Winter is in full swing in New York City. And while the promise of spring is mere weeks away, there’s still time to enjoy the many delights of chilly days in Manhattan, such as watching snow turn the streets into a peaceful wintertime utopia. When the forecast calls for another Nor’easter or polar vortex, rest assured that you’ll be safe and warm in the comfort of your home at The Kent condos on the Upper East Side. Whether your idea of a snow day is one spent binge-watching Netflix, Marie Kondo-ing your closets, or doing an urban version of cross-country snowshoeing, these Upper East Side residences offer the amenities and the location that will help you take advantage of the frosty weather.
People around the world have their own particular ways to pass snow days: Some hit the sauna, some hit the ski slopes. But New Yorkers have a time-tested wintertime ritual, too: ordering takeout food for delivery. While The Kent has kitchens replete with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, it just takes a single call or a few taps on an app to have an indulgent at-home feast — no cooking required.
Snowbound foodies in NYC have the best eats in the country at their fingertips. Try the addictive delicacies available at Sushi of Gari, including rolls hand-prepared from the freshest shima-aji and botan shrimp. Or, ride out the storm with the most "New York" dish of all: pizza. Take a culinary vacation to the tropics and order a pie from Pizza Beach. We recommend the Tulum pie with creamy avocado and mouthwatering Oaxaca cheese. It's sure to warm your soul while you curl up on the sofa and enjoy the expansive view of snow falling on the city from The Kent’s oversize windows. Of course, the most adventurous will lace up their Sorel boots and head outside to find sustenance at cozy local spots like DTUT, where you can get toasty with a piping-hot mug of hot cocoa or a glass of merlot for some cold-weather fortification.
Burn off any extra calories you may have consumed at one of the area's gyms, such as the luxe Equinox. Or you can imagine warmer days on the water and the bike trail from the comfort of the studios at the Row House and SoulCycle. Go for a short scenic walk in Central Park where you can take in the majesty of the trees enveloped in snow, or get your heart racing with the excitement of an old-school snowball fight.
And if all of the food and rousing cold-weather activities don't warm you up, you might need to spend some quality time in The Kent’s very own infrared sauna. Or add a few more layers between yourself and the elements. Make it a sartorial snow day by grabbing some comfy sweaters from nearby Ralph Lauren. Or head to Barneys to pick up that cashmere blanket you’ve always wanted to wrap yourself in. It’s all just a short walk away.
And, of course, there’s no more relaxing way to get through a blizzard than to sprawl out on the sofa and watch some of your favorite films. The many movie theaters nearby offer dozens of the latest releases. But movie watching is even better from a warm and snug little cinema in your own home. Invite all of your friends over and have a screening of the movies you love ("Frozen," anyone?) in The Sound Lounge — The Kent’s “sensory retreat,” envisioned by none other than Lenny Kravitz.
When the temps dip below freezing, you'll be happy you call The Kent home.