555TEN’s Midtown West
With summer in full swing, bicycling along the Hudson River Park or soaking in the sights, shops, and sounds of Midtown West are just a few ways to take advantage of the sunny weather and the best the city has to offer. Residents of the 555TEN luxury rentals can enjoy an unparalleled suite of rooftop amenities, including the pool, sundeck with cabanas, and club and bar, perfect for lounging with the latest bestseller and a well-deserved cocktail. But just a stone’s throw away from these Midtown West apartments is the Hudson River Greenway, which provides abundant options for staying active while soaking in the greenery and the great outdoors. And, of course, the ideal way to cap off a summer evening is a meal from one of the city’s finest restaurants, which are serving their world-class fare for no-contact delivery, takeout, and limited outdoor dining.
For a breezy jaunt on a bright weekend afternoon or a long-distance cycling session to keep in shape, the Hudson River Greenway is the right destination. One of New York City’s most welcoming outdoor spaces, the well-maintained thoroughfare extends over 12 miles across the West Side of Manhattan, just parallel to the Hudson River, and offers spectacular, unobstructed water views. The Greenway is also removed from city traffic, with separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrian traffic, for added safety and convenience. For additional summer action (or relaxation), the pathway is dotted by kayaking facilities and well-manicured lawns for rest or a casual picnic, as well as playgrounds and basketball courts for an impromptu pickup game.
After a day in the sun, 555TEN residents can return home to prepare a replenishing meal, with the aid of top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances and quartz-stone countertops, ideal for spreading out and preparing the season’s freshest ingredients. But for maximum convenience, a range of superb dining options are all close by. For the latest from veteran chefs David Bank and Brian Ghaw, Taladwat features what Eater NY describes as “exceptionally delicious” seasonal Thai. Their authentic “countryside” recipes represent the best of Thailand’s regional cuisine, with a range of coconut stews, satisfying mains, and a colorful assortment of spice-infused dishes. Order the tom turmeric with a thick crab cake as its centerpiece, or the pork belly in a sweet and spicy soy broth, or anything really, for convenient takeout or delivery to your door.
One of the neighborhood’s perennial crowd-pleasers, B Side, serves up brick-oven pizza baked to perfection. The crust is quite chewy, and their inventive signature pizzas include the Carbonara, which combines fontina, pancetta, panna with egg, and the Killer Bee, which mixes sweet and spicy with soppressata, garlic puree, chili oil, and honey. For a healthy accompaniment, the roasted Brussel sprouts or black kale salad with pickled, dried apricots, almonds, and mint present the same complexity of flavors as B Side’s beloved pizzas.
For a pastry to accompany your morning coffee or for a warm, crackling baguette to accompany every meal of the week, a visit to Sullivan Street Bakery is in order. This quintessentially New York City bakery was founded by Jim Lahey, the first recipient of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker, and has become the destination for foodies and anyone who appreciates an exquisitely baked loaf of bread. The soft community loaf, cornetto, pains au chocolate, focaccia pizza, and pasta, among other delectable goods, are now available for delivery and pickup, along with their cookbooks, which will enable you to recreate some of Lahey’s tasty treats at home.
With a wealth of options for each meal of the day—and for staying active with fresh air, sun, and Hudson River views—residents of the luxury apartments for rent at 555TEN can always make the most of the summer, all within the dynamic Midtown West neighborhood.