Suburbs In The City

You can have it all. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to hightail it to Jersey or Westchester the minute you decide to expand your family. We’ve scoured NYC for what we like to call the “suburbs in the city”—apartments for rental and for purchase that provide the ease and space of the ‘burbs just steps away from the cultural playground that is our beloved Manhattan.

A River Runs Through It

HUDSON TOWERS: 3777 Independence Avenue, 9L | Riverdale

Settle into an extra large three-bedroom (convertible four-bedroom), two-full bath home. With over 1,600 square feet plus a deeded indoor parking space and a washer/dryer, you’ll feel all the comfort of a house. Entertain friends and family on a spacious terrace with expansive views of the Hudson River, Palisades, and GW Bridge. This luxury building’s amenities include a 24-hour doorman/concierge, children’s playground, outdoor pool, and a covered driveway for pick-ups and drop-offs.

Asking Price: $589,999
Maintenance/CC: $1,657
Agent: Adinah Kranzler, 718.796.1132, 917.607.2230
Alan Cutler, Prudential Douglas Elliman, 212.769.6585

 

Envision Green Living

THE VISIONAIRE: 70 Little West Street, PH1F | Battery Park City

This two-bedroom penthouse condo with two baths contains state of the art features including: floor-to-ceiling windows prewired for motorized solar shades; digital programmable thermostat controls with fresh air filtration systems; sustainable hardwood flooring; and in-home EnergyStar Asko washer and dryer. If you and your family want to live sustainably without compromising luxury, the Visionaire is the nexus of it all.

Asking Price: $1,595,000
Maintenance/CC: $1,595
Agent: Cory Walters, 212.425.2550

 

Island Hopping

THE OCTAGON: 888 Main Street | Roosevelt Island

Adjacent to a three-acre ecological park, The Octagon provides plenty of waterfront space. Family-friendly facilities include six tennis courts, a swimming pool, two playrooms, a playground, and daycare center run by Bright Horizons. Three bedroom units include spacious high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wonderful views of the East River and Manhattan.

Asking Price: $5,300
Agent: On-site leasing staff, 212.888.8692

 

It Takes A Village

PETER COOPER VILLAGE

Your family will find an urban oasis at Peter Cooper Village’s 80-acre private park. A seasonal greenmarket, ice skating rink, and bocce ball courts are just some of the many amenities available. The apartments at Peter Cooper Village boast capacious design with large closets and high ceilings. Over-sized windows look out onto the verdant interior park. To top it off, it’s a pet-friendly residence.

Asking Price: PCV 2BR starting at $4,800-5,300
Agent: On-Site Leasing Office, 888.814.9049

 

Prices on all properties as of July 19, 2012. For more tips on real estate and design for families, sign up for our weekly newsletters.

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OASIS DAY CAMP CENTRAL PARK – Manhattan

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Give Your Child A Lifetime of Memories At A Beautiful Summer Oasis</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>25 AMAZING SUMMERS, LIFELONG FRIENDS!</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Unparalleled quality summer camp at the ICONIC Central Park in the heart of New York City. Over 90 activities for kids 3-16 Sports, Swim, Enrichment, + Teen Travel.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span>Warm Social and Emotional Environment. As part of the Oasis family, kids gain confidence, compassion, self-esteem & individuality.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Oasis Day Camp offers specialized programming for campers 3 – 15 years old. A traditional day camp in every way, Oasis prides itself on quality programming at parent-friendly prices. Oasis has swim, sports, art, music, dance, nature, and enrichment programming as well as air-conditioned indoor facilities, and the great outdoor green shady fields and athletic facilities! There are trips for teens and, the most well trained, caring staff in the industry. Daily hot lunch and snacks and transportation options.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Oasis gives campers the opportunity to be active, think creatively, and discover new friendships that will last a lifetime. Truly a summer to experience the outdoors and a traditional camp right in your neighborhood.</p>

Ghostlight Theater Camp

<p>Ghostlight Theater Camp is a summer theater camp for campers ages 9-17. Providing 10-day, 3-week, and 6-week programs that combine high-caliber theater training with a traditional summer camp experience. </p> <p>Working with Broadway artists both in classes and in productions, campers will have access to skill development, mentorships, and lifelong connections that will follow them beyond camp. Ghostlight focuses on ensemble theatre values and practicies that support individuality and self-expression in the context of community. This means that no camper at Ghostlight is in the back row or sitting on the side. Each day brings multiple opportunities to perform and create with fellow campers in an environment filled with support. </p> <p>When not making theater, campers can enjoy the benefits of a summer camp in Maine that no other theater camp offers. Stargazing in a hammock, walks in the woods, downtime by the pool, and quiet time reading in the Gazebos with the sound of wind all around are some of highlights of a summer unplugged and away from screens. </p> <p>Finally, the most meaningful and lasting gift of a summer at Ghostlight is the friendships made that last a lifetime. Though the love of theater brings us together, and the work we do stands out from other experiences, the community focus of Ghostlight Theater Camp is why we hear, year after year, that campers cannot wait to return. </p>

Penguin Coding School

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