At One Manhattan Square, your condo is situated only steps from the fabled East River. Industrious and majestic to behold, this stretch of water is also undeniably beautiful and no doubt brings countless New Yorkers moments of peace and calm as they gaze out over its glimmering expanse. Waterfront living is a privilege that’s afforded to few in New York City — and once you have it, you’ll want to hold onto it. Here’s how to make the most of your proximity to the East River.
Go for a Bike Ride
Manhattan might be a city for walkers, cabs, and subways, but the stretch that skirts the western side of the East River is ideal for taking a spin on two wheels. The East River Greenway lets you feel the breeze in your face, while you zip past iconic bridges and islands on one side, and the Manhattan skyline on the other — passing through the likes of the John V. Lindsay East River Park, en route. Cycling along the East River is a way to get away from it all while remaining in the heart of NYC.
Make the Most of NYC’s Bridges
From your One Manhattan Square condo, you’re just a short stroll from two of the city’s most recognizable crossings: the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. Of course, you can make friends and colleagues envious by snapping these two infinitely Instagrammable behemoths throughout the year. But remember: Both bridges have pedestrian walkways, too. Take a stroll halfway across, then pause to admire your city in all its distant glory.
Catch a Ferry
There’s something altogether dreamy about being able to catch a ferry into work. Within walking distance of the Lower East Side and One Manhattan Square lies Corlears Hook terminal, from which you can hop on a ferry that’ll whisk you to Wall Street, Stuyvesant Cove, East 34th Street, or Long Island City. And if you don’t happen to work near any of those? Catch the occasional ferry for the sheer fun of it!
Indulge in Some Waterfront Fun
Entertainment, exercise, and food options are to be found studded along this part of the East River. Catch a performance at the East River Park Amphitheater — a stage whose backdrop is the river itself. Play a few sets at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center before reviving yourself with an espresso and pastry at the nearby Ost Cafe. If jogging is more your style, take the Williamsburg Bridge across the water and refresh yourself at The Woods before heading back to your condo, by way of the East River Outdoor Gym.
With waterfront living, there is never a dull moment.