Enjoy your NYC stay in one of the most picturesque and historic neighborhoods in New York! Your room is in my bright, beautiful spacious 2 bedroom/1 bath. Crown moulding in every room. Beautiful hardwood floors. A Private Garden. Washer/Dryer in the apt! Convenience store right across the street of the apt! On the 1st floor (above the Ground Floor, up one flight of stairs) in Manhattan, nestled right next to Central Park and St. Nicholas Park. Located in Manhattan, the apt. faces the garden, NOT the street, so the entire apt. is QUIET! Bright, beautiful sunlight throughout from sunrise to sundown. Bedroom has a full double (NOT twin!) comfortable, firm bed with a soft memory foam mattress topper, BRAND NEW Serta hypoallergenic down-alternative pillows with memory foam core, a waterproof and bed-bug free mattress protector, A/C & heat to keep you cool/warm, a 5 drawer dresser, and a closet to hang your clothes. Plus an alarm clock if you need, iron & ironing board, WiFi! The spotless white marble bathroom is newly renovated. Large, clean fluffy towels wait for you. Beautiful big tub. Water pressure is nice & strong. Shower gets steamy hot if you wish! Large spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, fridge, stove, cofeemaker, toaster. The garbage is underneath the sink, and clear garbage bag on the left is for recycling. There is a private garden in the back of the building that is so relaxing and well-manicured. Very peaceful for being in Manhattan!
There is FREE on-street parking! :) Please familiarize yourself with the signs regarding street cleaning regulations when you get there. A & D Express trains are right next to the apartment, whisking you to 59th St/ Columbus Cir in 10 mins! The B & C Local train are also in the same station, making all local stops. The 1 train is two avenues away, giving you access to anywhere in Manhattan within minutes. Four streets away from the apartment hosts tons of stores, including Dunkin' Donuts, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Capital One, TD Bank, drugstores, American Apparel, Foot Locker, Marshall's, Old Navy, T-Mobile, Nine West, MAC, Aerosoles, Champ's Sports, Modell's Sports. There is a lovely French restaurant called Maison Harlem right next to the apt that is great for mussels, risotto, coq au vin, drinks, etc. It is right across the street from the subway station that is the stop for the apt. I will be home during your stay. This will be a shared-space situation (the privacy part of the listing means that you'll have a private bedroom with lockable doors), but a fun, inexpensive one nonetheless.
Continue reading for some tips on NYC- :) I have lived in Manhattan for five years, I am glad to help you with any questions or tips!
When arriving from the airport, DO NOT go with the guys standing inside & outside the airport saying- "Cab. Taxi" These are NOT LEGIT cabs, but are gypsy cabs, meaning they don't have a taxi license or a meter so you will get OVERCHARGED! Look for the Taxi stand right outside the airport, where the yellow cabs are. Yellow cab is Legit :) Best App for iPhone for NYC & totally Free- NYCWAY NYC Subway website -mta.info/nyct/subway/howto_sub.htm Best Bus Tour to see the city - Grey Line Bus Tours
Some recommendations- there is a lovely French restaurant called Maison Harlem right next to the apt that is great for mussels, risotto, coq au vin, drinks, etc. It is right across the street from the subway station that is the stop for the apt.
NYC is just a grid, so it's pretty easy.The higher the number the STREETS go, the more NORTH you are going. The lower the number the streets go, the more SOUTH. The AVENUES go from right to left (I remember this bc Jewish people read the Torah right to left) so the LOWER the AVENUE the more EAST you are going, & the HIGHER the AVENUE, the more WEST you are going :) The subway is pretty easy to learn. There are signs above & you just have to read to make sure you are going in the right direction. To do sightseeing in Times Square/42nd St., for example, from the apartment, you want to take the DOWNTOWN train, the A or D Express train, so look for DOWNTOWN & the correct letter of the train on the sign on the platform. To come back to the apartment, you want to go UPTOWN.
I look forward to hosting you in amazing NYC! :)