May 30, 2019

More Luxurious Amenities Offered at 40 East End

40 East End is the pinnacle of Upper East Side condos. These residences perfectly combine elegance and comfort to give you the ultimate place to build a life. Besides the incredible features in each and every condo, from expert designs to ample natural light and breathtaking views of Manhattan, you’ll also find other amenities available to building residents that bring luxury right outside of your door. Our luxury Upper East Side condos provide everything you need for work and entertainment.

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Parlor Lounge

The double-height Parlor Lounge at 40 East End gives residents the perfect place to enjoy quality time with loved ones or enjoy a drink at the end of a long day. Custom upholstered furnishings add a unique touch to the space, and the chandelier and wet bar are just a few more luxurious features. Whether you’d like to spend some time alone or invite a few friends, the Parlor Lounge makes the ideal space for any purpose. The marble staircase is reminiscent of the elegance of the city and takes you to the second floor, where you’ll discover even more to love about our Upper East Side condos.

Second Floor Amenities

Of course, the view from the second floor of our luxury Manhattan condos is enough to draw you in, but there are other amenities that will have you lingering here all night. The Library is carefully furnished to be a welcoming space for everything from work to relaxing to socialization. It provides ample space for all residents to lose themselves in their latest project or an incredible story.

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You’ll also find our Game Room, where you can unleash your inner kid and hone your competitive nature. Games like billiards, darts, foosball and more are a great way to bring your loved ones together for an afternoon of fun. If you’re looking to break a sweat, you can head to our Fitness Center. The training tools and equipment available to you is unparalleled to guarantee the best results. Finally, our catering kitchen is perfect for helping you plan your next big event.

These are just a handful of the amenities you can find at our Upper East Side condos. We are proud to be at the forefront of East Side condos, giving you a luxurious and relaxing place to live, right in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. For more information on our property and availability at 40 East End, contact us today.

The Best Seafood Restaurants near 40 East End

The luxury New York City condos at 40 East End are surrounded by some of the finest food in the world. You can find options from all around the world, so any and every palate will be satisfied. Of all the offerings in the area, perhaps one of the strongest is seafood. There are countless eateries where you can indulge in fresh and expertly prepared dishes straight from the sea. Here are three of our favorite seafood restaurants near our East Side condominiums.

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Inside the Met Bruer, you’ll find Flora, the third restaurant of renowned chef Ignacio Mattos. This location has been named the best restaurant on the Upper East Side by New York Magazine, and it’s just seconds from our Upper East Side condos. The raw bar offers classic seafood dishes like oysters and white shrimp, while non-seafood dishes include foie gras, duck and Wagyu steak. Enjoy brunch on the weekend or bring your friends to Happy Hour. The possibilities are truly endless at Flora.

Luke’s Lobster

Some of the freshest seafood near our luxury New York City condos can be found at Luke’s Lobster. This eatery works directly with fishermen to bring you the ultimate seafood experience. Try classic dishes like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and lobster bisque. They also offer a fantastic Happy Hour and a full kids menu, so the whole group can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and mouthwatering food. Feeling extra hungry? Try a combo meal or get a jumbo roll for 50% more seafood.

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Flex Mussels

Flex Mussels is the third restaurant of Bobby and Laura Shapiro, who have been instrumental in the openings of over 20 venues in New York. Together with their daughter Alexandra, the Shapiros have made a mussel mecca right near our East Side condos. You can find 23 different sauces to enjoy with the highest quality seafood. Classics like fish and chips or the lobster roll are not to be missed, or you can be adventurous with offerings like octopus. Of course, you can also indulge in the namesake, and the variety of oysters guarantees something for everyone.

Our luxury Manhattan condos are perfectly located to give you a new place to dine every single day. The next time you’re craving seafood, be sure to try out one of these delicious stops. For more information on our luxury New York City condominiums and the surrounding area, contact us today.

Incredible Outdoor Spaces on the Upper East Side

New York City is one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. From the incredible skyline to the breathtaking views of the water, there’s true beauty everywhere you look. The luxury New York City condominiums at 40 East End are just moments from some extra-special locations – New York’s greatest parks. While everyone knows of Central Park, there are a few hidden gems that offer fantastic outdoor space just outside your front door.

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John Jay Park

Named for one of America’s Founding Fathers, John Jay Park is a space for people to gather to enjoy quality time in the water and on land. You’ll find playgrounds for the younger children and basketball and handball courts for the whole group. In the warmer months, the community flocks to the pool to escape the heat, and events like Movies Under the Stars keep guests coming back for more. You can quickly join in on all of these events thanks to the close proximity to our Upper East Side condos. John Jay Park remains a staple to the area as much today as it was nearly 80 years ago.

St. Catherine’s Park

For a dose of history near our East Side condominiums, visit St. Catherine’s Park. New York residents and visitors have been enjoying this location since 1996. The design is reminiscent of the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church in Rome, where St. Catherine’s remains are kept today. Elephant sprinklers and play areas shaped like pews give the space a simultaneously historic and elegant feel. Children and adults alike can enjoy features like playgrounds, basketball and soccer courts, as well as running tracks.

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Carl Shurz Park Conservancy

Nature lovers adore Carl Shurz Park Conservancy, a breathtaking spot just blocks from our luxury Manhattan condos. The park contains an abundance of trees and flowers that transform the area into a haven of relaxation. Though it is smaller than many other parks in the area, Carl Shurz Park offers a quiet place to relax, read, or simply soak up the sunshine. Enjoy a gorgeous view of the East River while you indulge in the wonder of nature.

Our East Side condos are surrounded by some of the most diverse and fascinating parks in New York, giving you a new place to discover every day. Contact us today for more information about the Upper East Side and our luxury New York City condominiumss.

3 of the Most Unique Shops Around 40 East End

Shopping, while enjoyable, can sometimes feel monotonous. All too often, we see the same types of stores offering the same types of products. In New York City, however, there are tons of unassuming locations where you can find unique purchases. Our East Side condos are in the heart of Manhattan, putting you in the perfect location to explore these amazing shops.


Claire Distenfeld and her father Fred opened Fivestory in an effort to share Claire’s passion of the special – pieces that are modern, classic, and everything in between. From designers you know and love to specially curated collections exclusive to this store, Fivestory presents an offering of apparel and accessories unlike any other. Clothing, shoes, and jewelry are a few categories you can find here, from designers like Alexander Wang and Bande Noir. Visit Fivestory, just a short trip from our luxury New York condos, for the perfect blend of timeless and unique.

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Mary Arnold Toys

To bring out your inner kid, visit Mary Arnold Toys, New York City’s oldest continuously operating toy store. Just minutes from our luxury Manhattan condos is a treasure trove of toys for all ages. You can find everything from dolls and books to puzzles, educational toys, and so much more. Pick a scooter for a athletic child or choose a few special outfits for dress up. You can even build a “baby basket” if you or a friend is expecting a bundle of joy.

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Spring Flowers

Our Upper East Side condos are just a short journey from Spring Flowers, a children’s clothing and accessories shop that has been operating since 1983. Founded by Maria Flieger, the store takes inspiration from Flieger’s European roots, where in her youth, children were often more dressed up in her homeland than they were in America. Today, you can find clothing for infants through age 16. You can put together a wardrobe for a child or secure them a special outfit for an event.

Our East Side condos put you right in the heart of the action and make it easy for you to find anything you may be looking for, from clothing to toys to books and so much more. These three shops are just a sampling of the incredible shopping experiences you can have in the area. For more information on our luxury New York City condominiums and our fantastic location in the Upper East Side, contact us today.

3 Delicious Dessert Spots in Manhattan

When your sweet tooth strikes, there’s no ignoring it. Sometimes you need a pick-me-up after a long day or want to indulge in dessert to celebrate a victory. Luckily, our East Side condominiums are perfectly located to give you a menagerie of options. Cookies to cake to pastries and more, all can be found just blocks away. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you won’t have to travel far to get it. Here are three of our favorite dessert spots near our luxury Manhattan condos.

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The history of Ladurée can be traced all the way back to 1862 with Louis Ernest Ladurée. He first opened a bakery in his native Paris, but the first New York location did not open its doors until 2011. Here, you’ll find freshly prepared macarons, expertly made with ingredients like Californian almonds and meringue made with the classic Italian technique. It’s easy to taste the care and passion of the bakers in every bite. You can also find unique tea blends, lunch offerings and ice cream.

Emack and Bolio’s

For a cool treat on those hot days, visit Emack and Bolio’s for delicious ice cream with a rock ‘n’ roll twist. Founded in Boston in 1975, Emack and Bolio’s prides itself on its outrageous list of over 100 flavors, all made ethically to produce the best-tasting and highest quality product. You can also find soda, fudge, chocolate and even ice cream pizza! From the classic to the wacky, you can find it all here, just moments from our Upper East Side condos.
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Sedutto offers a personalized ice cream experience that’s quick to reach from our luxury New York condos. Every ice cream and yogurt offered at Sedutto is kosher, and they also have dairy-free sorbet and no-sugar-added ice cream flavors. Choose from countless ice cream flavors, hard or soft serve yogurt, then customize with wet and dry toppings. They even have wine ice cream and sorbets for an extra-special treat.

Our East Side condominiums are centrally located to give you endless options when it comes to dessert. Any time of the day or night, there is a delicious treat just waiting for you to enjoy. There are countless other incredible restaurants and bakeries near our luxury New York City condominiums. Contact us today for more information on our properties and our wonderful neighborhood in the Upper East Side.

May 14, 2019

Excellent Fitness Centers on the Upper East Side

With summer around the corner, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and starting to get in shape for the warmer months. Whether you’re a regular gym rat or a new arrival to the fitness scene, you’ll find a gym that fits your needs near 40 East End’s luxury New York City condominiums.

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Equinox East

This state-of-the-art fitness club has three locations on the Upper East Side, making it accessible no matter where you live. Two of the locations are less than a mile from our East Side condos.

This fitness chain has some of the best equipment in the game, as well as spacious studios, impeccable locker rooms, and a beautiful spa. It has a long list of classes, including their signature class, “Red Carpet Ready.” Some of their classes are even taught by former Olympians.

Equinox has swimming pools, rock climbing walls, basketball courts and even a rooftop terrace so you can catch rays in the summer.

On your way out, stop by the juice bar for a healthy snack, or pick up your new favorite workout outfit at the on-site shop.

Exceed Physical Culture

Exceed does exactly what its name suggests: exceeds at creating a culture around getting in shape. Work out in a supportive environment that strives to both strengthen the body and empower the soul.

This friendly gym is great for first-timers, offering high-energy workouts that strengthen all the muscles in the body. This includes boxing, one of the gym’s specialties.

Exceed offers two locations, one on the Upper East Side and one in TriBeCa – perfect for both after-work classes and weekend sessions. This gym will exceed your expectations.

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Refine Method

This gym offers the city’s “smartest workout” that focuses on high intensity interval training that works the whole body.

With uptown locations on either side of the park, this serious fitness center offers a straightforward, yet challenging, experience.

Refine Method was founded by a former New York City Ballet dancer with the goal of helping train smarter, not necessarily harder, and ultimately get the results they want.

Fitness Facilities at 40 East End

Not everyone feels like heading back out to the gym after coming home from work. That’s why our luxury New York City condominiums are home to an on-site fitness center, bringing the gym right to your home. Our facility features top-of-the-line equipment, as well as space to stretch, breathe and play. For more on our building amenities, visit or drop us a line.

Restaurants Near 40 East End That Will Take You Back in Time

In a city where more than a hundred new restaurants open every year, there is an impressive number of mainstays that have ridden out the evolving urban food scene and a fickle economy. Here are a few of the best classic eateries near Upper East Side condominiums – restaurants that bring the city’s past to present.

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Heidelberg is one of the oldest German restaurants in the United States. Established more than a 100 years ago in what was once known as German Broadway, Heidelberg is one of the few original schnitzel-serving eateries that remains – a testament to its classic cuisine and homey atmosphere.

Other than serving some of the best pretzels, goulash and sausages around, Heidelberg has made it its mission to honor the bustling German community that thrived in the Upper East Side during the 20th century.

Heidelberg sits just a few blocks from the East River, among Upper East Side condominiums and local businesses.

Lexington Candy Shop

Despite its name, this old-school establishment serves more sandwiches than sweets. Founded 1925, this Upper East Side soda fountain will make you feel like you’ve encountered a scene from Grease.

Dubbed a New York landmark, this diner is as retro as it gets, and full of character. Perhaps, because it has been owned and operated by three generations of the same family.

It serves up thick club sandwiches, sizzling tuna melts and gooey grilled cheese – always with a pickle on the side. Plus, you can get breakfast anytime of the day.

Lexington Candy Shop is located a half-mile from 40 East End’s luxury New York condos at 1226 Lexington Ave.

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Le Veau D’or

An Upper East Side gem, Le Veau D’or has been plating French classics for locals and visitors alike for more than 80 years. Unpretentious, traditional and timeless, Le Veau D’or is the definition of the endangered French bistro.

For better, the dishes – French onion soup, coq au vin, and boeuf bourguignon – haven’t changed much since the restaurant opened its doors in 1937.

Sit at Hemingway’s favorite table and order a bottle of wine (or two). You’ll immediately be transported to mid-20th century New York City.

Le Veau D’or is located near the south end of Central Park, less than two miles from 40 East End’s luxury New York condos.

The Upper East Side is a foodie’s paradise – perfect for those who love a mix of tradition and modernity right on their doorstep. Learn more about life at 40 East End by visiting

Shakespeare in the Park – Near 40 East End’s Upper East Side Condominiums

One of the city’s favorite arts events is on a small, uptown stage – outdoors. Shakespeare in the Park, seasonal productions in an open-air theater in Central Park, is a summertime favorite among New Yorkers. Bring a blanket from nearby Upper East Side condominiums, a thermos, a friend and get cozy in the park this year.

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Theater in Central Park

Founded in 1962, Shakespeare in the Park is a long-standing public theater experience that brings the works of 16th century playwright William Shakespeare to the city’s most cherished green space, Central Park. This free, public event runs from mid-May until the end of August each year, with multiple productions each season. Occasionally, non-Shakespeare productions will also make a special appearance on stage.

Shakespeare in the Park is hosted at the Delacorte Theater, an 1,800-seat outdoor venue where spectators have enjoyed more than 150 productions in its 57 years of operation. The shows might be free, but their quality remains. Over the years, casts have included big names like Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Morgan Freeman.

2019 Season

This year, expect three great productions during the 2019 season.

Much Ado About Nothing, a much-loved Shakespeare comedy about trickery, rumors and marriage, will run from May 21 through June 23.

Later in the summer, experience Coriolanus (July 16 through August 11), a tragedy based on the life of celebrated Roman leader. Expect famine, mutiny and ultimately, death in this exciting production.

From August 31 to September 8, the stage will play host to a special, back-to-school performance: a version of Disney’s musical Hercules.

Getting Tickets

Seems too good to be true? There is some work involved in getting tickets for this popular event.

Tickets are distributed (first come, first served) at the Delacorte Theatre on the day of the show. The box office opens at noon, but we recommend getting there early to beat the line. Tickets are limited to two per person, so choose carefully who you want to bring!

You can also get tickets downtown at the Public Theater or by lottery on the TodayTix mobile app. For more information, visit the Public Theater website.

The Delacorte Theater is located at 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, less than a mile from our Upper East Side condominiums, making Shakespeare in the Park a perfect date night or after-work activity without going too far afield.

Proximity to Central Park is just one of the perks of life at 40 East End. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Under the Radar Art Galleries on the Upper East Side

New York City has a plethora of cultural institutions, from world-renowned museums to independent galleries to art schools just moments from out luxury Manhattan condos. It is home to some of the most important museums in the world, which draw thousands of visitors annually. But there is another breed of art gallery uptown that, while maybe overshadowed by its big sisters, is worth a visit.

These three galleries in the neighborhood of 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condos are classy, traditional and an integral part of the New York art scene. These galleries will take you back to the origins of fine art in New York.

Acquavella Galleries

This Upper East Side staple is located between Madison and Fifth Ave, right in the heart of the neighborhood.

Acquavella was founded by an Italian dealer Nicholas Acquavella in 1921. The gallery initially specialized in Italian Renaissance art, and was influential in the style’s rise in popularity in the United States. The gallery expanded in the 1960s to include 19th and 20th century Impressionist, Surrealist and Cubist works.

Today, the gallery is home to works of major artists both past and present, hung from the walls of a five-story renovated townhouse. Find it at 18 E. 79th St. near many East Side condominiums.

Michael Werner

This German art gallery initially started in Cologne in 1969, featuring post-war artists like Georg Baselitz and Sigmar Polke, among others.

Today, the gallery features mostly contemporary works, with a focus on modern art. Expect well-known names in a minimalist setting – no frills at the Michael Werner gallery, just impressive art. Past exhibitions include paintings from 1980s Germany, Lupertz’s Tent Paintings and themed group exhibitions. It’s located at 4 E. 77th St, not far from top luxury Manhattan condos like 40 East End.

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Mnuchin Gallery

Founded by Robert Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and art dealer, this gallery offers the quality of a world-renowned institution, but in a small, uncrowded Upper East Side townhouse.

The walls of this brick townhouse museum are lined with masterpieces from renowned American artists from the 1950s to present day. Matisse, Picasso, Rothko and Warhol are just a few of the names you’ll find at the gallery. Don’t miss it at 45 E. 78th St.

You don’t have to go to trendy Chelsea to view art at hip, independent galleries. The Upper East Side has its fair share of classic exhibits, many in renovated townhouses, that aren’t found on Museum Mile. Some of the best private galleries in the city are located less than a mile from our luxury East Side condominiums.

Our boutique condo building is in the heart of the uptown fine art scene – the perfect place for aficionados and collectors alike. Get in touch with us today to learn more about the exclusive benefits of our luxury Manhattan condos.

The Multiple Ways to Get Around Central Park

Spring has sprung, and for New Yorkers this means spending weekends at Central Park. With our close proximity to Central Park from our luxury Manhattan condominiums, this attraction is a must.

It takes about two hours to navigate the perimeter of Central Park – a long journey that may not be for everyone. From sightseeing tours to exploring the city’s paths on your own, Central Park many ways to get around its circumference.

Here are a few of the best ways to get around Central Park this spring:

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Why not let somebody else do the legwork for a change? Pedicab tours are a great way to see the entirety of this world-renowned park in approximately an hour.

View Manhattan’s oasis from the luxury of a pedicab, a tricycle taxi with covered seating also known as a bicycle rickshaw. Your driver doubles as chauffeur and tour guide, pointing out sites and narrating the city’s history as you sail through the trees.

Horse-Drawn Carriage

This popular Central Park tour is straight out of a romantic comedy. Ride in style through the park, taking in the sights and history that the Upper East Side has to offer.

Carriage tours take you to the historic Belvedere Castle, the Lake, Bethesda Fountain and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides can also be customized for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

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Nature lovers get off-the-beaten path and enjoy a more secluded side of Central Park. The forested areas are part of what makes this park a haven among the skyscrapers. Central Park has 58 miles of trails for visitors to enjoy. These range in level of difficulty.

While some of the trails are paved, many are unpaved dirt paths that wind through trees, up hills, and over roots. For those who want a more rigorous route, head to the Ravine, the Ramble, and the North Woods.

Green space is an important part of New York City’s charm, and the Upper East Side is no exception. Blocks from 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condominiums lies one of the world’s best-known parks, with weekend’s worth of things to see and do. Visit to learn more about the perks of living on the Upper East Side.