From punk rock to cutting-edge artwork to waves of immigrants from around the world, the East Village has for decades been a place of discovery — a breeding ground for everything new and cool. If you’re looking to plant a flag in the hip hood this autumn, see the new collection of East Village apartments for rent at EVGB, the East Village’s Greatest Building. You’ll love EVGB’s modern interiors, spacious rooftop lounge, and, most of all, its proximity to some of the city’s best autumnal activities. Here’s our guide to spending the perfect fall afternoon, EVGB-style:
Chic on the Cheap
Now that autumn has arrived, it’s finally time to dig those leather boots and Burberry scarves out of your closet. But if your collection is wearing a bit thin, head over to No Relation Vintage on 1st Avenue for a sartorial refresher. This iconic secondhand store is packed with pieces waiting for you to give them a second life. You’re just as likely to find a leather bomber jacket as a smart pair of Air Jordans. If you need a unique outfit to match your classy new East Village luxury rental, No Relation Vintage has you covered. And if you’re in the market for some fashionably retro eyewear, don’t forget to stop by Fabulous Fanny’s, a destination for vintage-inspired frames that will go perfectly with your new couture.
As the summer wanes and the air cools, new restaurants are opening their doors and offering warm comfort food from around the globe to the East Village. At TabeTomo, which is scheduled to open in November, guests will enjoy trendy tsukemen, a style of ramen where the noodles are dipped in a rich, hot broth before being eaten. TabeTomo is the latest location from chef Tomotsugu Kubo, whose Los Angeles shop regularly commands one of the city’s longest wait times for a table, so local ramen enthusiasts may need to plan ahead for their taste of this toothsome treat. If barbecue is more your style, you won’t have to wait long for Madame Vo BBQ to open its doors. This offshoot of the popular Madame Vo pho shop will serve a hybrid of Vietnamese- and Korean-style barbecue, complete with tabletop grills and customizable summer rolls.
A Traditional Treat
After you’ve had your fill of noodles and grilled meat, step back out into the chill air and head to Maharlika for a mug of authentic Filipino tsokolate. This hot chocolate drink, made from cacao tablets, hot water, and a little sugar and cream, is a favorite among Filipinos for its rich flavor — it’s the perfect after-dinner treat on a cold night. And if you’re still feeling peckish, you’re in luck because Maharlika is a haven for Filipino food, such as sisig, a dish of chopped pork served on a piping hot skillet topped with a fried egg. A belly full of Maharlika’s hearty fare should keep you nice and warm on your walk back to your new luxury rental in the East Village’s Greatest Building.