The Best Zoos Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Now that summer is in full swing, there’s no better place to be than the outdoors. Wild animals seem to think so, too – which is why summer is the best time of the year to see some exotic animals and explore the area’s best zoos.


Near your Rivington apartment there are tons of zoos, making a perfect day trip for the whole family. Read on to discover where some of the best zoos near Hoboken – and creatures from all over the world – can be found!


Bronx Zoo, located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Bronx which is about 30 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States and among the largest in the world.


Some of their animals include the African plains lion, various birds of prey, grizzly bears, sea lions, lemurs, toucans, Sumatran tigers, komodo dragons and many other rare and endangered animals. Stop by to meet some exotic creatures this weekend!


The Central Park Zoo, located at E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York which is about 20 minutes from your Rivington apartment, is an intimate zoo that features tons of special experiences such as a penguin feeding demonstration, zoo quests, sea lion feedings and more.


Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this fun little zoo is a great daytime destination to check out before going out for a night on the town in New York City.  Plus, it is surrounded by expansive and scenic Central Park.


Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

(718) 367-1010


Central Park Zoo

E 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021

(212) 439-6500

Spring Day Trip into NYC

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A nice thing about living at The Rivington is its close proximity to cultural hub New York City! Manhattan is always just a short ferry, bus or PATH ride away. With spring in full swing, this is a great time to take the quick and convenient trip into the city. Take in the sights, maybe a show, or just relax at one of the many different parks! Here are a few of our favorite options when your next trip into Manhattan from The Rivington.

Pack a lunch, bring some friends, and head to the park for a relaxing lunch excursion. If Central Park seems too overwhelming, here’s a great link to a variety of parks also in the city that should suit your needs. Another great option is the High Line! A lush park right in the middle of a busy Manhattan Avenue, the High Line also plenty of restaurants and bars dotted along it’s multi-block stretch. It’s a great combination of the outdoors with a cosmopolitan vibe.

You see them advertised on every TV commercial and train, but has there been a Broadway play you’ve been dying to see in the city?  This spring is the perfect time to take in a show with many big upcoming Broadway performances starting now. The Tony Awards aren’t until June, but here’s a list to get you started on what plays to see.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make NYC a full day event, this is a great link to how you could spend your day. It includes things like visiting the Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a trip through Wall Street, and a ferry ride past the Statue of Liberty. Some of these seem a little too touristy but hey! There’s a reason so many tourists are headed to these destinations.

riNYC is full of landmarks and sights you won’t find anywhere else – while it’s not always practical to live in the city, having it be your backyard is not a bad perk to have!