It gets cold in New York — no news flash there. But the frigid temperatures and snowy days are welcome, in a way, since they help to usher in the enchantment of the holiday season. It’s a beautiful time to be in the city. And that time is made exponentially more enjoyable when one has a wealth of winter-friendly activities available right in one’s own building. While there are other East Village luxury rentals that offer an array of impressive amenities, one would be hard-pressed to find a building that has the wintertime covered for its tenants as perfectly as EVGB.
Let’s start with the fitness center. One of the main obstacles to working out regularly is getting to the gym to exercise — especially during the icy winter months. This isn’t a problem for tenants at EVGB because there is a state-of-the-art fitness center in the building. Residents have access to an assortment of fitness equipment, including treadmills, bikes, and weights, as well as a steam room to provide some much-needed relaxation post-workout.
Swimming may not be the first thing that comes to mind during the winter months in New York City, but at EVGB, a swim is only a few steps away from your apartment. The indoor saltwater lap pool is the place to do a few lengths, or simply take a dip and relax on a lounge chair with a book. It’s a summery little enclave right in your own building. Let it snow — you’re in the water perfecting your backstroke.
Sitting around a campfire, absorbing its warmth and hearing the crackle of the flames is, again, not exactly what we imagine when we think of NYC in December, but perhaps it should be. This East Village luxury rental offers a taste of the great outdoors in the form of its pristinely landscaped 19,000-square-foot roof deck. While there are certainly other buildings in Manhattan that have roof decks, pretty much all of them remain deserted during the winter. EVGB’s roof deck is a year-round attraction. You can grab a warm apple cider, a hot chocolate, or a glass of wine, and then head up to the roof and sit around one of the fire pits with your friends while gazing out over Downtown Manhattan and beyond.
No matter how deep the snow, no matter how bone-cracking the cold, residents at EVGB always have engaging activities waiting for them and unique and entertaining places to go. They can get in a brisk workout, relax and rejuvenate in the steam room, do a few laps in the pool, and close out the evening with a hot cocoa around a fire on the roof. Not a bad way to spend the winter.