The homes at 70 Charlton are located at the intersection of Manhattan’s most beautiful neighborhoods, where striking architecture and nature abound, and the river runs right next door. The area teems with the best chefs, wellness practitioners, and designers, who will ensure that SoHo offers you a summer staycation to rival the most luxurious international destinations—with your 70 Charlton apartment as your home base and harbor.
One pioneer who is bringing the pleasures of wellness to the outdoor spaces of SoHo is Millana Snow of SereneBook. A model and Reiki healer with a keen sense of how tech and wellness can form a mutually beneficial relationship, Snow had an inspiration to host yoga classes on the roof of The James Hotel—and made it a reality. High atop the hotel, amid astonishing views of Manhattan, these classes are led by expert practitioners like Brigitte Bourdeau, who uses elements of Thai massage and an array of healing and vibrant essential oils. On Saturdays, you can combine your class with a prix-fixe breakfast downstairs at David Burke’s Garden. Seated among the yellow umbrellas and the rustling trees, you can dine alfresco on a healthy “kitchen omelet” of egg whites, spinach, feta, and mushrooms. And if you find that you love the classes, you can sign up for a SereneBook membership—touted by Vogue as a “ClassPass for the soul,” and get regular access to the best wellness practitioners in the neighborhood, so that your summer at 70 Charlton will feel even more like living at a spa.
Another portal to tranquility just a short walk from 70 Charlton is a gem of a restaurant called Palma, which serves authentic and organic Italian food in a garden that grows redolent with summer herbs and flowers. Time Out NY describes Palma as “fulfilling all romantic expectations…This sort of dining makes its own magic to rival the movies.” For a taste of Italy by the sea, try the yellowfin tuna tartare with capers and avocado or the whole-roasted branzino with spinach and roasted potatoes.
End the night with a stroll along the Hudson River and take in the sweeping sunset views across the water. As you pass the Village Community Boathouse, you can plan to spend the next day boating and relaxing in the river breezes–for another outstanding adventure just steps from your Downtown home.