Location

THE EAST VILLAGE

The East Village Apartments lie in the heart of the East Village and are centrally located in Manhattan, New York City. Adjacent to Greenwich Village, Soho, TriBeCa, Little Italy, Chinatown and the trendy Lower East Side, the East Village is a fashionable Bohemian quarter with a colorful past and one of the more unique neighborhoods in New York City. In its early years, it was home to the famous Stuyvesants, Astors, and Vanderbilts, more recently followed by the Beat, Hippie, and Punk generations, It became a center of the counterculture in New York and starting place for many artistic movements, each leaving its unique imprint. Now it is inhabited by families and is also home to New York University and its students. With its trendy cafes and restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and famously happening bar and club scene, the East Village is the perfect base for your New York stay.

New York City is all about what you read in books and see in the movies. It is a collection of small villages within the city, of which Times Square and Central Park are one of these. NY is fascinating as you walk from one neighborhood to the next. Starting North in the residential districts of the Upper East Side and Westside, the visitor observes the pre-war high rise buildings and as you walk South, the architecture changes to the rows of traditional red brick brownstones with beautiful iron windows and fire escapes, the old and new murals on brick walls and displays of art and photos on the sidewalk. The fun of NY is strolling through a park, sitting down on a bench to watch the fascinating street performers, sharing a game of chess with an old-timer, or just reading a book and watching the feisty squirrels.

It’s stopping at every quaint little cafe of the West Village, getting acquainted with the locals, trying out the new hotspot restaurants or indulging in some of the best sandwiches in the historic East Village delis. Soho and Nolita will keep you shopping for hours with trendy boutiques, or you may prefer a stroll on the Highline on the Hudson River, the city fits newest public park converted from an old train track, and then make your way to view the Chelsea art galleries. The Nightlife here is world-famous. There are experimental bars and unique speakeasies on the East side, cozy and dark jazz clubs in Soho and the West Village, and the trendy hot clubs of the Meatpacking district. You’ll forget you’ve been out walking all day and just want to keep going. All of this is what makes the New Yorkers stay in New York and we believe it all happens right here, in downtown Manhattan.

New York City is easily navigated. Broadway shows, views off the top of the Empire State building, or a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge are all just a quick subway ride or walk from here. But we have a feeling you’ll want to stick around… and here are some great ways to enjoy your time near our East Village Apartments:

 

THINGS TO DO

  • Window shop at the charming designer boutiques and lunch at the bustling Cafe Habana in Nolita.
  • Visit Art Galleries and Museums; especially the world famous New Museum on the Bowery and the Whitney Museum of American Art in the meatpacking district.
  • “See and be seen” with the Hollywood jet set at Gemmas, the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel, where Demi Moore and Madonna had their birthday bashes.
  • Shop antiques and funky items while on an easy stroll down Bleecker street.
  • Sip coffee and people watch at the Veselka Cafe on 2nd Avenue at Seventh Street.
  • Relax and restore in the Tompkins Square Park.
  • Spend an evening at the Bowery Poetry Club listening to a poetry reading.
  • Exercise at Chelsea Piers Sports Complex, thirty acres of abundant recreational opportunities located at W. 23rd Street and the Hudson River.
  • Take a walk (or jog) South along the Hudson River towards Battery Park City. Visit Ground Zero, a short walk East from Battery Park City. Walk up the Highline between Gansevoort street and 30th street.
  • Take a walk or bike ride along the East River path.

 

http://nymag.com/urban/guides bestofny/neighborhoods/eastvillage.htm

 

NEIGHBORHOOD SITES TO SEE

New Museum | Washington Square Park | New York University | St. Marks Street |
Grace Church | Forbes Magazine Galleries | Hudson River Park and Piers |
Bowery Poetry Club | Orchard Street nightlife

 

DISTANCES FROM EAST VILLAGE APARTMENTS

  • 5 minute walk to 5 different subway lines B D F 6
  • 10 minutes to Times Square by F subway
  • 10 minute walk to Soho, Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village
  • 15 minutes by the F subway to Rockefeller Center and the Broadway theatres
  • 20 minutes by the 6 subway to The Metropolitan Museum

Closest landmarks

  • Cooper Union 0.3 km
  • Bleecker Street 0.4 km
  • Katz’s Deli 0.4 km
  • New Museum 0.4 km
  • Union Square 1.0 km
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street 0.4 km
  • Astor Place 0.5 km
  • Astor Place Subway Station 0.5 km
  • Grace Church 0.8 km
  • Washington Square Park 0.3 km

Most popular landmarks

  • Ground Zero 2.5 km
  • Empire State Building 2.6 km
  • Grand Central Station 3.2 km
  • Times Square 3.5 km
  • Rockefeller Center 3.8 km
  • Museum of Modern Art 4.1 km
  • Central Park 5.1 km
  • Ellis Island 5.1 km
  • Statue of Liberty 6.1 km
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 6.4 km

Restaurants and markets

  • The Bean (Cafe/bar) 0.1 km
  • Gemma’s (Restaurant) 0.2 km
  • Rosie’s (Restaurant) 0.2 km
  • Whole Foods (Supermarket) 0.3 km
  • Il Buco (Restaurant) 0.3 km
  • Union Square Farmers Market (Market) 1.3 km

Closest airports

  • LaGuardia Airport 11.3 km
  • Newark Liberty International Airport 16.4 km
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport 19.3 km

Shopping nearby – all within 500m!

  • Nolita
  • Historic Orchard Street Shopping District
  • SoHo

ZEN TRANSFERS WITH OUR FAVORITE EAST VILLAGE TAXI

We know that the journey to the city can be exhausting so we have set up a perfect antidote. We can arrange Mali, our local cabbie, to pick you up from anywhere, anytime. All our guests love her and she calls us when she is nearby, so the staff is there to welcome you to your short lease apartments with a smile. Please email us for Mali's information.

NYC AIRPORT BUS

Shuttle buses from JFK or LGA to Grand Central Station - Uber or cab to us. Take the 6 subway downtown to Bleecker St. It's a 7-10 minute walk to our short term lease apartments.
http://www.nycairporter.com/   |   www.nyairportservice.com

AIRTRAIN FROM JFK

Air Train to Jamaica station—Buy a Metro card. Take the E train to Forest Hills. Change to the F train to 2nd Avenue. Walk North on Second Avenue and make a left on 3rd Street to arrive at our short stay apartments. http://web.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

ARRIVAL VIA PENN STATION NYC OR GRAND CENTRAL STATION

If you do not use Mali, our trusted cabbie, please tell the taxi driver to take you to the intersection of 3rd street and Second Avenue and stop on the right side of Second Avenue to arrive at our short stay apartments NYC. Our short term lease apartments in Manhattan are waiting for you!

DRIVING TO EAST VILLAGE APARTMENTS

Please email us for driving directions to our New York serviced apartments for your short stay. Free street parking is available, but cars must be moved twice a week. The Edison Car Park ($35 daily parking fee) is near our New York short stay apartments. Edison Park Fast, 375 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10003

Phone-1- 212-253- 6950   |   www.parkfast.com