Spring is Here! Enjoy It at These Upper West Side Parks

Finally, the warm weather has arrived here on the Upper West Side, and we are so ready to enjoy it with hiking, biking and running. Here near our Sagamore apartments, there are lots of beautiful parks nearby where you can get a dose of fresh air without going too far from home.

Ready to get in the spring spirit and finally get some vitamin D after months spent on your Sagamore couch? Check out these local parks which offer tons of fun outdoor activities, whether you want to get a workout in or just relax in the sunshine.

Theodore Roosevelt Park, located at 200 Central Park West, New York which is four minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a park surrounding the American Museum of Natural History that has paths, grassy areas and a dog run.

Since 1990, the dog run has been a boon to the community. It is one of the largest dog runs in New York City’s parks. The renovation of the park included the relocation of the dog run, improvement of the drainage and irrigation systems, the renovation of the lawn and paths, and the addition of new benches and fencing. The dog run, once called Teddy’s Dog Run, was renamed Bull Moose Dog Run after Roosevelt’s Progressive Party.

Riverside Park South, located at Riverside Blvd, New York which is 10 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a sunset-facing green space along the river offering walking paths, grassy areas and outdoor events.

Riverside Park South is a blend of recreational space and thriving native ecosystems that pays homage to the area’s crucial role in the railroad history of New York City. It was constructed in five phases between 2001 and 2020 with a sixth and final phase scheduled for completion in 2023.

Theodore Roosevelt Park

200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

(212) 639-9675

Riverside Park South

Riverside Blvd, New York, NY 10069

(212) 639-9675

Check Out These International Food Markets Near Your Sagamore Apartment

Many of us haven’t stepped on an airplane or gone on our usual international getaways in a very long time. However, as any foodie knows, there’s another way to help fulfill your wanderlust – by cooking up meals inspired by your favorite destinations.

The Upper West Side is an amazing multicultural area and the many international food markets in the area reflect that, offering cuisine from everywhere from China to Cuba. Check out these markets so you can find all the ingredients you need to create a meal from around the world right at home in your Sagamore apartment.

Dainobu, located at 36 W 56th St, New York which is 15 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a compact Japanese market selling imported goods as well as grab-and-go prepared meal boxes and sushi.

Dainobu carries about 3,000 items including fresh vegetables, meats, Japanese fish, Japanese medicine and household goods as well as a variety of Japanese sweets, snacks, Bento boxes and deli foods which are made fresh every day. Immerse yourself in Japan’s food culture at Dainobu!

El Tepeyac Food Market, located at 1621A Lexington Ave, New York which is ten minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a grocer specializing in Mexican and Latin American items, plus produce and a large selection of beer.

The food market is named after the borough of El Tepeyac in Mexico City. According to the Catholic tradition, it is the site where Saint Juan Diego met the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Aztec goddess of the earth, corn and fertility. At the food market, they combine traditional preparations with local ingredients for dishes that are authentic to both their Mexican origins and the New York setting.


36 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 707-8525

El Tepeyac Food Market

1621A Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

(212) 987-8364