The SpaceI am a Manhattan lawyer living solo in a large three-bedroom apartment in the historic Ironbound District of Newark, New Jersey. The train to Manhattan is a ten to twelve minute walk from the house, and arrives at the World Trade Center of Midtown in about 20 minutes. And it costs as little as $2.10, less than the New York City subway!
I offer two spacious bedrooms each with a full size bed for two persons, with full use of the kitchen, dining area, living room, and balcony overlooking the Newark Downtown. The apartment is very large and comfortable, with free WiFi and a bathroom exclusively for guests. (There is one bathroom for two guest rooms. Typically, only one room is occupied at a time. If you want exclusive use of the guest bathroom, we can probably arrange something.)
You can prepare meals at home (I provide dishes, pots and pans, and some food items -- please ask before buying spices, etc.; I might already have it), or enjoy one of the many excellent local eateries, such as Delicias de Minas at the corner. There are two grocery stores very close to the house, both with a variety of ethnic offerings. Guest AccessTV with an endless supply of programming from all over the world in every language; kitchen with dishes, pots, and pans available for use; some basic food items (milk, orange juice, coffee, tea, eggs, sugar, spices, etc. -- ask if you need something and I'll do my best to accommodate you); dining area and living room; workout area (please restrict weight workouts to workout area); large "semi-private" bathroom (may sometimes be shared); closet; night stand and lamp; central air; ceiling fan; portable air conditioner for additional cooling; balcony; free washer and dryer and laundry supplies. (If you need your clothes washed, please let me know. Access to the garage is restricted.) Interaction with GuestsIf I'm free I'll be glad to offer a free curbside pickup/dropoff from or to Newark International Airport.
It would be a pleasure to show you around the Ironbound District or Lower Manhattan if time permits. On weekends, we MAY be able to show you other parts of New York City, such as Brooklyn and parts of the Bronx. I really enjoy showing the best of undiscovered New York, so please ask! I do volunteer work most weekends, so ask in advance so I can adjust my schedule.
I'm glad to offer advice on interesting things to do in and around the New York City area and point out some of my favorite places to kill time.
In addition to English, I speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, and can struggle through some really bad French :-). The NeighborhoodNewark's Ironbound District, in addition to being very close to Manhattan, is worth exploring on its own. The Ironbound District offers a bit of everything. It's a vibrant community of immigrants from Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Ecuador, and elsewhere. Its nightlife scene features Brazilian rhythms, disco, food, and libation. Its many outstanding restaurants burst with flavors from all those nationalities and more, and range from the reasonably priced to the dirt cheap. Its streets are quiet and amazingly traffic-free for a place so close to Manhattan. And it's safe at all hours. A ten- or twelve-minute walk away, there’s the Prudential Center, home to the New Jersey Devils and a popular venue for major events. The house is also within walking distance to most important places in downtown Newark. I will gladly show you around the neighborhood.
I'm also a longtime former resident of New York City (Brooklyn). I'm a diehard New Yorker and very proud of "my city." I can recommend, and maybe even take you to, many beautiful places in New York City that are not overrun by tourists. Getting AroundThe train to Manhattan is a ten- to 12-minute walk from the house, and arrives at the World Trade Center in about 25 minutes or Midtown in about 20 minutes. And it costs as little as $2.10, less than the New York City subway!
Travel by car to most points is very easy. Traffic is usually very light unless you get caught in the morning or evening NYC commute or an event at the Prudential Center. There's lots of available street parking in the neighborhood. Local taxis are also a cost-effective alternative.
If you don't have a car, basic amenities, restaurants, etc., are all a short walk away, and all major New York City points of interest are only minutes away by public transportation. There is a local bus that runs on the next street over from us. Other local and regional buses operate out of Newark Penn Station, as well as the PATH and New Jersey Transit trains. Other Things to NoteMy place is located in the historic, culturally vibrant, and very save Ironbound District, within walking distance to the Prudential Center and the Newark Downtown area.
My place is closer to most of New York City's major tourist attractions than are most parts of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. My commute to my office in lower Manhattan is shorter than when I lived in Brooklyn.