March 5, 2019

Best Boutique Hotels near 40 East End

Whether for a weekend stay for a friend’s wedding, or a staycation with your special someone, the Upper East Side has a number of incredible boutique hotels to make any getaway or exploration of the nearby condominiums exceptional.

These designer hotels offer a taste of classic luxury, a term that may be best embodied by this opulent neighborhood. Traditional 1900s architecture meets chic, modern décor and state-of-the-art amenities that will complete any New York City experience. Located less than 10 short styled blocks from 40 East End’s luxury New York City condominiums, these are the area’s most elegant hotels.

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The Mark Hotel

Due west from our East Side condos is The Mark, one of the city’s landmark places to stay. Nearly 100 years old, this upscale hotel opened its doors in 1927. Stay here for the sophisticated design, central location, or the art. The Mark Collection includes many one-of-a-kind pieces created by renowned artists especially for the hotel.

Expect contemporary details like heated towel racks, remoted controlled shades and lighting, and a daily delivery of The New York Times. In the evening, enjoy French-American fusion at the Mark Restaurant & Bar, a busy neighborhood locale.

The Surrey

This luxurious hotel is exceptional in many ways – rooftop gardens, fireplaces, and a lavish spa are just a few of the reasons to book a suite at The Surrey. Built in the 1920s as a residence hotel, it has seen many famous faces over the years, including JFK and Betty Davis.

The Surrey offers impeccable service and truly luxurious touches, from the mattress to the bedding to the white marble baths featured in some suites. The Cornelia Spa and the hotel’s French restaurant, Café Boulud, offer unparalleled relaxation without leaving the grounds.

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The Lowell

From the outside, it looks like a residential building inside, however, is another story altogether. Located off Madison Avenue on a tranquil street with plenty of tree shade, this stunning hotel is all about the details.

The Lowell offers nearly 75 suites and deluxe rooms with amenities like full kitchens, private terraces, and beautiful sitting rooms. The Lowell offers personalized service to each guest, and the staff is attentive and mindful of guests’ needs. This hotel is a great place for a cozy winter getaway, as most suites feature a wood-burning fireplace.

All in the heart of the Upper East Side, these three boutique hotels are sure to impress any visitors to New York City. A short distance from luxury New York City condominiums at 40 East End, these accommodations combine convenience and indulgence and can serve as an ideal destination to explore what’s available in the Upper East Side for your next home.

Where to Get a Healthy Meal on a Weeknight in the Upper East Side

We get it, life can become really busy, and making a nutritious meal doesn’t always make the top of your list. Despite the state-of-the-art kitchens at our Upper East Side condos, everyone needs a night off. Rather than picking up pizza, try one of these eateries for a balanced, wholesome meal at the end of a long day.

Candle 79

Considered one of the best vegan restaurants in the city, Candle 79 is far from salads and smoothies. Wild mushroom-butternut squash ravioli, coconut pad Thai and empanadas are just a few of the tasty starters. Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will enjoy hearty, innovative dishes like Moroccan spiced chickpea cake and the eggplant parmesan. This restaurant also has an incredible brunch menu that comes with either green juice or a cocktail. Candle 79 is located on 79th Street at Lexington Avenue, less than 10 blocks from 40 East End Avenue.

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The East Pole

East Pole is a great example that healthy food entertains as much as it contributes to a healthy lifestyle. East Pole serves up sustainably-sourced meats and fish alongside distinct protein and greens. Try their Macro Bowl, a meal-sized dish of grains, vegetables, beans and other protein, or the wild boar pappardelle. East Pole is located just two and a half blocks from 40 East End’s luxury New York City condominiums, at 65th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Bareburger

Bareburger is a popular New York chain with two locations on the Upper East Side. Great for a quick bite or to take back to East Side condos, this burger bar is both healthy- and eco-conscious. Bareburger serves a range of organic burgers – beef, bison, turkey, sweet potato and black bean, among others.

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Juice Press

This juice and smoothie bar is located just four blocks from our luxury New York City condominiums at 40 East End – the perfect place to pick up vitamin-C-and-protein-heavy snack on your way home from work. Try one of their organic, cold-pressed juices or smoothie bowls, or choose to pick up a healthy soup to go.

East Side condos are perfect for those who like to live a health-conscious lifestyle. The Upper East Side offers plenty of outdoor spaces for outdoor activity and great eateries for mindful consumption. To find out more about our neighborhood and how you can call it home, send us an email or pick up the phone today.

Where to Get Brunch Near 40 East End

Brunch is the 21st-century urbanite’s favorite meal of the week. Every Saturday and Sunday, groups line up for lovely afternoon of relaxing conversation over sumptuous cuisine.

No matter how much you love to cook, you’ll want to take a break to explore the city’s booming brunch scene. Below are a few favorite brunch spots nearby our East Side condominiums at 40 East End.

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Sarabeth’s

This innovative, Madison Avenue locale is a neighborhood favorite – and with good reason.
Sarabeth’s is a posh, New York City chain that serves a delightful afternoon brunch though its relaxed indoor/outdoor style really brings it home at any hour of the day or night.

Stop by Sarabeth’s between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday for spectacular dishes. Lighter options include fruit bowls and souped-up steel-cut oats, with toppings like chia, blackberry and caramelized apple. Indulgent breakfasts include lemon & ricotta pancakes and a sweet-and-savory crispy potato waffle with chicken and apple sausage. Egg dishes feature scrambles, hashes and omelettes with innovative flavors.

Pair your brunch with a flowery mimosa or their famous pickled Bloody Mary for the perfect weekend treat.

The Writing Room

The Writing Room is an eclectic, literary-inspired restaurant that aims to deliver a vintage feel. Subway tiles, vinyl flooring, studded leather seating, and shelves full of books are elements that make this spot unique.

The brunch menu is chock-full of classic American cuisine. Traditional breakfast baked goods like coffee cake and banana bread are served alongside standard eggs-and-bacon dishes. Some of the more inventive plates include huevos rancheros, buttermilk fried chicken and house-cured salmon.

Dubbed casual fine dining, The Writing Room is the perfect place for a cozy mid-morning meal this winter.

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Boqueria

Boqueria is an Upper East Side tapas restaurant known for small plates, paella and Spanish cheese and world famous Iberico ham. Named after a famous Barcelona market, this joint will transport diners to a much warmer climate.

Boqueria is famous for its tapas-style brunch. They offer a prix-fixe menu with unlimited sangria and mimosa for $39 per person, as well as an a la carte menu. Try the Tortilla Española, a potato-and-onion omelette, caramelized french toast, or scramble of shrimp and peppers. Finish off the meal with an order of churros con chocolate.

Boqueria is located just half a mile from luxury Manhattan condos at 40 East End – get there early to avoid inevitable line-ups.

Our East Side condominiums offer residents the best of everything New York City has to offer: proximity to museums, abundant green space and excellent local eateries. Interested in moving to the Upper East Side? Learn more about available suites by contacting us today.

El Museo del Barrio

Amidst New York City’s world-renowned art institutions are a few niche galleries – many of which pack in a great deal of history inside their walls. One of these is El Museo del Barrio, an Upper East Side gem that tells the stories of Latino Culture both in the U.S. and around the world.

If you’re an art aficionado, you’ll love living in Upper East Side condominiums. Located just minutes from Museum Mile. Grab a coffee at one of the neighborhood cafes and head to El Museo del Barrio on a Saturday morning for an eye-opening experience.

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The Art

El Museo del Barrio is where art and culture intersect – expect to get a heavy dose of both. This museum is one of the city’s chief cultural institutions, featuring art collections and exhibits, as well as film, photography and performing arts.

El Museo is home to 6,500 permanent exhibit objects spanning many cultures, and also plays host to a number of rotating exhibits.

The permanent collection features modern and contemporary art, which includes paintings, photography; mixed-media graphics, which includes 4,000 prints from the 20th and 21st centuries; Pre-Columbian, archeological objects from the Caribbean and pieces associated with religious traditions like the Day of the Dead.

This collection is full of carefully curated works that reflects identities and cultures of a diverse region. For those who enjoy powerful images, bright color and socio-political subtext, this is a great place to get some design inspiration for luxury New York condos.

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The Restaurant: El Café

Side Park Café offers casual Latin American dining with an ever-changing menu. Dinner at Side Park includes a variety of tacos, enchiladas and cochinita pibil, seasoned slow-braised pork wrapped in banana leaves.

Breakfast is served weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy one of their breakfast wraps, with scrambled eggs, and toppings like avocado, jalapeño and chorizo. Weekend brunch features a Mexican-style breakfast menu, as well as twists on American classics.

Important Information

El Museo is located along the stretch of Fifth Avenue dubbed Museum Mile across from Central Park, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

The museum is located a short distance from our luxury New York Condos at 40 East End. Find out more about the neighborhood through or website, or call us today for more information.

Things To Do on Fifth Avenue That You Might Not Be Expecting

Known as one of the more famous streets in the world, Fifth Avenue is a hub for designer shops, museums and many popular attractions.

A major thoroughfare for the entire Upper East Side, you’ll get to know Fifth Avenue well while living in the Upper East Side condos at 40 East End.

Just blocks from our luxury Manhattan condominiums, you’ll often find yourself visiting The Met with out-of-town friends or enjoying view of the park.

Museum Mile dominates the section of Fifth Avenue that is parallel to Central Park, but if you head a little further south from Upper East Side condos, you’ll encounter some of the city’s best attractions and sights. Here are a few Fifth Avenue points of interest to do that don’t involve swiping your credit card or visiting a gallery.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

One of the more notable places of worship in the United States, this neo-gothic-style Roman Catholic church sits in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City. About five million people from around the world visit this church every year. Visitors are allowed inside during mass to experience the sober service in the foreground of colorful stained-glass. Head there on a weekend in the springtime, and you may get to witness a wedding. Throughout history, New York legends like Babe Ruth and Andy Warhol passed through these halls.

New York Public Library

This might be one of the most beautiful libraries in the country. The flagship branch of the NYPL library system, sits in a 100-year-old Beaux-Arts building across from Central Park.
Grab a good book and sit in the Rose Reading Room, and you’ll feel like you’ve just arrived on a movie set. Even if you’re not a bookworm, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy one of the city’s many architectural wonders.

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FAO Schwartz

After closing its Fifth Avenue doors a few years back, this toy giant has opened once again a half-block from the main drag. Kids will be greeted by a door person in full costume, as has always been the tradition, and then choose their own adventure. Go shopping at the FAO Mart, cause chemical reactions at the Discovery science station, or make their own race car – not to mention the famous dancing piano from the movie Big. Afterward, stop at the candy store, where you’ll find all kinds of sweets, both packaged and bulk.
Fifth Avenue is an integral part of Upper East Side lifestyle. Our luxury Manhattan condominiums at 40 East End give you easy access to museums, shopping and many famous New York landmarks. For more information on life at 40 East End, click on Neighborhood on our website’s menu or contact us by phone or email.

January 31, 2019

Visiting the Neue Galerie

When you think of New York, museums like The Met and MoMA probably come to mind. But the city has a bunch of under-the-radar galleries that, while more niche, are just as good. One of these is the Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to German and Austrian art from the early 20th century. Discernible in style, this art reflects an important period in the history of the Germanic world. To experience it, visit this 5th Avenue gallery located blocks from our luxury New York City condominiums.

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Collection & Exhibits

The Neue Galerie’s permanent collection includes painting, sculpture, photographs and more from many prominent Austrian and German artists. Gustav Klimt, Max Beckmann and Marianne Brandt are among those featured.

The collection represents works from movements of the 20th century, including Expressionism and Bahaus, as well as architecture and decorative arts.

Current exhibits include an exploration of the friendship between two renowned artists, Franz Marc and August Macke, a centenary Gustav Klimt collection from 1918, and a selection of jewelry from leading artists.

Events

The Neue Galerie is known for its variety of social and educational events. If you live in Upper East Side condos, consider becoming a member and you’ll have access to free and discounted museum events year-round.

For Members’ Thursdays, the museum is open exclusively to members and their guests from 6 to 8 p.m. The first Friday of each month the museum is free to all from 6 to 9 p.m. Café Sabarsky will also be open for dinner, drinks, and dessert.

Cabaret in Café Sabarsky, the museum’s highly-rated onsite restaurant, mixes modern Austrian cuisine with European music consistent with the era of the museum art. The café also hosts a recital series in partnership with the New York-based Perlman Music Program.
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Dining & Shopping

Café Sabarsky is one of the best museum restaurants near 40 East End’s luxury New York City condominiums. Grab a bite to eat or peruse the prints, pottery, and books at the museum’s gift shop after morning of viewing art.

Life in New York City means never running out of things to do and see. Our luxury New York City condominiums at 40 East End offer the best of both worlds, proximity to the lively Museum Mile, while living on a tree-lined street. Browse our website for more information on living at 40 East End.

Warm Up with a Drink at These Cozy Upper East Side Bars

If you’re looking for a flashy night out, Some Manhattanites want to head to downtown Manhattan, where blinking lights, loud music and bottle service are criteria for a Saturday Night. The Upper East Side, however, has a very different approach to Friday night fun.

If you’re looking to get drinks with friends, try the Barolo East, the newest offering on the Upper East Side. There are plenty of choices near our East Side condominiums at 40 East End Avenue. Bundle up and head to one of these Upper East Side bars this winter for a cozy night on the town.

Caledonia Bar

Lucky for you “the world’s least pretentious whiskey bar” is just a hop, skip and a jump from our East Side condominiums making it an easy trip to the nearest winter watering hole. This narrow Scottish bar has whiskey, beers on tap, and great pub food – the perfect place to escape the chilly February wind.

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The Penrose

Kitty-corner to Caledonia Bar, this Upper East Side locale pours old-fashioned cocktails and hoppy beers. Vintage, patterned wallpaper, interior brick, reclaimed wood and vintage mahogany leather complete the cozy interior. Try the winter favorite, Bad Santa, a rum-cognac-Irish cream concoction with winter spices.

Gael Pub

Gael Pub sits halfway between our residences at Central Park. This classic Irish pub offers all kinds of drinks, a full menu and regular events, like music and sports games. This winter try their Hot Spiked Honey – an extra-flavorful twist on the traditional hot toddy.

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DTUT

DTUT feel more like a friend’s living room than a bar. Make your own smores while you sip a wintery craft beer. They also have cocktails, wine, and – believe it or not – chocolate fondue. Their mugs are made by local artists, and their furniture custom-made – hard to get any homier than that. DTUT is just north of our luxury Manhattan condominiums on 2nd Avenue, off 91st Street.

Felice 64

For many, Italian is the ultimate comfort food. Warm and hearty, the dishes at Felice 64 range from soup to homemade ravioli to bacon-roasted Brussel Sprouts. Pair your meal with a full-bodied Italian Chianti, and there you have it, a cozy night out on the Upper East Side. Felice 64 is located, you guessed it, off of 64th, south of suites at 40 East End.

Our Upper East Side condominiums offer incredible proximity to local bars and eateries to warm you up all winter long. Rather than hibernating until April, socialize with friends and family at some of the borough’s many establishments. For more information on the 40 East End neighborhood, browse our website or call us today.

Top 4 Outdoor Skating Rinks Near 40 East End

Whether you’re a shuffling beginner or a twirling professional, you’ll love exploring public ice-skating rinks in New York City. Fortunately, there are plenty within a short distance from our Upper East Side condos.

Ready to get outside? Lace up your skates this winter at one of these four skating rinks near 40 East End Avenue.

Wollman Rink

When you think of Central Park, you probably picture leafy trees, plaid picnic blankets and busy playgrounds. But Central Park is a hub of activity in the winter, too – ice skating being one of the favorite things to do. Wollman offers public skating daily, often from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. or later. The also offer a skate school, figuring skating and hockey. Wollman Rink is at the south end of the park between 62nd and 63rd streets, and is one of the closest rinks to luxury Manhattan condominiums on the Upper East Side.

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Lasker Rink

At the opposite end of the park, you’ll find Lasker Rink, which has two rinks: one for public skating and another for hockey. The rink is open for public skating on weekdays during the day, with extended hours until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rates range from $2.25 to $8.

Bryant Park – Midtown

Bryant Park is best known for its Winter Village festival in December, but the fun doesn’t stop come January. This 17,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink in Midtown East is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The best part? Admission is free. Check out The Lodge, a rink-side bar and food hall that includes a beer garden, a s’mores bar and well-known New York restaurants.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

No matter where you live in the city, this iconic rink is worth a glide. Skate hand-in-hand with your special someone or sail through the crisp air with friends. Just a 10-minute drive from 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condominiums, The Rink at the Rockefeller Center will make you feel like you’re in a scene from a holiday movie.

If you’re just moving to Upper East Side condos and don’t have your skates sharpened, don’t worry. There are many sporting goods stores in the area. Our neighborhood has a mix of residential properties, small businesses and outdoor fun – that’s why we love it so much. We know you will, too. If you’re considering a move, give us a call today to learn more about making 40 East End your home.

Top 4 Ways to Splurge on the Upper East Side

It’s no secret that where you live tends to be one of the places you visit the least. At 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condominiums, you have the perfect headquarters for an exhilarating staycation in New York City.

Take a weekend and treat yourself to food, culture, shopping, and more right here in the neighborhood you call home. Wondering where to start? Here are a few unique Upper East Side necessities to splurge on this winter.

Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s

We’ve all seen the 1961 film, but did you know that you can actually enjoy a morning meal in at the luxury jeweller a short distance from our luxury Manhattan condominiums?

The Blue Box Café is located on the fourth floor of the flagship New York Tiffany & Co. store, and offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in a white-and-turquoise dining room that will take you back to the 1960s.

Breakfast includes a two-course meal with options like truffle eggs, avocado toast and delicious buttery croissants.
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Tour The Met Before it Opens

Many New Yorkers avoid busy attractions like museums – and with good reason. But, what if you could peruse art without the crowds?

Viator VIP offers private, 90-minute tours of one of the world’s most renowned art institutions that allows you to explore the empty galleries – the permanent collection and special exhibits – accompanied by a Met guide.

Dine at DANIEL

DANIEL is an incredible, jackets-required French restaurant that is well worth the bill.
This fine dining restaurant will transport you to Paris, whether you’re coming in for a pre-theater bite or a special occasion get-together.

DANIEL offers multi-course, tasting and a la carte menus. Expect a variety of gourmet delights, such as vodka flambeed foie gras, seared scallops and lamb chops paired with excellent wines. For a pre- or post-dinner drink, head to the bar and enjoy a drink from a menu of rare spirits or dessert a la carte.
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Spend a Night at The Mark Hotel

Trade in East Side condos for just one night and stay at The Mark Hotel in the Upper East Side. This five-star hotel offers a classy stay steps from Central Park and Museum Mile. For an extra bit of luxe, book a penthouse suite and stay in style.

The bonus? 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman’s, a high-end department store on 5th Avenue just south of Central Park, for crowd-free shopping.

Instead of heading south this year, tour your own borough from our luxury Manhattan condominiums. Both elegant and practical, our Upper East Side homes are chock-full of amenities that complement an urban lifestyle and are close to many of the city’s best attractions and restaurants.

Best Museum Restaurants on the Upper East Side

Museum restaurants used to have a reputation for being overpriced, predictable and really only frequented because of their convenience. But things have changed. Museum restaurants near Upper East Side condominiums are no longer accessories to galleries, but rather are becoming institutions themselves.

So, forget the art – for today, anyway – and visit one of these museums just for the food. You won’t be disappointed.

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Flora Bar at Met Breuer

Flora Bar has elegance, hipness and innovation all wrapped up in one neat, modern dining room. The high ceilings, and cement block supports give the space an industrial feel that fits perfectly with a museum that is dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Food-wise, they cater to an adventurous, 21st century palate. Purple endive salad and potato and slow-roasted lamb ribs to start to prime your taste buds. Mains like Wagyu steak and lobster and crab dumplings in yuzu broth will finish the job. Complete the meal with a wine pairing or an interesting house-made cocktail.

Flora Bar also operates a coffee bar for strong espresso, to-go sandwiches and sweets to take back to luxury New York condos nearby.

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Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum

This 100-plus-year-old Lower East Side mainstay moved up town a few years ago to join the ranks of offspring museum restaurants.

Clean white walls, lunch counter-style metal chairs, and a glass case displaying whole fish and pickles – this museum restaurant pairs an elementary vibe with food that’s anything but.

The menu features everything from small plates, to sandwiches, to sharing platters, as well as desserts. Try The Classic, a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, or the Shakshouka, eggs baked in tomato sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Challah Bread Pudding or Halvah Ice Cream.

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Café Sabarsky at Neue Galerie

Old World meets Neue at this museum eatery. Named after the museum’s founder, Café Sabarsky is an a European-style café located in the Neue Galerie, which home to much of the city’s German and Austrian art.

Cut into a juicy Bavarian sausage or enjoy a slice of Sachertorte, a dark chocolate cake with apricot confiture. Their sister restaurant, Café Fledermaus, offers the same menu in a different setting. Both are open to the public.

Investing in one of our luxury New York condos means access to the city’s vibrant culture and restaurant scene. Today there’s no need to sacrifice an excellent lunch for a day at the museum – you can have both on the Upper East Side.