The STUDIO APARTMENT #5 @ LITTLE ITALY
The STUDIO APT is in a prime location just around the corner from ALL MAIN TRANSPORTATION with a SUPER EASY ACCESS TO ALL PARTS OF TOWN and within walking distance to Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, West and East Villages and massive range of SHOPPING, DINING and NIGHT LIFE all around.
Based in one of the SAFEST AREA to be staying in Manhattan, the Studio Apartment is FULLY FURNISHED and equipped, with high ceilings, wide windows with lots of natural light.
•350 SQFT STUDIO APT / UP TO 3 PEOPLE
•HIGH CEILING AND OVER SIZED WINDOWS
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE AND LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT
•FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED INCLUDING :
oQUEEN SIZE BED
o COFFEE TABLE
oLCD TV WITH STANDARD CABLE (25 CHANNELS)
oFULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH FRIDGE,
TOASTER, COFFEE MAKER AND COOKING RANGE
oSHEETS AND TOWELS PROVIDED
• ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD :
The neighborhood was long regarded as part of Little Italy, but has lost much of its recognizable Italian character in recent decades because of the migration of Italian-Americans out of Manhattan. Many elderly descendants of Italian immigrants continue to live in the neighborhood. Moreover, the Feast of San Gennaro, dedicated to Saint Januarius ("pope of Naples"), is held in the neighborhood every year following Labor Day, on Mulberry Street between Houston and Grand Streets. The feast, as recreated on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Houston, was featured in the film Godfather III.
In the second half of the 1990s, the neighborhood saw an influx of yuppies and an explosion of expensive retail boutiques and trendy restaurants and bars. After previous unsuccessful tries to pitch the neighborhood as part of SoHo, real estate promoters and others came up with several different names for consideration of this newly upscale neighborhood. The name that stuck, as documented in an article on May 5, 1996 in the New York Times City Section debating various monikers for the newly trendy area, was Nolita, an abbreviation for North of Little Italy. This name follows the portmanteau pattern started by SoHo (South of Houston Street), and TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street).
The neighborhood includes St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, at the intersection of Mulberry, Mott and Prince Streets, which opened in 1815 and was rebuilt in 1868 after a fire. The cornerstone was laid on June 8, 1809. This building served as New York City's Roman Catholic cathedral until the new St. Patrick's Cathedral was opened on Fifth Avenue in Midtown in (website hidden). Patrick's Old Cathedral is now a parish church. In 2010, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral was honored and became The Basilica at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Another neighborhood landmark is the Puck Building, an ornate structure built in 1885 on the corner of Houston and Lafayette Streets, which originally housed the headquarters of the now-defunct Puck Magazine.
The location of the flat:
- nice neighbourhood although that it is located in CHINATOWN and no longer in Little Italy,
- very convenient to reach Soho, Nolita or Lower east side (but obviously without its charm),
- It is clean and functional,
- Subway station at 100 m (without change from JFK / back by private Taxi $40 kindly arranged by our host).
... this place is TERRIBLY NOISY...and frankly we were extremely disturbed by street noises ...
The first night, we couldn’t sleep at all although we are not particularly sensitive to this kind of inconvenience. There is absolutely no acoustic insulation (soundproofing) from the windows. During the day, we could even hear people taking in the street (windows were closed, of course...!). During the night (from 10pm to 5 am), there were road works (with pneumatic drills) just below our windows.
So, we finally decided to buy earplugs, however it would have been great to know in advance about the road works going on overnight.
I assume that noise is a part of the NY experience, HOWEVER I would stay at this place once again only if the windows will be replaced in order to minimise street noises.
For the time being, I wouldn’t recommend this place to a friend.
Kc and his team have been great flexible hosts, trying to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
Kc a great host. Our check in and check out were so easy. He even arranged a driver to take me to the airport. This made it alot cheaper. The studio was super clean, cosy and safe. While we were staying there was road works most night which made sleeping very difficult. I would suggest a mask and earplug to sleep.
The location is great two streets from little Italy and Soho, but is located in Chinatown. The Wifi didnt work to well at times. Great stay overall.
Kc is exceptional in responding immediately to all matters concerning the unit. The apt. Is exactly as advertised. The surrourunding area is awesome- had a great time discovering lower Manhattan. One of my very best experiences on Airbnb.
Note: I didn't realize but the unit doesn't necessarily have stuff like soap, paper towels and dishwashing liquid. But there are a couple of really nice markets nearby.
Kc s a very Nice host . The check in And check out worked fine. We had a great time in new york, but everybody Should know one important thing: The studio is in chinatown not in little Italy, despite Being very well located, two streets from soho ! Flat is clean, and very new , but a bit noisy And with light from The street . We had to get a Mask And earplug to sleep , The Wifi didnt work to well . Was quite instável
Ok,its funny,yhe location is the best!!
The apartment is in a fantastic location - very close to China town and little Italy and walking distance to Soho. There are a number of subway stations very close too. The apartment was small but clean. We had a few little unforeseeable mishaps during our stay, but Kevin (KC's friend) could fix those issues. Thanks a lot!