Fire Pits

The East Village apartments for rent at EVGB (East Village’s Greatest Building) deliver on so many fronts, with spacious rooms, walk-in closets, quartz countertops, Miele appliances, Porcelanosa tile, Waterworks fixtures, and large terraces, balconies, and gardens that guarantee a fine and elegant lifestyle. But Extell Development and McGinley Design, led by Peter McGinley, did not stop there; they knew they had to back up the “Greatest Building” title with some serious amenities, like a yoga lawn, a bocce court, a putting green, an indoor saltwater pool, a steam room, an outdoor screening area, and a stunning 19,000-square-foot (yes, 19,000 square feet) roof deck equipped with its very own fire pits.

Any seasoned New Yorker knows that the occasional respite from the urban din is vital. For most, that means heading out of the city every once and awhile. But if you live in EVGB, that deep breath you crave is only a few floors up. To be able to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while perched seven stories above one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city is a luxury not many New Yorkers have. And the fire pits complete the enchantment.

Writer John J. Geddes said, “light a campfire, and everyone’s a storyteller.” While it’s unlikely that Geddes was picturing a campfire that was crackling on the rooftop of an East Village luxury apartment building in Manhattan, the quote extends to all locales. People tend to open up when they’re sitting around a fire; taking in the warmth while watching the flames twist and flare in different directions is a highly efficient de-stressor.

That’s why we invite the residents of EVGB to channel the ancient power of the campfire and create their own contemporary ultra-NYC experiences. You can sit on the roof and read by the fire while the city sparkles around you. You can invite friends and family over for drinks around the fire on a cool summer night. Or you can fall in love (or fall in love again) by topping off a romantic evening with a fire-lit nightcap.

The energy of New York is infectious; it’s a city filled with people who are perpetually in motion. That’s part of what makes the place so appealing, but there needs to be a balance, too; the rooftop fire pits are just one part of the exquisite balance that EVGB promises to provide for all its residents.