About This Listing
Recently renovated private room on a 2 bedroom apt.
Close to a 24 hour subway ( 2 blocks)
24 hour Supermarket (1 block)
30 min direct subway to Times Square
* Full size Kitchen
* Breakfast Bar
* LCD cable tv available
* Living Room access
* Doorman security building
* Laundry facilities onsite
Clean, minimalistic and spacious. Great location. Close to everything. Live like a New Yorker.
The room, bathroom, living room, kitchen, shared refrigerator, tv, cable. Full service laundry on the building's basement open 24 hour
Interaction with Guests
All about chemistry, but I respect people's space.
Jackson Heights, well-known for its bustling diversity, Roosevelt Avenue, brings together Little India, the Latin Quarter and plethora of food trucks and ethnic eateries. However, there is a softer, quieter side to the multicultural Western Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights.
As vibrant as the area is in its main corridors, with scores of restaurants, bars and boutiques, a different kind of vibrancy — the family-friendly, community-oriented type — abounds down its tree-lined side streets.
“It’s no secret that it’s a great neighborhood,” said Vladimir Simkhovich, a real estate broker who has lived in Jackson Heights for 32 years. “It’s a diversified historic neighborhood with many pre-war buildings and great transportation.”
Simkhovich touted the exclusivity of the garden apartment buildings, known for their historic value.
“They’re some of the most desirable buildings in the area because they come equipped with fireplaces, gardens and elevators,” he explained. “It’s very reminiscent of Upper West Side apartments but even better because they’re half the price of what you’ll pay there.”
Jackson Heights was the first garden community to be built in the United States in 1914, he said. Named after John Jackson, president of the Hunters Point and Flushing Turnpike Company, it once housed golf courses, tennis courses and offered horseback riding.
Many of the buildings from that era remain and are protected in a historical landmarked section that spans from 76th to 86th streets between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard.
The area is acclaimed for being a melting pot of ethnicities ranging from Latin Americans like Peruvians, Ecuadorians and Columbians to South Asians and Himalayans representing India, Pakistan, Nepal and Tibet, along with Eastern Europeans, Italians and Brazilians.
In the last six to seven years there was a major influx of young couples with kids to Jackson Heights, many of whom are moving into co-ops, Simkhovich said.
“There are a lot of young professionals who want to raise a family in a quiet neighborhood away from hectic Manhattan,” he said, adding that the good schools and multiculturalism also attract them.
The diversity is also what drew Jeff Orlick, a local food tour guide and Roosevelt Avenue expert, to live in Jackson Heights for the last six years.
“Everyone is here. People across the world know the area and it attracts a lot of people from all over,” he said.
Though he appreciates the quietness, Orlick also loves Jackson Heights for its non-stop energy. “It’s always alive at any point of the day,” he said. “Whether at 1 p.m. or at 1 a.m. Roosevelt Avenue is bumping at all times.”
While many establishments flaunt the ethnic diversity of Jackson Heights, some also show off the area’s gay-friendly vibe. Establishments like Club Evolution, True Colors and Hombres bars are hot spots. The area also houses the Queens Pride House and the Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival is also held here every year.
On the whole, the neighborhood is constantly buzzing with various activities.
On a typical Saturday, residents can be seen at the local “town square,” an area located at 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue that has been closed off permanently to offer up a space where families can gather
The 7 train is very close to the building, only two blocks away.
90th street - Elmhurst Station
NO CHILDREN (18+)
NO LOUDNESS AFTER 10PM
NO PARTIES -
The listing was exactly as it was listed. The host Augusto was kind and helpful. We would highly recommend this to others considering a visit to NY. The apartment was very clean and beds comfortable. We hope to return.
Our stay in Augusto's house was very comfortable and accomodating. Augusto made us feel welcome and right at home. He was always very helpful and constantly provided us with information on how to get around and about in the city. Place is very clean! Small but very nice. Close to subway and all essential stores. Overall a great stay. Thank you for this experience!!! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to feel taken care if, safe and satisfied with their stay. Thank you, Augusto!
Augusto was very hospitable. He shares with me a love for natural cooking and for music. He gave me some good recommendations for local restaurants and for transportation.
His apartment was very clean and has a minimalist style. It was a good base and close to LGA. It was a bit further into the city, but for the value it can't be beat. Plus is just two blocks to the subway.
I would stay here again and recommend it to others.
First of all: Augusto is a great host! When we arrived he had a subway map for us and told us lots of fun stuff to do in the city. He always was very eager to help us and is a very nice person. His place reflects that, it's small but very nicely furnished and very clean. Our room was perfect for two people and Augusto even gave us towels and tea, it was better than a hotel for sure. The only downside I can think of is that the room doesn't have a window and although we had a standing ventilator, it was quite hot in our room at night. But all in all it was awesome for the price we paid!
We stayed in Augustos place at the end of September for 4 nights. We didn't need anything special - just a place where to sleep because we spent whole days in Manhattan. And we didn't expect much - all the other rooms in New York around $50 per night were not reviewed well. When we arrived, we were really pleasantly surprised! Whole apartment was clean and super nice! Although we arrived late, Augusto was waiting for us and he welcomed us warmly. All the stay, we had everything we needed (clean room, clean towels, fridge and kitchen available). Augusto even gave us a map of New York which helped us a lot at the beginning. The room was quite small but it was okay for a couple with 4 suitcases. The position of the place is really good - direct subway connection to Times Sq in 25mins, or Central park with one transfer also in around 25mins. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay, Augusto was a really nice guy and a perfect host! I am sure that his room is the best you can get in New York for such a low price.
Augusto is a very good host, friendly and he help us when need him! The appartement is situate in a good place and is it easy to go everywhere. The apparemment is comfortably and very clean, i recommande the Augusto s place. It is very good for the price ! Tanks you Augusto and Nice to meet you.
Augusto was a great host - really easy to communicate with, super hospitable and gave us lots of great advice on what to do in the neighborhood.
The room was really clean and cozy and in a perfect location to visit Maker Faire, I would love to stay with him next time I am in Queens.
About the Host, Augusto M Gallardo
I'm an avid traveller! 15 countries and counting!
I work with people all the time! Karma is important to me as well as family.
I been living in NYC for about 15 years, I'm in love with NYC i can recommend to you maybe amazing restaurants and venues to visit.
Feel Free to ask me any questions or concerns