Ring in Spring at Fort Tryon Park

31 03 2010

Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights

You’re a Central Park Regular, a Prospect Park Visitor, and a Washington Square Park Dweller, so why haven’t you stopped by Fort Tryon Park yet? With over 67 acres in Washington Heights, a commanding view of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Palisades, and the Harlem River, Fort Tryon is worth the uptown travel.

The park also homes The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to medieval culture. You will be shocked when you get off the A train at how GREEN everything is, a perfect escape from the city. Take a walk in Heather Garden, picnic on the lawn, and enjoy the view of the river; you won’t regret it!

After your fabulous day in Fort Tryon Park, stop by space for lease 181st and Bennett Avenue. With 2600 SF on the ground floor, a 1600 SF mezzanine level, a 10,000 SF on the top level, and a full basement, it’s a unique property in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood.


Eat Washington Heights

24 03 2010

New Leaf restaurant in Washington Heights

Are you an East Village eater? Upper West Side diner? Downtown Brooklyn food connoisseur? Explore new territory in one of the city’s most hidden gem food neighborhoods– Washington Heights. With a variety of dining choices and menus from around the globe, the heights is worth a brunch, lunch or dinner trip. I’ve picked out three spots to visit in this underrated neighborhood.

Parkview, 219 Dyckman Street

This diner-esque eatery is known for its infamous breakfast menu. Serving melt-in-your-mouth challah french toast and towering egg sandwiches, it’s a fabulous location for a morning fuel-up. Parkview’s friendly staff and laid back atmosphere top off the dining experience. If you aren’t a morning person, the restaurant is also known for its burger and sweet potato fries combo.

New Leaf, 1 Margret Corbin Drive

Sitting in Tryon Park, New Leaf  is an escape from the hustle of city life. Its modern American menu is inspired by local green markets, upstate New York farms, and park gardens, only using the freshest ingredients. Patrons lounge in the cottage-like dining room, enjoying dishes like the portobello mushroom wrap, duck confit, and fried vegetable ravioli.

Bleu Evolution, 808 W. 187th Street

Bleu Evolution boasts an extensive Italian menu and a funky decor. Serving up dishes like ricotta gnocchi, seafood diavolo, and the freshest pastas, the restaurant’s food is just one reason to make the journey to 187th street. On top of the cuisine, the restaurant offers a back patio dining area for the warm weather months and a popular drink menu.

After your meal stop by our newest space for lease on 181st Street and Bennett Avenue. With leasing options galore, it’s an ideal spot for a clothing boutique, a gym, shoe shop, or other retail use. Call 212-213-6480 for leasing information.


Uptown Space Bursting with Possibilities

22 03 2010

Looking for retail space in a buzzing, uptown location? Take a look at this unique property for lease at 181st Street and Bennett Avenue with so many possibilities.

The Breakdown:

Ground floor:

  • Approximately 2600 SF 
  • 30 foot store front
  • 20 foot ceilings
  • Full basement

Mezzanine level:

  •  1600 SF

Top Floor:

  • 10,000 SF
  • Possibility of elevator use
  • Great for an office use!

What makes this cavernous building so unique? The options! Take one of the spaces, or take them all as a package deal. Flowing with shoppers, the neighborhood includes national retailers like Foot Locker, New York & Company, and GNC, and locals like the Red Room Lounge, Manny Bicycle Shop, and Spoiled Brats Pet Store. The property is also close by both the A train and the 1 train for easy transportation.

Ready to move to an ideal Washington Heights location? Call 212-213-6480 for leasing information.


INWOOD: Downtown Feel, Uptown Location

2 09 2009

by Adam Caplan, Retail Specialist

Fort Tryon Park, Inwood

Fort Tryon Park, Inwood

Ask many Manhattanites where Inwood is, and they might answer, “That’s on Long Island, right?” While there is such a Long Island hamlet in the area familiarly known as “The Five Towns”, there is another Inwood which makes up the northern tip of Manhattan Island.

 Once predominantly Irish, this mixed neighborhood—just north of Washington Heights—is a fusion of urban and suburban at (still) affordable residential prices. The neighborhood contains both single-family houses and apartment complexes, with Fort Tryon Park and Inwood Hill Park rivaling Central Park in beauty and charm. Only 25 minutes away from Columbus Circle via the (A) subway line, many would-be Midtowners and Downtowners have migrated northward to this quiet yet eclectic area.

 The shops along the major retail corridors serve the many faces of Inwood. East of Broadway on Dyckman Street and 207th Street features many renowned apparel and fast-food chains. However, interwoven in that mix are Inwood’s first major fitness center, Planet Fitness, which opened on the corner of Dyckman and Vermilyea a few months ago. Popular lounges such as 809 and Tabaco Y Ron have opened in the last year with much fanfare. West of Broadway on both Dyckman and 207th feature some of the busiest restaurants, such as Mamajuana, Indian Road Cafe and Mama Sushi.

 Broadway itself is a hotspot, with trendy eateries such as Carrot Top and Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, as well as retail stores like Carmen’s Closet. Remnants of Inwood’s Celtic past are Irish Eyes, a pub located on the corner of 213th Street, and Piper’s Kilt, a 20-year-old staple of the neighborhood boasting the “best burger in town.” Inwood will see its first major yoga studio open at the northwest corner of Broadway and West 207th Street.


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