As Pride Weekend has now come and gone, it’s time for New Yorkers to get prepared for the next summertime tradition. The 4th of July is a time when everyone is able to take a break from their hectic schedule to have some quality and relaxing fun. Whether it be hanging out with friends and family, grabbing a delicious meal – either hamburgers or hotdogs, of course – or watching the fireworks once the sun sets, the 4th is a truly special event for everyone. Most importantly, for New Yorkers, this is a time when most residents flee for the weekend. So for this Fourth of July holiday, we checked in with some Triplemint agents to see what they will be getting up to and why escaping the city is sometimes the best option.


Celebrating America’s Independence

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There is no right way to celebrate the 4th of July, but honoring our country’s heritage in a new and exciting way makes for a special holiday. One of Triplemint’s own agents – Alexandra Psomas – agreed with us and took a moment to share her big plans.

This year for the 4th of July, my family and I are attending Feinstein’s 54 Below Sings 1776! It is definitely going to be a fun event, where we can all celebrate the birth of our country, while watching a show based on the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

Feinstein’s 54 Below is home to one of New York City’s finest cabaret and restaurant, and offers guests a unique dining experience. Whether you’re a member or not, the music and atmosphere inside will definitely shake things up for you this July 4th. Take the road less traveled and have some fun!


Summertime BBQ

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While many Americans are celebrating the Fourth of July differently, our own Nick Gross decided to escape for the weekend and have a classic BBQ with some family and friends. He tells us:

“I will be leaving the city and heading out to Westchester to avoid the heat, lay by the pool, and have a BBQ with some friends and family.”

While there are so many things to do in the city – like the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks, Nathan’s famous Hot Dog eating contest, a 4th of July party at Northern Territory rooftop, and even the annual Midsummer Night’s Dream – fleeing the city is also a very desirable option for many. Whether it is seeing family or taking some friends and hiking along the Appalachian Trail, leaving the city gives New Yorkers a break from it all. So from all of us, we hope you have a well-earned relaxing and memorable 4th of July!


Catching Up With Good Friends

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This 4th of July, Triplemint agent Olgierd Minkiewicz is also traveling across the river to spend time with friends.

“For the past 5 years I’ve been celebrating the Fourth of July with my best friend Mark and his beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Zeta (plus around 20 other friends). Mark owns a beautiful, top-floor condo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a private, 300 sq ft roof deck. Great views of the East River, we usually enjoy Macy’s Fireworks at Kips Bay/Murray Hill height, and those by the Brooklyn Bridge. Very classic celebration, with some music, wine and food, surrounded by lovely people underneath multi-colored skies”

 Hanging out with your best friends on the 4th of July and watching the fireworks paint the sky sounds like a great idea and for that we wish Olgierd a very happy and memorable day!


Spa Days

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While an active 4th of July always tends to be a memorable one, a quiet spa day may just be what the doctor ordered. Beginning with our new and talented real estate agent Pedro Crespo, he tells us:

“Being that the Fourth of July is my 25th birthday, I will be celebrating my ’quarter-life crisis’ with my wonderful girlfriend at Sojo Spa Club in Edgewater, NJ. Spending the whole day relaxing and unwinding from the countless stressing days the NYC Transit System gives me. Afterwards, I will be dining and having some cocktails with friends and family at Buddakan in Chelsea.”

We can all relate to Pedro heavily, New York City can be a source of stress and we salute him on his quest for relaxation this Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, Pedro, from everyone at Triplemint!


Winery Visits

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Triplemint agent Scarlett Buford has planned a similarly relaxing day: 

“I’m heading to a rooftop winery in Brooklyn called The Rooftop Reds with some friends! We plan on enjoying some wine and a very scenic fireworks display.”

Leaving the hustle and bustle of downtown Manhattan on a hot summer’s day for a quieter night in Brooklyn is always a great idea. The Rooftop Reds offers membership for wine enthusiasts that start from an Entry membership at $25 a month and comes with one free bottle of wine. With $75 a month, a VIP membership offers two free bottles of wine a month and 7 viticulture classes. Whether or not you make that commitment, anyone who goes will be able charmed by the scenic views of Fourth of July fireworks over the skyline.

So from all of us, we hope you have a well-earned relaxing and memorable 4th of July!