Summer in the City

90 Morton | Summer in the City

Sunny days, blue skies, and warm temps signal that the summer season is in full swing. For some, that means weekend jaunts Upstate or to the Hamptons, but real New Yorkers know that one of the secrets to summertime in the city is to stay local. When you live in the West Village apartments for sale at 90 Morton, there’s no need to look anywhere but your neighborhood for a bit of summer fun. Plus, the agreeable weather gives you a chance to truly experience the tree-lined splendor of the West Village and explore all it has to offer, day and night.

These West Village condos situate you in the center of Downtown food, fashion, and midsummer fun. Of course, there’s the requisite bike rides down the Hudson and alfresco dining with people watching at Sant Ambroeus. But the Village has even more interesting treasures in store, whether you want to unwind with some meditation or with a cocktail in one of NYC’s most historic bars. 

Here are our picks for some uncommon ways to beat the heat and experience that certain West Village cool—literally.

Dive In:

Just head to 90 Morton’s 65-foot-long indoor pool, where you and your family can cool off, do some laps, or float to your heart’s content. You’ll be spending lots of time here in the summer, away from the crowds and the beating sun. 

Breathe Out:

Summer is one of the most relaxing seasons of the year. Work winds down for a few months, and the city empties a bit. However, with family and friends coming into town to stay with you, and a calendar full of travel plans and activities, summer can also be a little demanding. Beat that pressure before it starts and treat yourself to meditation sessions at nearby MNDFL. “Book a cushion” for a class, where you’ll be transported to a place of deep tranquility via breathing and visualization techniques, or schedule a private session. There’s even a monthly unlimited option so you can catch some Zen vibes as often as you want. Recharge yourself for all the summer fun you’ll have. 

Take a Trip to Tulum — in Your Neighborhood:

Tulum, Mexico, has become the go-to destination for jet-setters who yearn for crystal-clear water, ancient history, and, of course, the singular seaside food. What was once a small unknown village is now world-renowned for its cuisine and some of the most Instagrammable restaurants on earth. Set along Tulum’s dusty main road, Gitano has been a must-visit for fashionable social-media-savvy foodies. Now, this open-air restaurant from the Mexican jungle has a NYC outpost that brings Tulum’s many charms a little closer to home: the Gitano Jungle Room NYC is just a 15-minute walk from 90 Morton. 

(Shh) Speak Easy:

While the “speakeasy” bar craze in the city peaked years ago, there’s still one faithful low-lit speakeasy standby that has long been a place where the residents of the West Village would cool off with an ice-cold cocktail in the summer. Chumley’s was once a home away from home for literary powerhouses like E.E. Cummings and John Steinbeck, but, after a chimney collapse, it was closed for many years. Recently, it’s back and updated with a mouthwatering menu and, of course, delicious drinks. End your summer night in this cool (both scene- and temperature-wise) watering hole while you absorb some West Village history. 

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