As New York City roars back to life, living in Midtown West has never been more attractive. With many Manhattanites working from home, living within walking distance of the city’s best dining and recreation areas is more important than ever, and the Midtown West luxury apartments at ARO are close to hundreds of world-class eateries as well as the most iconic urban green space in the world. Plus, as travel restrictions are lifted, ARO’s location near a number of Midtown transit hubs, including Grand Central Station, Moynihan Train Hall, and the PATH, will only become more valuable. Keep reading to discover more about this neighborhood’s famous locales and best-kept secrets.
ARO sits at the border between Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen, opening up a world of takeout and socially distanced indoor dining options. For breakfast, residents can grab their favorite bagel combination from Liberty Bagels and a steaming Matcha Latte at Frisson Espresso on their morning walk and be back home in time for that first Zoom meeting. With indoor dining starting back up, locals are able to dine at neighborhood favorites like Obao, where Thai and Vietnamese comfort foods are served in an enchanting, lantern-lit space. Other institutions are open for outdoor dining, like Loi Estiatorio, where Chef Maria Loi uses fresh fish to make succulent Greek seafood lunches every weekday.
In addition to great dining, ARO is located between a pair of New York City’s sprawling green spaces. Just six short blocks north is the legendary expanse of Central Park, which contains a lifetime worth of exploration as well as ever-popular jogging and cycling paths around landmarks like the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. No matter the season, Central Park is full of attractions and spots for quiet reflection. To the west of ARO sits Pier 84 and the Hudson River Greenway. Pier 84 features an interactive fountain, boathouse, and striking view of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, making it a great place to watch the sunset over the Hudson River. Running alongside the Pier up the river is the Hudson River Greenway, a premier walking and jogging trail that spans the length of Manhattan and leads to iconic New York locales, including FiDi, Chelsea Piers, and Grant’s Tomb.
The no-fee apartments at ARO bring a stylish twist to this classic Manhattan neighborhood, thanks to the tower’s flowing facade and spacious, airy homes. Looking to embark on a Midtown West lifestyle? Schedule a tour and see these beautiful homes for yourself!