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.
- 3rd floor walk-up, no elevator.
- Please, no strangers in the apartment. You know, it's my place with all my stuff in it.
- No shoes in the house (very loud for the downstairs neighbor).
- Keep the room reasonably clean.
- If you use the kitchen, please 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.
- Most importantly: have a great time in NYC!
Erin is absolutely amazing. If you're looking for a place to stay in a super fun part of the city this is probably one of your best bets
Die Anreise verlief komplett problemlos und Erin stand sofort hilfsbereit mit einem Stadtplan und Shoppingtips zur Seite. Perfekt ist, dass das Apartment mitten in Chinatown und nur wenige Gehminuten entfernt von Little Italy liegt. Nach (preisgünstigen) kulinarischen Möglichkeiten muss man also nicht lange suchen und auch ansonsten ist die Lage sehr gut, um die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten New Yorks schnell und einfach zu erschließen. Als besonderes Extra gibt es gratis Frühstück obendrauf. Ich würde Erin als Gastgeberin und ihre Wohnung als Ausgangspunkt für den nächsten Trip in den Big Apple jederzeit empfehlen.
Erin was a great host and her place is neat and tidy. We did not see each other much but I felt at home coming back after a day of intensive sightseeing. Erin also recommended great places to eat. I had a very pleasant stay in NY thanks to her!
Great staying in NY thanks to Erin. The apt is nice, cute, clean and there's everything you need, also for beakfast. Near to metro F, in Chianatown between a lot of Chinese cheap restaurants and little Italy. Erin is very nice and available to answer your questions. I will come back in Erin's apt during my next travel to NY!
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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.
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