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Labor Day Weekend Getaway

A couple smiles in a green park, arms outstretched as if flying.

With Labor Day fact approaching, many New Yorkers will be heading out of town for the holiday weekend. Some enjoy taking a day trip to a previously unexplored neighborhood, others head upstate to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day or two. Those are excellent options, but there’s still so much to do around the Manhattan apartments for rent over the holiday.

If you plan on staying in the five boroughs for Labor Day, then you’ll be one of the lucky ones who gets to enjoy a less busy NYC (hard to believe, right?). Your friends might create envious Instagram photos of their time spent upstate, but here’s how you can make your weekend on the island even better than their getaway.

Governors Island

This popular off-island destination is a short trip from Downtown Manhattan. Open late on Fridays and Saturdays, you can take advantage of the last of summer’s warm weather on Governors Island. Come during the day to enjoy bountiful hiking and biking opportunities on the island’s 172 acres, then stay for a fresh meal and cocktails as you watch the sunset glisten off the rivers.

You could choose to grill beside the water, zipline through the trees, or enjoy any of the sports facilities in this car-free oasis. Walk through the 10-acre Hammock Grove, or visit the historic Fort Jay on the northern end of the island. Whatever you choose to do, this is a wonderful place to get a way from it all on Labor Day weekend.

Coney Island

Right of the tip of FiDi rests Coney Island, where you can take advantage of the boardwalk and carnival rides for a unique way to spend the holiday. Sure, you could come here any time in the summer months, but this very well may be the last time you can enjoy Coney Island before the cold winds of winter set in.

The same goes for the Coney Island Museum, which will also shut down after Labor Day. Whether you’re a history buff or into the sideshow attractions, this is your last chance to catch the events at the museum.

The Beaches

As any New Yorker knows, all of Manhattan’s beaches will soon turn into uninhabited winter wastelands. Why not enjoy some sand and sun will you still can? Wolfe’s Pond and Cedar grove always close right after Labor Day, so get your swimsuit ready and hit the water!

When it comes to awesome beaches in New York, the Rockaways are always a good bet. Their abundance of sand and numerous food options make for a perfect day trip. Jacob Riis Park is another excellent option, complete with carnivorous delights and dozens of vendors.


NYC is known for many things, and it renowned museums are one of them. The Museum of the City of New York is an excellent way to spend a Saturday. With over 750,000 objects in its collection from sculptures to antique photographs, it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the history of Manhattan.

If you’d rather stay near the lower end of the island, then check out New Museum. This is where you can find cutting-edge sculptures and designs from up and coming artists in the city. It’s a unique experience and will definitely give you something to talk about at the office.

The West Indian American Day Carnival

Held on Labor Day each year (Monday, September 3rd this year), New York’s West Indian American Day Carnival is an incredible experience. This celebration is rich with culture and history, attracting over one million people each year. There’s plenty of Caribbean food to eat, a parade, music, and some of the most colorful costumes you’ll ever see.

The Big Onion

Did you know that Labor Day can trace its roots back to New York City? Take a walk back in time and learn about how this holiday came to be with Big Onion Walking Tours. The tour heads through Lower Manhattan, taking you through the conditions that ultimately created Labor Day as they point out key buildings in its history. It’s an educational experience, and definitely a good time.

Prospect Park

There’s nothing a like a day in the park on Labor Day weekend, and Brooklyn has a host of activities taking place in Prospect on September 3rd. From old fashioned games to potato sack races, you can find fun for the entire family here. It’s also an excellent place for a picnic or a leisurely stroll.

Manhattan Apartments for Rent

All of these excellent weekend ventures are just a short distance from 19 Dutch, FiDi’s newest cultural jewel. Towering 770 feet above the bustling streets below, this glass-clad marvel offers highly enviable addresses for the upscale New Yorker.

Elements of Dutch culture mingle with modern designs to create one of a kind dwellings with the finest in comforts and amenities. Keeping the resident experience in mind, 19 Dutch is designed as a seamless living experience that transitions from welcoming home to life in the city. From home maintenance to daily housekeeping, services are at the tip of your fingers through the onsite concierge.

Residences designed by GKV Architects provide stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, an interior wit that harkens back to the Dutch golden age, and the finest in modern stylings. Cerused oak floors combine with blizzard-white quartz countertops, while custom white cabinetry accentuates Blomberg and Bosch appliances. Smart technology is also incorporated to help reduce your carbon footprint.

A host of carefully curated amenities cater to every facet of life from business to relaxation and fitness. Lounges provide an escape from long days, while common spaces have everything needed t entertain guests. A Sky Lounge and terrace garden, demonstration kitchen, and fitness club are just the tip of the iceberg.

We invite you to experience the vibrancy of Downtown in a new light. 19 Dutch is more than just another home, it is FiDi’s premier destination between work and play. Welcome to a new way to live in the city.