June 10, 2021
Algin Management Apartment of the Month__ Read article
Algin Management Apartment of the Month
A boutique feel and an unparalleled location at the intersection of Gramercy Park, NoMad, and the Flatiron District are just a few of the defining features of The Townsway’s luxury no-fee rentals in NYC’s most desirable location. Each residence includes generous layouts and meticulous attention to each newly renovated detail. Residence 8D offers the best of The Townsway, with expansive studio living space, fit for working from home, entertaining, or simply enjoying the comforts of the everyday.
Residence 8D’s generous layout is marked by an oversized panel of windows that allow plenty of light to stream in and an inviting view of the city below. The open living space stretches over 21 feet to accommodate any configuration of sleeping, living, dining, and working from home. The newly renovated kitchen includes handsome custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances, perfect for the home chef or even the casual foodie who can appreciate the design touches while preparing and enjoying meals or morning coffee. Adjacent to the kitchen is additional space ideal for dining or entertaining or a home office.
The revamped bathroom features all-new fixtures, as well as marble and European tile, which create a true spa-like feel fit for a daily self-care regimen or an occasional indulgent soak in the tub. Leading into the bathroom is an additional versatile space for a dressing area, as well as an oversized closet. Residence 8D abounds with storage space, with three large closets sized to house even the most extensive wardrobe or other storage needs.
Residence 8D offers the best of The Townsway’s allure and fresh design detail. This 15-story building is a true neighborhood landmark, with its distinctive roofline, terraces, and warm brick facade. The 24-hour doorman greets residents at the recently redesigned entryway and into the inviting lobby and common spaces. For those with cars in the city, a parking garage offers added convenience for a quick weekend getaway via the nearby FDR Drive. Residents also have the 6 and N/R/W subway lines and express bus lines nearby for an abundance of transportation options to get around town.
For more information on The Townsway’s amenities and residences—from renovated studios like Residence 8D to the three-bedroom homes with private terraces and the breathtaking duplex penthouse—visit The Townsway‘s site.
May 21, 2021
Algin’s Curated Guide to Walkable NYC Parks__ Read article
Algin’s Curated Guide to Walkable NYC Parks
When you live in one of Algin Management’s no-fee rentals, you’re likely never far from a beautiful park. Here are four of the finest green spaces—just a hop, skip, and a jump away from various NYC apartments in the Algin portfolio.
Washington Square Park near Hilary Gardens
Across the road from Hilary Gardens is Washington Square Park—a leafy spot where there’s always something going on. Street entertainers perform for passers-by. Kids and parents cool off near the fountain. Studious chess players consider their next move in the shade of the elms. Pooch owners chat while pets let off steam on the dog runs. Join in with the fun or simply take a stroll along the park’s pathways, pausing to admire the grand Washington Square Arch.
Stuyvesant Square Park near The Liane and The Townsway
This refined park is a fleeting walk from both The Liane and The Townsway—offering respite from NYC’s hustle and bustle with its attractive fountains, English elm trees, and tulip beds in the springtime. It’s a fitting location to delve into a book on NYC’s history; after all, the park is named for Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, cofounder of the New-York Historical Society. Go seek out his statue here, as well as that of composer Antonin Dvorak, who once called this neighborhood home.
Asphalt Green Park near 330 East 85th Street
If you’re looking to rekindle your love of sports—or discover a new sport to fall in love with—Asphalt Green is for you. This wedge of green space boasts soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, running tracks, swimming pools, and lots more. You can join a league with friends, focus on individual training, or get stuck into a wealth of other activities. Residents of 330 East 85th Street are just a 10-minute walk from these facilities. Or a five-minute jog.
Central Park near Algin Apartments
Covering a staggering 843 acres, it’s little wonder that Central Park neighbors with a number of Algin Management properties. From ARO, you’re less than 15 minutes from the tranquility of Hallett Nature Sanctuary. The apartments at 1476 and 1486 Lexington Avenue are moments from the world-class museums just across from the park, including the Cooper Hewitt and the Jewish Museum. From The Parkview, take Sunday strolls through the serene Conservatory Garden. Go on reinvigorating jogs around the reservoir’s Shuman Running Track from the brownstones on East 96th Street. 461 Central Park West, meanwhile, overlooks Central Park’s Great Hill and its North Woods—bristling with wildlife and ripe for exploration.
A green stroll is never too far away from your Algin home. Contact us to learn more about all the no-fee Manhattan apartments that are currently available for rent.
May 17, 2021
Laurence Towers: No-Fee Apartments Available to Rent in NYC__ Read article
Laurence Towers: No-Fee Apartments Available to Rent in NYC
New York City’s Laurence Towers offers one- to three-bedroom residences with spectacular Manhattan views. A handful of apartments are currently available for rental; here’s what to expect from them.
Hallways and Kitchens
Stepping into any Laurence Towers apartment, you’ll immediately appreciate the freshly laid wood flooring. High-quality, hard-wearing, and beautiful to behold, these floors continue throughout each residence, from hallway to living room to bedroom. As you enter, you’ll also discover the kitchen, fitted with stainless-steel appliances, including refrigerator/freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. It’s everything you need to rustle up meals or prepare dinner parties. Each kitchen’s modernist-style cabinetry is effortlessly stylish, and ample in size.
Continuing into the living room, you’re drawn to the generously-proportioned windows. Sunlight streams in, creating an inviting, light-filled space for enjoying meals, reading books—or even performing your daily yoga routine. The windows also offer enviable New York City views—across rooftop gardens and parks. Some look out over the East River, too. Laurence Towers’ living rooms easily accommodate sofas, coffee tables and dining furniture. Some also walk out onto a terrace or balcony—perfect for coffee (or cocktails) al fresco.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The bedrooms at Laurence Towers command more urban panoramas: think skyscrapers, treetops, those iconic water towers—what a way to wake up each morning. Additionally, each bedroom boasts the kind of walk-in closet space that’s sorely sought-after in this part of NYC. Adjacent is the bathroom, gleaming white with brick-shaped glazed tiles. You can shower in the mornings—perhaps after using Laurence Towers’ on-site fitness center—and indulge in evening soaks in the tub. Fixtures and fittings, from vanity to towel rail, are all freshly appointed.
Amenities and Neighborhood
All Laurence Towers residents have access to impressive amenities, including a 24-hour doorman, attended parking garage and a live-in manager there to address any queries. Step outside, and you’re in the highly desirable part of town where Murray Hill meets Kips Bay. Within easy walking distance is a wealth of restaurants, cocktail bars, green space like Madison Square and Bryant Parks—plus Manhattan icons including the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station.
Explore floor plans, photos and virtual tours of Laurence Towers residences now available for rental.
March 31, 2021
Tennis Pros and Picnics at Sessanta This Spring__ Read article
Tennis Pros and Picnics at Sessanta This Spring
Spring is in the air, and after a year spent sheltering indoors, New Yorkers are itching to get back into the swing of outdoor activities. Residents at Sessanta, the no-fee apartments in Manhattan from Algin Management, have access to a suite of private indoor and outdoor amenities centered around a professional-grade tennis court, a rare offering in the heart of NYC. Come with us on a comprehensive tour of the fitness, wellness, and recreation amenities that Sessanta residents can enjoy every day!
Sessanta’s amenity package* begins with its full-sized tennis court, which features a US Open-style finish and is surrounded by a charming English garden, transporting players temporarily away from the hustle and bustle of the Upper West Side. Experienced players will love having access to a private court just an elevator ride away, while novices and those who need a little help with their backhand are able to reserve court time and private lessons via Tennis Innovators, which connects tennis pros with learners of all ages and skill levels and brings them together at the Sessanta court.
Of course, residents who prefer other forms of exercise won’t be left out of the loop. Sessanta is home to a suite of health and wellness amenities, including a 40-foot, temperature-controlled indoor lap pool, a fully equipped fitness center with 30,000 square feet worth of cardio machines and weights, and a dedicated yoga and Pilates studio. Within these spaces, residents have their choice of web-enabled spin classes via Peloton bikes, peaceful meditation in the quiet yoga studio, and intense lap swimming, all without leaving the comfort of their building.
However, spring is about more than keeping your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym. At Sessanta, residents have access to a range of outdoor spaces designed to help make the most of balmy weather. In addition to the English garden, where the pop-pop of nearby tennis play creates a sophisticated ambiance, residents have access to the courtyard garden, a spacious, peaceful oasis, where perennial plantings create an atmosphere that’s perfect for some quiet reading time or a picnic with friends and family.
In addition to unmatched amenities, the building’s concierge and staff are ready to help with everything from a last-minute dinner reservation to a long-term parking solution. Just beyond the front door await the many attractions and conveniences of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With all of this in mind, why not spend this spring making the most of life at Sessanta?
Reach out the leasing team at Sessanta and schedule out a private viewing today- you won’t be disappointed!
*Amenities may incur additional fees.
March 25, 2021
Algin’s Celebration of Women__ Read article
Algin’s Celebration of Women
March is Women’s History Month, which gives us a chance to reflect on those who have changed our lives personally and transformed the world. Since 1987, March has been a time to highlight innovative, creative, and revolutionary women. Throughout the year, Algin Management seeks to appreciate, commemorate, and amplify the voices of all the fearless women on our team, in our social circles, and in our families.
In fact, the founder of Algin, Albert Ginsberg, was so affected and inspired by the women in his family that he chose to name some of the most enchanting and alluring NYC no-fee rentals buildings in our portfolio after them. An unabashed family man, Ginsberg celebrated his daughters with two apartment buildings, The Liane and Hilary Gardens, and gave their mother’s name to The Pearl. Let’s see why these buildings are notable enough for Ginsberg to honor the most important women in his life.
Gramercy is one of Manhattan’s toniest enclaves with tree-lined streets, easy access to Midtown East, Madison Square Park, and all points Downtown, and, of course, the eponymous Gramercy Park that is the centerpiece of this old-school neighborhood. On quiet 21st Street, The Liane stands out as a convenience-filled respite from the bustle of the city. Here, you’ll find homes with all the amenities you’ll ever need, including state-of-the-art appliances, laundry, a live-in superintendent. Let the elevator whisk you from the immaculately renovated lobby to your studio or one-bedroom home where you can experience the ultimate in Gramercy living.
This soaring high-rise right in the heart of iconic Greenwich Village is one of the city’s most desirable locations. At Hilary Gardens, you have access to the culture and cuisine that Downtown living affords in a modern and well-appointment home. These sun-flooded studios, one- and two-bedroom homes are the perfect place for you and your family to experience it all. But you don’t have to look too far to find fun. Just head to the rooftop sky deck and swim in a heated pool* as you take in truly breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city.
The Pearl towers 23 stories above the Upper East Side, affording residents world-class vistas from their luxury homes in the sky through floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a lot of shopping and dining to be had on the UES, but with gorgeous hardwood floors, custom kitchens, terraces, and sumptuous bathrooms, you might never want to leave, whether you’re in a one-, two-, or three-bedroom abode.
Contact us to learn more about all the no-fee Manhattan apartments available to you this month and beyond!
*Rooftop pool open during summer months.
March 8, 2021
Romance and Fun in Murray Hill__ Read article
Romance and Fun in Murray Hill
Murray Hill combines the quaint with a center-of-it-all location, which means its local shops and restaurants offer the best of the best with a personal twist. It’s easy to bring a little spark into your life and to make those days and nights romantic and fun via a plethora of shops and restaurants with pickup and delivery options for delicious meals or those ‘little things’ that transform times of day into precious moments.
There is nothing that lifts a mood like a masterfully crafted bouquet of flowers—or that more radiantly foregrounds a window filled with dusk’s glow. AAA Flowers is a family-run Murray Hill gem that provides free delivery service, even for a last-minute surprise for a friend, colleague, or loved one. For a burst of color and a sweet gesture of love or friendship, send the Heavenly Hues Bouquet, a delicate combination of hydrangea, roses, carnations, and asters that plays with varieties of yellow and powdery blues. If you want to make a statement, or even create a tropical paradise in a corner of your home, try the Tropical Flight, a tall and striking glass vase of Birds of Paradise as transporting as it is architectural. Whichever arrangement you choose, know that the expert crafters at AAA Flowers will select the freshest, most abundant blooms for your arrangement,
With a backdrop of natural beauty, the stage is set for a meal at home that becomes a celebration when there are so many exciting and innovative local restaurants to choose from. Hill and Bay is a neighborhood favorite, which, according to Time Out New York, offers “relaxed brasserie fare” and “comfort food aplenty, including a variety of burgers, warming entrees like chicken mash kale and a range of pasta dishes.” They also offer the kinds of cocktails that combine innovative flavors with a sense of play, like the Ferris Mule’ers Day Off, which features vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice.
Tiberias is a completely kosher Murray Hill restaurant that draws crowds, whether they keep kosher or not, due to its commitment to the finest, freshest ingredients. A splash of the Mediterranean via the Middle East, Tiberias offers pizzas that feature the best of these regions, such as Greek feta cheese, halloumi cheese, and wild mushrooms. They also offer a wide range of seafood entrees with elegant touches, like the baked sea bass with a white wine reduction, and a full sushi menu featuring some of the freshest fish around, which you can order a la carte or in a combo platter. This is also the kind of place where you won’t want to skimp on dessert. Try the Oreos on Fire, which features fried Oreos atop a savoiardi cake doused in espresso, and your celebration in the heart of Manhattan will be complete.
Embrace the coming of spring with a romantic evening in Murray Hill! Looking to begin a new life in this esteemed neighborhood? Contact the Algin leasing team and discover your new home on Murray Hill today!
March 5, 2021
A Gem in Greenwich Village__ Read article
A Gem in Greenwich Village
Located at the corner of Waverly and Mercer Streets in the heart of Greenwich Village, Hilary Gardens puts residents in the center of the world’s greatest city. This doorman building’s grand entrance and lobby create a passage between Manhattan’s iconic streets and spacious, light-filled homes, where large living room windows reveal the cityscape. For even better vistas, residents can head up to the building’s rooftop deck to enjoy sweeping Manhattan views.
Originally built in 1976, Hilary Gardens has undergone a full renovation, bringing the building’s lobby as well as the kitchens and baths in the residences up to modern luxe standards. The 24-hour doorman and on-site valet make sure that each resident’s return is smooth and comfortable as they welcome them into the lobby, where 20-foot ceilings make an immediate impression.
The residences themselves are perfect for entertaining, working from home, or just relaxing with family. Recently renovated kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and sleek wooden cabinetry, giving residents the tools and space they need to make gourmet feasts for visitors. The bathrooms also received a makeover and are now clad in luxurious Carrara marble and appointed with high-end fixtures. Large windows flood these no-fee rentals in NYC with natural light, and some select residences feature spacious private balconies with Empire State Building views.
During the summer months, all residents at Hilary Gardens have access to the building’s grand rooftop deck, which stands 35 stories above the street. The large temperature-controlled pool* and wide rooftop deck look out on a panoramic view of Lower Manhattan, framed by the East and Hudson Rivers and anchored by the superlative height of One World Trade. Between epic views, the large pool, and ample space to relax on chaise lounges, the rooftop deck at Hilary Gardens feels a million miles away from the sidewalks below.
But that’s what makes living at Hilary Gardens so special. Residents can grab a meal at one of their favorite spots on MacDougal Street, take a stroll through Washington Square Park on their way home, and be standing on the rooftop deck 15 minutes later. So, why not head over to the availability page and secure your new Greenwich Village rental at Hilary Gardens today? For a limited time, Hilary Gardens is offering two months free on a 14- or 26-month lease, making now the right moment to select your new place to live!
Contact the Algin leasing team and discover your new home in Greenwich Village!
*Rooftop pool open during the summer months.
February 26, 2021
A Virtual Tour of The Townsway__ Read article
A Virtual Tour of The Townsway
Looking for a new, no-fee rental in NYC? The first step is to take a virtual tour of the apartments available at The Townsway—giving yourself a feel for the size and quality of these covetable NYC residences. Like what you see? They’re available for immediate occupancy in 2021. Let’s get a taster of the one-bedroom and studio apartments on offer right now.
A Wonderful One-Bedroom Home
A virtual walk around Residence 8M shows off this light and airy one-bedroom rental. From the comfort of your current home, picture yourself rustling up something delicious in this Townsway kitchen, fitted with stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Take an online stroll—across the hardwood floors—into the living room, visualizing the sofas, prints, and plants you’ll use to make this apartment a home. Do the same in the bedroom, with its capacious walk-in closet and Manhattan skyline views. You’ll notice there’s an additional walk-in closet in the hallway outside the bedroom. Then admire the freshly appointed bathroom with European tiles and updated fixtures. Something else to admire is the price of this one-bedroom apartment: just $2,695 per month.
A Superlative Studio
Step into Studio 1E, and you can immediately picture yourself hosting socially distanced gatherings with your close family. The bedroom walks out onto a private ground-floor patio, ensconced by a smart wooden fence, lending privacy and quietude. This kind of outdoor space is a real find in New York City and will prove perfect for mulled drinks around the fire pit in the winter and BBQs and picnics in the spring and summer. Studio 1E’s interior is equally welcoming: the open-aspect kitchen—again, with stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinetry—looks out over the bedroom and living space and forms an inviting and practical place to work, rest, and play. Elsewhere, walk-in closets provide ample storage space. All this, for just $2,650 a month.
All the Added Bonuses
While The Townsway’s virtual tours are ideal introductions to the apartments, they can’t show you everything the building has to offer. They don’t, for example, show you the 24-hour doorman, the dedicated laundry room, the live-in resident manager who’s there for any questions and requests, or the on-site parking*. The tours also don’t show you the slew of Manhattan shops, bars, and parks situated on the doorstep of these no-fee apartments. Then again, if—as we think—you like what you see, you’ll be calling in early in the New Year to see The Townsway in person.
Contact the Algin leasing team and discover your new home in Gramercy Park!
*On-site parking may incur an additional fee.
February 17, 2021
Algin’s Offers for the New Year__ Read article
Algin’s Offers for the New Year
The new year means a chance for fresh starts, making and sticking to resolutions, and, with luck, finding your next dream home. The dream may come closer to reality with the help of a few irresistible incentives for hard-to-find deals on no-fee apartments in NYC. Here are some of New York City’s most desirable residences offering the best concessions of the year.
Located at one of the most envy-inducing addresses in Greenwich Village, Hilary Gardens is currently offering a two-month concession on its one- to two-bedroom residences. All residents can enjoy the full suite of luxury amenities in this 35-story tower, from the year-round fitness center and 24-hour doorman to an outdoor pool and sauna in the warmer months.* Of course, proximity to Washington Square Park, the Downtown dining scene, and the historic charm of the Village is just icing on top.
Sessanta is offering a three-month concession for an opportunity to live large in this elegant Upper West Side residence and take advantage of its exclusive amenities. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool, stretch and strengthen in the yoga and Pilates lounge, or unwind with a game of billiards in the media lounge. And when the weather warms up, practice your backhand at the tennis court with US Open finishes. All residences feature premium finishes, top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances, high ceilings, and sweeping city and Hudson River views.
The Upper East Side residences at 330 East 85th Street are available now with a two-month concession on 14- or 26-month leases.** The tasteful, modern white-brick edifice complements the interiors in each of its studio to two-bedroom homes, with meticulously appointed details— from the bathroom’s modern fixtures to stainless-steel appliances in the contemporary kitchens. 330 East 85th Street is close to the best of New York City—from Central Park and Museum Mile to the East River, with a host of shops and restaurants (a number of which are currently offering outdoor dining) lining Second Avenue just steps away from your apartment. Commuters will rejoice that the Second Avenue subway station is located nearby as well.
The Liane’s three-month concession makes its studio and one-bedroom apartments ever more alluring. Located on a picturesque street in Gramercy Park, these spacious homes offer contemporary finishes and appliances for everyday convenience in one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods.
Finally, the three-month special at Laurence Towers in Murray Hill means you can find your home high up in this 32-story high-rise with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the city. These one- to three-bedroom homes offer modern kitchens with premier appliances, oversized living spaces, a full suite of amenities, and convenient proximity to a host of commuting options, including Grand Central Terminal, FDR Drive, and many subway lines.
Each of these no-fee apartments in Manhattan represents the best of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, with the extraordinary details, amenities, and outstanding concessions to make the search for the perfect home all the more attainable in the new year.
* Amenities at Hilary Gardens are subject to additional fees.
** Contact 330 East 85th Street for all leasing incentives.
February 8, 2021
International Cuisine in Murray Hill__ Read article
International Cuisine in Murray Hill
If you want a central Manhattan location, there’s no better place to look than the lively neighborhood of Murray Hill. Residents have easy access to Wall Street and Midtown’s business hubs for work, as well as the unique culture of the East and West Villages, Chelsea, and the rest of Downtown. To top it all off, no-fee Murray Hill rentals from Algin Management afford you access to one of NYC’s most important features: food, food, and more food.
No matter what no-fee Algin Management property you reside in, you’re always a short walk away from some world-class international cuisine. So, let’s take a grand tour of some of the delectable international delicacies without ever leaving Murray Hill.
Holding off on travel plans to our southerly neighbor, Mexico? Just take a quick—under five-minute—stroll from 530 Second Ave. to Park Avenue South and indulge in the delicious and authentic Mexican dishes of Dos Caminos. Start with their freshly made tortilla chips, paired with a salsa flight ranging from mild to muy picante, or street-food-style “bocaditos,” like cheesy fundido dip or crispy taquitos. Dig in and get ready for the house specials of rich and spicy enchiladas, enveloped in handmade tortillas smothered in savory sauces, or a sizzling fajita. You’d be remiss in visiting Dos Caminos without ordering their “made-to-order” guacamole and their expertly prepared signature margaritas. Best of all, if you don’t feel like dining in, Dos Caminos is currently offering takeout.
If you’re in the mood for some genuine Italian food, we suggest you try a dish or two from Tarallucci e Vino. This isn’t your typical “red sauce joint”; it’s part of a restaurant group, initially focused on European expats, that’s been around for almost 20 years, and for a good reason: the food is unparalleled. Bring a bit of Abruzzo home when you order delivery from Tarallucci e Vino to your apartment at 148 East 30th St. Indulge in cheese and cured meat with a Salumi E Formaggi board or go meatless with a transcendent lasagna made with an “Impossible Meat” ragu. Recently, Gambero Rosso hailed this spot as one of the “Top Italian Restaurants in New York.”
Sushi and sake lovers in Murray Hill worship the delicate, almost artistic rolls and sashimi at Sushi Yasuda. One Zagat review hails its culinary artistry as the sushi “of your dreams.” And the best part is you can have it ordered straight to your home.
If you feel like forgoing dining out or ordering in and want a more hands-on approach to dinner, skip the grocery store and go straight to the source of delicious food. Lebanese restaurant ilili serves at-home cooking kits of their fare. Impress your family with a fall-off-the-bone roast chicken or a distinctive and succulent braised lamb.
When you’re in Murray Hill, you’re surrounded by some of the most incredible food in the city—and the world. To find the ideal home for you, contact Algin Management’s team for more information about their no-fee rental apartments today.