Boat Basin Now Open on Upper West Side

With the weather getting warmer and warmer each week, more people are seen walking around the Upper West Side and stores are opening up their outdoor areas. Residents at The Sagamore can make their way just a few blocks downtown to 79th and Riverside for some outdoor dining!

The Boat Basin Cafe is famous in the Upper West Side neighborhood for their scenic views and outdoor dining area right along the Hudson River. Even their indoor seating is outdoor patio, which allows guests to get a little fresh air, as there are no formal enclosures. The limestone archways give a great vibe separating the outdoor seating from the patio. The large bar area which starts on the patio and extends outdoors, opposite the formal dining area.

In addition to the scenery and atmosphere, this Upper West Side favorite serves delicious food! Their menu includes grilling favorites from a simple burger to turkey burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches and steak sandwiches. They have plenty of appetizers, soups and salads and also offer specials on Saturday and Sunday. Take a look at their full menu for all of their options!

Not only does the Boat Basin offer daily dining, but it’s the perfect spot for any summer function. From company bbq’s to open bar birthday celebrations you can reserve patio space for any event. More details can be found here.

The cafe is open every day through the fall–weather permitting! They do not accept reservations so make sure to head down with our whole party to get a seat promptly! Dogs are even welcome as the venue is outdoors. Visit their main website for more information!

Macy’s Spring Flower Show in NYC

Spring is finally here and all the flowers around New York City are finally starting to take bloom. If you love to see the vast array of colors and arrangements that can be made with these beautiful spring flowers, we have the perfect spring event for you! Macy’s is hosting their annual flower show at their location in Herald Square. Just a short subway ride from the Upper West Side, The Sagamore residents can enjoy this wonderful event until April 3rd.

Each year the show is based off an all around theme with the 2016 show being declared “ America the beautiful”. The show presents displays throughout the first floor of Macy’s and aims at showing appreciation to the different  landscapes of the United States. Visitors can gawk at the beautiful displays representing a different area of the country and the type of flowers that can be found there.

The Enchanting Southeast (cordyline, orchids and palm),  The Majestic Rockies (birch, ferns and pine), The Midwest Fruited Plains (grass, azaleas and daffodil), The Pacific Northwest Wonderland (ferns, rhododendron, and begonias), The Vast Southwest (agave, yucca, cacti, and succulents) and The Shining Northeast Shores (hydrangea, tulips, and rhododendron) are the main categories you will find this year.

Perhaps one of the most extravagant flower displays is the All American Centerpiece for the show. Tying in perfectly with the theme, the centerpiece is a replica of the Statue of Liberty.  While many different garden herbs and plants are used to create this beautiful center attraction tulips, cherry tree and azalea make up the bulk of Lady Liberty.

In addition to the main displays there is also a Bouquet of the day which changes daily. Visitors will also find smaller themed gardens throughout including nespresso garden, dino discovery garden and tropical oasis garden. You can find more information about the displays, opening hours and other details on their website here.