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Monday, September 27, 2010

October Sporting Events

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The Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park opens on October 23rd. This is not all you can do in Central Park, though. Go for a romantic paddle on the lake, or visit the Central Park Zoo! Skate rentals are $5. Prices during the weekdays are $9.50 for adults and $4.75 for seniors & children. Prices during the weekends are $12.50 for adults, $8.25 for seniors and $5 for kids. Check out the website for more information!









The New York Knicks play the Boston Celtics at 7PM on October 13th in Madison Square Garden. If you can get your hands on some tickets, it will truly be a trip to remember. You can buy tickets here. Tickets start at $10.00












Not a basketball fan? How about hockey? Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Rangers, you can find tickets and times here.


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If you're feeling really adventurous, why not try a Met/Yankees Baseball game in Brooklyn or the Bronx?


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Or experience American Football at the Giants and Jets new stadium in New Jersey. Click the name for tickets and other information: Jets, Giants, Yankees, Mets.


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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nightlife in NYC

Looking for the latest hot spot in NYC? Whether you want to get down to 70's disco or beat your fist to the latest dance hits, there's nightlife for everyone in Manhattan. East Village Apartments is located conveniently, and this list will be perfect for those looking to make some plans for the weekends.

Don Hill's is located conveniently on 511 Greenwich Street in Manhattan. Great for singles, this club hosts live Indie bands or party DJ's every weekend. The cover charge runs anywhere between $3-$20. You can find more information at their website: donhills.com

PDT is a cocktail-lounge located on 113 Street Marks Place, next door to Crif Dogs in the East Village. Crif Dogs is a restaurant known for its deep-friend Jersey-style hot dogs. While drinking your favorite classic cocktails and wine at PDT, you can order whatever food you'd like from their neighbors. This bar also specializes in one-of-a-kind seasonal drinks! Find more information here: pdtnyc.com

Woodwork is the bar for all the soccer fans! Don't know where to watch your favorite team play? This sport's bar doesn't just air soccer on three 50-inch HDTV's all day/night, but they also provide a long list of international beers, and an organic menu (including breakfast!). Woodwork is located on 583 Vanderbilt Ave. in Prospect Heights. You can reach them at (718) 857-5777.

Webster Hall is a club open Thursday through Saturday from 10PM-4AM on 125 E. 11th Street. The four-story, 40,000 square foot space includes a main stage, lined with balcony space on either end and provides guests with amenities. There is an underground coatrack, a large back-area bar in addition to side bars, bathroom attendants as well as food vendors inside. Each night has a different theme, so be sure to check the website to see what is in store for each weekend. Cover charge ranges between $15-$30; it is cheaper to buy your admission ahead of time on their website websterhall.com

Beauty Bar is perfect for a girl's night out. Located on 231 East 14th Street in the East Village, this bar provides women with the unique opportunity to get a manicure and order a beer at the same time! One drink and a manicure costs a mere $10 Monday- Friday from 6:30-11PM and Saturday & Sunday 7-11PM. Happy hour is 5-9PM Monday-Friday, and includes $3 select beers and $4 well drinks. Find more information at beautybar.com.


Sapphire Lounge is located at 249 Eldridge Street at Houston Street, a quick ride from East Village Apartments on the F train. This lounge is known for it's dance floor, where DJ's sample disco, R&B and 70's funk where girls and boys will breakdance and show off their acrobatic moves. You can't help but feel like you've crashed a great party! Plus, there's no cover charge before 10PM, and after 10 it's only $5! Find more information at sapphirenyc.com.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Sky Scraper Museum

Why is it that every time I ask any outsider about New York, I always get the same reply of busy evening streets, Starbucks on every lane, and without a miss, New York’s skyline? It seems to me that these heights now make a signature of New York. The glorious and splendid skyline of New York is one of the most effervescent realizations of this city. With the world’s most intelligent designs, the city is most beautiful in the evenings with setting sun, just like the climax of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.



If you are fan of its skyline then you can not afford to miss The Skyscraper Museum, now located in the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City. The museum opened on May 1, 1997 and is the only museum in the world of this kind. Just like the name suggests, the museum projects skyscrapers as "objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence."



The museum’s exhibition includes special tours, changing exhibitions, and constant events. The most striking feature of this museum is it’s stainless steel floor design, that gives the exhibition area look like standing 40 stories in the air over a Manhattan street.

With its famous new section called China Prophesy, the museum makes a beautiful presentation of Shanghai’s evolving identity as a skyscraper metropolis including Jin Mao, Tomorrow Square, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the new super-tall Shanghai Tower.



If you are planning to visit this intelligently designed exhibition then do make sure your accommodation choices are right. East Village Apartment makes the best short term apartments and holiday cottages furnished as per your needs. Also, this apartment is very close to the skyscraper museum so you won’t have to worry about the travel. Have a comfortable visit!

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Rare books in New York: New York Public Library

The grandest of all cities, New York City has so much going on in chorus that it is almost unfeasible to edge it in words. The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one vast milestone for scholars and intellects. This architecturally excellent library is at a walking distance from East Village apartments, is located in Manhattan’s midtown section, on ritzy Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street.



Built by famous Architects Carrère and Hastings on a budget of around $ 9 million, the famous library opened for general public in the year 1911. Presently, the New York Public Library consists of 87 libraries: four non-lending research libraries, four main lending libraries, and a library for the blind and physically challenged.



As of 2008, the research collections contain 44,160,825 items (books, videotapes, maps, etc.) of which 15,985,192 are books. The Branch Libraries contain 7,565,579 items of which 4,416,812 are books. The wide collection consists of a total of more than 50 million items, and the books number more than 20 million. This number is surpassed only by the Library of Congress and the British Library. Not just this, the New York Public Library can be accessed and used by anyone for free.



So if you are looking for some infotainment and are somehow a fan of some rare books then I must tell you that New York Public Library is a must visit in your itinerary. As mentioned before, the library is very close to East Village Apartments, so you can enjoy the luxury of a spacious accommodation at Manhattan rentals, without worrying about transportation in this city. We make sure that your trip to New York is as big as it could be!

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Make way for Italy: San Gennaro Festival is back!

It may not be wrong to say that New York has everything for everyone. It is one major hub of all cultures conglomerated, rewarding their lives in this majestic city. One such place, where most of the vacationers frequent is Little Italy in Manhattan. Little Italy is a diminutive neighborhood, completely dissimilar from the rest of New York and is located just a few steps away from East Village Apartments. Located in Lower Manhattan, between Canal and Houston Streets and Lafayette and the Bowery there have been many Italian émigrés that have come for better lifestyle, bringing the opulence of Italian goodness along with them.



If you are a fan of Italian traditions, than I must tell you, this place would not disappoint you. Very soon, again in this September, the world famous festival of San Gennaro will showcase major zeal of Italian culture. Like every year, Italian immigrants will gather along Mulberry Street in Manhattan's Little Italy to celebrate San Gennaro as the Patron Saint of Naples. The famous fair would last for 11 days this year. This is one time in the year when the American Italian community in New York boasts about their culture in the most colorful form. Little Italy’s architecture is very distinct, a never-before-seen kind of experience, like the cobblestone streets that dominate the area, with beautiful six story walk up buildings that housed the neighborhood’s Italian community. The most famous attraction of this place is the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Police Building.



If you wish to attend this festival then it is the best time for you to reserve some cheap accommodation. East Village Apartment provides you the furnished accommodation close to the festival venue at very reasonable prices. So if you are searching for some good time this festival, make your reservations, the sooner, the better. Have a great Italian time!

The Opulence of Lower Manhattan: New York City Hall

The Opulence of Lower Manhattan: New York City Hall


Driving in Lower Manhattan has always been an amusing activity, especially in low trafficked streets. One can grab a sumptuous Ham Burger at Mickey Dee’s take away and just find arresting freshness of this city. The most striking view that you would love to see is the sudden cross of this grand opulence built in French Renaissance that just makes everyone look back from their windows. I am talking about the New York City Hall. Built between Broadway and Park Row, this gigantic attraction has always been a proud possession of New York City. The present building (replaced in the year 1700) has a very fascinating record. Government officials (then) held a major competition for the design, the winners were French and American architects called Joseph Francois Mangin and John McComb.



The most eminent part of the City hall is not just the intermingling of architectural style, but also the city hall park. Sprawling across the hall, this park is fertile green space, and is marvelously maintained, something too hard to stumble on in this busy branch of Manhattan. The innermost pathway of the park leads along shrubbery enclosed by benches. At the entrance of the enclosed park is a tablet with a brief portrayal of the park's history.


Tourists come here for its inimitable blend of American Georgian style of construction mostly found in the exterior, with interior touches of French Renaissance, added by the influence of Joseph Francois. You will notice a airy rotunda, as you ascend a majestic marble flight of stairs. On the second floor, Corinthian columns bear the dome.

Considering the meager distance from East Village Apartments where you take pleasure in an economical holiday in holiday flats and houses, at Manhattan rentals it’s hard to defy this aesthetic distinction. Enjoy the ride!

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