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

On National Empanada Day, Visit These Delicious Restaurants

Stuffed with spicy chicken, savory beef or tasty cheese, no one can resist an empanada – especially on National Empanada Day on April 8. These popular pockets of dough come in endless varieties, but they’re always satisfying.

Near our Sagamore apartments, we have lots of restaurants specializing in empanadas that you can either enjoy for takeout or delivery at home or pop in your mouth right at the eatery. Check out these spots nearby on National Empanada Day for a delicious lunch or dinner!

Cilantro, located at 485 Columbus Ave, New York which is a nine minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a lively Southwestern cafe that dishes up generous portions of grub and pairs them with large margaritas.

Looking for Mexican dining and authentic Southwestern cuisine in New York City? Cilantro serves delicious courses packing vibrant, bold flavors with a modern twist. Their pleasant in-restaurant and take-out dining experience will transport your senses just south of the border.

Calle Ocho, located at 2756 Broadway, New York which is four minutes from your Sagamore apartment, creates Nuevo Latino food, including a festive brunch, served in a colorful space in the Excelsior Hotel.

Calle Ocho is an Upper West Side mainstay serving up distinguished, exciting Latin fare and is known for its creative, bold use of flavors, unique cocktail list and bustling atmosphere. Executive Founding Chef Alex Garcia formed a menu that recreates Little Havana with a New York City flair including flavor packed ceviches and tapas, empanadas, savory steaks and a vast selection of seafood dishes to suit an array of palates.


485 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 712-9090

Calle Ocho

2756 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(212) 873-5025