About this listing
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Apartment in Chinatown/Lower East Side, close to transportation (F, 4/5/6, B/D) and great food. Near Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, East River, bike paths, bars/restaurants/shops, and parks. Nice "off-the-beaten-track" feel!
Clean and charming apartment in great Chinatown location (also called Two Bridges). Old New York feel (Donnie Brasco lived here) and easy access to trains and lots of great neighborhoods including Soho, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, and the Financial District. Many Citibike stations nearby as well.
The room is about 8x7 and looks just like it does in the photos. Neat, clean, and plenty of storage space and shelves. For one person only.
[Please be sure to look up the area before booking - if you're looking for a really touristy area, this isn't exactly that - it's more relaxed. If you want a slice of what much of NYC used to look like (i.e. pre-gentrified), this might be the place for you!]
GENERAL APARTMENT INFO:
Queer friendly apartment. Third floor walk up. You have your own room. I am the only person who lives in the apartment. A very sweet chihuahua who doesn't bark lives here (some of the time - check with me if it's a concern) but doesn't have to go in your room.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is available for light cooking. If you plan to eat in sometimes, let me know and I'll make sure you have space in the fridge and on a shelf.
If you need a computer, please bring your own. And yes, there is wifi.
Towel and sheets provided. If you plan to stay more than a week, I will provide extra sheets and towels if you'd like.
Interaction with Guests
I work from home quite a bit so I'm here to answer your questions, but there's no pressure to hang out or socialize. And please don't hesitate to ask (before you arrive or when you're here) for suggestions of places to visit, eat, etc. I provide maps and directions and can help you with discount tickets for movies, the MoMA, theatre, opera, Carnegie Hall and more.
And of course, always let me know if there is anything you need that could make your stay better.
**Moving to NYC? Or thinking about it?**
I've listed in New York since 1999 in many areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn. I pay attention to rental prices and trends so I'm happy to offer advice on neighborhoods, scams, and finding a roommate. I'm in grad school so I regularly get posts from peers who are looking for roommates, have sublets to offer, etc. If you're looking for a place to stay while you look for an apartment, let me know!
You'll be in Chinatown with a lot of great, inexpensive food; about a 10min walk to Little Italy; 15-20 to SoHo; and 10-20 to Lower East Side spots. The apartment is walking distance to the New Museum, Tenement Museum, Lower East Side galleries, a lot of bars and restaurants, and easy access to the three downtown bridges for biking or walking to Brooklyn.
There are a lot of corner stores, a Rite Aid (convenience store), and pharmacies nearby. Also laundry, grocery stores, and plenty of bubble tea are nearby.
A lot of movies and TV shows film in the area, so you might get to see that happening.
To get a sense of the area, check out Madison Street on (website hidden) maps. What I love about the area is it's "off the beaten path feel" so if you're looking to be in a touristy area, that's a few blocks away. It's also very safe at all hours, a busy street, and very well-lit.
Closest train is the F at East Broadway, but the B/D are 9 minutes away at Grand, and the 4/5/6/J/Z are about 12 minutes away at City Hall. The M15 (local and express) stop at the corner.
Other Things to Note
- Small dog allowed on a case by case basis for short stays. Contact me if you are traveling with a pet and we'll see what we can work out!
- Check-in and check-out times may be flexible, and you're always welcome to leave your bags if you have a late flight.
- 3rd floor walk-up, no elevator.
- Please, no strangers in the apartment. You know, it's my place with all my stuff in it. And no overnight guests.
- No shoes in the house (very loud for the downstairs neighbor).
- Keep the room reasonably clean.
- Eat only in the kitchen, and please don't store food in the bedroom.
- If you use the kitchen, clean up after yourself (dishes, counter, etc).
- Please clean up after yourself in the bathroom and leave it as you found it. Clean up hair. Cuz, you know, ick.
- If possible, please avoid using strong cologne, perfume, or body wash. I'm really sensitive to scents and get headaches almost right away. Of course, if that's what you use, please do, but turn on a fan to get the air moving around. I know it's weird, but thanks for understanding.
- Most importantly: have a great time in NYC!
From Dec 23, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Thanks Erin for a great, brief(!), stay. Place is brilliant set up for guests and nice quiet area in the south part of China Town. If you are looking at being close to the action of NYC, then this probably isn't the place for you, but it's a 15 minute walk from Little Italy and to any of the subway stops.
Amazing experience!! Erin was great. Very sweet and helpful! Apt was cozy and convenient to subway and eateries. I def recommend.
Erin was really a lovely host and Erin’s flat was really a great place to stay!
It was my first time in NYC, and the first time using Airbnb, so at the beginning I didn’t know what to expect actually.
But in the end it was a great experience.
Erin was very caring and always available when needed.
Located just 5 minutes away from the nearest metro station and 10 minutes’ walk from Brooklyn Bridge, the flat is very clean and everything is very well organized. The room is not big but with a lot of storage space (I had 2 suitcases along, and there was space for everything). Despite the very hot summer days, I was very comfortable inside, thanks to the air-conditioning and the use of fans.
There’s no noise coming from the street below, so you can have a good night sleep (if not affected by jet-lag :) ).
I would definitely recommend this place!
Thanks again to Erin! Hope to be back in NYC soon!
The apartment is in pretty deep Chinatown which was perfect for me because I live close by. For tourists it could feel a little otherworldly or unexpected if they were to seek the classic NewYork City American flair experience haha - but you're almost everywhere in 10 minutes walking distance so no big deal
Erin was a great host and provided valuable information to navigate the street of New York, conveniently located in Chinatown one of my favorite areas in the city . Just around the corner from my favorite restaurant in chinatown, i was able to catch a train to Cooney Island just down the block. I would recommend staying with Erin to anyone
Erin made sure I had access to her place when she wasn't home at the time of my arrival. We didn't really speak much, but that was totally fine with me! She helped me print some Broadway tickets which was really helpful. The apartment was great, the bed was really nice and while it was really hot in New York during my stay there were enough ventilators and air conditioning to make it agreeable. Erin also had food available for breakfast, so I was able to cook some eggs in the morning. The neighborhood is fine, it's not very neat, but I felt safe and comfortable. There was a citibike location quite nearby which I used a couple times to cycle around the city. The apartment is quite close to the water which is a prime spot to do some running. It was a short but great stay!!
Erin's place was exactly what I was looking for during my two week stay in the city: a clean, relatively quiet, and convenient place to stay while I did archival research. The neighborhood is fantastic and incredibly convenient. I came home late by Subway and felt perfectly safe. It was a pretty cheap cab ride from parts of Brooklyn as well. Erin was very accomodating and checked in frequently to make sure I had everything I needed and even helped me carry my luggage up and down the stairs. Would definitely stay again.
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About the Host, Erin
I am a graduate student in sociology, I've lived in NYC since 1999, and I love to ski. Since I've lived here a while, I am happy to help with directions, places to check out, and some good places to eat. I love karaoke, art, small bars, biking around, teaching, movies (netflix and going to), traveling, and hosting. Message me with any questions.