Just steps from the C train.
If you need other trains: 2 blocks from 1 train and 10 minutes walk from B,D or A.
Close to Supermarket and deli (24 hours).
2 car service companies right on the corner.
Washer and Dryer - Wireless internet - available for your use.
Host works at the dance studio so you get a free class and some discount if you are into partner dancing or better yet - Argentine Tango. And of course if you need info about New York Milongas, best workshops and best teachers - you just found your goldmine.
Restaurants and night outings steps away - right on Broadway.
Saint Nicholas Avenue is a major New York City street. It runs north-south between 193rd Street and 111th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It goes through the neighborhoods of Washington Heights (where you will be staying) , Harlem, Hamilton Heights, and (website hidden). Nicholas Avenue is named after Saint Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of New Amsterdam since Dutch times.
The apartment is located on St NIcholas, between 155 and 156th Street, not far from Audubon Terrace, a cluster of five distinguished Beaux Arts institutional buildings, home to major, though little-visited museum, The Hispanic Society of America. The Society has the largest collection of works by El Greco and Goya outside of the Museo del Prado, including one of Goya's famous paintings of Cayetana, Duchess of Alba. In September 2007, it commenced a three-year collaboration with the Dia Art Foundation. The campus on Broadway at West 156th Street also houses The American Academy of Arts and Letters, which holds twice yearly, month-long public exhibitions, and Boricua College.
You are also just steps away from lovely Morris Jumel Mansion (check the photos) - Manhattan's oldest remaining house. It is located in the landmarked Jumel Terrace Historic District, between West 160th and West 162nd Street, just east of St. Nicholas Avenue. An AAM-accredited historic house museum, the Mansion interprets the colonial era, the period when General George Washington occupied it during the American Revolutionary War, and the early 19th century in New York.
The Paul Robeson Home, located at 555 Edgecombe Avenue on the corner of Edgecombe Avenue and 160th Street, is a National Historic Landmark building. The building is now known for its famous African American residents including actor Paul Robeson, musician Count Basie, and boxer Joe Louis.
Other famous Washington Heights residents include Althea Gibson the first African American Wimbledon Champion, Frankie Lymon of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" fame, Leslie Uggams who was a regular on the Sing Along with Mitch Show. Other musicians who resided in the area for significant periods of time were jazz drummers Tony Williams and Alphonse Muzon and Grammy award winning Guitarist Marlon Graves.
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom, on Broadway at West 165th Street. The interior of the building was demolished, but the Broadway facade remains, incorporated into one of Columbia's Audubon Center buildings. It is now the home of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. Several shops, restaurants and a bookstore occupy the first floor.
At the Hudson's shore, in Fort Washington Park stands the Little Red Lighthouse, a small lighthouse located at the tip of Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge. It was made famous by a 1942 children's book and is the site of a namesake festival in the late summer. A 5.85-mile recreational swim finishes there in early autumn. It's also a popular place to watch for peregrine falcons.
Truly amazing neighborhood.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1800 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
Arrived in New York after a business trip and had time to visit my daughter. Anita's place was located near my daughters place and the price was such a relief compared to hotels in NYC.
The room is warm, cozy and quiet and located near numerous subway stations, or if you prefer, the many taxi's on Broadway avenue. Anita is low key and doesn't intrude but is happy to give advice on getting around in the city.
Anita's place was a perfect stop for my short vacation.
it was absolutely great - both hosts anita and her husband are terrific - friendly and pleasant to be around with and the place is wonderful - everything just works - great lights - great kitchen bathroom and good mattress etc .. want go to there definitively again. the building is typical and authentic for washington heights with a lot of great and friendly tenants. it was a great experience.
clean, nice, warm,
good to be able to use kitchen :)
...pictures are completely accurate :D
close to subway C line, good to
go everywhere, just DO NOT TAKE
the 155st station for B and D lines
Thank you Irene! You have good eye. However I just want to add few words o comment. In general New York is extremely safe place. Unless you are unlucky - then you can get killed on 5th Ave. With mixture of people from every country you can imagine. I believe it's normal that we are (at least I am) scared of things we are not familiar with. It's great to be able to judge where not to go to avoid problems. As for the 155 B or D station I would avoid it not because of sketchy neighborhood. But because of 150 stairs you have to climb up to get home... Especially in winter - forget it. I like exercise, but this is not my favorite one :-) However - when MTA does one of their crazy renovations - it's good to have an option for additional two trains. Best though - just take C, as it stops almost in front of the building door.
We didn't see a lot of our hosts, but we were welcomed into their small, nicely decorated apartment and made to feel comfortable when we arrived on a Sunday evening. It is on the 5th floor but there is an elevator. Parking was a bit of a problem--we got up early on Monday to move our car before 7:00--found a parking garage and decided to splurge $28 for 2 days' indoor parking. Subway stops are very near so it was not difficult to get to Times Square and Rockefeller Center. We would definitely recommend Anita's place if you are looking for an Airbnb spot in the city.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Anita's for a quick weekend in NYC. Anita was a wonderful host and we had no complaints. The room was clean and well-kept, and Anita was very kind and helpful.
Since we had an evening flight out, Anita was kind enough to let us leave our luggage at her place well after the designated check-out time so that we didn't have to lug it around through Manhattan.
I would highly recommend staying at Anita's!
we arrived very late, or early as it may be, due to weather delays.
Anita was very helpful and patient with our trip.
Nice hood, very quite and we felt safe there.
Will recommend and possibly stay there again.
When I first arrive Anita was at work, but her friend Hernan welcome us and he was very nice and helpful giving us some metro tips. Anita came in the night and was very friendly too. The location of the apartment is very near of the metro station, which is cool if you are out late night. Her place was warm and clean. Definitely a good experience.
Para nosotros la ubicación estuvo mas o menos bien, somos unas personas que no tenemos miedo, pero decir que el piso-habitación compartida esta pasado Harlem casi tocando el Bronx. Anita es una persona muy distante y no se preocupo en ningún momento de como transcurria nuestra estancia en NY, aunque el idioma fuese un problema. Pienso que si dos personas quieren entenderse el idioma no es una barrera. Según ella es cultural a mi y a mi pareja nos parece una cosa mas educacional.
Thanks Javier! I think you are mistaken with your understanding of New York layout, but it's ok, a lot of people are. Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens are separate borough. Yes they do 'touch', but you have to cross the bridge to get there. BTW - Bronx, just as Harlem, has extremely beautiful historical architecture and New York right now is probably one of the safest places on earth - anywhere you go, any neighborhood. This place is comfy because of awesome subway connections. And I'm sorry I do not speak Spanish. One day I learn.
Anita is a very helpful person, your home is very clean, the location is perfect for being close to the subway. My wife and I stayed 12 days. We did some shopping she received and still offered help to try to send to Brazil
Thanks for hosting.