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. 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.
- Most importantly: have a great time in NYC!
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.
Erin är en mycket trevlig och generös värd, som är mån om att man ska känna sig bekvän som gäst. Rummet är litet men funktionellt och rent.
Tunnelbanestationerna ligger i mitt tycke rätt långt bort (ca 8-10 mins promenad), så värt att lära sig mer om vilka buss-stationer som finns nära, då det inte är gott om taxibilar på denna gata. Dessutom ligger lägenheten 3 branta trappor upp i huset (som saknar hiss), så det kan vara bra att spara på krafterna tills dess att man ska bära väskan upp.
Sammanfattningsvis är detta ett prisvärt och hemtrevligt boende på södra Manhattan!
Erin was really helpful, and the apartment had everything I needed. Really close to little Italy and so ho.
Had a great stay at Erin's apartment, she really made me feel welcome. I had lots of questions about New York and Erin was really helpful in answering them and giving good recommendations for places to eat and things to do. The apartment is clean and tidy, and everything is helpfully labelled so there's no confusion over where to find things. It's in a nice part of the city, Chinatown is really interesting and I felt totally safe coming back to the apartment late at night. Really conveniently located - you're just walking distance from most of the subway lines. Would definitely recommend a stay here, Erin is a great host.
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.
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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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