ArtsyComfy 2 Bdrms COLUMBCIRC!

Apartment - Private room · West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States
Lynnie

Offering a 2 bedroom pre-war mid century modern apt share. W/doorman, separate kitchen & bath near elegant W57 St & Columbus Circle by Central Park All-residential, tree-lined street-Bikes! Friendship required. Please ask about restrictions.

Your host, Lynnie
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Offering a 2 bedroom pre-war mid century modern apt share. W/doorman, separate kitchen & bath near elegant W57 St & Columbus Circle by Central Park All-residential, tree-lined street-Bikes! Friendship required. Please ask about restrictions.

The Space

The spacious 2-bedroom pre-war apartment building is on the only block in Manhattan below 59th Street that has no businesses on it. Built above Hell's Kitchen, most buildings, including mine, are doorman, elevator, buildings with laundry rooms. In spring, summer and autumn, the leaves on our tree-lined street touch in the middle. In winter the Christmas lights go up after Thanksgiving and remain through March.

Our lobby is new, tasteful, elegant, yet sumptuously designed, and very safe.

The living room has an amazing mirror, a stunning bookshelf/faux marbleized fireplace (radiator cover, but everyone thinks it's real), original mid-century abstract impressionist paintings, top quality, a Maurice Villency sofa (not convertible) with a carved glass table, and the pièces de résistance, two Phillipe Starck salon chairs. A Persian carpet covers the floor. Plus it's cozy, comfortable and meant to be lived in.

You must use paper plates and bowls (provided) for now. My plates are collectors' items. Glasses, mugs, use mine. everything else is available. Don't bring toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.

Also, I have a shelf of NYC info, & novels that take place in NYC, all cable TV channels + HBO & Showttime, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu+ & Netflix - should you need to relax.

The dining room (well, area) features a huge, modern, Italian glass table, and 4 incredibly comfortable plexiglass "arctic tree" designer chairs. + 4 Phillippe Starck Victorian ghost side chairs. The window is at the head of the table, as is are more rare, wonderful pieces which I trust you not to break. There are lights everywhere. You can choose your lighting schemes.

The kitchen is roomy. As we are sharing the space, the food situation is really good for you. I can always buy more of what you need. I have coffee, teas, milk, croissants, bagels, bialys, fresh and dried fruit, cereals, Nutella, Belgian cookie spreads, butter, cream cheeses, juice oranges, and orange juice,
I will be moving the guidebook & House Manual for from the 2-bedroom listing as I am closing it. Now. It is still up as # 11570. That calendar will be closed.

There are bicycles downstairs that you can use. I have 5, you can choose.

Additionally, there will always be a cleaning fee. I pay the same amount before you arrive, so it is equally shared. As with whole apt. visitors, I require a tip for the staff. Again, if I learn that sharing is also illegal, this. The tip is so small, $30, that you will get your $s back in

We BOTH include them. By sharing, we ensure no one feels they have extra work, a small gift to the staff goes a long way.

Again, I beg you to read the description on 11570 as well as my reviews. I think you will be very happy. This is a great place to live!!! And I will love meeting you!

Guest Access

Our lobby is new, tasteful, elegant, yet sumptuously designed, and very safe. My apartment is on the second floor. Of the 1100 square feet, perhaps 800 of them are all yours. Additionally, the choice of 5 bikes, the laundry room in the basement and the building Superintendent are available to you. Your $60 tip to staff (of six) ensures this. The staff is wonderful. We have the best staff in all of NYC, maybe the world. You will love them, and they, you.

Interaction with Guests

We can make sleeping arrangements to your needs, choosing between the gorgeous master bedroom, the office bedroom with its choice of queen or up to 2 twin Aerobeds & the amazingly comfortable living room couch as a twin bed. We share the rooms you are not using + kitchen & bath.

In this "shared" setting, I strive to keep my footprint small. Still, I can accept no roommates who would be unlikely to be my real friends. When I hand you my keys, I am handing you my friendship. It's your vacation. But I am more than the New Yorker who comes with the apartment along with the NY Times. We are friends. Your independence is not that of a private home or full apartment. That option is now illegal.

The Neighborhood

This quiet, tree-lined block is actually in an amazingly central location. 2 short blocks from Carnegie Hall, 4 from Time-Warner Building w/Jazz at Lincoln Center, 6 from Lincoln Center itself and 2 - 12 to all Broadway shows. Close to midtown business and shopping including Columbus Circle and 57th Street!!! Close to the 57th Street art galleries, and also to MOMA & the many museums close to MOMA. Short walk to Rockefeller Center & Times Square. 4 or 5 short blocks to Central Park & to Hudson River Park. Close to studios for David a Letterman, the Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert. Not far from the other side of Central Park South: the Plaza Hotel, Tiffany's, George Winston, Cartier, Bergdorf Goodman, the Apple Store, the St. Regis Hotel, St. Patrick's Cathedral. At night, the bars & restaurants on 9th Avenue buzz with excitement.

Getting around

Location is very close to the E, D, B, C, A, N, Q, R, N, and #1 subway trains. Also to the Broadway and 57th Street buses (and all Avenue buses of course). You can get anywhere from here. Of course you also have access to my 5 bikes!

Other Things to Note

The dining area features an ultra-modern Italian glass table with clear (or "ghost") chairs, There are lots of lights. Coffee, light breakfast and fruit are on me.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1344 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
  • Beautiful place to stay in Nyc the apartment is cosy,spacious ,furnised with art ,superclean And perfectly located ,within easy walking distance to many attractions
    You will have privacy in your room, the room is great, the bed is super comfortable,and though the bathroom is shared, it's never an issue .The kitchen is full equip and with fruits ,coffe,tea,cereals, bagels, milks etc for breakfast...very important point: the wiffi is 100%
    Lynnie is a GREAT host,she is the queen of fun and hospitality,she will make you feel at home...we spend one week in her apartament but she was only a few days with us anyway we were in touch every day....she was taking care of us all the time....NOW she is auntie Lynnie And we wait for her in Barcelona&Andorra. Thank you for the great experience!
    Rent this place !!!!,

    December 2013
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BA Rutgers/Comp Lit; MA New York University/English Education; Professional Diploma/Fordham University/School Administration & Supervision
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I am a retired educator & adventuress! I come from an artistic, political, family, and am still very active! During this life, I have endeavored to fulfill many answers to the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" which I was asked as a child. One of my dreams was to be the proprietor of a B & B! I love hosting for Airbnb, and now you know why I go through all that trouble to provide food! this is not a business for me; it's the fulfillment of yet another childhood dream! Meeting so many wonderful people, most of whom would not get to see New York City otherwise! it is so nice to see them all so happy! This is why i offer breakfast for free. Despite the original oil paintings, designer-furniture, and real antiques, mostly it feels like home. The many years I've lived here enables me to offer a larger apartment than can many others. My neighborhood has done nothing but improve since the day I moved in, so now it's quite fashionable. My block is considered the most beautiful in mid-town. By the way, the paint job so many of you asked for is done! The apartment looks so beautiful. Books & tchotchkes are up, except pictures office/second bedroom -- still working on that! I just want to say one more time, how much I continue to love my guests, and how I hope this lifestyle for travel will continue! Hotels have not kept up! Their offerings are cramped, duplicated identically, filled with "mystery charges" and grandiosely overpriced. When you stay in my apartment you stay as my friend, coffee, teas, croissants, jams, Nutella, H&H bagels, pumpkin flax granola, dried fruit & nuts, milk, 1/2 'n 1/2, fresh fruit , orange juice, juice oranges, and all the rest! Despite my charge (no longer small) you save money. Example: you are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers: it is the last time you'll ever travel as a family. If you stay in a hotel, you'll need 2 rooms. If you stay with me, you have your own room, your kids have theirs, the 5th sleeps in my huge living room on a Maurice Villency coach/twin bed. You fill up on coffee & breakfast, say cereal for your kids, croissants for you. You bike up to a Natural History museum through Central Park, stopping to pick up Discount Tickets at Lincoln Center. Can you fit more sightseeing? Yes? Shopping? You come home, nap, purchasing some cold cuts. You have supper with my bagels, then walk to see the show at Lincoln Center. And walk home. Next day, bike to Battery Park around Manhattan using Hudson River bike paths to Ground Zero. Wall Street. Indian museum. Bike up tenth to get home quickly. Rest. Eat at home. Walk to theater. Next day, do your 5th Avenue walk. Walk across Central Park South. Look at Plaza, Sherry Netherlands, Pierre Hotels, check out Bergdorf's, Tiffanies. Harry Winston, deBeers jewelry, Apple Store, 3 churches (Presbyterian, Anglican & St. Patrick's cathedral), more hotels-the St. Regis (a must), the Peninsula, more stores, Saks Fifth Ave & Lord & Taylor. Walk back uo to Rockefeller Center and home past Radio city. BUY NOTHING! Nap. Go shopping at TJ Maxx or Century 21. Fancy dinner at Columbus Circle. Walk all day. As you can see, what with everything near me, you can do twice as much in one day. Another - go to Metropolitan Museum of Art ( can bike) then to Neuee Gallery. Home. Nap. Lunch. Relax. Walk to TcktsTckts. Check out Times Squqre. Go home; bagel supper, then see Broadway show, Times Square at night. Walk home. It's a great place to stay. Plenty of rest stops. Seconds to your nighttime destination. It would take me a year to get that much done!!!!
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