Amenities are the little perks that make a home feel even more luxurious, and the new residences at 565 Broome Street in SoHo are packed with extras big and small. Enjoy on-site gated parking with a private drive, or catch up on your reading in the Renzo Piano-curated library. Tone your body with the state-of-the-art gear in the fitness center, work on yoga moves in the yoga and pilates studio, or swim some daily laps in 565 Broome’s heated pool.
The surrounding SoHo neighborhood is alive with an exciting vibe, whether in the form of independent films, off-Broadway theater, fine French dining, or the visual arts.
Take in a showing of the Scorsese classic The King of Comedy at the Film Forum at 209 West Houston Street, or enjoy Baba Brinkman’s one-man show, The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, at SoHo Playhouse at 15 Vandam. At Huron Club, the petite cabaret and bar beneath the playhouse, catch a performance of The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, a Time Out New York Critics’ Pick.
Let your next Sunday unfold at a leisurely pace with brunch at French bistro Balthazar on Spring Street. Enjoy classics such as pain au chocolat or an almond croissant from their patisserie selection, or try sour cream hazelnut waffles, eggs meurette, or even steak au poivre for more filling fare.
Spend an evening for two at Charlie Bird, listed by Zagat as one of New York’s best places for hot dates. This nouveau Italian restaurant at 5 King Street is also a New York Magazine Critics’ Pick. Enjoy a small plate such as a farro salad or grilled octopus, or try a grilled, dry-aged T-bone for two. Charlie Bird also has a patio that’s ideal for a peaceful lunch break on a pleasant day or a special night out on the town.
When in the mood for a different way to spend your day, explore the historic SoHo Cast Iron District within the bounds of Crosby Street, Howard Street, Canal Street, West Broadway, and west and east portions of Houston Street. A large number of 19th-century buildings with full or partial cast iron facades continue to make their architectural marks upon the community.
For an unusual take on art, visit The New York Earth Room by artist Walter de Maria at 141 Wooster. This exhibit, on display since 1980, features 250 cubic yards of dirt, indoors.
Pay a visit to The Children’s Museum of the Arts on Charlton Street, with or without young ones in tow, for an arts-inspired way to spend the day. The current “Game On!” exhibition explores the effect and emotional impact sports has on the individual and on society as a whole.
Or spend an afternoon at independent bookstore McNally Jackson. Located at 52 Prince Street, this shop has a cafe and offers print-on-demand services, allowing you to print a copy of a public-domain or self-published work or create a personalized classic for the book lover in your life.