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Life in 10009

Uncategorized // Feb 04, 2016

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One of Manhattan’s best qualities is its unique and varied neighborhoods. ‘Life in’ provides a taste of New York City’s distinct sub-cultures to help you find the perfect place to call home.

Encapsulating most of Manhattan’s East Village and Stuyvesant Town, life in 10009 hosts the coolness of downtown with an unmistakable artistic sensibility. Anchored by Gramercy to the north, the Lower East Side to the south and the East River to the east, 10009 offers a unique history and diverse culture.

With a vibe that takes us back to the good old days of New York City, the area is aflutter with artists, musicians and professionals that enjoy city living without the cliche hustle and bustle of downtown. While the neighborhood continues to evolve, it’s rock n’ roll spirit remains the same. And we understand why nobody wants to leave.

Sharing a sizable border with the East River, there’s no reason why your day can’t start chasing the sunrise along the East River Promenade. Pick up the pace with one of the areas varied fitness centers; Crossfit East River, Torque Cycle and Fitness, Body Evolution or 6th Street Pilates should do the trick. Enjoy the best of brunch with Tompkins Square Bagels, Spiegel Restaurant or Black Seed.

A lack of subways add to the charming neighborhood feel of the area, but those on the nine-to-five grind can easily find transit within blocks of the zip code. For the creative types, freelancers and adventurers – those with a flexible schedule – take advantage of Tompkins Square Park (and dog park if you have a cute pooch in tow), 6BC Botanical Garden or Wild Project for gallery exhibits and live shows.  And if you’re feeling nostalgic for yesteryear, take a stroll through Stuy-Town and relive your groovy collegiate days.

Enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with a caffeine kick or a sugar rush; with B Cup Cafe, Ost Cafe or Mickey Likes It Ice Cream you really can’t go wrong.

When your work or play kind of day draws to a close, enjoy the taste of the world at your fingertips at Westville East, Hearth, Pylos or Edi and the Wolf. And don’t forget to indulge in a cocktail or two, or three at Goodnight Sonny, The Garret East or Please Don’t Tell. Speakeasies never looked so cool.

Though 10009 is often criticized for becoming more mainstream, it will always be an artistic and off-beat gem in Manhattan. With an eclectic mix of people, cuisine and cultural flair, 10009 is sure to rock the ages.