Come stay in our beautiful apartment, full of prewar character but with newly remodeled appliances and amenities and tons of light. We are in the heart of the East Village - close to bars, restaurants, and subways, but on a quiet side street.
Our space is cozy but open, with a very New York-y, East Village vibe. We live two flights up with no elevator. The entire apartment was remodeled right before we moved in a year and a half ago, so everything works well and is clean and new. We have two bedrooms. The smaller front bedroom includes a desk for working, and the single bed has a trundle that can be pulled out to make a double bed. The couch in the living room also pulls out to an air mattress than can sleep two, so technically the space can fit 6, but it's more comfortable with 5. We love our all-glass shower, but note there is no bathtub. The kitchen is open, and the counter has two barstools to eat at, get work done, or hang out while you're cooking a meal.
We'll be happy to offer recommendations in the area and across NYC, but otherwise, we'll leave you on your own to explore!
Our neighborhood is incredible, with amazing bars (from dive bars to bespoke cocktail lounges) and restaurants (from Basque to New York pizza to Vietnamese) just steps from the door. In our opinion, we're located in the perfect spot in the East Village - a few blocks west of happening Alphabet City, a few blocks north of the trendy Lower East Side, yet still just a short walk to public transportation. One block over from us are several small theaters with innovative, off-Broadway productions, and the Public Theater is just beyond that. Two blocks away is Tompkins Square Park, and if you like to run, we'll guide you to a great route along the East River where you'll get an up-close view of our famous bridges.
We are located a 5 minute walk to the F, an 8 minute walk to the B, D, and M, and a 10 minute walk from the 6. Several buses stop in the area, and it's always easy to catch a cab.
There is a washer and dryer in the basement; it costs $1.50 per load in each. It only accepts quarters and there isn't a coin exchange machine there, so save your change!
No pets, smoking, or parties, please!
Help yourself to spices/condiments/oils in the house, but please don't drink our alcohol!
Recycling is required or we will be fined. Details on recycling are in the house manual.
Originally a Jersey Girl, I've lived in New York City for over five years and work at a non-profit that focuses on women's health. I obtained my Master’s in Public Health last year which helps out in that area. In my free time, I run two volunteer groups, one supporting education and one supporting women's health and health policy. I like to cook, I’m a pretty big reader, and I enjoy going out for a night on the town. I don’t smoke and never have. I was married in August 2013; we honeymooned in South Africa.
I love to travel and try to squeeze in as many trips across the world in a year as I can. My favorite places in the world (so far) are Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, Phnom Penh, Istanbul, and of course New York. Spots on my travel wishlist include Morocco, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand, and a road trip across the US. In general I'm extremely easygoing and up for anything. I keep things neat - somewhat in my own space, but especially as a guest. It’s very important to me to be sure my hosts are happy to have me in their home.