The Making of an Unforgettable Party at The Woolworth Tower Residences


The holidays are on the horizon, promising days and evenings filled with merry-making, whether it’s perusing local shops in search of the perfect gift or gathering around a table for a feast with friends and family. And there’s one type of event that usually rises to the top of our favorites: the holiday party. Maybe you’ve been putting off hosting your own holiday party due to limited space, or perhaps you’re a seasoned host always looking to top your last party; either way, this is your year if you live at The Woolworth Tower Residences. These luxury Downtown Manhattan condos will provide a party setting your guests won’t soon forget.

For starters, there’s the historical significance of the building. While your guests may have taken a tour of the Tower at some point in the past, it’s unlikely that many of them will have stood in the upper stories of the building, drink in hand, looking out over the glittering panorama of city and water that stretches in every direction. While sprawling views are a component of any high-rise experience, the views at The Woolworth Tower Residences are unique because of their frame. The terra-cotta façade, an original feature of the building that has been painstakingly restored to its original glory, borders each window in intricate, vivid design: a detail unheard-of in newer buildings. Thanks to your holiday celebration, your guests will belong to an exclusive group of sophisticates who have seen this terra-cotta, which constitutes an essential part of the building’s character, up close.

Then, of course, there’s the layout. Each residence features an airy Great Room that was designed with entertaining in mind. The ceilings are vaulted, and the room itself seems to stretch on forever, meaning there is plenty of space for your guests to mill around and mingle. Many party hosts are well-acquainted with the dilemma of guests gathering in the kitchen. No matter how comfortable the living area’s seating is, people are drawn to the warmth and aroma emanating from the kitchen,
whether you’re cooking or not. Luckily, the kitchens at The Woolworth Tower Residences are as spacious as they are well-appointed, so there’s ample room for guests who wander in for a refill and decide to stay.

With a home as suited to special occasions as this, you don’t have to worry much about setting the ambiance; the views and design will do that for you. The only undertaking that will befall you, the host, is supplying refreshments. Fortunately, one of the best wine shops is only minutes away. Frankly Wines offers a carefully curated selection of wines from around the world, so you can find the ideal bottles to pair with your party or try a variety you’ve never tasted before. According to Grub Street, which recently listed Frankly Wines as one of the “Absolute Best Wine Shops In New York,” co-owner Liz Nicholson “favors wines with stories”–an intriguing fact we’d like to “learn” more about. If you, like Nicholson, are charmed by a fascinating story, we recommend stopping by this wine shop from 5 to 7 pm on Thursdays for an intimate tasting hosted by the staff. After all, an unforgettable party at The Woolworth Tower Residences is likely to have three main ingredients: a remarkable setting, perfectly balanced wine, and a good story.