Having a Holiday Party? Book These Local Venues

It’s that time of year when we all put on our winter best and gather with our friends and family to eat some good food and celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. You could have everyone over your beautiful Sagamore apartment, but why bother when we have so many wonderful restaurants nearby that can do all of the work for you?

If you’re looking for a venue to book your holiday party, check out these local restaurants which offer spaces able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from 10 people to 100 people.

TESSA, located at 349 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY which is a 13 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, serves a diverse mix of modern Mediterranean dishes in a stylish brick-and-wood space with a first-floor bar.

TESSA has semi-private dining that comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests. It is the perfect setting for celebratory dinners and business, social or casual get-togethers. They have a variety of menu options – including a chef’s menu with wine pairing – to make your event extra special.

The Milling Room, located at 446 Columbus Ave, New York, NY which is an 11 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a large restaurant with romantic lighting serving American fare with subtle Italian influences.

The Milling Room is located in a magnificent courtyard that was once the lobby of the Endicott Hotel (1890) and is the ideal meeting place for friends, families, and colleagues. With exceptional service and warm hospitality, their multiple group dining options ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. 


349 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 390-1974

The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 595-0380

Get in the Fall Spirit By Pumpkin Picking at These Pumpkin Patches

Fall is finally in the air here on the Upper West Side! And, as everyone young and old is well-aware, there’s no better way to get in the autumn spirit than by going pumpkin picking as Halloween gets closer and closer.

If you’re ready to carve a pumpkin with the kids, paint it or just display it as some authentic fall décor in your Sagamore apartment, then visit these farms that offer pumpkin picking this month. You better hurry though if you’re looking for that perfect pick!

Decker Farm, located at 435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island which is about 45 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a 19th century farm that becomes a fall wonderland during October, offering tons of activities that are sure to get you in the spirit right away.

Pumpkins are set out in a field for kids to ‘pick,’ and there is also a hayride, small cornstalk maze and face painting. Plus, if you visit during Old Home Day on Sunday, October 21, you can also see costumed crafts people doing old-school trades such as stone carving and tinsmithing.

Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens which is about 40 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, pumpkin ‘picking’ set upon a lawn, which is great for the kids to get the full fall experience.

The price of your picked pumpkin is based on its size, plus on weekdays, you can also buy one in the farm gift shop. There is no admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch. While you’re there, make sure that you check out their corn maze!


Decker Farm

435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 351-1611


Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

(718) 347-3276