With COVID-19 rates low in New York City and folks becoming more comfortable with local travel and tourism, the beginning of the fall season is sure to usher in plans for day trips and long weekend getaways. We can anticipate many New Yorkers will be looking for opportunities to travel outside of the city in the coming weeks as temperatures pleasantly drop and the leaves begin to change color.
For those who own a car or have the ability to rent one, this means looking to the nearby Hudson Valley, Catskills, and the various towns of Connecticut for a change of pace from the city. The residences at Vandewater, 77 Greenwich, 180 East 88th Street, 30 Warren, 555 West End Avenue, Waterline Square, 300 West, and Greenwich West are perfectly situated to easily exit New York City. Whether it be hopping on the George Washington Bridge via the West Side Highway to get to the Hudson Valley or taking the Henry Hudson Parkway to get to Connecticut, individuals looking for easy access out of the city will find the below condos perfectly suited for day trips and long weekend getaways.
Vandewater is the first luxury residential condominium of its kind on Manhattan’s West Side. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Morningside Heights at 543 West 122nd Street, the 33-story building is moments from the Henry Hudson Parkway and George Washington Bridge, providing quick access to upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Designed by INC Architecture & Design, the building features 183 residences ranging from studios to four bedrooms. A fresh representation of the local classical neo-gothic architecture of Morningside Heights, Vandewater’s facade material and color of weathered limestone pays homage to the nearby Riverside Church. The building features 24,000 square feet of programmed indoor and outdoor space and landscaping by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.
180 East 88th Street
Situated in the Upper East Side’s coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, DDG and Global Holdings’ 180 East 88th Street is a striking condominium offering only 48 gracious half- and full-floor homes. Located just minutes from the FDR Drive, the development affords residents easy access to Long Island, upstate New York, Connecticut and beyond, for those looking for quick getaways or weekend trips to their second home. The residences at 180 East 88th Street feature soaring ceiling heights, stunning views of Central Park and bespoke details that provide the perfect bridge between pre-war inspiration and contemporary design. Amenities include a half-court indoor basketball court, indoor soccer pitch, state-of-the-art fitness center, private yoga studio, residents’ lounge, game room, wine room and children’s playroom.
Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, 77 Greenwich is a new luxury condominium featuring show-stopping water views, architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors by the renowned Deborah Berke Partners. Topping out at 500 feet, the 42-story building is home to 90 residences that begin 150 feet above street level, a sky-high suite of private club-inspired amenities, retail space and a brand new, public elementary school. And with a parking garage located right across the street, residents can easily hop in their cars and access West Street (aka the West Side Highway) within five minutes, or the nearby FDR for an impromptu autumn getaway.
Designed by the acclaimed Parisian architecture firm Post-Office Architectes, 30 Warren is a boutique-scale, ground-up new development condominium transforming an entire block-front in Tribeca. Featuring 23 design-forward one- to three-bedroom luxury residences, the building, situated at Warren and Church Street, is the latest architectural marvel in the heart of Tribeca – famous for its lofts, artisanal culture and cast iron architecture – and residents will enjoy a lifestyle that is authentic to the neighborhood’s iconic downtown feel. Everyday life at 30 Warren is enriched by the building’s very-own partnership program, Tribeca Select, which gives residents premier access to the area’s most prestigious local businesses and offers them highly customizable in-home experiences. They can also take advantage of 30 Warren’s prime location just minutes from the Holland Tunnel by car, making weekend escapes that much easier to embark on. Before hitting the road, residents can get help packing the car at the building’s 24-7 attended lobby and can grab their bikes from the private storage room.
555 West End Avenue
Located on the beautiful West End Avenue, 555 West End Avenue offers the best of Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood and convenient access to the Henry Hudson Parkway for those wanting a quick getaway from the city. The development offers 13 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind residences with unmatched architectural magnificence from the building’s origin as a historic Beaux Arts private school. Each home at 555 West End Avenue has a unique layout, including sprawling flats, townhomes with private entrances on West End Avenue, and specialized residences born from quintessential spaces found in a historic private school, such as the penthouse gymnasium and former library. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, stroller valet, cold storage, bike storage and residents’ lounge with pool table.
Waterline Square, developed by GID Development Group, has been designed to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Spanning nearly five acres along the Hudson River from West 59th to West 61st Street, Waterline Square provides easy access to the West Side Highway, making for a quick trip out of town whenever desired. Offering a variety of residential lifestyle opportunities, Waterline Square encompasses three residential towers with condominium homes and rental residences. Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, with interiors by Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co.
300 West, South Harlem’s brand-new luxury condominium offering a collection of elegant residences as well as the neighborhood’s most robust club-style amenities package that caters to residents of all ages, boasts close proximity to Manhattan’s West Side Parkway and makes it easier than ever to escape the city for a weekend or day trip. With valet parking, getting to or parking your car at 300 West offers a seamless experience perWith access to the city’s best biking trails such as the Hudson River Park and bike path, residents or friends can easily commute to each other as well as work.
Hudson Square’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, offers a modern downtown lifestyle in one of New York City’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods — home to the new HQ’s of Disney and Google. With private automated parking for residents, residents can easily grab their vehicles and hit the road for a weekend getaway. Greenwich West is less than 2 blocks from the West Side Highway or less than five minutes from the Holland Tunnel, boasting seamless access to New Jersey, New England and Upstate New York.