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Imagine your own “secret garden”—a beautiful, natural escape that also serves as home, in the middle of your favorite New York neighborhood. Jardim, the Portuguese word for “garden,” is your new sanctuary within the city, steps away from West Chelsea’s numerous galleries, the High Line, and a veritable smorgasbord of dining establishments. Every Jardim home has its own private terrace and peace-evoking views of garden greenery. Indoor and outdoor environments blend into one, thanks to pocket windows that tuck inside the walls for completely unobstructed access to nature.

Wonderful outdoor spaces and adventures abound, all close to home. Amble over the High Line to explore your surroundings, 30 feet above the streets. Take a stroll over to Pier 66 to watch kayaks, canoes, and sailboats on the water. Learn how to paddle an outrigger canoe or take a stand on a paddleboard with New York Outrigger, a nonprofit that is based at the pier.

Once you work up a hunger out on (or near) the water, grab lunch or dinner at Pier 66 Maritime, a barge docked at the pier that is open during warm-weather months. Sample one of the restaurant’s tasty treats, such as tzatziki-topped veggie burgers, fried chicken, or a watermelon salad, all prepared on-site. If you’re in the mood for after-dinner delights on the way home, pay a visit to the Americano Restaurant within Hotel Americano for a delectable treat such as sticky toffee cake or a Meyer lemon tart, paired with your favorite dessert wine.