September 11, 2018

Three Parks You Need to Visit in the Upper East Side

When you live uptown in East Side condominiums, your weekends probably involve wining and dining, seeing a Broadway show, perusing galleries, and, of course, taking a stroll in Central Park.

But, this famous park isn’t the only green space in the city that’s worth a visit. In fact, New York City has about 28,000 acres of public parkland – and Central Park is just three percent of it.

Below are just a few of the many Upper East Side parks that are worth a weekend jaunt from your new residence at our luxury New York condos.

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Carl Schurz Park

Perhaps one of the city’s best-kept secrets, this scenic park runs along East River, between 84th and 90th streets. Because it’s a mere half-hour trip from Manhattan, it’s the perfect escape from the bustling streets of the city.

In the summertime, enjoy the bright, fragrant seasonal blooms that decorate the park. In the fall, enjoy the crisp air and the cool breeze that comes from the Hudson.

This is an excellent park equipped with age-specific playgrounds, as well as basketball and handball courts. There is an off-leash dog run, as well as plenty of space for your pets to roam. Be sure to bring a snack or two from your East Side condominiums kitchen, as there’s no food sold on the grounds nor at the park entrance.

John Jay Park

A few blocks south of Carl Schurz lies another park with a name: John Jay. This is yet another within five minutes of our luxury New York condos at 40 East End.

This community park is a popular place, so be prepared for company. If you’re looking for a Sunday stroll or an afternoon of reading, this may not be the park for you.

The park has everything an active child – or adult, for that matter – could want: basketball and handball courts, playgrounds for different ages, outdoor gym equipment, and even a pool.

There is also a wading pool and splash pad for kids to enjoy during the summer months, as well as tables for picnics. Our East Side condominiums have many amenities available, but nothing can replace spending a summer day outside at the park.

East River Esplanade

The East River Esplanade runs north-south along the river between 36th and 41st streets. The municipal park was acquired by the city in 1939 when the highway is built, and is an important part of the city’s greenway. East River Esplanade begins a number of blocks south of East Side condominiums, stretching a few miles along the water.

This park is the perfect place to have a picnic, shoot a few hoops, try your hand at handball, and watch while the kids hang from monkey bars and zoom down the slides. The attached path is a fantastic bike trail that offers miles of smooth, flat sailing along the river, just behind luxury New York condos.

While there are plenty of things to do in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, every so often we need a reminder of the importance of getting outside – whether you’re new to luxury New York condos or a city lifer. For more information about the parks, paths, and other public green spaces near to our East Side condominiums, give us a call today at 212 682 4033.

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