Keeping Cozy at The Sagamore

Winter is right around the corner in New York City and we all know how chilly and windy our city can get. Here are some tips to let the cold weather not be as much as a factor in the chilly days to come.

 Harness the Sun

During the day, open the blinds and curtains on the south-facing windows—and let the Sun warm up you and your apartment! At night, close the blinds and curtains to better insulate your apartment.

 Stay Active

Get your body moving. Keep active by cleaning out closets, and organizing. Or invite people over – as a host you’ll be constantly moving, plus with the additional people in your apartment, there will be more body heat. There’s also our on-site gym which is perfect for a quick or more strenuous workout no matter what the weather.

 Humidify Your Home

Not only does a humidifier keep your apartment warmer but also it eliminates drying indoor air, making for healthier hair and skin. If you don’t have a humidifier, here’s another idea: When you take a bath, leave the water in the tub after you get out. If you let it sit until it reaches room temperature, it will add a little warmth to the house and help humidify it!

 Cover Bare Floors

A good tip for apartment living no matter what the temperatures, adding area rugs actually creates another layer of insulation to keep apartments quitter and warmer. The extra texture and color also adds visual warmth to rooms!

Building Community in the UWS this November

This November, the Upper West Side is full of community events! Starting with the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on November 15th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The NYC Friendship Walk will bring together hundreds of walk teams, as Buddy Pairs and other program participants walk together on a beautiful fall day at the historic Riverside Park on the Upper West Side. You yourself can join the celebration of friendship and help advance the Best Buddies mission of social inclusion. Your generosity and commitment will create life-changing possibilities for thousands in NYC. At 12:15 pm enjoy the event’s festival, where you can have fun with music, entertainment and activities for people of all ages and abilities. Dogs are welcome! Check out Friendship Walk on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/703367209775311/ or on their website at: http://www.bestbuddiesnewyork.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1138506

 Riverside Park “Leaf Lift” will take place on November 21st from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. With trees, comes leaves – and when they fall in the park, it’s necessary to clean them up. Join Riverside Park Conservancy to rake leaves off of our pathways, high-traffic areas, and lawns to prevent them from clogging storm drains, making pathways slippery, and smothering the grass. All leaves will be added to our compost pile and turned into valuable mulch for use throughout the park. Families, groups, and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Jumping in piles encouraged! For more info or to register call 212-870-3070 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org.