Luxury condos by ace designer Stephen Sills are available with two to five bedrooms at 101 West 78 Street on the Upper West Side; there’s even a well-appointed rooftop penthouse up for grabs. The renovated century-old building that houses the Central Park condos also has a fitness center, a children’s play area, and concierge and porter services.
The building’s location is as stellar as its amenities. Just a short walk will bring you to Central Park, where you can take one of its tours, or visit Shakespeare Garden, filled with four acres of flowers and other plants mentioned in the playwright’s works.
Or spend a rainy day at the nearby American Museum of Natural History, scoping out its many exhibits or even enjoying a movie, such as National Parks Adventure, narrated by Robert Redford. This movie is an action- and nature-packed celebration of the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, offering breathtaking views of canyons, mountain peaks, and remarkable natural realms found within the parks system. Catch one of the film’s 3D showings for an even more exciting way to enjoy stunning views without leaving your seat.
Eating out is another one of life’s little luxuries—especially breakfast or brunch enjoyed on a relaxing day. Isabella’s, within walking distance of 101 West 78th Street, is an Upper West Side hotspot for weekend brunch, especially when the weather is nice enough to enjoy the meal in the restaurant’s outdoor cafe. Nice Matin, a French Mediterranean restaurant, offers breakfast and brunch menus with light continental offerings as well as omelettes and frittatas. Both restaurants are rated by Zagat.
For a night in, grab a bottle or two of your favorite Bordeaux from Acker, Merrall & Condit on West 72nd Street, and pair it with warm baguettes and pungent cheese from Citarella Gourmet Market.
And you can shop for a few gifts for your favorite kiddos at Stoopher & Boots, which offers custom apparel, gifts, and accessories for children of all ages, from tots to tweens. This independent shop even has a tooth fairy registry, so enterprising youngsters can inform the fairy exactly what she should buy upon the latest loss of a tiny tooth.
Just five blocks away from 101 West 78th, The Beacon Theatre also offers a variety of entertaining events every week. Witness the comedic magic of New York’s own Jerry Seinfeld during one of his monthly 2016 performances at The Beacon, or rock out at one of two July performances by Pat Benatar, her guitar-slinging husband Neil Giraldo, and Melissa Etheridge, all on the same bill. In September, comedy legend Carol Burnett graces the stage for “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection.” This show takes on the question-and-answer format the comedienne used to open each episode of The Carol Burnett Show—for a night that promises to provoke spontaneous laughs.