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Family-Friendly Buildings in NYC: The Solaire Makes City Life Easier for Families

Family-Friendly Buildings in NYC: The Solaire Makes City Life Easier for Families

There are many benefits of raising a kid in New York City—but it isn’t easy. Living in a family-friendly building, however, can help. In fact, an apartment building with family-friendly amenities can make life with kids even easier than the suburbs. Parents can relax and have fun without the need for too much babysitting. With nearby playgrounds and a good school district, this chaotic city can feel livable—even pleasant. It shouldn’t be too much to ask—so we did some digging and found that one of the best downtown condos for families is The Solaire.

The Solaire’s apartments are family friendly.

Located in Battery Park City, The Solaire’s luxury waterfront apartments are in the nation’s First LEED Platinum high rise. Now available to purchase for the first time, these LEED-certified residences have the distinct legacy of being one of the most prominent residential buildings in lower Manhattan. For years they have been home to a cohesive community of residents who love the building and the neighborhood—where there are lots of things to do with kids in lower Manhattan.

The Solaire offers the perfect setting for families, starting with high-performing air filtration systems that improve indoor air quality. The noise-reducing windows keep the home quiet during naptime while offering captivating Hudson River and park views.

Little kids will revel in the light-filled, nature-themed playroom, while older ones can get their video game on in the media room. Kids can also enjoy the many unique neighborhood activities like baseball at the ball fields or swimming at Asphalt Green. Plus, parents will love the ease and convenience of entertaining at home—on the landscaped roof terrace with outdoor kitchens, dining areas, a sundeck, and gardens.

Parents can find some much-needed balance in The Solaire’s Fitness Center. The beautiful blonde oak floors and natural materials complement the state-of-the-art weight training and cardio equipment. There’s also an intimate training studio for meditation and movement. It’s the perfect place to shape up or stretch out—or just get away from it all without going too far.

The Solaire’s downtown location is great for families.

These downtown condos are located within walking distance of great schools and parks. For example, the family can literally walk out onto both Teardrop Park, with its iconic slide, and Rockefeller Park, with great playgrounds, dog runs, and walking paths—perfect for taking in the sunset over the Hudson River. Plus, Battery Park City is one of Manhattan’s most walkable neighborhoods: Grab a milkshake at Shake Shack, a movie at the Regal, a book from the library, or take a ride on the famous SeaGlass Carousel. The Solaire is also close to Tribeca and the South Street Seaport, with easy ferry and subway access.

The Solaire apartments are now available to own. 

And now Solaire residents can truly plant their roots in the neighborhood because The Solaire apartments are available to own for the first time, starting from $700,000. The building is currently accepting appointments for tours to showcase the different residential options—with two distinct residence styles: The Original Solaire Collection and the beautifully redesigned COOKFOX Collection.

There are enormous benefits of raising kids in New York City—diversity, culture, and good schools are just a few. And while daily life in Manhattan can be a challenge, a family-friendly building like The Solaire can make all the difference.

 

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<p>Challenge Camp is an ACA accredited day camp focused on STEM and Arts enrichment for creative children ages 4-15 at a new location, Iona University. The Challenge Camp advantage is that parents and campers customize a program based on the child’s interests, and students follow their courses for an entire session.</p> <p>Challenge offers over 100 STEM and Arts project based electives to engage and inspire campers. Courses range from 3D Printing, App Development, Art, Chess, Coding, Cooking, Drones, Dungeons & Dragons, Escape Room, E-Sports, Filmmaking, Game Design, Lego, Magic, Makerspace, Minecraft, Photography, Podcasting, Robotics, Rocketry, Theater, VR and more! The Discover, Imagine & Create program is for students entering Kindergarten in fall. Active sports options including Basketball, Dance, Fencing, Ninja Warrior, Pickleball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee and an on-site Swim Program allow campers to challenge their minds and bodies. A Hot lunch and snack are included. Transportation and early drop-off/extended day options are available.</p> <p>The program is unique as there are multiple disciplinary options your child can experience throughout the day from STEM, Art, Theater, Music, Science, Technology, Sports and Swimming. To learn more about this innovative enrichment program visit: <a href="http://www.challengecamps.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.challengecamps.com&source=gmail&ust=1704993244563000&usg=AOvVaw3LRLLIWiKoUBlHE35POFyK">http://www.<wbr />challengecamps.com</a></p>

Take the Stage at the Park Slope Day Camp

<p dir="ltr">Take the Stage is a three-week experience for theater artists that offers the experience of creating an original show with friends and performing it. Majors available in Drama, Dance, Music & Stagecraft, Take the Stage blends innovative performing arts activities with traditional day camp including half-day trips & special event theme days in Prospect Park. </p> <p dir="ltr">Take the Stage runs in two 3-week sessions. Performances will be held for PSDC groups on Thursday and for families and friends on Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Extended hours and transportation from most Brooklyn neighborhoods available. Options to mix and match with Traditional Camp and Sports Academy.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-a4a05926-7fff-16fe-65b7-8086d8c0b59f">For campers entering Grades 1 - 8.</span></p> <p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-a4a05926-7fff-16fe-65b7-8086d8c0b59f">Register while discounts are at their highest.</span></strong></p>

Steve & Kate's Camp

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When you trust kids, they trust themselves.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports & rec, makers crafts, baking, & more. 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No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. 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margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2024 Locations:</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-9dc18612-7fff-b467-ff33-53b9bef5d5bf"></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 18pt; margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; 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