Harrison NJ Steel Works Apartments

The ideal new apartment can soon be yours. The rentals at the Steel Works in Harrison, NJ, are just a brief ride from New York City and just a short walk from an assortment of eclectic dining destinations.

Each Steel Works apartment for rent has its own washer and dryer, plus a full suite of stainless steel kitchen appliances, paired with a mobile island and wine fridge. Bathrooms have frameless glass shower doors and rain showerheads for a relaxing luxury experience. Steel Works also has its own on-site fitness center, rooftop deck, swimming pool, and charging stations for electric cars.

Take in as much live soccer action as you’d like at the Red Bull Arena, just steps from your door. Gather a group of friends for your own weekend soccer match at Riverfront Park, which has a great turf field along the Passaic River. This park offers plenty of other active space, too, including tennis and basketball courts and two playgrounds.

Get your entertainment fix at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which hosts everything from top-name artists such as Erykah Badu and Ringo Starr to dance performances, jazz jam sessions, and Alton Brown’s “Eat Your Science” act that combines edibles with science-based edutainment.

The Newark Museum is the perfect destination for those days when a pensive mood prevails. The museum’s garden is home to the 1784 Old Stone Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse that dates back more than two centuries. Inside the museum, check out the permanent exhibit, Native Artists of North America, to view more than 100 works of pottery, paintings, textiles, and carved items from the 18th century through modern times. Meanwhile, Art of the Ancient Mediterranean, which opens in November, features everything from an ancient Egyptian mummy case to a display exploring more than 2,500 years of glassmaking. The museum also has a planetarium, perfect for stargazers of all ages. If you’re more in the mood for adults-only fun, take part in the museum’s Late Thursdays series of live music, dance performances, and food.

Speaking of food, many other delicious options are nearby. Catas, just a brief walk from Steel Works, offers tapas delights such as shrimp samosas and seared octopus, as well as larger meals such as paella, steak and eggs, or ribeye with rosemary potatoes. Or check out Manu’s Sushi Lounge when in the mood for sushi and sashimi, sesame-crusted tuna, or lamb with pistachio-mustard crust.

Adega Grill is a great date-night destination, thanks to its romantic vineyard vibe, stone fireplaces, and subtle candlelight. It’s also ideal for the wine aficionado, who can revel in more than 180 varieties. For dinner, try Adega’s Chilean sea bass in champagne sauce, the veal chops marsala, or the lamb chops with mixed berry sauce.

Fornos of Spain is the spot for authentic paella, plus loads of other delicious fare. Choose from the broiled pork chops in garlic sauce, the grilled filet mignon, swordfish, or salmon. Save room for dessert, too—Fornos offers banana or pineapple coconut cake, guava shells with cream cheese, and sorbets in flavors such as blueberry, watermelon, and pineapple.

Luxury Chelsea Apartments

What if you could live in a pristine luxury apartment in Chelsea, your favorite NYC neighborhood? Now you can, thanks to the new rentals at Chelsea29. Each apartment is decked out with oversized soundproof windows, a Bosch washer and dryer, and Bosch stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The building itself has a lot to offer, from the rooftop terrace with barbecue area and great city views to the fitness center, a residents’ lounge, and an on-site espresso cafe.

There’s enough to experience close to home to keep you busy all year-round. Even Chelsea Market offers so much to explore that you could go there every week and still discover something new. Pick up a box of salted caramels, coconut bars, or peanut butter cups from Li-Lac Chocolates or enjoy freshly made doughnuts from Doughnuttery. Shops in Chelsea Market offer everything from silver teapots to sesame, spices, and teas. No matter what you’re looking for or who is on your gift list, you’re bound to find what you seek at Chelsea Market.

When you’ve worked up a taste for weekend brunch, check out Spoon Table & Bar for soft-baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms or steel-cut oatmeal embellished with sweet or savory flavors. On another weekend, try brunch at Upland NYC for quiche Lorraine, a Spanish frittata with roasted garlic mayonnaise, or a skirt steak with fried eggs.

The Zagat-rated Gallow Green, located on the roof of the McKittrick Hotel, offers brunch alfresco during warm months. Enjoy your choice of brunch classics such as fruit salad, smoked salmon, or waffles served from the hot and cold stations set up in this open-air environment.

Westville Chelsea serves brunch made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy fried eggs with turkey hash, avocado toast with eggs and sriracha drizzle, or a challah bread French toast with strawberries.

Cookshop, which the Michelin Guide describes as “airy” and “impeccably clean,” serves delights such as poached eggs with whipped ricotta, brioche French toast with peaches, or beignets with ricotta and blueberry sauce.

Work off your weekend brunch with a walk or jog over to Chelsea Piers, where you can participate in more than 25 sports, including ice skating, so there’s plenty to keep you busy, no matter what the weather is. Train for a triathlon or learn how to box, just for fun. Take golf lessons or hone your athletic skills and flexibility with a class in parkour, Pilates, or adult gymnastics. Chelsea Piers even has two indoor rock-climbing gyms, perfect for working on upper body strength and hand-eye coordination, coupled with a healthy dose of fun.

Take a walk along the river esplanade to enjoy the views of yachts in the water or meet a few friends for a dinner cruise, where you can take in panoramic views of the city skyline as you dine and glide along the Hudson and East Rivers. You can even charter a yacht for two—or 200 if you want to treat the entire office to a luxurious aquatic night on the town.

Luxury Upper East Side Condos

Something exciting is under way on the Upper East Side. New condos being built by Extell Development at 1010 Park Avenue will soon be for sale, close to all this New York neighborhood has to offer.

And not only does 1010 Park Avenue have an iconic street address—it’s within walking distance of many of the Upper East Side’s most-visited locations.

Central Park is an incredibly brief walk away. The park’s Ancient Playground area is so close that it’s convenient for a stroll with a stroller. There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy here, such as climbing pyramids and exploring sandy areas and water features, all as an homage to ancient Egypt.

Check out the Central Park Model Yacht Club’s wind-powered sailboat races on a leisurely Saturday morning or head over to the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Running Track for a jog with a waterside view.

Choose your destination for weekend brunch with your friends; there are plenty of options within walking distance. Le Pain Quotidien is a great place for light bites such as Dutch mini pancakes and avocado toast with smoked salmon, or classics such as a Belgian waffle with berries and cream or a seasonal frittata. The Zagat-rated Ristorante Morini offers luscious brunch fare like lobster benedict, French toast with whipped cinnamon ricotta, and a short-rib hash. Enjoy vegan brunch at the Zagat-rated Candle 79, where you can get a veggie enchilada, peach vanilla French toast, or potato-zucchini hash with vegan bacon.

For dinner, check out Erminia, named by Zagat as “the Most Romantic Restaurant in NYC.”  Sample the sole with lemon and capers, veal scallopini, or grilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic.

Elio’s, another Italian restaurant, is on Zagat’s list of “Best Restaurants in the East 80s.” According to Zagat, it’s also a hangout for media moguls and luminaries. Try the swordfish, the liver Venezia, or the fish of the day for the ultimate in fresh seafood fare.

Combine an early Saturday dinner with an evening of exhibit exploration by visiting The Dining Room at The Met. Try the pancetta-wrapped trout or grilled lamb chops, followed by a phenomenal dessert like the blueberry upside-down torte with limoncello gelato. Dessert wines are optional, of course.

After dinner, check out the Rodin at The Met exhibit to see The Thinker, The Hand of God, and many other sculptural works by this celebrated creator. Rodin’s drawings, prints, and books are also on display, as are a series of works by his friend, the famed painter Claude Monet. Another exhibit at the museum called Portable Storage: Tribal Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg (September 25, 2017 – May 7, 2018) celebrates the patterned woven bags carried by nomadic tribes of the Middle East.

Take a walk on another pleasant afternoon to Neue Galerie New York, which features the works of German and Austrian artists. The gift shop is an excellent place to search for that perfect unique something for a friend or loved one. Check out the Art Nouveau or Gustav Klimt coloring books or purchase a frameable poster print featuring a past exhibit. The on-site Cafe Sabarsky is also worth a visit. This cafe is modeled after Viennese cafes from the turn of the last century that served as popular hangouts for the creatives and intellectuals of the day. Enjoy an espresso beverage or hot spiced wine on a chilly day, paired with fare such as wiener schnitzel, chestnut cream soup, or bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes. Cafe Sabarsky also serves breakfast foods, including crepes with apricot confiture, ham and eggs, and smoked salmon.