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Central Park, a Winter Wonderland

December 27, 2016

Nothing in New York City’s winter cityscape even comes close to the iconography of Central Park blanketed in snow. And nothing is comparable to the magic and delight found in this wonderland of activities and serenity buried deep in the heart of the city. Best of all, The Nicole apartments located near Columbus Circle, offer you no-fee rentals in NYC just across the street, allowing you and your friends a winter base camp for ice skating, sledding, carriage rides, and all that the season offers. So don’t hide away inside. Get out and enjoy the season to its fullest.

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Little Luxuries for Everyone at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market

December 6, 2016

The holidays in New York City are magical, but living at The Nicole apartments, just blocks from the winter wonderland that Central Park becomes every year, means having the best of urban lights, sights, and shops in your home neighborhood. There is no place in the city, or perhaps anywhere, that better encapsulates the combination of beauty and excitement of the holidays than the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, now in its thirteenth year, which sets up its own little village of arts, crafts, and delicacies, right at the southwest entrance of the park.

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MAD Exhibits Coming This Fall

October 26, 2016

Perched at the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant cultural corridors, The Nicole apartments offer residents proximity to Midtown’s finest museums and the impressive array of galleries lining 57th Street. A few blocks east of these Central Park rental homes, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) occupies a dazzling mid-century building that was redesigned in 2008 by Allied Works Architecture to provide ample space for exhibition galleries, artist-in-residence studios, the museum shop, and the in-house gourmet bistro, Robert. Lit by night, its white facade brightens the southwest tip of Central Park and the Time Warner Center; inside, the museum offers a regular rotation of new exhibitions of cutting-edge works for the art-minded residents of The Nicole Columbus Circle.

 

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Victorian Gardens Amusement Park

September 16, 2016

As a kid, there’s nothing like hearing the brass whirl of horn and the clacking of rides, smelling the insistent aroma of popcorn, and feeling freshly spun cotton candy melt in your mouth. Living in the Central Park rental apartments at The Nicole offers proximity to the world’s greatest urban oasis and, during the summer, an opportunity for your child to experience those same vivid little joys at the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park—the sole outdoor amusement park in Manhattan. Set in Central Park’s Wollman Rink, next to the zoo, carousel, and Heckscher Playground, the vintage-inspired rides at the Victoria Gardens may just make you nostalgic for an earlier age.

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Alvin Ailey Revealed

August 31, 2016

Residents of The Nicole apartments in NYC have easy access to the heart of the city’s theater and dance culture; for decades, audiences have been astonished and delighted by shows performed just blocks from these Central Park rental apartments. One of the most dynamic and important fixtures of the New York dance scene is the Alvin Ailey dance school and company, located just a plié and a pirouette away from The Nicole.

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The Nicole: Grab an Oar: The Central Park Boathouse

July 18, 2016

The views from the luxury Midtown West apartments at The Nicole offer striking panoramas of Manhattan. From the privacy of your own home, you have intimate contact with the strange calm of New York’s tallest buildings and can experience the total effect of the vast and monumental skyline. But this is a neighborhood where the inexhaustible attractions of city life do not exclude the possibility of immersion in nature thanks to Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted’s masterpiece of landscape architecture, Central Park. And at the park’s center, there is a place more romantic than any other in the city—the Loeb Boathouse.

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An Edible Feast on Manhattan’s West Side

February 14, 2016

The neighborhoods of Manhattan’s West Side are known for their epicurean delights as they boast some of the city’s most legendary food emporiums. The Upper West Side is home to the flagship locations of Zabar’s and Fairway Market, both of which have been in continuous operation since the 1930s. New York favorites Gourmet Garage and Amish Market also have outposts in the Columbus Circle and Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods.

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Fitness in Central Park

November 10, 2015

While fitness clubs and gyms provide a great place to exercise, sometimes you just want to be outside. In the summer, exercising outdoors can be a bit rough with the sun beating down on you as you try to muscle out those last few pushups or hold that bird of paradise pose. But in the fall after things have cooled down, changing leaves offer a colorful backdrop and breezes often provide refreshing respites during a workout in progress. Fall is the best season for outdoor workouts, and a short walk from The Nicole can land you in Central Park, one of the best spots in the city to indulge in some outdoor fitness.

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The Nicole: New York’s Landscaped Green Spaces, Great and Small

July 10, 2015

The Nicole offers residents something that New Yorkers of all stripes seem to crave: a patch of green to call their own. The third floor terrace of the building is landscaped, open to amenity space members, and some apartments have their own terraces. Despite choosing to live in a busy, urban center, New Yorkers do know the value of a shade tree and a ring of daffodils. Some of the best green spaces in the city are within walking distance of The Nicole; if you’re inspired by the terrace’s botanical flair, you’ll enjoy exploring a few of these great New York City parks as well: