August 28, 2023
The Tennis Courts at Sessanta__ Read article
The Tennis Courts at Sessanta
People flock to New York City not only to witness its world-class sporting events, arts, and culture but also to become a part of those communities. For tennis lovers, the no-fee Manhattan apartments at Sessanta offer the best of both spectator and participant sports, thanks to their location in the city where the country’s most important tennis competition takes place. And with its very own outdoor tennis court, everyone from the most ardent fans to beginners at the game can learn the sport from the inside out.
Located on the Upper West Side, Sessanta gives you easy access to all of the U.S. Open matches at Flushing Meadows, as well as the chance for your own court time where you can play in tandem with your — and the city’s — U.S. Open buzz. This year’s tournament, which runs from Aug. 28 through Sept. 10, will determine whether reigning champions Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek will hang on to their titles.
In addition to these top tennis stars, there is a whole roster of players the world will be watching on these signature hard courts. Of Tallon Griekspoor, Tennis Majors has this to say: “Remember the name.” They base their excitement on his 72% win rate and his ranking of No. 25 in the live singles race. Another player to watch is New York’s own Jessica Pegula, who made the quarterfinals at Wimbledon — as well as those at all four majors — this year. If you’re planning to watch the action in person, make the experience as spectacular as the play with tickets for The Overlook or the 1968 Room, where you’ll pair courtside seats with fine dining and drinking.
Feeling inspired to hone your backhand yet? If so, you can do a tennis deep dive with your exclusive access to Sessanta’s court. Surrounded by the lush green of an English garden, and perched on an outdoor terrace, you can meet your perfect tennis match on this court without ever having to leave your building. Buddy up with a neighbor or local friend, or even someone in your household. Get equipped at the Wilson store at The Shops at Columbus Circle, where you can find the Pro Staff or the Clash rackets, or shop for the perfect outfit to wear on the court.
Whether you’re a tennis fan or a tennis player, Sessanta provides an opportunity to delve deeply into the sport with its very own tennis court. It’s exactly the kind of access that can bring new passions to your Upper West Side life. Limited inventory remains – contact our team today to learn how you can start calling Sessanta home.
August 25, 2023
Algin’s Guide to the Best Aperol Spritz in Greenwich Village__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to the Best Aperol Spritz in Greenwich Village
There’s nothing like a refreshing drink to put you in the perfect mood for the end of the Summer season. For us at Hilary Gardens, an Aperol spritz has become the ultimate symbol of summer chill. This zesty, bubbly cocktail is just right for those hot days when you want to relax, unwind, and take it easy.
Getting to Know the Aperol Spritz
Currently, this Italian charmer is having a moment. Its secret? A combo of Aperol — a lively apéritif with a touch of bitter orange flavor — mixed with Prosecco and a splash of soda water. Pour the ingredients over ice, garnish with a slice of orange, and you’ve got a sunny, sparkling treat that’ll cool you down in style. For an even easier way to get a taste of this summery favorite, we suggest three singular spots in Greenwich Village, all of which are just moments from the Algin Management no-fee apartments in NYC at Hilary Gardens. Read on to learn about them.
Dante: Enjoying an Aperol With a View
Dante, a snug Italian cafe on MacDougal Street, knows how to do an Aperol spritz justice. Plus, it has ample outdoor seating. It’s the kind of place where you can kick back, soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque Village street, and sip on a cocktail that strikes the right balance of bitter to sweet. Dante proudly presents a curated menu of modern Italian delicacies, an array of globally admired cocktails, and a bar experience recognized for its excellence.
Buvette: Homey and Cool
Next up is Buvette, a charming French bistro tucked away on the corner of Bleecker and Grove Street. It has a warm, inviting vibe and offers a perfect Aperol spritz that’ll wake up your taste buds. Whether you fancy a morning espresso to kick-start your day, a casual lunch to catch up with a cherished friend, or a midday cocktail at their inviting bar, Buvette has you covered.
Bar Pisellino: A Hidden Nook for Aperol Lovers
Finally, let’s pay a visit to Bar Pisellino, a low-key spot a stone’s throw from Christopher Park near West Fourth Street. Bar Pisellino’s focus is on the laudable art of Italian imbibing, with a repertoire that showcases an eclectic mix of wines, cocktails, vermouth, a curated selection of amari, and, of course, a lovely Aperol spritz.
Raise a Glass
So there you have it. The residents of Algin Management’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan at Hilary Gardens are in the prime spot to enjoy the best Aperol spritz in the Village. From Dante and Buvette to Bar Pisellino, you have an array of options for indulging in this iconic summer drink. So, let the season be a celebration of chill vibes and cool drinks — and remember, enjoy responsibly! Contact our team today to learn more about all Algin Management has to offer.
July 18, 2023
Algin Management Presents: The Much-Anticipated Return of SummerStage in Central Park__ Read article
Algin Management Presents: The Much-Anticipated Return of SummerStage in Central Park
Summer in the city means the electrifying return of SummerStage in Central Park. Whether you live in one of Algin Management’s no-fee apartments in Midtown West, the Upper East Side, or the Upper West Side, your summer calendar is about to explode with free concerts and performances across every music genre imaginable, all happening just moments from your doorstep.
Brought to you by the City Parks Foundation, this extravaganza transforms Central Park into a sprawling stage, pulsating with an eclectic blend of music. Most events are free, but keep an eye out for those few that require tickets. Remember, each performance has its own schedule, so don’t be fashionably late. You can even pack a picnic, but be sure to keep the drinks nonalcoholic.
This year, SummerStage will host performances by Taiwanese Waves, Bobi Wine, Regina Spektor, Tanya Tucker, Vance Joy, and Carl Cox, among many other luminaries and cutting-edge performers. Worried about getting all the details about these and other events? SummerStage has you covered with a 24/7 Virtual Assistant. And if you need that human touch, they’ll connect you with a live agent. Plus, there’s a friendly information booth on-site at the park, staffed with people who can assist you with anything else you need.
Living in an Algin Management property means you’re in for a summer of epic proportions without straying far from home. Contact our team to learn more about all the year-round perks of renting one of our premier residences.
May 30, 2023
Spending Time Outdoors With Algin__ Read article
Spending Time Outdoors With Algin
The moment the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, you get the urge to leave your apartment, and make the most of the summer rays. With Algin Management properties, you needn’t travel far — in fact, you don’t even need to leave your own address.
Hitting the Court (and Courtyard) at Sessanta
The no-fee apartments at Sessanta, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, boast an abundance of high-end amenities. There’s an indoor pool, media lounge, business center, and more. As for al fresco amenities, Sessanta has something rather special up its sleeve. For starters, it serves up a private tennis court, with U.S. Open finishes. Is there a better way to revel in the clement weather than playing a set or two with a good friend? The court is also a perfect spot for a laid-back rendezvous with business clients. Even if they’re not impressed with your forehand, they can’t fail to be wowed by the tennis court’s landscaping, surrounded on all sides by a verdant English-style garden. Speaking of which, Sessanta also has its very own courtyard garden. Here, in the shade of the mature trees — and ensconced in perennial plants — you can recline on a park-style bench with a book, enjoying a very exclusive kind of tranquility.
Taking Outdoor Amenities to the Next Level at ARO
Like Sessanta, ARO — the no-fee luxury rental in Midtown West — comes fitted with a wealth of amenities. With its golf simulator, indoor pool, and club room with billiards and table tennis, you are unlikely to get bored, no matter how long you stay. ARO’s outdoor amenities, meanwhile, are next level — quite literally. Ascend to the ARO Sky rooftop for a heated pool with astonishing views over Manhattan. There is also the Sky Club Lounge, a five-star-style area where you can sip coffee in the morning as you watch the sun rise, and savor cocktails in the evening as it dips over NYC’s iconic skyline. Elsewhere, ARO has a garden lounge and a garden terrace. Both of these urban oases are perfect for taking your laptop out during the day, and taking a glass of wine out in the evening.
A Little Further Afield
You needn’t venture much further to discover plenty more places to enjoy the NYC summer. At Sessanta, you’re moments from the waterside lawns of Riverside Park South and Rooftop Frosés at the Empire Rooftop. As for ARO residents, they’re just 10 minutes from the city’s ultimate green space: Central Park.
Make the most of this summer by renting a luxurious home with exclusive outdoor amenities. Speak to the Algin Management team today.
May 17, 2023
This Summer, Treat Yourself to Manhattan’s Finest Gelato__ Read article
This Summer, Treat Yourself to Manhattan’s Finest Gelato
Among the many summertime pleasures New Yorkers indulge in each year, few are more satisfying than stopping by a local gelato spot for a refreshing cup of rich Italian ice cream. From classic flavors like pistachio and hazelnut to modern twists including key lime and coconut, there’s an endless world of tastes to explore. This summer, take a tour of Manhattan’s finest gelato purveyors around the city, all of which are located within a short distance of the many no-fee NYC apartments available from Algin Management.
If there’s one name associated with New York City gelato, it’s Amorino. Founded by a pair of childhood friends in Paris in the early 2000s, Amorino expanded its footprint to Manhattan over a decade ago, and since opening its flagship store here, the chain has grown to include three locations spread across the island. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing scoop of handcrafted gelato on the Upper West Side, bustling Midtown West, or in hip Greenwich Village, Amorino has you covered with a nearby cafe serving high-quality ice cream alongside crepes, macarons, and much more.
Residents of Hilary Gardens in Greenwich Village are spoiled for gelato options, thanks to Figo – il Gelato Italiano, a new shop serving a mix of classic and new flavors sure to keep Villagers coming back for more. Built on the legacy of the classic shop Mo Gelato, Figo prides itself on crafting the finest ice cream with natural ingredients, producing flavors ranging from classics to experimental scoops, which include passion fruit, ricotta cheese and chocolate chips, and dark cherry. The shop also serves a variety of other Italian treats, like handmade cannoli, sumptuous tiramisu, and homemade cheesecake, all washed down with drinks from their beverage menu.
With the rest of the city covered, we haven’t forgotten the Upper East Side, which is home to a variety of luxury Algin Management properties as well as Anita Gelato. Founded by Mama Anita and her son, Anita Gelato brings real Italian excellence to every scoop, along with a wide-ranging menu of other Mediterranean delicacies, including fresh fruit and jams. Residents of classic buildings like The Pearl and The Parkview can spend summer evenings tasting any of the more than 150 ice cream varieties and flavors available from Anita.
So, if you’re ready to secure your next Manhattan home and explore the world of Italian ice cream, reach out to Algin Management to schedule a tour today!
May 10, 2023
Neighborhood Spotlight: Midtown West__ Read article
Neighborhood Spotlight: Midtown West
Life at ARO’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan is rooted in the heart of the city. Its central location means you are just steps from some of New York’s most exciting attractions, while its proximity to major subway lines means everything desirable about the city becomes an extension of your neighborhood. Every weekend, you can create a new itinerary of places you have yet to explore, or you might find that some of the most thrilling destinations in and around Midtown West are the kinds of places you’ll feel grateful to revisit again and again.
If you’re seeking some quality time in the great outdoors, Central Park is just moments away and offers a diverse range of activities. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park to witness the breathtaking beauty of blooming flowers this spring. Alternatively, you could be among the first to experience the new pickleball court at Wollman Rink. There’s no shortage of options to choose from!
Some people fly to New York from all over the world just to see a Broadway show. When you live this close to the Great White Way, you can become a theater connoisseur—catching shows as soon as they open and seeing the shows that bear repeat viewings as often as you like. Experience a Hamilton matinee one week and Funny Girl the next Saturday night for a career-changing performance from Lea Michele the New York Times called “stupendous.” Make a true night of it with a pre- or post-theater dinner at Joe Allen, where you can feast on American classics like pot roast while rubbing elbows with the theater crowd who have made the restaurant a Broadway institution.
Another legendary NYC restaurant where you might want to become a regular is Le Bernardin, a restaurant that repeatedly gathers the highest culinary honors and lives up to them year after year, as Pete Wells observed in a recent four-star review for the New York Times. Here, each dish is an adventure unto itself, like the tuna tartare with sea urchin toast or the steamed halibut with truffled sunchoke puree. If you’re eager to indulge in Italian cuisine, Bad Roman is worth considering, but securing a reservation may be challenging
A stroll through Times Square at night can become a weekly ritual rather than a fleeting tourist experience, and unique shops like Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya will become
your go-to place to discover the latest manga, anime, books, and Japanese stationery. Also nearby are Madame Tussauds and SPYSCAPE, an immersive experience where, among other activities, you can literally enter the world of a Batman comic and take on a Gotham City you never thought you could see this close. Hop on the A/C train for a quick jaunt to Chelsea to see what’s being showcased in one of the world’s most influential neighborhoods or walk over to the MoMa and immerse yourself in the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit. While the incomparable amenity package at the no-fee NYC apartments at ARO makes staying in a great option, it also provides the perfect way to recharge for your next neighborhood adventure–and beyond. Get in touch with our leasing team today to discover how you can make Midtown West your home today.
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!
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.