Preferred by many due to its central yet still downtown location, life in 10003 is comprised of ivy-clad townhouses surrounded by quaint shops. Anchored by Gramercy to the north, the East Village to the east and south, and Flatiron and Greenwich Village to the west, 10003 has a classic charm unrivaled by any other area in Manhattan.
Spanning a region that includes three of New York City’s most beloved parks, 10003 is buzzing with families, young professionals and energetic collegiates. In addition to the greenery at all corners of the area, this picturesque zip code offer’s a mix of beautiful architecture and fashion-forward retailers.
With a wide variety of hot spots to check out, it’s best to kick off the day bright and early at Irving Farm Coffee Roaster or La Colombe Torrefaction. To add even more fuel to your fire, get your adrenaline pumping on a stationary bike at Soul Cycle, Cyc Fitness or Tone House. If you’re craving a wider range of motion, sweat it out at Crossfit, New York Health and Racquet Club or the Mile High Running Club.
And if you’re not jetting to the office or to a morning lecture, enjoy a rustic yet comfortable brunch at The Grey Dog or Friend of a Farmer. Whether you’re munching on fluffy eggs or lighter-than-air pancakes, you won’t be disappointed. You may even have a star sighting or two with your orange juice!
As you head home to freshen up, consider taking the scenic route by the historic key-locked Gramercy Park or through Washington Square Park. Snap a picture of the arch overlooking the fountain for your latest Instagram post.
Spend the afternoon in one of Fifth Avenue’s many retail shops or take in a bit of culture at the Grey Art Gallery or the Museum of American Gangsters. Just be sure you don’t miss out on the fresh produce galore at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail at Dear Irving or an exotic mixed drink at Booker and Dax at Momufoku. But don’t fill up on the fizzy fun because dinners at ABC Kitchen, Gramercy Tavern and DBGB Kitchen and Bar await.
With its easy vibe and light-hearted energy, it’s obvious why this neighborhood has imploded from being just a college town to a New York City favorite. So if you’re into fitness, good food and laid back fun, this is definitely the spot for you.