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Three ways to spend the day at Common Gates


Let’s face it: as exciting as things are in New York City, it’s always good — and sometimes necessary — to shake up your routine. Whether it’s a change in weather that makes your backyard happy hour spot look unappealing, or the realization that while your budget can’t handle takeout, your kitchen can’t handle more than one person at a time, any New Yorker has run into moments where they need a bit more flexibility, and where you live depends on how easy it is to find it.

Our latest coliving building, Common Gates, is the perfect home base for every season, budget, and lifestyle. With a wide range of amenities, from a movie theatre to a fitness center, an ideal location (welcome to Bushwick!), and all the perks of a Common coliving building, Common Gates offers you everything you need.

Soak up the sun…Or cozy up away from the cold

Outdoor space is a luxury in New York City, but not at Common Gates. When the sun is shining, start your morning in the courtyard, where you can lounge solo with your coffee on an Adirondack chair and watch the clouds pass. For after day drinks, or just a stunning view of the sunset, head up to the rooftop with suitemates. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a summer Friday.

If you’ve lived in New York for a few seasons, you know that during the winter months, outside is the last place you want to be. And sure, you can spend your Saturdays watching Netflix in your room, but at Common Gates there are plenty of ways to have fun without putting on your puffer. Bring your Netflix to the big screen in Common Gate’s movie room. Invite your suitemates or a few friends for an all-day binge sesh, or take your Oscar’s party to the next level. If you prefer to stay active, you can always head to the fitness center when even the thought of walking a few blocks to the gym makes you shiver.

Dine outside, and close by…Or make the most out of your kitchen

Good news: New York City recently announced that outdoor dining will be allowed permanently, and year round. Better news: Common Gates is located within walking distance of tons of amazing restaurants. There are dozens of options within walking distance, but here are a few of our favorites:

  • For coffee: Altitude Coffee or Variety Coffee Roaster
  • For breakfast, brunch, and lunch: Sally Roots or L’imprimerie
  • For dinner and drinks: Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar or Paloma’s
  • If cooking at home is more your thing, then you need to take advantage of the stunning kitchens at Common Gates. Not only do they offer high quality appliances along with plenty of cabinet and counter space, they’re also fully-stocked with everything you need to make delicious meals at home, including pots and pans, cooking utensils, and forks and knives.

    Find community…Or enjoy your privacy

    There are plenty of opportunities to meet people when you live in a Common home. We make it easier for you with the Connect by Common app, where you can chat with people in your building or city or RSVP to free events. And at Common Gates, we’ve also created space for you to socialize at home. Our community lounge and workspace are the perfect spots for working from home, hosting a game night, or catching up with friends.

    Of course, privacy is always an option. As a Common member, you get your own private bedroom, with plenty of space to unwind solo. Whether you’re looking to roll out your yoga mat or curl up with a good book, you can count on your home to be a peaceful retreat from city life.

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