Large private bedroom offers everything you need. Safe, urban, diverse neighborhood with friendly locals and easy access to several trains, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Quiet apartment faces Central Park & offers relief from the hectic pace of NYC. A short 3 minute walk to Mount Sinai, 10 minute bus ride to Columbia University, 15-20 minutes to Hunter University, 20-30 minute train ride to NYU, 35 minute commute to The New School.
Elevator building (no lugging bags up flights and flights of stairs!) located on Madison Avenue. View of Central Park from your bedroom window. A minute walk into Central Park from the building. Steps from Museum Mile!
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.
Private bedroom in spacious 3 bedroom apartment
Full-size bed, double closets and desk
Apt has full terrace with glass sliding doors and views of Central Park
Elevator building and 24/hr security
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 10-15 minutes away by bus depending on traffic. 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 Duvet
Unlimited Wifi Internet Access
Flat screen TV in room w/Internet TV (Hulu Plus, Netflix, Showtime and more)
Basket of coffee, tea and other treats
Ability store food in refrigerator and cabinets
Space to store personal items in bathroom
Great closest space in bedroom
A set of apartment keys and a key to your bedroom door
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 deli 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 $50+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 $60-$80+tolls and 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 10:00AM
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.
Guests have access to:
PRIVATE BEDROOM (sleeps up to 3 people - 1 double bed and 1 single extra long portable iBed cot)
MAIN FULL BATHROOM ONLY - I provide a blow dryer, and a shelf of communal soap, lotion, shampoo and razors, etc... that you are free to use.
KITCHEN - light cooking only, please no baking, no cooking after 6pm. Shelf space in the refrigerator to store your perishables. Microwave, toaster, basket of treats in kitchen, coffee and tea and 1 cabinet full of communal foods and spices.
Общение с гостями
Although this is a shared apartment with myself you will have a LOT of privacy. Respect for each others privacy and personal space is very important to me.
I can help you figure out the city, answer your questions and give you advice.
I am a full-time novelist with with several writing projects in the works. I work from home during the day so a quiet and peaceful environment is necessary.
If I'm not around leaving me a note on the kitchen table is an easy and quick way to communicate with me when things get busy or sending me a text message.
Другие важные подробности
I offer a short-term house share, not a hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. I do not expect anything from you but mutual respect, cleanliness and consideration.
Please read the house rules. Thoughtful, adult, considerate housemates only. I keep my home clean but I, nor the other housemates, are your personal maid. Please clean up after yourself in the common areas.
No more than 2 pieces of checked luggage per guests and a carry on. No boxes, televisions, airbeds, furniture or more than 2 large suitcases. Bringing excessive luggage (i.e. 3-8+ pieces of luggage), furniture or boxes will cause immediate cancellation of your reservation. If you sneak it into my home when I am not looking, when I discover it I will cancel your reservation immediately. Please, find local short-term storage for your excessive luggage and personal belongings. Storage for suitcases start at $5/day near the Penn Station area and local storage facilities start at 20/month - a simple search online will bring up many options.
New York City fun fact:
More than 8.3million people live within just 302.64 square miles (783.8 km2).
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.
There is no smoking in the apartment but you are free to smoke on the terrace. Make sure the terrace door and kitchen window are closed tight so that the smoke doesn't enter the apartment. Please use the ashtray that I provide and empty it into the trash before you check out.
Please clean up after yourself. A clean house is a much enjoyable space to live for everyone.
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, other people need to have access to the dishes in the house.
You are free to store food in the refrigerator and kitchen but please do not eat my food. I have a lot of food allergies and so my foods are very specific.
The kitchen is open for food preparation and light cooking only. Meals should take less than hour to prepare on the stove. No cooking after 6pm. Please do not use the oven.
Quiet Hours: 11PM - 11AM. Please be considerate of your noise levels in the morning, especially in the hall shared by the bedrooms. Slamming doors, using "outside" voices to talk between the bedroom and bathroom or into your phone is not okay. Please don't assume that it is "time" for everyone to wake up once you are awake for the day.
Help save energy and conserve the environment; turn off televisions and bedroom lights upon leaving the apartment.
Check-out is at 10am. Late check-outs will incur a fee of $150. This includes storing your luggage. There are great facilities in midtown to store your luggage for $10/day. There is no fee for late check-outs that are arranged at least 24 hours before the day of departure. Please note that due to my reservation schedule I may not always be able to accommodate a late check-out.
At the end of the day all I am asking is that you take the time to be considerate and think about how your actions impacts myself and others. When we are aware of one another a natural flow happens and the beauty of life is able to shine through.
Living together takes a sense of openness and consideration. Please be willing to have fun, laugh and respect one another's space, property and privacy.
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!