Take Your ‘First Day Hike’ This Month at These Nearby Trails

Every year, state parks throughout the United States encourage people to start their year off right by going on a ‘First Day Hike,’ where they can both get some fresh air and also see the beautiful nature right outside their doors. Last year, nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year this way, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country!

If you spent your New Years Day like many of us, though – hanging out on your Sagamore couch! – you can still get a First Day Hike in your own way by going on a hike this month. Strap up your sneakers and check out these trails in the Upper West Side area!

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

The park was known as Manhattan Square until 1958, when a local law renamed it “Theodore Roosevelt Park.” Neighborhood residents have traditionally referred to the park as “Museum Park” or “Dinosaur Park.” The New York City Parks Department maintains the park with help from the Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Park.

Riverside Park, located from W. 72 St.to St Clair Pl., New York which is a 12 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is widely regarded as Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park. As one of only eight officially designated scenic landmarks in the city, it has a long and storied history.

Since 1875, the landscapes of the park have offered escape from the city and opportunities for people to relax, play, and socialize in tranquil settings. These landscapes contain rocky precipices, sylvan lawns, and groves of mature elm trees.

Theodore Roosevelt Park

200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

(212) 639-9675

Riverside Park

Riverside Dr. to Hudson River, W. 72 St.to St Clair Pl., New York, NY 10024

(212) 870-3070

The Perfect Costume Awaits At These Halloween Stores

Halloween is right around the corner and although the spooky holiday won’t look exactly as it did in years past, that’s no reason not to celebrate with a stellar costume that’ll impress your family and friends.

Whether you’re looking for the scariest costume on the block or you’re just on the hunt for a few laughs, check out these costume shops near your Sagamore apartment. Being that we are in such a bustling area, we have a huge array of shops that fit every budget and every age group!

Abracadabra, located at 19 W 21st St, New York which is 12 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a mega-store offering costumes, masks, props and magician’s supplies. It’s a favorite stop for Halloween!

You’ll find everything you need at Abracadabra including costumes, wigs, makeup, props, rentals, magic, masquerade masks and much more. Whether you are looking for creepy or cutesy, they’ve got you covered! Already have a costume in mind? Their friendly staff is happy to help you find or piece together what you’re looking for. In addition, they have in-house seamstresses for those customers looking for something tailored and/or customized.

Halloween Adventure Shop, located at 104 4th Ave, New York which is 16 minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a huge store with an eclectic selection of classic and current character costumes and props.

Infused with an organized and creative atmosphere, their shop offers a unique shopping experience! Halloween Adventure Shop has the largest retail selection of costumes, wigs, masks, props, and decor in New York City. They also offer rentals, as well as a magic section.


19 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

(212) 627-5194

Halloween Adventure Shop

104 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

(212) 673-4546