Safe, urban, diverse neighborhood with friendly locals. Close to trains and Central Park.
Elevator building (no lugging bags up flights of stairs) located on Madison Avenue. A minute walk into Central Park from the building. Steps from Museum Mile!
Please note there is construction going on in my neighborhood and in my building between the hours of 8am-4:30pm. It is not consistent but can be annoying at times. The evenings are quiet as usual.
Do all your sightseeing in the hustle and bustle of New York City then come to the north-eastern corner of Central Park to get away from the tourists and hectic crowds!
Sit on the terrace and watch the sun go down in the evenings on the west side. Wake to the sound of birds chirping outside your window in the morning.
Two separate bedrooms, with living room, eat in kitchen and 1.5 bathrooms and a full private terrace with sliding glass doors for access.
Two of the bedrooms have a full sized/double beds each. The living room has a day bed (Ikea futon) that sleeps one person and there is also a queen size airbed that can fit in the living room and sleep two people comfortably. The airbed is self inflating and the height of a regular bed (it's one of the new double height air mattresses). There is also an additional portable folding cot that can sleep an additional person comfortably in one of the two bedrooms.
Email me for more details and I can help you decide how to set the apartment up for maximum comfort.
There are flat screen TV's in all the bedrooms, but no TV in the living room right now.
I live in an older New York City building which is pretty much 99% of the buildings in New York. The water pressure is unique in every apt/building in this city. Because it's an older building there is a full terrace and the apartment is spacious (for New York City). Come to experience and enjoy the quirks of the city and city living.
I live in this apartment and rent out the bedrooms separately and have recently decided to rent out the two bedrooms together to host larger parties traveling together. I have 127 reviews from Airbnb guests who have stayed with me in this apartment. If you want to see the reviews for the individual rooms please click the links below:
Bedroom 1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/403056
Bedroom 2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/409293
Semi Bdrm 4 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7145333
Elevator building and 24/hr security in lobby.
Apartment is smoke free, drug free and pet free.
If you're smoker you can smoke on the terrace with the doors shut while you check out the western skyline of the city.
Central Park and Museum Mile are steps away from the from door! Walk to El Museo de Barrio, The Museum of the City of New York and The Guggenheim. Walk to The Met or take a 5 minute bus ride to there, The Whitney or MoMa. The Manhattan Conservatory Garden is steps away. Bus stops for Manhattan bus tours steps away also on 5th Avenue. Visit shops and restaurants along Madison Avenue (i.e...L'Occitane, Starbucks, bookstores, restaurants).
The 6 train to Canal Street in Chinatown, SoHo and the East Village are within easy walking distance along with the 2 and 3 trains to Times Square, Broadway shows, Chelsea and Greenwich Village. Columbia University is 15 minutes away. The city buses: M1, M2, M3 & M4 stop right at the corner of the apartment building.
YOUR RESERVATION INCLUDES:
Towels & Bed Linens (Cotton Sheets and Cotton towels)
Comforter and Duvets
Unlimited Wifi Internet Access
Flat screen TV's in bedrooms w/Cable TV plus HBO & Cinemax & Internet TV (Hulu Plus, Netflix and more)
A/C and Heat
If you damage or break something please be honest and simply replace it or drop a few bucks on the kitchen table.
Lost SET of keys replacement - $25
Broken key replacement - $10
NEIGHBORHOOD: there's a mini market downstairs with great salads, smoothies, fresh vegetable juices, sandwiches and more. A brand new grocery store with a great produce selection and organic foods is just a 3 minute walk away. Shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, banks, Duane Reade, New York Sports Club, Bally's, CVS, Whole Foods, Starbucks, dry cleaners and more.
GETTING TO THE APARTMENT/MANHATTAN:
The apartment is easily accessible from LaGuardia (LGA) Airport by taxi for about $30+tolls and tip (20 minute ride) or bus ($2.50 w/1 free transfer) (60 minute ride).
JFK is a 30-35 minute trip for $52+tolls by taxi or 80 minutes by subway - you'd take the airtran (about $5) and the the subway for $2.50 (but with heavy luggage this might be a hassle).
Newark Airport is about 80-90 minutes away by subway (take the airtran and then grab the New Jersey transit or Amtrak into Manhattan and then grab the subway up to my place). A taxi from Newark airport to my apartment in Manhattan is $100, tip dependent on traffic and can take anywhere from 30-40 minutes.
SuperShuttle or Airlink is available from all of the airports for about $25 per person (prices vary), so check out their websites and book in advance.
CHECK-IN: anytime after 2PM (14:00)
CHECK-OUT: before 2PM
If you need an earlier or later check-in or a later check-out PLEASE confirm with me during the booking process. Assuming I can accommodate you on the day of your checkin-in or check-out makes for an uncomfortable situation for both of us if I cannot.
Accès des voyageurs
If there is a sign that says 'do not enter' please respect it. Guests have use of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living room and terrace. There are personal items of mine stored in some of the closets, please do not go through, or use my personal items under any circumstance.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I'm available by text, phone and email.
Please leave your shoes at the door. It keeps the apartment much cleaner and cozier! You can bring your own house slippers if you like.
Please clean up after yourself (i.e. nose hairs on the sink, hair in the shower, spilled food on the counters, etc...).
Used dishes should be washed every evening and put to dry in the kitchen, stacks of dishes in your room overnight is a no no, I do not want vermin or any insects moving into my home.
Help save energy and conserve the environment; turn off televisions and lights upon leaving the apartment.
Please be mindful of my neighbors. You are living in my home, not a hotel, hostel or bed and breakfast. Please be considerate of my neighbors who are low key quiet working people. Keep your noise levels to a minimum in the hallways in the morning and evening.
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I'm a New York City artist who has lived in four of the five boroughs (sorry Staten Island). I love to read, travel and watch old movies. I'm often in Central Park, swimming in NYC's free outdoor pools in the summer when I have the time, hanging out at cafes, finding affordable tickets to the theater and the ballet, meditating, and spending quality time with friends. I also love to cook, garden and knit. I'm a foodie, although I suffer from several food allergies. I've done several 6-day silent mediation retreats and meditate daily to keep myself balanced.
I lived in West Africa for several years (Gambia and Senegal) and have travelled through Europe. My favorite city is still Paris, although I adore Nice and have much more traveling and exploring to do.
I'm originally from Boston but have lived in New York City for more than sixteen years. Although the honeymoon is over I still care about the city and don't mind helping you figure out how to navigate it.
I love art and have a special place in my heart for other artists. I am a very private person, nonjudgemental, and friendly. I like to keep my home low key and open, so people can have the space they need to relax. I'm usually open for a chat but am not a talkative person before noon. I feel, at least for myself, that easing into the day in quietness allows me to cope with living in such a crowded, loud and overbearing city.
I'm currently working on several projects, so when I am not working one of my part-time jobs I am home working on my writing and/or revisions and will keep to myself since I cannot manage more than world at a time (the world we live in versus the worlds I am creating).
If you are open to the eccentricities of living in a New York artist space, then my place may be for you!