Guest room in my awesome apartment on the Lower East Side. Features exposed brick, modern kitchen, outdoor space, and is located five minute's walk from the subway, it is the perfect place to get a feel for New York City, while saving on hotels!
Located in the heart of Manhattan's iconic Lower East Side, this private bedroom features outdoor space (fire escape) with a courtyard view as well as a large closet and lots of room to stretch out. It shares a large kitchen/common room (equipped with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, full refrigerator and freezer, as well as a large table (4+seats) for eating and meeting). Bedroom has keyed entry for added privacy and comfort. There is coin-operated laundry on the floor, which is shared with other tenants. The building is a brick walk-up embodying the classic style of early 20th Century New York City architecture.
The guy you'll be sharing the common areas with (me) is very laid-back, knowledgeable about New York (I've spent five years here working in the real estate industry), friendly, and not fussy about small things and minor inconveniences. I'm not home much, but I love having guests and helping people get a foothold in NYC! I do everything I can to make my guests feel at home, and encourage them to ask me questions and let me know what they need. I'll provide you with clean sheets, towels, a hair dryer, wireless internet, and all the essentials during your visit!
Just a few short blocks from the F, M, J and Z trains, public transportation will quickly have you all over Manhattan. Within 15 minutes, you can be on Wall St., Times Square, Union Square, 34th St, The South Street Seaport, City Hall, China Town, and any number of other location in Manhattan, be it by subway, taxicab, any one of the conveniently accessible bus lines servicing the area, or foot!
If you manage to get bored of all Manhattan has to offer, you can walk over the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn's hottest scene. The bridge, just a two minute walk from your front door, was completed in 1903 and was the second of three connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn. It is second only to the Brooklyn Bridge in its history and iconography. The neighborhood it lands in offers many of New York City's premier independent arts venues and most popular bars and restaurants. If such things hold your interest, you may not want to cross the bridge, however . . .
The Lower East Side of Manhattan is like no other place on Earth. At one point the most densely populated area in the world (on par with modern-day Calcutta and Hong Kong), the neighborhood hosted waves of immigrants from the 1900s onward. Attractions such as the nearby Tenement Museum document this rich history and its transition into the future, which is marked by fine art galleries, museums, performance venues, designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and pubs and nightclubs of every variety! Prominent attractions include, but are in no way limited to:
- Katz's Delicatessen
- The Meatball Shop
- Russ & Daughters
- Falafel Shop LES
- Cafe Katja
- Li'l Frankie's
- Kuma Inn
- Congee Village
- Beauty and Essex
- The Library
- Arlene's Grocery
- Double Down
- The Delancey
- Whiskey Ward
- Chloe 81
- Home Sweet Home
- La Caverna
- Milk and Honey
- The Back Room
- The Box
- Beauty and Essex
- Welcome to the Johnsons
- Lolita Bar
- The Magician
- Honey in the Rough
- Spec Al Creative Inc
- Paul's Boutique
- Self Edge
- House of Savoia
- Steve Madden
- In God We Trust
- Mint Julep
- Alife Rivington Club Inc
- First Among Equals
- Grit N Glory
- Zhozet Inc
- Ramiken Crucible
- On Stellar Rays
- Rachel Uffner
- Lisa Cooley
- Sue Scott Gallery
- Eleven Rivington
- Klaus von Nichtssagend
- Sperone Westwater
- Michael Mut
- The Tenement Museum
- The New Museum of Contemporary Art
- Angel Orensanz Museum
- The Museum at Eldridge Street
- Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum
All these and more, 2 - 10 minutes walking distance from the apartment . . .
Other Things to Note
Please use my 818 number when calling or texting from an international phone. When placing calls or texts from a domestic line, please use the 646 number. Thanks!
First and foremost, don't bother the neighbors! Guests of your own are fine, as long as they are announced and don't spend the night.
Don't smoke inside the apartment (you are welcome to smoke on the fire escape). Try not to be too messy, and if you make a really big mess please tidy up afterword! I don't mind clutter but if food is left out, it can attract ants and other pests, so please make an effort to put discarded food in the trash and dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Please don't blast music past 9 PM, as it disturbs the neighbors.
Don't eat in the bedrooms and throw all food/wet trash in the kitchen garbage! This is very important as it's the only way to avoid getting vermin in NYC. I have never had a roach problem and I don't want to get one! If you have questions, please ask.
Please don't cook shellfish or pork with my cookware (you can buy a cheap pan at the discount store downstairs if you want to make those dishes). I use cast iron pots and pans, so please take care not to immerse them in water or scrub them in the sink. They have to be wiped clean (not rinsed) and care must be taken not to burn food into them, so please talk to me if you plan on cooking and don't have experience with cast iron.
Don't download pirated content AND/OR torrents through my network. If I catch you doing this I will disconnect you and lock you out of the network.
Before checking in, please don't wait outside the building or in the halls with your luggage. This inconveniences the neighbors and can get me in trouble, so if you're going to be early or late for check-in, let me know as soon as possible, and wait at one of the cafes up the street if you have to. Do not mention having rented the apartment on AirBnB to anyone. It is completely legal, however, I do not want my neighbors asking questions or complaining to my landlord if they don't like you.
Otherwise, I am very laid-back and easy going, so as long as you don't make huge messes or bother the neighbors, we won't have any problems!
Joshua is a great host, he was welcoming and helpful, he gave me information about the neighborhood, transportation and places to go out in the area.
The apartment is a cute apartment in downtown Manhattan, the room is quite big, and it was very clean. Moreover, I stayed there during some really cold days, however the room was warm and cozy.
The neighborhood is safe, and there is a subway station nearby from which you can travel easily both to the rest of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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What an amazing city! What an amazing place! What an amazing host!
This was my first time in NY and first Airbnb experience. In spite of all the worries it was a perfect stay.
The place is very well located. Very close to the subway and rather comfortable transportation from the JFK. The apartment is clean and looks exactly like on the pictures.
Joshua is very responsible, hospitable and attentive. Moreover his is very interesting person with great sense of humor so it was such a pleasure to hang out with him.
I would love to stay here again.
Joshua, thank you for this wonderful experience!
Our stay was great! Joshua was away, but his friend was able to meet with us to let us in. Lots of interesting people in the neighbourhood (need to be careful at night) and lots of great restaurants and bars. We would stay again.
What an amazing apartment! It was only a few blocks away from the train so it was extremely convenient. The unit had a beautiful kitchen area as well as a lovely bedroom. Joshua was kind enough to ensure that I settled in alright, despite the fact that he was injured! Definitely a great apartment and would recommend to others!
If I were required to input something that requires improvement, it would probably be to have a little step stool just because the bathroom mirror is pretty high! I'm 5'2 so it was pretty hard to do your makeup or your hair haha. Otherwise, it was perfect!
Joshua was amazing! Although I wasn't able to see him on the day we arrived due to his injury and hospitalization, he was able to have a very reliable friend of his come by to meet us and drop off the keys. Lev, his friend, was nice enough to give us a brief tour of the apartment and show us which keys went to which doors. Very hospitable!! Joshua made sure to keep himself available by text or phone call, making sure we were comfortable and able to get around in the city. His apartment was very accessible to the subways and there were many different places to eat around his neighborhood. I felt welcome and secure in his home. The surrounding neighbors were not noisy at all. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the stay very much!! The best thing about the apartment was the amount of heat which came from the boiler/steam heat...we never were cold AT ALL!! His home was very clean and worth staying at!! It's a great place to stay for your first experience in NYC!!
This was my first airbnb experience and it went very well. Because of an unforeseen event, Josh couldn't meet me and my sister. He let me know this as soon as possible and gave me the contact info for the friend who would be filling in for him. His friend was equally courteous and friendly. The apartment was clean, location convenient, and the room was a nice size. I had a good experience and my only regret is not being able to meet my host. This rental is a good deal.
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I'm a business guy in my mid-twenties living in Manhattan, born and raised in Los Angeles. I've driven across the US twice and have been to most of the states in The Union. I'm very easy to please and don't fuss over minor details when I have guests. All I care about is that you not make a big mess or disturb the neighbors.
I love a good conversation and follow the news very closely. It's great talking about the world with people, but I understand not everyone is interested. It's very seldom that I watch television, but I do enjoy a good movie, book, or video game when I have the time. I've been working and living on and around the Lower East Side for years, so I know lots of fun places to go and things to do and am more than happy to show my guests a good time, if they have the time!
I don't normally spend much time at home, so you probably won't see too much of me unless we make plans together. My priority is ensuring your comfort, so don't hesitate to ask questions when we meet!