With the holidays disappearing into the rearview mirror and flurries of snow still chasing one another down the streets in Lower Manhattan, New York City winter is truly upon us. Fortunate residents of the Tribeca condos at The Woolworth Tower Residences are nestled in the heart of Lower Manhattan, and when they want to leave their cozy nests, there’s a host of fun winter activities available nearby. Here’s how to make the most of the next couple of months in Lower Manhattan.
While most of the city’s ice skating is located in the wide green spaces of Central Park, two of Manhattan’s best ice rinks are located mere blocks from the Woolworth Building. The Rink at Brookfield Place, just across West Street from One World Trade Center, is set against the dual backdrops of skyscrapers and the Hudson River and is frequented by amateurs as well as Olympic ice skaters and hockey players. Across the tip of the island jutting out onto the East River is Pier 17, where guests can skate on the large rooftop rink at Winterland; those with a taste for bubbly will love Winterland’s Veuve Clicquot VIP package, which includes admission to the rink and a nice glass of Brut to warm you up afterward.
If champagne isn’t your preference, then take off your skates and head inside to Bar Wayō, the Momofuku cocktail lounge at Pier 17. Here, guests enjoy an extensive menu of cocktails ranging in style from traditional daiquiris to experimental soju-based beverages, alongside a menu of upscale bar bites designed by the famous Momofuku kitchen. Lunch offerings include a twist on the French dip called the “Hamburg Dip” and popular dry spiced wings, while dinner guests have delicious choices like the barbecue duck sandwich.
Whiskey lovers, or anyone who needs a strong warmup drink, should head across the street from Pier 17 to Trading Post, where an extensive whiskey list meets a menu full of shareable bites, unique cocktails, and sumptuous entrées. Split a pizzetta topped with artichokes or spicy shrimp before tucking into a hearty Espresso Rubbed Flat Iron Steak and closing out with the perfect nightcap.
Best of all, these winter activities won’t take you too far from your home at The Woolworth Tower Residences, where you’ll be greeted by the elegant marble lobby, whisked to your private residence in a super-high-speed elevator, and enjoy the snowy city spreading out beneath your feet from your perch near the top of Frank W. Woolworth’s finest achievement.