I bought this apartment in 2005 - I fell in love with its magical charm. As a writer who works at home, I also appreciated the quiet - so unusual in NYC! The location is also great - so many amazing restaurants nearby. I renovated it with the best materials and appliances I could find, and have lived here and loved it ever since. This is not a year-round vacation rental, it is my personal home, and I would like to share it with people who will appreciate it as much as I have.
Jessica purchased this apartment in 2005
I have always loved the West Village for its artistic and literary history, tree-lined small streets, and countless restaurants and cafes. Since I bought here, the high line has also been a wonderful addition.
This location is minutes from the best of everything New York City has to offer. When you arrive you will find a bottle of wine and a binder with lists of the best restaurants, bars, activities, as well as useful information like the nearest pharmacy, where to buy wine, etc.
Some popular restaurants: Spotted Pig, The Little Owl, the famous Magnolia Bakery, Gottino, Pastis, Blue Hill, Morandi
Great cafes: Cafe O, Grounded, S'Nice
Fun activities: Washington Square Park, The West Side Highway (biking, running, walking, or just looking at the Hudson river), the High Line park, close to 4 major subway lines, walk to the Greenmarket at Union Square, walk to the Meatpacking District for shopping and dining.
My favorite thing to do is walk around the neighborhood down the tree-lined, cobble-stoned streets with my dog, stop at a coffee shop or a bookstore, or walk down to the waterfront.