It's always great to get out of the city and explore nature. That's why we had our first hiking trip up to Breakneck Ridge on Sat, Oct 7th. Just a short, 90 min train out of Grand Central Station, it's definitely worth the trip. Be warned though, the hike isn't for the faint of heart, as the rock scrambles are quite a workout.
Once you get up to the top, the views are amazing, and definitely worth it. Be aware, if you're new to hiking, it might not be an ideal beginner course! We persevered nonetheless. We didn't make it the entire 6 mile loop, but instead, opted to break off into something a bit more easy going. At the end of the hike, we finished down in Cold Spring, New York for lunch at a place called Cold Spring Depot. We look forward to many more adventures.
Let me introduce myself, I'm Esther, the Community Manager here for The Lanes. If you're reading this, thanks for your time.
After years of planning and construction, we're open! It's a great feeling once you've seen the light at the end of the tunnel. All the hard work has evolved into a home for our residents. But what exactly is a community manager, and what does that mean for everyone who lives here? Well, it's an easy enough answer; I'm here to make sure everyone is at home at the building. But more than that, it's to create community. When you first reach out to the building, I'm most likely the one will get back to you, when you come in for a tour, I'll most likely be the one who greets you, and takes you around the building. Whether your new to the city, or a veteran, I'll do my best to show more about the city than you already knew.
It's not the easiest task keeping up to date everything going on around us. There's always some activity, a film playing, or exhibit happening around us. We don't always know our neighbors, maybe we're too busy, or we're new to the city and don't know anyone yet. I'm here to bring all that together. In the building, we'll have movie nights, potlucks, fitness classes; fun ways to hang out with friends and neighbors. Then we'll go out and explore the neighborhood; I'll find volunteer opportunities, I'll scout out restaurants, go to a baseball game, or visit the street festival going on down the street. More than that, we'll spend a Saturday hiking, or take a ski trip in the mountains, maybe go for a white water rafting trip. There will always be something to do.
Here at The Lanes, your home.