From The Ashley, you can walk to Fordham University Lincoln Center in six minutes, and to The Juilliard School in eight. If you’re headed elsewhere, catch the resident shuttle bus to the nearest subway. In the morning, wake up in your air-conditioned apartment, then start your day with a revitalising yoga class. Choose an outfit from your walk-in closet, then head to Old John’s Luncheonette for pancakes before class. For exploring on weekends, keep a car in the garage, or a bike in the secure bike room.
After class, greet the concierge on your way home, then stop for a catch up with friends on the resident lounge sofas. Log onto the high-speed internet to send a quick email home, before unwinding with a treatment in the on-site spa. If you’re looking for a more energetic release, take a plunge in the indoor pool, challenge yourself to a session on the climbing wall, or work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Challenge friends to a game on the basketball or squash courts, then head back to your apartment for a long soak in the bath.
Throw a load of laundry in the washer dryer, then wander downstairs to the bowling alley, or for a few rounds of pool in the game room. In the evening, use the kitchen’s stainless steel appliances to create something delicious, then invite everyone over to eat around the living room table. Stack plates into the dishwasher for an easy clean up, or save yourself the hassle of cooking and head out for dinner instead. For special occasions, you can’t go wrong with nearby gourmet spot Lincoln Square Steak.