Salsa Social at 4705 Center Blvd
Xavier Marzan came to teach the residents of 4705 Center Blvd some Salsa! On February 11th couples gathered in our lounge to learn steps and then put the moves to the test with their partners. It was a great way to warm up inside from all that cold weather. Hope everyone had a Sweet Happy Valentine's Day!
Children's Halloween Party at 4705 Center Blvd
Boo! Kids and parents had a scream in the party room on Sun Oct 27th while showing off their Halloween costumes. They were professionally entertained with music, games, balloon making, and cotton candy. American Leisure went all out for the decor and candy favors. Judging by success this 1st annual event won't be the last!
Roof Deck BBQ at 200 Water Street
To send off the summer residents of 200 Water Street enjoyed a BBQ on the roof deck Wednesday August 28th. We broke in the new Viking grills with hamburgers and hot dogs, and when those ran out, luckily Harry's delivered us pizza! Residents were able to have a drink, mingle with Rockrose staff and welcome new Resident Manager Christopher Kenny. We were very thankful it stopped raining so everyone could enjoy the view lounging with friends and neighbors.
Lobster Fest at 4705 Center Boulevard
Saturday August 17th was a big treat for our residents of 4705. L.I.C.'s own Jordan Elkin of 'Homarus' provided Lobster & Fresh Direct provided the sides. It was a great day to mingle with friends and neighbors outside on the beautiful roof deck! Mmm, looked delicious!
Kids Day at 4705 Center Boulevard
Professional Kid's Entertainment delighted all the children on the deck of 4705 Center Boulevard on Sunday June 23rd. They were treated to a sing along, magic show, clowns, balloon animals, bubble show, cotton candy, and face painting! To cool off Malu provided ice cream and all the fixings to make sundaes. Sponge Bob was on hand and fun was had by all!
Asian Cusine Night at 4705 Center Boulevard
On Thursday June 20th neighborhood favorite restuarant New City Kitchen treated our residents at 4705 Center Boulevard to a variety of authentic dishes. People lined up for second helpings until it was all gone!
JP Morgan Corp Challenge 5K/Bowling
For weeks Rockrose employees diligently trained for the 5K JP Morgan Corp Challenge Run on June 13th. Sadly, due to inclement weather the race was cancelled. We were disapointed but turned it into a positive by having the 1st annual employee bowling outing!
Citibabes Spring Family Fun Day
On Saturaday our friends at Citibabes hosted a Spring Family Fun Day at the 200 Water Street Lounge. The kids exercised their creativity while making art projects, and got to have a sing-a-long, all while enjoying some breakfast goodies. The parents were engaged, children were entertained and everyone had a blast!
The Spot Experience
Rockrose welcomes The Spot Experience! The event at 22 & 41 River Terrace had prizes, raffles, refreshments, and trainers on hand. The Spot Experience offers our tenants walking services, expert training, pet sitting, workshops, grooming, cage free overnights, and much more. Our four legged loved ones and owners had fun!
Citibabes Fun Day
We had the pleasure of hosting Citibabes this past weekend at 41 River Terrace for an afternoon of arts, crafts and rock n’ roll! We had our youngest artists create mini masterpieces and our baby musicians rock out to family tunes. Citibabes arranged the ultimate party by combining education and fun into a Saturday afternoon filled with merriment and laughter for our precious toddlers and their busy parents at Tribeca Pointe.
Ending a Day in Good Spirits
After a long day, a glass of whiskey is the perfect companion for escaping the winter doldrums. Abigail Michaels concierge, provided the warm regale The Archive needed as they hosted a whiskey tasting with the help of Scottish distiller, Macallan, for the tenants this early February.
For some tenants, this was their first experience with whiskey. They were keen to discover the art of savoring notes of smoky oak and the round tones of the prestigious single malt Scotch. For others, who are well-versed in Scotch, this was their opportunity to revel and unwind while debating the intricacies of a 10 year and a 17 year matured bottle. We successfully lifted the evening into a parable of praise to casual drinking.
The Skinny on Skinny's Cantina
We were among the lucky guests at a highly anticipated grand opening hosted by Skinny’s Cantina at 4705 Center Blvd. As we bustled in, Skinny’s welcomed us with an ambiance of true authentic Mexican flavor.
Amongst the aromatic cuisines served, the rustic Mexican tiles and décor, and the sound of margaritas being shaken and poured, it was as if we were instantly transported to a summer fiesta in Mexico. There was no shortage of fun between the attendees as we relished an assortment of Skinny’s delicious fare, chilled margaritas, and enjoyed an evening hosted by the owners’ of Skinny’s Cantina, the impeccable Lee brothers.
Porchetta by Testaccio
Last night we played host to one of our favorite local LIC restaurants, Testaccio as they treated members of The Club by Rockrose located at 4705 Center Blvd to an exquisite evening of food and wine. Testaccio's skilled chefs set up in our catering kitchen and prepared a spread of roast pork, bean salad and a selection of Italian wines as residents enjoyed mingling with their neighbors.
This is the second of two successful tastings by Testaccio; last month we were treated to a sampling of their authentic roman thin crust pizzas which garnered rave reviews from residents. Testaccio Ristorante is celebrating their second anniversary of serving roman-style food from their location at 47-30 Vernon Blvd in LIC.
Rockrose on the Run
This year, Rockrose participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge race for the benefit of the Central Park Conservatory. Our team of twelve started workouts in mid-April, when the temperatures were still hovering in the 50s and the park was just starting to bloom. We ran in the rain, stretched in the sun, and even trained through a tornado watch to prepare ourselves for this event. Over 10 tough weeks of training, we developed a closer bond with our teammates as well as spent many hours enjoying the beauty of Central Park. On race night, we challenged ourselves to beat our own personal goals and each one of us crossed the finish line with a sense of pride in being part of such a great team-- the Rockrose team.
Now We're Cooking!
Do you really need more than one kind of salt when cooking? Why would you choose one type of olive oil over another? How on earth do you make your own ricotta? These are just a few of the questions that were answered on May 3rd, when Rockrose played host to culinary experts Laura Kaye and Mack McClanaghan at 4705 Center Boulevard in LIC. The evening followed an entertaining all'Italiana theme and residents were served up an instructional presentation just brimming with cooking tips and techniques.
For starters, the experts discussed how to select the appropriate olive oil for a particular dish, and why oils from different areas taste differently. Residents were able to sample ricotta, fig and prosciutto bruschetta and savor the delicious layering of flavors.
The experts also showed residents how to make a light and refreshing vinaigrette to serve over mixed greens and toasted pine nuts while extolling the benefits of a seasoned wooden salad bowl and answering questions about the different variations of aged balsamic vinegar.
Of course no meal is complete without dessert; residents sampled a light and moist olive oil cake with fresh berry compote while Rockrose raffled off gift cards to a few lucky guests as an extra sweet treat.
Toasting Our Furry Better Halves
Recently, the Archive at 666 Greenwich Street played host to an evening of all things dog. The aptly named "Bark and Wine" event was hosted by Evermore Pet food exclusively for our residents-both the two-and four-legged variety. Human residents were treated to wines from WinesBy.com while their canine companions were pampered with samples of the all-natural Evermore Pet food.
Though all the pups were on their best behavior, Elisabeth Weiss of Dog Relations was there to provide helpful training tips for those rrufff times and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals was there to raffle off prizes for the benefit of all NYC's shelter animals.
As residents were queuing up to speak to City Pet Doctor Carolyn Quagliata about her house-call services, their pets were shuffling over to visit Andrea , an Archive resident who was sharing gourmet dog biscuits from her own Bocce's Bakery.
Beautiful pet portraiture by Toto Photo was on display for those residents that desire to forever memorialize their dignified dachshund or goofy Golden Retriever, and Naughty Pet was showcasing a brand-new line of sophisticated apparel and accessories that will make sure the pups of the Archive will be the most stylish dogs in the West Village no matter what the season.
It was a lavish event for both residents and their pooches that just goes to show there's nothing we wouldn't do for our furry better halves. After all, they're Toto-ally worth it! And while there may have been a bark or two, we definitely didn't hear any whining from these happy hounds.