Summering at EVGB
Summer is an incredible time to live in NYC. The season is sizzling with outdoor concerts and movies, picnics in the park, and weekend trips to the shore. But sometimes, it just feels too darn hot to leave your East Village apartment. Fortunately for the residents of EVGB, there’s plenty of summer fun to be had without ever stepping foot out of the entryway. Here are just a few ways you can have the ultimate summer at these East Village luxury rentals.
A Day Out in John V. Lindsay East River Park
Situated along the waterfront of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, John V. Lindsay East River Park (East River Park for short) is a wonderful place for rest and play — especially at this time of year. What’s more, the East Village apartments for rent at EVGB are only about 20 minutes away from the park and its innumerable activities. Here’s how to make the most of it this summer.
Via Della Scrofa Opens in the East Village
Fancy a trip to Italy? Who wouldn’t. But now, you can have the next best thing, thanks to a new specialty deli/cafe opening around the corner from the East Village rentals at EVGB. Get your fix of espresso, Italian store cupboard staples, and sweet treats — anytime you like. Fantastico!
New Year, New Activities
We are well into 2022, and things are looking up — especially if you’re living at the EVGB East Village luxury apartments, located in the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Long after everyone’s New Year’s resolutions have been forgotten, residents of these East Village luxury rentals are discovering new things to do and new neighbors to do them with.
Nordic Coffee Roaster La Cabra Opens in East Village
In many pockets of the globe, coffee is the most important—and the most comforting and most invigorating—part of waking up. Thanks to its warm aroma and, of course, its promised jolt of caffeine, coffee is both a ritual and a necessity for powering through the morning and staying focused and alert throughout the day. Almost every continent has its own tradition and signature beans, and every coffee connoisseur may be partial to their preferred roasting methods, preparation, and milk, cream, sugar, and latte art finish.
Local Highlight: Tompkins Square Park
The East Village, the home base of the luxury apartments for rent at EVGB, is so much more than the sum of its parts that it has become a mythic place in New York City history. At the heart of the neighborhood, you’ll find the physical approximation of that mythic quality’s beating heart: Tompkins Square Park. Since its inception, the park has been a place for radicals, revolutionaries, and artists to congregate, and while it has changed with the city over the years, that feeling of a hub of creativity and all that is unconventional about life in New York is still palpable as you walk through its flower beds, playgrounds, and under the American elms that make the park a haven of nature too.
Michelin Bib Gourmand Spotlights East Village Restaurants
Michelin’s annual Bib Gourmand list highlights restaurants with Michelin-star caliber attributes at a more affordable price. No fewer than five of 2021’s recognized restaurants are within walking distance of the East Village apartments at EVBG. Let’s call in at all of them.
The 3rd and B’Zaar Holiday Market
When a group of artists and makers hatch an idea together in New York City, the result is often a reflection of the zeitgeist of a particular moment. When Maegan Hayward, Alex Carpenter, Frank New, Delphine Le Goff, Delia Anne Parker, and Sara Ann Rutherford put their heads together to come up with the 3rd and B’Zaar Holiday Market, the project became something as practical as it is inspiring: a market where you can do all of your holiday shopping with gifts that capture the spirit of the East Village — and your home at the East Village rentals at EVGB.
Indoor Amenities at EVGB
Fall in New York is a time of transition and discovery—the shift to cooler weather makes the air crisp and the promise of the indoors more cozy. At the East Village luxury rentals at EVGB, you can still tend your terrace garden with a cup of tea or sit by a fire pit at the rooftop lounge and admire the skyline in the glistening air. But, thanks to an impressive lineup of amenities, the season’s turn inward will open up an indoor playground of possibilities to serve health, wellness, and playtime needs for both adults and kids—all through the winter.
VEGAN PARADISE ON EAST 7TH STREET
Restaurateur Ravi DeRossi has already achieved acclaim with Overthrow Hospitality’s array of offerings in the East Village. From cocktail bar Amor y Amargo, known for its first-of-its-kind bitter-focused offerings, the natural wine bar Soda Club, and craft beer bar Proletariat, DeRossi has served up some of the finest brews and spirits in the neighborhood. But fortunately for residents of the East Village apartments at EVGB, DeRossi has also been adding space and expanding the footprint of Cadence and Ladybird, his celebrated vegan-focused restaurants, both of which are less than a 10-minute walk from home.
Great Jones Distilling Co.
New York City is home to many of the best-loved bars in the world, but it only recently got its first legal post-Prohibition whiskey distillery, Great Jones Distilling Co. That will be welcome news to the ears of EVGB residents; their East Village rentals are just a 20-minute walk from where the alchemy takes place. Let’s get spiritual.
Back to School in Style With EVGB
With NYC schools reopening, it’s time for students to gear up for a year of learning in style. Residents of the East Village luxury homes at EVGB have access to highly rated public schools for students of all ages right in their own neighborhood. But before that first day of class, suiting up with clothing, stationery, and books is a must. Keep reading for EVGB’s tips on back-to-school shopping in the East Village.
A Day in the Life at EVGB
If you believe the movies, the typical day in the life of a New Yorker is filled with picturesque walks through parks, surrounded by exciting nightlife, high-end restaurants, and moments of quiet repose or conversations with friends in perfectly appointed apartments. This aspirational vision of New York living is an everyday reality at the East Village rentals at EVBG. Residents enjoy a combination of luxury amenities at home, along with proximity to some of the most dynamic and liveliest destinations and restaurants New York has to offer.
Date Night for the Adventurous at the Black Ant
Living in the East Village luxury rentals at EVGB means that you’re situated in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most foodie-friendly neighborhoods. From a quick slice of pizza to an evening of extravagantly prepared Indian food, the options are seemingly endless. But if you’re a more adventurous gastronome with a curious palate, make a reservation at this inventive, one-of-a-kind Mexican hot spot: The Black Ant.
Biking in the City
New York City is undoubtedly one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the US. But with over a thousand miles of greenways, designated riding lanes, and an avid cycling community, NYC is also one of the most bike-friendly places to live and ride in the country too. When you reside in the East Village apartments at EVGB, you’re ideally situated to experience the entire city on two wheels.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Living at the East Village’s Greatest Building means tapping into a rich vein of New York history. From a small Dutch neighborhood centered around Stuyvesant Street to a home for waves of immigrants to the countercultural epicenter of mid-20th-century Manhattan, the area east of the Bowery has gone through many phases, and many pieces of its past are still vibrant locales to this day.
Bring on the Green: Decorating Your Terrace or Balcony
Summer is here, and there’s one thing on every apartment-hunter’s mind—outdoor space. These two words can put sheer delight into the heart of any New Yorker. In a city as energetic (and just plain jam-packed) as this one, it’s always a rare pleasure to have your own al fresco refuge for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying warm nights outside. When you reside at the luxury East Village apartments for rent at EVGB, this enviable outdoor space is easy to come by.
Welcoming the Summer in Washington Square Park
Summer in Downtown New York City is synonymous with Washington Square Park. Loaded with atmosphere and history, the park is a beautiful and natural respite from the city. Think of it as Downtown’s ultimate backyard, where the legends who have helped immortalize it have left their mark. It’s where the kids hung out in the movie “Kids.” It’s where Stanley Kubrick used to play chess, where Buddy Holly used to help local players with their guitar chords, and where Henry James set his novel “Washington Square,” about a young 19th century heiress. If it feels like every tree or spot beneath the famous arch has a story, that’s because it probably does.
Rainy Day East Village Immersion: Movies, Books, and Music
The East Village is steeped in culture and legend, ranging from its days as a refuge for immigrants, its time as the center of the punk rock scene, and its current status as one of New York City’s most fashionable and enviable places to live. When you make your home in this iconic neighborhood, you have access to all of its history by just walking out the door of your East Village apartment at EVGB. Visit galleries where groundbreaking artists gathered — and still gather — today. Check out the restaurants that were frequented by the famous and infamous over the past century. Or, go on a venue-hopping tour, and see the former sites of vaunted musical hotspots, like CBGB (now a clothing store).
“At Home” Exhibitions at the Merchant’s House Museum
One of the pleasures of living in New York is being able to immerse yourself in the endless stream of the city’s cultural life: art, music, fine dining, and much more. Residents of the NYC rentals of EVGB are near the best of the East Village, from Tompkins Square Park to Michelin-star-rated restaurants to the Merchant’s House Museum — contained in one of the first landmarked buildings in Manhattan. This Greek Revival structure, built in 1832, is a perfectly preserved piece of the city’s history and architecture. The museum hosts exhibitions, lectures, and other events that explore life in New York City over the past century and a half.
EVGB and the Four Squares
In New York City, green spaces are a big part of the urban experience. The luxury East Village homes at EVGB have innumerable attractions—exquisite interiors, expansive indoor and outdoor amenities, and a neighborhood that combines convenience with chicness. As part of that extended neighborhood, the public parks at Tompkins Square, Union Square, Washington Square, and Madison Square provide green refuges and just the right dose of city energy and community.
The Cooper Union Experience
This spring, bring the creative spark home to the East Village apartments at EVGB with online classes from the Cooper Union, one of the country’s most celebrated art schools. With online courses in drawing, collage, and painting, you can hone your artistic skills at the institution where architect Daniel Libeskind perfected his technique, sculptor Eva Hesse revolutionized her art form, and painters like Alex Katz and R.B. Kitaj made the first brushstrokes of oeuvres that would soon become part of the canon.
Shopping Like an East Village Native
After an undeniably challenging year, the East Village is still the thriving, iconic neighborhood it has always been, thanks to dedicated locals and a sense of community found nowhere else in New York City. Bolstered by the efforts of the East Village Community Coalition, the area’s varied food scene and range of quirky one-off shops are still open despite restricted operations. For residents of the East Village’s Greatest Building who wake up each morning within walking distance of some of the city’s best food and shopping, we’ve provided a guide to local businesses (with current precautions in mind) that make the East Village one of the city’s greatest neighborhoods.
Holiday Cooking in the East Village
The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones — and indulging in delectable seasonal cuisine while you’re at it. Though many are keeping celebrations simple and guest lists small this year, these recipes will ensure your feast is festive and fantastic.
Support The Strand Book Store
With millions spending much of their time at home right now, reading is back in vogue. Though that’s great news for online sellers, it also means that independent bookstores are having to reinvent themselves — and fast. The Strand is EVGB’s local haven for bibliophiles. This landmark shop started small in the East Village more than 90 years ago, and today, has 2.5 million volumes sitting on its shelves. Here’s how the Strand is pivoting to keep up with these unprecedented times, and how you can help them thrive.
The Ultimate Lifestyle and Convenience
For many these days, homes are where we work, socialize with family and friends, exercise, and relax and unwind each day. Each of the East Village apartments at EVGB, from the oversized lofts to three-bedroom homes, is designed to make everyday activities more convenient. And each luxe detail and amenity—from extensive outdoor spaces to elegantly appointed fixtures—adds style and a sense of overall well-being.
An Alfresco Picnic in the East Village
Before sweater weather and pumpkin fever get into full swing, one of the best ways to take advantage of the city — and, arguably, the best weather of the year — is with a picnic in the park. And after a long week of work, a leisurely afternoon outdoors enjoying a sumptuous spread is the ideal way to recuperate. Residents of the East Village apartments at EVGB are fortunate to live near the most vibrant neighborhood park in the city, Tompkins Square Park. In fact, everything you need for the perfect early-autumn picnic is just around the corner.
The Ultimate Outdoor Amenity
The best way to enjoy urban evenings after a long day or week at work? It’s got to be on a rooftop—like the one at EVGB’s luxury East Village apartments. This 19,000-square-foot landscaped roof deck provides multiple options for indulging in soul-soothing sojourns in the sun—seconds away from your apartment. Here are some ways to enjoy the high life.
Alfresco Dining and Contactless Food Delivery
One of the undisputed joys of living in New York City is access to its bountiful array of world-class dining. From famed Michelin-starred restaurants to mom-and-pop destinations popular with locals in the know, the city is home to every imaginable cuisine, for every occasion and taste bud. Fortunately, many of the beloved restaurants close to the East Village rentals at EVGB are still catering to their loyal clientele via delivery and takeout, as well as providing outdoor dining with safety protocols in place. This means that EVGB residents can entertain and serve up dinner in their open-style epicurean kitchens even if their top-of-the-line Miele appliances have the evening off. Among the local stalwarts that show off the neighborhood’s range of cuisines are Veselka, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and Supper.
In-Person and Virtual Appointments in the East Village
The East Village is the heart and soul of Downtown Manhattan. Artists, musicians, and creative thinkers made this part of town the capital of underground cool. As you walk in the footsteps of the Ramones and Jean-Michel Basquiat, you’ll understand why the East Village is a must-live locale for stylish New Yorkers. And there’s no better place for these tastemakers to call home than the luxury Downtown NYC rental apartments of EVGB.
Warm it Up
The calming and restorative ritual of drinking tea dates all the way back to the third century, originating in China before spreading around the world. It seems there is tea for everything now. There’s tea to boost your immune system, tea to energize, tea to calm, tea to aid in digestion… Green tea has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. And that’s barely scratching the surface. Fortunately for residents of the East Village luxury apartments at EVGB, there are three stellar tea shops right in the neighborhood.
Valentine’s Day in the East Village
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and the East Village is teeming with endless date possibilities. EVGB’s East Village luxury rentals put you and your loved one close to the best romantic spots in this storied NYC neighborhood. So, head out for some fine food, stylish tippling, a relaxing constitutional, and then see where the evening takes you…
New Year, New You
Now that we’re well into the new year, it’s time to reassess all those promises we made to ourselves at the end of December. Are we still being true to them? This is a good time to remind yourself of the exclusive fitness amenities offered to residents of EVGB — as well as all the opportunities for healthy living and wellness available in the surrounding East Village.
Weekends at EVGB
Weekends, as glorious as they are, are fleeting. You head home on Friday, energetic and full of enthusiasm, and before you know it … it’s Sunday evening. The work week is looming just over the horizon. The key is to grab the weekend by the horns and bend it to your will, to squeeze every last moment of enjoyment out of it, and, to put it plainly, live it up. Fortunately for residents of the East Village apartments at EVGB, living it up doesn’t even require leaving the building. It is only necessary to go up — as in upstairs to the roof.
Now at Joe’s Pub
Serving up the best in live music, food, and drinks nightly, Joe’s Pub, a program of The Public Theater, is a nonprofit music venue that has been supporting up-and-coming artists since 1998. Joe’s, which boasts an impressive list of past performers, including Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, and Adele, will be hosting acts like Ami Dang, Nella, and Bokanté in the near future. Just blocks from the East Village apartments of EVGB, Joe’s is the place for music in the East Village.
New Spins on Chilling Tales at the Classic Stage Company
The winter repertory cycle at the Classic Stage Company is set to begin, and it features two classics that you won’t want to miss. Starting in January, CSC will feature Kate Hamill’s “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” by Tristan Bernays. Why trek all the way uptown to Broadway? You have a great theater just steps from the East Village apartments at EVGB
Guest of a Guest: NYC’s Best Luxury Apartment Buildings for Millennials
The East Village has long been a hot spot for young professionals, and between its cultural attractions and its high-end real estate offerings, it isn’t hard to see why. Topping trendsetters’ wish lists? The East Village luxury homes at EVGB, which have some of the city’s most impressive amenities, beginning with the Target on the building’s ground floor. The building is also home to a two-story fitness center featuring an indoor saltwater pool and steam room, a lounge for residents with a kitchen and a bar, and a 19,000-square-foot roof deck with areas for grilling, lounging, and alfresco dining.
The Scents of Autumn
Pumpkin spice may be the most recognizable aroma and flavor of fall, but it’s not the only one. In the East Village, the colors, tastes, textures, and scents of autumn are all around — mugs of hot apple cider, butternut squash soup, a crackling wood fire, and fresh, cold bursts of rainfall drenching sidewalks littered with crimson leaves. One of the most comforting ways to bring these wonderful seasonal smells into your East Village apartments at EVGB is also among the simplest: lighting a candle. The next time you’re out in the neighborhood and the fall spirit strikes, stop by one of these luxury candlemakers and treat yourself.
Whiskey Washback: The East Village Whiskey Tasting Extravaganza
For many New Yorkers, there are no sweeter summertime sights than condensation gathering on a foamy pint of craft beer, the tantalizing rim of salt on a frosty margarita, or the soft glow of a glass of rosé. But as warm summer nights give way to the brisk, blue evenings of fall, a craving emerges for something smoky, strong, and warming: whiskey. On the rocks, straight up in a cherry-red Manhattan, or steaming in a lemony hot toddy — this golden spirit is a timeless favorite for anyone ducking into a neighborhood bar with rosy cheeks and eyes watering from the cold. Whiskey aficionados won’t want to miss the city’s premier whiskey tasting event: Whiskey Washback. Held at the Bowery Hotel, just a quick jaunt from the East Village apartments at EVGB, this “celebration of the remarkable and rebellious legacy of whiskey and the people that keep it alive today” takes place on Oct. 25 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and promises tastings of 75 kinds of top-shelf whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rye, and more.
A Picnic in the East Village
Want to make the most of the clement weather while it’s still around? Practically no time at all from your East Village apartment lies Tompkins Square Park — an oasis of sprawling lawns stretched out beneath venerable American elms. In this 10.5 acres of verdant space, New Yorkers come to walk their dogs, play chess, and indulge in languorous picnics. Today, we’re here primarily for the latter. But where to get your picnic supplies? Allow us to give you a helping hand.
Pedaling for Smoothies at EVGB
At the East Village’s Greatest Building, EVGB isn’t just an acronym — but a simple statement of fact. Take, for example, the Smoothie Cycle Hour hosted recently by the building’s staff for residents, which not only brought residents together (something all too rare in many New York City condo buildings) but also provided a fun and healthy (if slightly boozy) activity.
EVGB’s Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your East Village Apartment
From the quartz countertops in the kitchen to the perfectly manicured private outdoor spaces, living in one of the East Village luxury apartments at EVGB is a true style upgrade to your life. Maybe it’s because these East Village luxury rentals are located at the epicenter of Downtown chic, where you can still feel the artistic vibe when you walk through a neighborhood that was a touchstone in the lives of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, and Madonna.
The East Village Hot Spots Where New Music Begins
When Ilhan Ersahin opened Nublu Classic in the East Village, he wanted to create a space that would be more than just a music venue — he wanted to make a space where music would be created. With both Nublu Classic and a later edition, Nublu 151, he has done just that. Heading to Nublu almost any night of the week means discovering not only new performers, but new music that might not even have existed if not for the creative incubation the space has become famous for. This is a place where Norah Jones frequently played during her ascent to stardom, and where bands like Brazilian Girls, Forró in the Dark, Love Trio, and Wax Poetic came into being, which is why New York Latin Culture Magazine writes that the space has “spawned a number of bands and its own unique Nublu sound.”
Eating Clean in the East Village
If there is one diet trend taking over the streets, the internet, and our stomachs, it’s eating clean; a way of approaching food with an eye toward using the freshest, most uncontaminated ingredients possible. It’s actually a simple, elegant concept, but one that has also made a household name of the acai bowl and the turmeric latte. There’s a good reason for its popularity, though. Eating clean is a creative way to stay healthy and feel your best. It’s also the perfect way to jump-start your summer at the East Village luxury apartments at EVGB.
A Green Life in a Green East Village
Living in the most exciting city in the world doesn’t mean you have to give up your connection to nature. Nowhere is this more true than at the East Village apartments at EVGB. With a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, and private balconies and gardens, life at EVGB is an indoor/outdoor experience. And with the East Village’s jewel-like neighborhood gardens and greenmarkets, the presence of the natural world is woven into the fabric of your neighborhood and your community.
EV Grieve: Bright Horizons bringing child care to EVGB
Bright Horizons, a national daycare chain, is setting up shop in Manhattan’s East Village. The childcare center is slated to move into a commercial space on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, just below the East Village apartments for rent at Extell-developed EVGB. Bright Horizons’ new location is also just two doors down from the neighborhood’s first Target store, which opened up on the corner of Avenue A last summer, and two additional retail spaces on the luxury building’s ground floor—one next to Bright Horizons and one next to Target—are still awaiting tenants.
Parks and Trails in the East Village
Training for a 5K? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to enjoy a leisurely walk. In this piece, we’ll share details about some great parks and trails that are right in your own neighborhood. Just steps from your East Village apartment at EVGB, you can check out John V. Lindsay East River Park, a 57-acre green space filled with bike paths, playgrounds, and sport fields. It’s a perfect spot for a jog along the water while taking in breathtaking views. We also suggest Tompkins Square Park and Union Square Park if you’re hoping to fit in a stroll with friends or are looking for an excellent place to stretch your legs on your own. It’s all literally at your feet when you live in the East Village luxury rentals at EVGB.
Pedal to the Metal: Joining the SoulCycle Craze
A rut, a slump, a plateau — call it whatever you like, but it’s something that happens to every active person at some point. Whether you’re a yoga devotee, a weightlifting champ, or a long-distance runner, if you practice the same workout long enough, it will begin to feel stale. When that happens, it helps to change things up. Of course, that’s easier said than done, especially when you’ve already tried a range of workouts. However, if you’re looking for a fun, efficient way to break out of your fitness rut and get the most out of your workout, look no further than SoulCycle, which has a location just a quick jaunt from the EVGB East Village apartments.
Al Fresco in the East Village
In the East Village apartments at EVGB, outdoor space is creative space. Having your own private balcony adds another dimension to your home, and gives you an opportunity to explore the decorative possibilities of what will become your favorite place to unwind all spring and summer long.
Be an Accessory Queen This Season
A stunning outfit is only halfway to true glamour. To look wholly spectacular, one must accessorize. Purveyors of fine necklaces, rings, earrings, and brooches stud the East Village like sparkling diamonds in a tiara. Here, we take a look at the jewels in the crown. Prepare to be dazzled.
Blind Barber: You’ve Never Had a Haircut Quite Like This
“Hipster’s delight!” “Great find!” “Only in New York!” These are just three of many quotations describing the East Village men’s stylist The Blind Barber. Haircuts, shaves, and trims are offered here as standard, but there’s more to this place than meets the eye. We’ve booked you an appointment! It’s time to visit NYC’s barbershop with a twist.
At Village East Cinema, Get Cozy with the Stars this Winter
When it’s February in New York and you live in the East Village luxury rentals at EVGB, a night out can feel like a cozy night in when the neighborhood is an extension of your home and the old-school New York charm and indie programming of Village East Cinema can be found just blocks from your doorstep. Originally built by architect Harrison Wiseman and developer Louis N. Jaffee in 1925, the building is one of the last still standing of the old Yiddish theater district, and has enjoyed a storied past as a venue for both theater and cinema.
The Cut: Everything Here Sparks Joy
Professional stylist and organizer Jeanie Engelbach has transformed one of the East Village luxury homes at EVGB into a whimsical playground for a lifetime’s worth of well-loved collectibles. Leopard-print tables and velvet sofas are bathed in natural light, thanks to the building’s oversized windows. A yellow kitchen ceiling that abuts hot-pink-accented living room wallpaper stays surprisingly serene when juxtaposed with the home’s gray flooring. And the spacious bedroom, with its enormous windows and high ceilings, is the perfect backdrop for everything from Engelbach’s seltzer and medicine bottle collection, perched above the closet, to a museum-mounted Warhol panda poster over the bed.
The Winter Cocktail Havens of the East Village
New York City is officially in the throes of winter. But it’s during these particularly cold months that certain cocktail enclaves really shine, providing a respite from the weather by offering classic and seasonal cocktails that warm and invigorate. Residents of the East Village apartments at EVGB are perfectly placed to enjoy them: There are four absolutely stellar options for some winter libations right nearby.
The Switch Experience
The urbane city dweller demands many things, including stylish apartments, great locations, and entertainment options on tap. And increasingly, there is another demand: access to exercise and fitness activities that are not just beneficial to one’s health, but also fresh, invigorating, and charged with a certain thrill. If you live in the East Village apartments at EVGB, it’s only a matter of time before you discover Switch — a new health club offering high-intensity interval training that has been described by Wellandgood.com as “The buzziest workout studio in NYC right now.” Got your workout gear on? Things are about to get intense.
If the East Village is the birthplace of the style of NYC icons like Patti Smith and Debbie Harry, it also happens to be the best place to dress like a 1970s rock star in 2018. As one of the vintage shopping capitals of the world, the neighborhood around the East Village apartments at EVGB will help you dress with as much reimagined nostalgia and independent style as the East Village itself. As a resident of EVGB, you’ll soon understand what Refinery29 means when they say, “In this city, vintage shopping isn’t just a means to an end. It’s a lifestyle, a mindset, a sport, and, yes, a great way to spend a Saturday.” Here are a few neighborhood favorites.
Real Estate Weekly: The Biggest Amenities of 2019
The smart home, long a staple of science fiction, is finally here, as Real Estate Weekly declared in its roundup of the biggest residential amenities going into 2019. While we’re still not able to “replicate” our food, an integrated Amazon Echo will update residents of the East Village’s Greatest Building on everything from the status of their laundry to the arrival of a package. And, if an internet-enabled East Village luxury rental isn’t enough of a selling point, residents at EVGB will also have access to a suite of classic amenities that includes an indoor saltwater pool, a residents’ lounge, and an expansive roof deck complete with old school favorites, including fire pits and a bocce ball court.
An EVGB Kind of Winter
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.
The East Village: Where Holiday Shopping Is an Art Form
The secret to giving the perfect gift is finding something unique and personal enough to make a lasting impression. Fortunately, living in the East Village apartments at EVGB means you’re at the center of a shopping mecca defined by its innovative small business owners who have turned their shops into expressions of their own creative visions. At East Village favorites like Lori McLean, Still House, and Duo NYC, you will find clothes, objects for the home, sculptural kitchenware, and rare books unlike anything available at a chain store or name brand. These are presents that are completely personal, completely creative, and completely East Village. The challenge won’t be finding great presents, but choosing among a dazzling variety of options, and resisting the urge — or not! — to get two of everything; one to give and another to keep to put the finishing touches on your own East Village luxury rental.
Your Home Is Your Canvas
The East Village has a look and feel that has been cultivated for years by artistic and innovative New Yorkers pursuing their visions. Their common denominator? The ability to follow their own gut instincts when it comes to how they live. When you move in to your rental at EVGB in the East Village, follow your instincts when decorating the living space. Make it truly your own. Allow yourself to be inspired by the independent spirit of the East Village, and by the houseware and design shops run by tastemakers and trendsetters who will help you find the perfect pieces to match your style and take it in new directions.
CityRealty: The Future of Amenities in NYC Residential Buildings
The East Village apartments at Extell-developed EVGB are setting the bar for high-tech amenities in Manhattan. The 14th Street luxury building offers residents an Amazon Echo Dot in each home, allowing them to check the status of dry cleaning and packages and providing a means of initiating and receiving updates on repairs done in their apartment. The building is also home to a wealth of other desirable extras, including a 19,000-square-foot landscaped roof deck with grilling stations, fire pits, a wet bar, alfresco dining, a yoga room, putting green, and bocce court, in addition to interior amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center, saltwater lap pool, children’s playroom, package room, and residents’ lounge.
Your East Village Dream Kitchen Awaits
It’s a common dinner party phenomenon: No matter how spacious the living room or how sumptuous the upholstery therein, your guests will always gravitate toward the kitchen. Maybe they came to see if they could lend a hand, refill a drink, or steal a piece of cheese from the plate you’re preparing. Either way, the sight of guests squeezing into a cramped kitchen, drink in hand, is such a familiar scene that there are plenty of tips to be found online for tactfully shooing them out. But when you have an open-style, epicurean kitchen like the ones inside EVGB’s East Village apartments, you can welcome your guests in. There’s plenty of room for friends to gather and chat while dinner simmers.
Fall Finds in the Village
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:
Haute Residences: NYC Luxury Residences Turn Grit Into Glam
The Extell-developed East Village luxury homes for rent at EVGB may be among the area’s newest residences, but they’re eagerly paying tribute to the neighborhood’s past. EVGB’s interiors come courtesy of McGinley Design and harken back to the East Village’s earlier days as a haven for punk rockers, factories, and a flourishing arts community. The industrial-inspired accents include vintage-style lighting and chicken-wire glass, and an eclectic art collection graces the luxury building’s communal spaces.
Work It Out
Getting in shape for the summer is essential, but keeping it up through the fall and winter is the real trick! Fortunately, the amenities that go along with life at EVGB’s East Village luxury rentals make exercise both incredibly fun, infinitely convenient, and as close to easy as it can be.
The New York Times: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello East Village
Finding the perfect place to call home in New York isn’t easy, but the East Village rentals at EVGB are making the decision a little bit easier for prospective residents. Married couple Kendra Sinclair and Jared Vengrin, both Facebook employees, traded a life in the Bay Area for one of these NYC luxury apartments by Union Square. The amenity-packed building offered everything they wanted, including a pet-friendly space, quiet residences, and a long list of amenities, including a bilevel gym, indoor pool, residents lounge, and 19,000-square-foot landscaped roof deck perfect for entertaining. “Everything is wonderfully new. There is not a scuff mark. It is pin-drop silent. We haven’t heard a single thing—not a siren, not a motorcycle revving,” says Sinclair. “We keep pinching ourselves about how appreciative we are to be here.”
East Village Haunts
Historically, the East Village has been home to some of the city’s hippest happenings and spookiest spots. Of course, the neighborhood has undergone dramatic changes over the last few decades, and now offers residents a host of creature comforts. But for those looking for East Village rentals — and wanting to indulge in the most haunting time of year — you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the luxury apartments at EVGB.
East Village Bike Rides
Manhattan is becoming increasingly cycle-friendly. As a result, New Yorkers are taking to their bikes en masse, enjoying healthy escapades around the city, with the wind in their hair (or helmet). Cyclists at the EVGB apartments in the East Village are spoiled for choice. For starters, the rentals here come with a private Bicycle Room: a safe and convenient place to stash your prized two-wheeler. Talk about luxury. And once you and your bike are let loose on the East Side of Manhattan, there’s plenty to see and do along the East River Bikeway.
Your Local Cultural Fix
New York City is one of the most culturally vibrant locations on the planet, and the East Village has been one of the city’s epicenters for decades. Stroll out of one of the East Village luxury rental apartments at EVGB, and you’ll find yourself only footsteps away from a diverse collection of intriguing options for art, theater, or music. Here are five of our favorites:
Metro US: Residents recapturing childhood with retro amenities in NYC apartment buildings
After a long day of acting like an adult in New York City, nothing rejuvenates the body quite like a rousing game of bocce ball. Luckily for residents of EVGB, the neighborhood’s greatest building has a landscaped rooftop lounge where they can relax on a chaise lounge, stroll through a garden, grill some burgers, enjoy the views, and challenge their friends to a round or two of the classic Italian game. EVGB is a collection of new East Village rentals that range in size from lofts to three bedrooms and feature spacious bedrooms, open-style kitchens, and hardwood flooring; select homes have private backyards and terraces.
Finding hidden cocktail gems is a time-tested practice in New York. City dwellers adore the search; they relish in the idiosyncratic entrance procedures and the anti-marketing aspects. If you’re fortunate enough to live in the East Village rental apartments at EVGB, you’ll find yourself right in the center of a venerable speakeasy haven. Here are a few of our favorites:
Haute Residence: New York City Buildings With Spectacular Screening Options for Football Season
With fall football starting soon, New Yorkers are looking for the perfect spot to catch the season kickoff. Fortunately for the lucky people who live in the East Village rentals at EVGB, the best seat is right at home. Residents of the Extell-developed luxury building can head to its 19,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop, outfitted with an outdoor screening area perfect for catching the big game. The rooftop also provides plenty of other options for relaxing, lounging, and having a good time, including a wet bar, fitness space, bocce ball court, and putting green, as well as alfresco dining areas, fire pits, and outdoor showers.
Want an evening on the town, but you don’t want to stray too far from home? There’s no such thing as “no plans” when you live in one of the luxe East Village apartments at EVGB.
Entertaining at EVGB
When the sun shines down on the East Village, it’s a fine time to host a party at your rental apartment. The luxury rentals at EVGB are replete with comfortable and elegant facilities to ensure that your summer soiree catches all those golden rays—and continues long into the evening. Want a taste of what your perfect party might look like? Then read on.
Your Exclusive Backyard
Summer in New York City is one of the most exciting times of the year, when much of the East Village action spills out into the street. All you need to make the most of outdoor cafes and beer gardens is a private sanctuary / nature retreat, so you have a place to recharge without missing the summer energy that brings out the best of the neighborhood. There’s no need to leave town when the outdoor luxury experience is built into your life at EVGB’s East Village luxury apartments. In fact, the roof deck at EVGB is so lavishly endowed and brilliantly designed that it will become a destination staycation for you and your friends—every day of the week.
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.
6sqft: New East Village Target store now open in Extell’s EVGB rental building
The residents of the East Village luxury homes at EVGB, which are now 50% leased, have one of the city’s prime shopping destinations right under their feet. A new Target store has opened its doors on the building’s ground floor and will stay open until midnight six days a week, with 11 pm closings on Sunday evenings. While the shop is not the megastore shoppers may expect from Targets in suburban areas, it will provide the same high-quality, low-cost products, from groceries to home goods. The store, which is already welcoming customers, will also celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday, July 21st, with the first 1,000 shoppers through the doors getting a free tote bag.
Lux Exposé: EVBG/Extell Development Hosts EVGB “Cinco de Mayo” Preview Party
Extell Development kicked off the unveiling of their East Village rentals at EVGB with a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the building’s rooftop. With more than 200 brokers turning out to tour EVGB’s WorkOf-designed model homes, the festive event served as an opportunity for members of the real estate community to get a glimpse of the new luxury building. EVGB is composed of 109 luxury homes, which range from studio lofts to three bedrooms and feature luxe details like state-of-the art kitchens, in-home washer-dryers, walk-in closets, and outdoor space for more than half of the residences. EVGB also offers one of the city’s most comprehensive amenities packages, which includes an attended lobby and concierge, two-story fitness center, saltwater lap pool and steam room, and children’s playroom, and a residents’ lounge with a kitchen, bar, and seating areas. The 19,000-square-foot roof deck is outfitted with fire pits, grilling stations, a wet bar, putting green, bocce court, yoga lawn, outdoor shower, and HIIT area, as well as an outdoor screening space.
Cinco de Mayo in the East Village
Since back in 1862, when the Mexican army defeated French forces in an improbable and historic victory, Cinco de Mayo has been a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture and cuisine. It’s a day for margaritas, burritos, tacos, tamales, ceviche, flautas, jícama, nachos, chicharrón, queso, yuca, and much more. New York City has tons of great Mexican restaurants, and residents of the East Village luxury rental apartments at EVGB are only blocks away from five stellar options.
City Realty: EVGB Perks You’ll Love: 2 Months Free Rent, Integrated Alexa + More
Extell’s newest residential building below 14th Street is called “East Village’s Greatest Building,” a name that sets a high standard. But the latest list of amenities and perks coming to EVGB’s residents shows that the title is not a boast. These East Village luxury rental apartments include loft-to-3-bedrooms and offer two months of free rent as well as access to an overflowing suite of amenities, including a fitness center and children’s playroom and a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, all by McGinley Design. Inside their home, residents will enjoy Miele and Bosch appliances in their kitchens, hardwood oak flooring throughout, and an integrated Amazon Echo that features building-specific controls via Alexa.
Crain’s: East Village development underscores big changes just south of Stuy Town
Extell has commenced marketing the East Village rentals at EVGB, a three-building luxury development taking shape on 14th Street between Avenues A and B. Upon completion, EVGB’s first two buildings will be home to 110 market-rate luxury residences and a Target on the ground floor. The development, which sits across from the famed Stuyvesant Town, will also be home to some of the city’s most luxe amenities, including a 19,000-square-foot roof deck complete with a putting green, fire pits, a yoga lawn, and alfresco dining space.
Lux Exposé: The East Village’s Swankiest Amenity Spaces Debut at EVGB
Extell-developed EVGB is home to some of the most luxurious amenity spaces the city has ever seen. The building’s East Village rentals, which range from studios to three bedrooms, are accompanied by a suite of McGinley Design-crafted amenities, including an artfully decorated attended lobby, a concierge, a two-story fitness center, saltwater lap pool, steam room, children’s playroom, and a private residents-only lounge with both a kitchen and bar. Atop the building, however, is its pièce de résistance: a 19,000-square-foot rooftop deck with open air dining and grilling areas, a wet bar, fire pit, putting green, bocce court, HIIT and yoga areas, and a shower.
Profile New York: Extell Reveals the Swankiest Amenities in the East Village
Amenity seekers need look no further than the Extell-developed East Village luxury homes at EVGB. The building, located at 510 East 14th Street, is home to a 19,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop outfitted with outdoor dining and grilling space, a wet bar, fire pits, a bocce court, putting green, high-intensity workout space, a dedicated yoga area, and an outdoor shower. Inside, the amenities are just as impressive, including a dual-level fitness center, saltwater lap pool, steam room, children’s playroom, residents’ lounge, a kitchen and bar, and both a 24-hour doorman and concierge.
Lux Exposé: The Best Rooftops in NYC
The East Village luxury homes at Extell’s EVGB have already cornered the market on convenience, thanks to their 14th Street location. Better yet, the luxury apartments near Union Square have one of the most amenity-packed roofs to be found anywhere in the five boroughs. The plant- and tree-adorned roof deck, which spans 19,000 square feet, offers pergola-covered outdoor dining areas, a wet bar, grilling stations, fire pits, a bocce court, a putting green, HIIT and yoga space, and even an outdoor shower.
Curbed: Go inside Extell’s new, very posh East Village rental
Future residents of the East Village luxury rentals at Extell-developed EVGB can now see what their would-be homes will look like, thanks to an elegantly appointed model residence. The interiors will offer two palettes—light and dark—in addition to ceilings that soar up to 11 feet, oversized windows, hardwood floors, breakfast bars, wood-paneled cabinetry and refrigerators, Miele appliances, and Bosch washer/dryers, and outdoor space is attached to nearly half of the building’s 110 market-rate residences. EVGB is also replete with amenities, including an attended lobby and concierge, an indoor saltwater lap pool, a bilevel fitness center, a steam room, a playroom, a private lounge with a kitchen and bar, and an expansive landscaped roof deck with alfresco dining and grilling spaces, fire pits, and exercise areas.
City Realty: Residential Buildings Offering the Best Outdoor Spaces
Luxe rooftops are Manhattan’s hottest amenity, and the lucky residents of the East Village rentals at EVGB have the city’s most well-appointed roof deck right at home. Located on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, the Extell-developed building’s 19,000 square feet of landscaped rooftop space offers not only stunning views, but dining pergolas, grilling stations, a wet bar, fire pits, a putting green, a bocce court, dedicated yoga and high-intensity training areas, and even a shower to cool off after a workout.
City Realty: Top 10 Rental Buildings in the East Village
Conveniently located on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, Extell’s East Village rentals at EVGB are the most amenity-rich the neighborhood has ever seen. Leasing kicked off in March, with eager renters lining up to nab a home. In addition to the oversized windows, white oak floors, Miele and Bosch appliances, breakfast bars, elegant glass and wood cabinetry, and in-residence washers and dryers, EVGB is home to a top-of-the-line fitness center, pool, and private lounge, as well as a 19,000-square-foot rooftop deck outfitted with lounge areas, fire pits, grilling stations, and a wet bar.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Serhants signs on at Austin Nichols House, leasing underway at EVGB
New Yorkers looking to rent in the East Village just got a great new option in the form of EVGB, the latest collection of East Village luxury homes from Extell Development Company. These modern homes range in size from studios to three bedrooms and feature spacious layouts, state-of-the-art kitchens, and in-unit washers and dryers, and many apartments have private terraces. EVGB’s facade blends classic East Village brick with materials like glass, and this stylish exterior feels right at home in the iconic neighborhood. The building’s amenities suite includes a landscaped rooftop with grilling pits and a wet bar, an indoor saltwater pool, and much more.
Top 10 Rental Buildings in the East Village
Topping CityRealty’s list of exciting new rentals in the East Village is EVGB, the new collection of luxury rentals from Extell Development Company. These East Village rentals begin at $3,695/month and include luxury touches like Miele and Bosch appliances in the kitchen, in-unit washer/dryers, white oak flooring, oversized windows, and a breakfast bar. The apartments will sit above the new Target, making the building a focal point for the iconic neighborhood. Residents at EVGB will enjoy amenities, including a roof deck with enough pergolas and fire pits to host a Fourth of July cookout, as well as standard luxe offerings like a residents’ lounge and pool.
Extell’s Target-topping East Village luxury rental is now open; rents start at $3,695/month
Extell’s EVGB—short for “East Village’s Greatest Building”—has just begun leasing. The Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building will be home to 110 market-rate rentals, starting at $3,650 and offering peerless convenience from its location on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, directly over a two-story Target. The building’s McGinley Design-helmed interiors will feature in-residence washers and dryers, state-of-the-art kitchens, oversized windows, and, for many residences, private outdoor space. The common spaces are yet another example of Extell’s commitment to providing peerless amenities, including an attended lobby, private lounge, children’s playroom, two-story fitness center, saltwater lap pool, and a spacious roof deck with grill stations, a wet bar, fire pits, bocce ball, exercise space, outdoor showers, and plenty of room for alfresco dining.
Extell Launches EVGB at 510 East 14th Street, East Village Rentals from $3,695/Month
Extell has made its first foray into the East Village with EVGB, a new luxury rental building at 510 East 14th Street between Avenues A and B. The seven-story Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building will be home to more than 100 residences upon completion, from studio lofts starting at $3,695 to three bedrooms. The interiors come courtesy of McGinley Design and are outfitted with top-of-the-line kitchens in a choice of light or dark color palettes, walk-in closets, spacious modern baths, and a washer and dryer. The doorman-attended building also encompasses a wide array of amenities, including an indoor saltwater lap pool, two-story fitness center, private lounge, and playroom, and a rooftop with outdoor dining and grilling space, a wet bar, fire pits, and plenty of space to exercise, thanks to yoga and workout areas, a bocce ball court, and a putting green.
EVGB Luxury Rental Building Offers Elevated Living within Storied East Village
Leasing has commenced at Extell-developed EVGB, a new East Village luxury rental building. EVGB, which occupies a prime corner spot on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, will be home to 110 luxury residences, ranging from lofts to three bedrooms. Each will be outfitted with conveniences rarely found in Manhattan rentals, including in-residence washers and dryers, top-of-the-line kitchens, large bathrooms, and private outdoor space for most of the homes. The Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building, with interiors from McGinley Design, is also as amenity-packed as any of Extell’s other developments. It includes a rooftop area with an outdoor dining space, a bocce court, a wet bar, showers, fire pits, and ample room for yoga and high-intensity workouts, as well as an indoor fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, attended lobby, and children’s playroom.
New NYC apartments hitting the market: spring 2018
Extell is extending their turf into Manhattan’s East Village with the luxury residences at EVGB, shorthand for “East Village’s Greatest Building.” The 110-residence rental building will be home to an array of elegant homes ranging from loft studios to three bedrooms, with prices starting at $3,695. EVGB will also house the unparalleled amenities Extell is known for, including a dual-story fitness center, a children’s playroom, an indoor saltwater pool, and a roof deck outfitted with fire pits, bocce ball courts, and a bar.
Extell’s cushy East Village building arrives, renting from $3,695/month
Extell has expanded its reach into the East Village with the construction of EVGB, the developer’s first project in the Downtown neighborhood. Five of the building’s 110 market-rate rentals, which range from large studio lofts to three bedrooms, are now leasing, with prices starting at $3,695 per month. Homes in the Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building will be outfitted with a choice of light or dark color palettes, in-home washers and dryers, walk-in closets, and state-of-the-art kitchens, while residents can additionally enjoy communal spaces like the fitness center, saltwater pool, children’s playroom, and amenity-packed roof deck.
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Welcome to EVGB!
It’s long been known that home is where the heart is. But in the East Village apartments at EVGB, home isn’t just where the heart is; the spa, the gym, and, of course, the party are here, too. At EVGB, you’ll live in a brand new home while enjoying the perks and charm associated with the classic East Village lifestyle. Whether you want a day to pamper yourself or a chance to show off your posh new digs, these East Village luxury apartments have all the amenities you could want and more. Each unit features a glamorous, condo-like kitchen with expansive closet space to host all of the character in your wardrobe. Exploring all the comforts of your new home, like the 24-hour doorman and bike storage, could take a while, so we’ve rounded up some of your soon-to-be favorites.