24 Hours at 70 Charlton


24 Hours at 70 Charlton

When you wake up in New York City, each day brims with dazzling possibilities—from exploring world-renowned culinary and cultural institutions, parks, and shopping options, to the inimitable draw of spending a quiet night at home. Residents of 70 Charlton have the added benefit of arising in their stunning new apartments, whose lush outdoor spaces and wealth of amenities add greenery and luxury to daily living. So let’s have a look at a hypothetical 24-hour day in the life of a resident of one of these vibrant Hudson Square homes.
 
You wake with the sun bathing natural light through massive windows into your spacious, open apartment. Your large, modern bathroom invites you to pamper yourself before you pad over to your gourmet kitchen, where state-of-the-art appliances and Caesarstone Blizzard countertops await your breakfast preparations. You can then enjoy the fruits of your labor while gazing at your view of Lower Manhattan.
 
When you’re sufficiently fueled, it’s time to get your heart rate up in the building’s full fitness center or its 60-foot indoor saltwater pool. After working out, you can reward yourself by relaxing and detoxifying in the steam room before the rush of the day begins. Or, instead of diving straight into the swirling energy of the city beyond 70 Charlton’s walls, you might cozy up with a book in the private landscaped courtyard, finding repose among the birch tree arbor and staggered boxwood garden.
 
Now for some retail indulgence. Hudson Square is centrally located between the West Village, Tribeca, and SoHo—three distinct areas known around the world as shopping meccas. When it comes to designer clothes, SoHo has scores of options: Louis Vuitton, Coach, Prada, Chanel, Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, among others, as well as cutting-edge independent boutiques like Babel Fair and Kirna Zabête. In Tribeca there’s the impossibly charming Mysterious Bookshop and the first Shinola watch boutique in New York. And the West Village has quirky spots like the famed Goorin Bros. Hat Shop as well as singular emporiums like Edon Manor, “the accessories lover’s dream destination.”
 
After a few hours of shopping, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Hudson Square surrounds abound with foodie destinations, including The Dutch, acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini's high-end comfort-food eatery in SoHo. The rustic yet sophisticated aesthetic provides the ideal backdrop for its innovative but familiar American fare. The fried chicken is famous, but you can’t go wrong with the juicy burgers and fresh oysters, or caviar, either. The service is stellar and the vibe inviting—in short, it covers all the dining bases with aplomb.
 
Winding down from the day sometimes requires a cocktail. Few bars in Manhattan can shake one the way Employees Only—a small speakeasy-esque spot that’s at once dark and utterly welcoming—can. Bartenders deliver meticulously prepared Manhattans and other classics, but it’s the wildly inventive house options that really impress. The Ready Aim Fire—which has a deep flavor profile and a healthy, satisfying kick—is made with mezcal, lime juice, house-made honey-pineapple syrup, and bitters. The Thunder in Paradise is made with rum, sherry, lime juice, house-made orgeat, and coconut, and tastes like no other cocktail on earth.
 
From here it’s a nice stroll back to 70 Charlton, where you’ll be greeted in the pristine lobby by the 24-hour concierge before heading back up to your sprawling residence, which is now illuminated by the expanse of city lights sparkling from below. And in the morning, you’ll be able to live it all again.