shutterstock_157134341There’s a classic ballad that goes, “Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting.” We can’t think of a better place to be than out and around New York City when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp. Of course, there are the parks. For our No Fee Rental tenants in Greenwich Village, the East Village and West Village, Washington Square Park and Tompkins Square Park are at their most beautiful and just steps away. For our renters on the Upper East and West Side, Central Park’s winding paths, lakes, zoo and Sheep Meadow (and no, there are no sheep in Sheep Meadow) are glorious. You can’t rent an apartment in New York without taking a boat out on the Lake in the middle of Central Park – it’s magical! And for everyone there’s the incomparable High Line, the elevated park that runs from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, with its sparkling views of the Hudson River.

New York is the Center of Culture

New York City abounds with culture in the fall. It’s no surprise with so many rental apartments around Greenwich Village, one of our favorites is the Washington Square Arch Fair on Sunday October 4. Heading into Chelsea is the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which became an instant must-see for every New Yorker. Don’t forget The New York City Film Festival that runs through Oct. 11. Tickets are still available. And, there’s also tons of street festivals. Check out Time Out New York for a weekly listing.

New York City Iconic Structures

If you haven’t walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, now is the perfect time. Talk about an incredible photo op! On the other end of Manhattan, in Washington Heights, there’s one of New York City’s gems: the Cloisters. The museum, gardens, and views are a peaceful and wondrous retreat inside the world’s busiest city.

Go by Foot, Boat, or Bike

New York is a walker’s paradise so grab your sneakers and get going. You’ll be star struck by Manhattan’s beauty in fall’s golden glow. We recommend you explore the quaint streets of Greenwich Village or Chelsea’s historic district. The Union Square Farmer’s Market is a vibrant mix of the traditional and the trendy. Rest your feet and take a Circle Line cruise up the Hudson.  Or grab a Citibike and explore the city on two wheels.


Beer on the Pier in the Financial District runs until Oct. 5, and there’s still time to head over to Citi Field for Octoberfest Night with the Mets. From Oct. 2 – 11 Bavarian bier haus Zum Schneider brings Oktoberfest to the East River.

As much as you may be loving your New York City apartment rental, it’s time to expand your horizons beyond your studio, grab the roommates from your two-bedroom apartment, get everyone together from your multi bedroom share. It’s autumn in New York and there’s nothing else like it.