December 17, 2018
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BLOG: Renter’s Guide to Greenwich Village
There’s something magical about the downtown lifestyle. Below 14th Street you’ll find an easy mix of world-class culture, cuisine, and couture. Think: morning walks down 8th Street to your favorite coffee shop and nights on the town at the best clubs and restaurants. From jet-setting scenesters to upscale urbanites, those in the know know that Greenwich Village is the ultimate location to experience some of the best of what Manhattan has to offer. And what better way to experience the Village’s townhouses and charming tree-lined streets than to live right in the heart of it all at Hilary Gardens — the beautiful no fee rentals at the center of it all.
While you may be tempted to stay in and savor the spectacular panoramic views of Uptown and Downtown, and enjoy hot cocoa in the modern plaza. In the no fee Manhattan apartments of Hilary Gardens, there’s so much more to life in this storied downtown neighborhood. You can get the full Greenwich Village experience by simply walking through the soaring lobby of the Hilary Gardens and out the front doors.
Just a five-minute walk south, you’ll find Washington Square Park, the de facto epicenter of the Village. A quick walk through this historic park, originally built as military training grounds, will expose you to an explosion of art, music, and all other unexpected surprises that come to the park daily.
A little farther south of the park is not only a massive section of the New York University campus but a hub of old-school NYC history and haunts. Places like Cafe Wha saw the start of Bob Dylan’s career and hosted some of the earlier performances of some legendary one-name greats: Springsteen, Hendrix, and Pryor, to mention only a few.
This is one of the few neighborhoods in New York City where you can feel the city’s past yet be completely ensconced in a modern lifestyle. This is especially true for dining. Buvette is a popular spot whose concept of serving a delectable assortment of small French dishes all day in a cozy atmosphere isn’t new, but it feels distinctly contemporary. It’s the perfect place to drop in any time — for a pre-work pastry, a mid-afternoon lunch with friends, or a romantic date early in the evening. Their mouthwatering croque-monsieur is unrivaled. The owners of Buvette also opened Via Carota, a buzzy Italian restaurant down the street that has quickly become a go-to for many.
Looking to stay active? Take advantage of Hilary Garden’s recently updated state-of-the-art gym, which include two Peleton bikes. Greenwich Village offers creative (and fun) ways to get your cardio on. Enjoy a brisk walk down Bleecker Street, popping into the many unique stores offering beautiful clothes, furniture, and much more.
Looking for a night out in the Village? Head to The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub for a memorable show on a Saturday night. After the show, don’t forget to stop by Momofuku’s Milk Bar location on 13th street to end the night on a very sweet note.
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