.m. most days, so you can take your time catching up on the gossip over plates of exquisite food.
The Algin portfolio offers a range of perfect no-fee apartments close to all of these top-notch outdoor dining experiences in NYC. Find your dream apartment in Manhattan — contact the Algin Management team today.