September 22, 2020
Fitness Centers Reopening This Month__ Read article
Fitness Centers Reopening This Month
As fall sets in, and temperatures drop, you may want to focus more of your exercise routine indoors rather than out. For NYC residents of the no-fee rentals from Algin Management, there’s some excellent news: their state-of-the-art fitness centers are reopening this month. That means stretching, sprinting, swimming, and saunaing—without having to leave your apartment building.
Situated on the doorstep of Washington Square Park, Hilary Gardens is in a prime location for brisk morning jogs among the rusty-leafed trees. When you’d rather stay inside, however, the apartments cater to fitness fanatics via an expansive fitness center*. Fitted out with high-tech running machines, cross-trainers, and weight-lifting equipment, this space is for residents of Hilary Gardens and their guests only, so you can be assured of safe distancing.
ARO is something of a high-rise haven for residents who like to keep active. Its fitness center* offers state-of-the-art equipment that’ll ensure you start your morning right, while the yoga room provides a more tranquil setting in which to flex and prepare for the day ahead. Have fun while keeping fit by taking advantage of the indoor basketball court and golf simulator*. What’s more, all ARO residences are fitted with a washer and dryer, so you can keep your casual and fun workout clothes fresh and ready to wear.
The on-site gym* at The Parkview reopens this month, giving residents exclusive access to all the equipment they need to stay in shape. Simply slide out of bed and stroll to the stairs (or elevator, if you’re not yet energized) to the fitness center, then treat yourself to a nutritious breakfast in your contemporary kitchen. Residents can also take advantage of the roof deck*, 19 lofty stories up. Bring your mat up here for sunrise yoga or morning meditation sessions and soak up stunning vistas of NYC while you’re at it.
Learn more about Algin Management’s no-fee rental apartments by contacting the leasing team today, who will gladly share virtual tour links prior to your visit.
* Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines
September 8, 2020
A Virtual Tour of Sessanta__ Read article
A Virtual Tour of Sessanta
Looking for a new no-fee NYC rental? You can explore the sensational Upper West Side residences at Sessanta without moving far from the comfort of your couch. Virtual tours of the one- and two-bedroom apartments give you a clear first impression of these premium spaces.
Our first port of call is Residence 11B—a one-bedroom apartment based in this stylish 28-story building on 229 West 60th Street. The virtual tour is fully intuitive: guide yourself through the apartment and scan the space in its entirety, taking in every wall, window, and fitting in high definition. As with all Sessanta residences, 11B’s interior is brightly illuminated with natural light. Take a peek through the (virtual) windows to see Manhattan’s glistening skyscrapers and verdant roof gardens looking back at you. The superb views in this apartment are a recurring theme throughout Sessanta.
Do you need more space for your growing family? Residence 24P fulfills the brief. An open kitchen and dining area looks out over a stunning corner window, from which you can gaze down on parks, watch boats on the Hudson, and even spy the Empire State building over the horizon. Move across the walnut floors (they come as standard at Sessanta) to find spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets and more sensational city views. As well as having two bedrooms, this residence comes with two spa-style bathrooms, each with elegant Italian porcelain tiling, dark wood cabinetry, and Kohler fixtures.
We’re getting high now: 26 stories up, to be precise. Residence 26M enjoys a lofty perch, with views the average New Yorker can only dream of. Imagine serving your guests champagne from the GE Profile stainless-steel refrigerator as they feast on views from the dining area window. If you can tear yourself away from the vistas, pause to admire the allmilmo cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops. Know, too, that all apartments feature ASKO washer/dryers. The practicalities here match the aesthetics.
Although they provide a great initial feel, Sessanta’s virtual tours don’t reveal the entire extent of these luxury apartments. Peruse the website gallery for stills of the sleek lobby with 24-hour doorman service, the outdoor tennis court, the 40-foot indoor pool, English gardens with a luscious lawn, and decorous games room—ideal for late-night cards and pool*.
You can now book an in-person tour of these very special homes at Sessanta by scheduling an appointment today.
* Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines
August 28, 2020
An Oasis in the Heart of Manhattan__ Read article
An Oasis in the Heart of Manhattan
Located in the heart of Midtown West, the sky-high homes at ARO sit atop a nexus of world-class transportation, food delivery, and parks. The 61-story tower, designed by architect John Cetra, features a flowing, curvilinear facade that incorporates the private balconies and large, sun-welcoming floor-to-ceiling windows that are a part of each home. In a time of sheltering in place, the spacious rentals at ARO represent an oasis of comfort, convenience, and luxury high above the busy streets of Manhattan.
One of the benefits of living in the middle of everything is being able to go anywhere quickly and easily. With access to the red, blue, orange, and yellow subway lines within a few blocks of its front door, ARO is a haven for commuters, whether they’re heading downtown or all the way to New Jersey. The Lincoln Tunnel, just a mile away, makes getting out of the city via car as easy as can be, so day trips to skiing and hiking spots throughout the Northeast are a simple matter of heading down to ARO’s private parking garage. And, if you’re looking for a midday escape or weekend picnic that’s close to home, the vast expanse of Central Park opens up just six short blocks north of these Midtown West luxury apartments.
At ARO, you don’t need to go out to take in the sights of New York City. All of the residences, ranging in size from studios to three-bedrooms, feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of the Hudson River and other nearby landmarks. Each home offers a private balcony that gives residents their own lookout post over the city, while the rooftop pool deck serves as a communal hangout with a spectacular backdrop.
Inside the residences, kitchen islands serve as food prep stations as well as informal dining spaces — perfect for times when residents want to cook and share a meal at home with roommates or family. For other nights, residents can take advantage of the host of world-class restaurants in the neighborhood. Head over to Boqueria for an outdoor Spanish tapas meal featuring classic takes on favorites like pan con tomate, chorizo, and churros. Or, order some Cuban delicacies from Guantanamera, the hip eatery and bar that offers everything from paella to hand-rolled cigars. Order takeout, bring it back to your ARO home, open up the balcony doors, and enjoy a fresh breeze while watching the sun sink over the Hudson.
Take a virtual tour of your future ARO home and get excited about living in this singular building! These rentals are going fast, so don’t wait — start living your best Midtown Manhattan life now. Contact the Algin leasing team for more information and current availabilities across the portfolio.
August 14, 2020
Modern Living in NYC at ARO__ Read article
Modern Living in NYC at ARO
New York is a city where residents know how to live well. From cuisine to culture to couture, NYC is always on the cutting edge of contemporary living. So, it’s no surprise that those who love convenience and refinement turn to Algin Management’s ultramodern, ultrasophisticated ARO when looking for Midtown West luxury apartments.
ARO is located in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods: Midtown West. Living in this exciting locale means that everything New York is known for is within easy reach. Central Park, the Theater District, Fifth Avenue, and the Hudson River are within 15 minutes. And did we mention that so are many of the city’s top restaurants?
But as home has become more important recently, ARO also offers an elevated approach to staying inside. And we mean “elevated” literally. At over 60 stories high, ARO rises above the rest of the luxury apartments in Midtown West, and its undulating exterior clad in floor-to-ceiling windows on each floor gives those living inside cinematic views and natural light. While the panoramas from every home at ARO are exceptional, we know it’s the day-to-day aspects that truly make it a place worth living in.
From the studios to the stunning duplex penthouses, close attention has been paid to every aspect of the interior design. Natural materials contrast with the city views, making each airy and light-filled apartment feel warm and inviting. Living and dining spaces blend with the chef’s kitchen that is the ultimate in at-home dining and entertaining for yourself and your family. Or if a spa day sounds more appealing than cooking, the spa-like bathroom will beckon residents to light a few candles and steam their troubles away in the glass ensconced showers surrounded by marble walls and floors.
At ARO, there are 40,000 square feet of amenities* where you can still be at home and always have a lot of space to enjoy yourself whether you’re working out at the gym or just enjoying the outdoors upon the landscaped terraces. Then, there is the Sky Club at the very pinnacle of ARO, taking rooftop access to the next level. ARO’s signature jaw-dropping views are on display, but this private lounge and outdoor pool offer privacy and peace high above Midtown West.
And a weekend jaunt to the beach or a country retreat is easy, thanks to ARO’s parking garage that has an attendant around the clock. At ARO, as with all of its properties, Algin Management has taken every measure to make sure home is just as safe and just as luxurious as it has always been.
Contact Algin’s leasing team today to learn more about ARO and the vibrant neighborhood of Midtown West.
* Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines
July 28, 2020
A Summer at Sessanta__ Read article
A Summer at Sessanta
With a season of sheltering in place already under our belts, Americans are looking at their homes with new appreciation, and interior space is becoming increasingly premium. With sleek, spacious interiors and a suite of amenities that rival most resorts, the no-fee rental apartments at Sessanta are some of the most desirable homes in Manhattan right now. These modern homes combine comfort, security, and recreation without sacrificing proximity to New York City’s best public spaces.
The building’s 301 homes range in size from studios to three bedrooms and feature spacious terraces—dependent on availability and residence type—as well as interiors decked out with the finest finishes and equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. Conveniences like the in-unit washer/dryer and stainless-steel appliances make doing chores a treat, while bathrooms clad in Italian porcelain tile with Kohler fixtures make the morning routine a joy. Floor-to-ceiling windows admit ample natural light and provide unobstructed Upper West Side views, while private terraces allow residents to take a breath of fresh air from the safety of their own home.
Sessanta also really comes to life and summer living in the amenity spaces*, which give residents the ability to exercise and relax without leaving their building. Social distancing of six feet and masks are, in fact, required in all common spaces, and the building has also installed sanitation stations. In the fitness center, Sessanta residents will find a full-size indoor lap pool as well as an exercise room with a full range of modern equipment. Outside, Sessanta features a full-size tennis court for exclusive use by the residents, an exceedingly rare amenity in Manhattan and one that sets the building apart from the competition. Next to the court, a peaceful English garden, with perennial and annual flowers, paints the colorful backdrop for taking a break during a day spent working from home. Residents will also love enjoying their morning coffee or an evening cold brew in the garden, which brings a verdant, cool vibe to the concrete and edgy Manhattan landscape.
The building was named “Sessanta,” which means “sixty” in Italian, because of its address on 60th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, a location that grants residents convenient access to some of NYC’s best outdoor spaces. After all, Sessanta sits just two blocks from the border of Central Park, which holds more than enough activities and exploration for any summer, while Riverside Park South is just a block in the opposite direction. Whether they desire a cool stroll along the Hudson River or a ramble down park paths beneath tall trees, residents will appreciate how close these famous green spaces are to Lincoln Center.
Contact the Algin leasing team to check the availability at Sessanta and start a summer of safe and convenient fun in your new Upper West Side home!
* Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines
July 16, 2020
Surprising a Loved One in Murray Hill__ Read article
Surprising a Loved One in Murray Hill
Now more than ever, people are appreciating the simple gestures in life. Show someone you love how much they mean to you by arranging a romantic evening in. Plenty of nearby places, including restaurants, florists, and cocktail bars, can help you throw together an intimate occasion in your Algin Management apartment in Murray Hill.
Nothing says “I love you” like a beautiful assortment of flowers, so get your surprise underway with an order of blooms. Gabriela Wakeham offers same-day delivery on upscale bouquets: think arrangements of orchids, tulips, and lisianthus—or red roses with long stems presented in nautilus vases. Sahola will deliver to your apartment at short notice too: their artfully concocted bouquets include themes on Monet, Orchid Obsession, and Moulin Rouge—and will leave your Murray Hill apartment looking splendid (and smelling fragrant) for days after.
Missing your favorite Midtown cocktail bars? Some will bring their drinks to you. While your partner is still enjoying their flowers, galvanize your wooing moves with drinks couriered directly from Patent Pending. Usually dishing up the liquid goods in their Radio Wave Building venue, right now they’re serving up the likes of an Illuminated Manhattan (an explosive mix featuring Campfire Whiskey, aged rum, scotch, Madeira, gunpowder tea, and mole) or an AC/DC (Blanche Armagnac, peach, fennel, and genever—among other things). You may notice the names all relate to electricity: Patent Pending is based in the building where Nikola Tesla performed his experiments on radio waves. One or two of these concoctions will certainly spark up your evening.
It’s no secret that New York City is great for eating out, but right now, many of its best restaurants are offering at-home eat-in. Imagine the look on your partner’s face when they answer the door to a dinner for two of short rib spring rolls, followed by filet mignon served with frizzled onions and grilled tomato from high-end steak restaurant La Brochette. If you’re after a spicier evening, order in from Baby Bo’s Cantina, a beloved Mexican eatery that’s been serving Murray Hill locals for 25 years. ‘Wow’ your better half’s taste buds with smoky black bean soup, grilled green chile shrimp fajitas, and tortillas loaded with chicken, sweet plantains, Monterey Jack, and mole poblano. Then relax in your Murray Hill residence with romantic music playing and your stomachs—and your hearts—full.
Learn more about Algin Management’s no-fee apartments in Murray Hill, a lively neighborhood, centrally located for life, work and play, by contacting the Leasing Team today.
June 29, 2020
Contactless Food Delivery on the Upper East Side__ Read article
Contactless Food Delivery on the Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is celebrated for its high-end dining; name almost any type of cuisine, and this NYC neighborhood does it with panache. And in the current circumstances, many are doing contactless food delivery directly to your door.
Four of Algin Management’s no-fee apartment buildings—330 East 85th St., 96th Street Brownstones, The Parkview, and The Pearl—have the honor of being in the delivery area of the following restaurants. Time to get your orders in.
Mediterranean dishes—with a particular focus on Greece and Cyprus—are realized with exceptional care at Korali Estiatorio. Commence your feast by sharing a meze of grilled octopus and scallops with asparagus and onion soubise. For main dishes, feast on Papoutsakia (braised eggplant stuffed with ground beef and smothered in bechamel) or the Shrimp Santorini (in which jumbo shrimp, tomato, and feta masterfully combine). For the full experience, select a Greek wine from the menu: we recommend the Assyrtiko Hatzigiannis white.
In 10 successful years, Libertador has become something of an Upper East Side institution for those who adore juicy, melt-in-the-mouth steaks. The mixed grill for two is a good place to start: share this mouthwatering chef’s selection of short ribs, New York strip steak, and chicken breast with a side serve of French fries Provencal. The Libertador chefs will cook the meat to your exact liking—just as they would do if you were sitting at a table in their Manhattan restaurant. And for decadent lunch eats, check out the range of grilled meat sandwiches or salads tossed with cheese. A tasty end-of-week treat.
A trip to Japan might be off the cards in the current situation, but the reviews for dishes delivered by Meijin Ramen are near-impeccable—and if you haven’t yet ordered any of their out-of-this-world food, it’s time that changed. For a wholesome meal, opt for the veggie ramen—loaded with green spinach noodles, Enoki mushrooms, and tofu—with an appetizer of spicy edamame. In a more daring mood? You’re catered for with the Japanese fried chicken or pork loin katsu curry, washed down with a lychee mojito. (Warning: you’ll be drinking these all summer long.)
You can also bring the taste of freshly prepared sushi into your NYC apartment, thanks to Poke. Tantalize your taste buds with red snapper sashimi, sweet-tasting Kumamoto oysters, and spicy crab tempura hand rolls—delivered at zippy speed to your home. A highly satisfying yet healthy banquet is guaranteed. If you’re ordering on the weekend, be sure to have a bottle of sake on hand.
Learn more about Algin Management’s no-fee apartments on the Upper East Side, one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, by contacting the Leasing Team today.
June 18, 2020
At-Home Activities at Hilary Gardens__ Read article
At-Home Activities at Hilary Gardens
At Hilary Gardens, staying home isn’t just a choice—it’s often a preference. Elegant interiors and finishes, stunning views of New York City, and enviable residents-only amenities make this one of Manhattan’s most covetable destinations for no-fee apartments.
With a Hilary Gardens apartment, you can let Manhattan come to you. Oversized windows look out onto breathtaking skyline views. Relax in your living room with hardwood floors, pour yourself a drink, put on a quintessential NYC soundtrack—think The Velvet Underground, Billie Holiday, Wu-Tang Clan, and Vampire Weekend—and admire the city from your armchair. You can also relax in the leafy, landscaped plaza in front of Hilary Gardens, watching the world go by. And when you’re ready to head back inside, there’ll be a 24-hour doorman to greet you.
Although Hilary Gardens apartments are packed with “wow” factor, they’re also wonderfully homey spaces. Now is a better time than ever to learn how to cook, and Hilary Gardens offers the perfect gourmet area to do so. Make the most of the kitchen, with its stainless-steel appliances and stone countertops, by following the lead of fiery Brit Gordon Ramsay on MasterClass. Once your culinary masterpiece is complete, why not crash out and enjoy it in front of a quality TV show? Now’s a good time to get an Apple TV+ subscription and delve into the brilliant Aniston/Carell TV anchor drama, The Morning Show, or the 10-part docuseries Dear…, which hones in on world-changing legends, including Spike Lee, Oprah Winfrey, and Stevie Wonder.
Crowning this 35-story Manhattan residence is a two-level rooftop sky deck.* From up here, you can luxuriate in 360-degree views of NYC while soaking up the summer sun. Chat with your fellow Hilary Gardens residents or simply get lost in a podcast. Best of all, the sky deck boasts a heated rooftop pool, meaning you can do laps while admiring the iconic Manhattan skyline. Then recline on one of the pool-side loungers with a drink. Rather than jogging along the Manhattan streets, make the most of the treadmills and weights at the Fitness Center. And, as evening sets in, you can hunker down in the on-site sauna. Everything about Hilary Gardens gives you a warm feeling.
Contact the Algin leasing team and discover your new home at Hilary Gardens!
* Additional fees may apply.
Common Areas Subject to Reopening with Socially-Distanced Guidelines
May 18, 2020
Neighborhood Highlight: Upper West Side__ Read article
Neighborhood Highlight: Upper West Side
Life for an Algin resident on the Upper West Side is one of convenience. Everything you could want in or near a no-fee apartment in Manhattan is on-site or just a moment away.
With three of Algin’s properties located in the Upper West Side, including Sessanta, 461 Central Park West, and 242 West 61st St., you’re never more than a few minutes from world-class facilities such as Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and Columbia University. And the amenities at all three locations are second to none. The Upper West Side is the perfect place to become a part of a vibrant community.
In addition to the finest performance spaces and internationally renowned institutions, all three of these properties put you close to Central Park. The seemingly endless expanse of the world’s most famous green space makes for the ultimate playground. Explore miles of paths, lounge on the lawns, or play your favorite sport on one of many fields or courts. In the winter, ice skating sets the mood for the season, while spring flowers, summer sun, and fall festivals and leaf viewing put you in close touch with nature.
Gaze at beautiful views of the park from your home at 461 Central Park West. Then make a feast like no other in your stunning kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. A subway stop is a short two blocks away, ready to take you where you need to be.
The residences at 242 West 61st St., too, have elegant stainless-steel appliances that provide clean, contemporary styling and performance to your kitchen, while the laundry room with commercial washer and dryer eliminates having to go out to have those bulkier items cleaned. For those needing extra storage, storage bins are also available for an additional fee.
Families will find Sessanta to be an irresistible base for all sorts of excursions. Pier 96 with its kayak and canoe rentals and Pier 90 with its cruise terminal sits to the east for those looking for adventures on the river or even the high seas. The Hudson River Greenway and its miles and miles of scenic waterfront paths are perfect for running, walking, or biking. And if you feel like staying home, the 40-foot indoor pool, spa, outdoor tennis courts, and Sessanta Club are sure to keep you entertained. Residents from the other properties are welcome to use the amenities at Sessanta for an additional fee.
For those looking for no-fee apartment rentals in NYC, Algin has the perfect Upper West Side home for you. Conveniently located near shopping, culture, outdoor adventure, and entertainment, these homes provide the best of New York right at your doorstep. What’s more, the convenience and access to essential and luxury amenities such as an indoor pool are another bonus to calling one of these Algin properties home.
Contact the Algin leasing team and discover your new home on the Upper West Side!
May 4, 2020
Sunsets at The Parkview__ Read article
Sunsets at The Parkview
Manhattan boasts some world-beating sunsets. The combination of iconic cityscapes and languid summer evenings is the stuff dreams are made of. Even more so, when you’re gifted with somewhere special to watch it unfold. Residents of The Parkview—a 19-story luxury rental apartment building, steps away from Madison Avenue and the historic Carnegie Hill neighborhood—have just the alfresco on-site destination to drink in an NYC sundown.
While the city is more subdued than usual—and the usual rooftop restaurants and bars remain closed—what a joy it is to have your own spacious roof deck, festooned with pretty planters. After a hard day working from home (or harder still, doing the childcare), the roof deck’s comfortable wooden benches are ideal for reclining with a chilled beer or wine. Put a podcast or playlist on your headphones and watch the majestic skyline gradually change color.
The roof deck also features stylish picnic benches. On the weekend, why not whip up a few tasty salads and pasta dishes—in your contemporary kitchen with granite countertops—and pack them up in a basket? You don’t have far to go: your park in the sky awaits, with vistas of the East River, Upper East Side, and Central Park stretching out before you. And as a predinner aperitif, why not mix up a tequila sunset cocktail? Certainly fitting for the occasion.
We’ve already mentioned children—and if you do have little ones, they, too, are accommodated by The Parkview’s roof deck. If they aren’t yet worn out from playing in the nearby Central Park during the day, they can continue their escapades on the roof deck’s playground. How many kids can say they have their own outdoor recreation ground, 19 stories up?
The roof deck is there for you any time of day: a spot for early-morning yoga while the sun rises over the river, the right place for some fresh air while you’re on a long conference call or taking a half-hour lunch break with a view. Or maybe you’re doing a bit of bird or plane watching with the kids. You could even take a sketchbook up there one afternoon and recreate the dazzling summer views on paper.
Even as Manhattan begins to get back to normal—and the cornucopia of museums, shops, and bars surrounding The Parkview start to reopen—residents know that whenever they need it, their rooftop oasis is waiting for them.
Learn more about The Parkview by contacting our Leasing Team for more information and current availability.