About this listing
Maximum of 4 people only. There is NO kitchen (there is a fridge & microwave.)
You can check the price & availability by entering your dates on the right. The site will tell you if those dates are available and the total price.
A recently renovated 1-bedroom apartment with a private, ensuite bathroom and a living room with a queen size air mattress. There is no kitchen, only a refrigerator and a microwave.
You will have great privacy, and an apartment that is not cluttered with the homeowner's stuff as this apartment is used exclusively as a legal rental property.
Once the reservation is confirmed, I will send you maps and detailed information about the neighborhood.
- 1 queen size bed in the bedroom
- 1 queen size air mattress that can be set up in the living room
- 1 sofa for a child/young adult (the sofa does NOT pull out into a bed)
There's a small refrigerator, a microwave, an iron, a hair dryer; shampoo & conditioner; extra blankets and extra pillows.
Breakfast is NOT INCLUDED. There are many very good cafes within a block of the apartment, and there's a kettle for hot water though you will have to bring your own coffee or tea.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Flexible except when another party is checking out on the same day you arrive, or checking in on the same day that you are departing. In which case the check in and out times are as follows:
-Check out time is 11:00 am
-Check In time is 2:00 pm or later
You can always drop your luggage at any time on check-in day and also leave them in the hallway while you are sight seeing on your check-out day.
The apartment occupies the entire first floor of a two-family home. You will be collecting your keys from Maryann, the owner, who lives upstairs. I manage the apartment and do NOT live there, but am always available via phone or email. Do not hesitate to call, text or email me any questions you may have. I live very close by and can be there very quickly should the need arise.
Although this is a non-smoking apartment, it is not for people sensitive to smoke as Maryann, who lives upstairs, smokes.
Interaction with Guests
Always available via text or email!
Conveniently located just 3 minutes by train to Grand Central Station and just 7 minutes to Times Square in trendy Long Island City (LIC), Queens (not to be confused with Long Island which is NOT part of NYC.)
LIC is a safe and relatively quiet neighborhood. Its the perfect place to stay while visiting NY: more convenient to get to and from Times Square, the theaters and the main tourist areas than from downtown or uptown Manhattan, yet relatively quiet and peaceful with lots of galleries and MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Museum a few blocks away.
Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn are just across the Pulaski Bridge, a few stops on the G train.
The exit to the #7 subway train is literally just steps away.
Other Things to Note
1. Even if you're going to be here for less than 7 days, do buy a $30 7-day unlimited MetroCard for the subway and buses. It's economical and makes sense even if you're going to be here for just 4 days.
2. Download an app called Citymapper which will help you navigate our very vast and extensive subway system. You can get specific directions and have access to the subway map - very helpful.
3. Get ready to walk! NYC is built for walking, and although you'll probably have an unlimited MetroCard for the subway, you're still going to be doing a lot of walking!
4. What you MUST bring is a pair of really comfortable, thick-soled shoes.
A note for our foreign visitors: please be aware that it is customary to tip 15-20% when you eat out at restaurants. Waiters/waitresses do not get paid a normal salary and rely on tips to make their wages, so be generous to our poor service people!! Of course, if the service is not good, then you can reduce tips appropriately, but here in NY, 15% is the minimum. The only other person you tip is a taxi driver who generally gets about 10% of the metered fare.
This is a no smoking apartment although you might smell cigarette smoke from the apartment upstairs.
Check in is generally after 3pm with check out no later than 11am. Please check with me regarding any other time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Everything was perfect, Maryann and Min were super helpful in advance and during our stay. We really felt welcome in this lovely apartment!
This was a fabulous place to stay in during my NYC visit. I was there for a week and found it to be convenient - the 7 subway is around the corner, 1 stop to Grand Central, 3 stops to Times Square. Linking up easily with other subway lines, I was able to travel where ever I wanted to go.
The apartment is on the 1st floor, with a small flight of steps to the front door of the building. It is very comfortable and has plenty of room. Lots of cupboard & drawer space, a separate living room with comfortable lounge & chairs and a TV. The apartment has a firm queen size bed, fans, an air conditioner in the bedroom, a good bathroom with a shower/bath. The place was clean and beautifully decorated. In a quiet street that is 2 blocks away from the East River, it was very pleasant to stroll there in the early evening and hang out in the Gantry Park watching the passing parade, the Manhattan skyline, a live band on Friday with a glass of wine in hand from a nearby cafe.
Maryann's son in law greeted me on my arrival, carried my bags and showed me the ins & outs of the apartment, including the view of the Empire State building from the street out the front! I felt welcome and my privacy was respected. When I had a problem with the wifi, Maryann was able to fix it with the provider very quickly.
1 week in NYC was not long enough, I hope to return and when I do, I hope to stay here again.
We couldn't ask for more !!
Me and my 2 girls stayed at this apt for 5 nights and we just loved everything about it !
2 min walk from the subway and 10 min ride to the city .
I really have only good things to say about this place and we will defiantly be back !
Maryann was there for every question we had and made sure we are good .
If you are looking for a place to stay in New York - I would recommend this place without no doubt !!good price , good area, good host , perfect subway ride to the city ,there is a park 2 blocks from the apt that you can see amazing view of the city !!
Just LOVE it !
The place was as expected, I can even say that it is prettier than in the pictures; the area is great, with restaurants, bars, and grocery stores so you can get everything you need and the metro station is right across the corner: one stop from grand central and 3 from times square. Is is also two blocks from the dock, so you can easily get to Manhattan by boat too, and at night you can have a great view of the city.
Our experience was wonderful. The location is perfect, while the apartment is clean, spacious and quiet. Every necessity is a few blocks away from shopping to hair salons to pizza and ramen to the subway. Would definitely stay again if ever given the opportunity to go to that area. Thanks!
Excellent accueil de Maryann lors de notre séjour à NewYork du 12 au 17 août 2015. L'appartement est parfaitement adapté pour une famille de quatre personnes. De plus sa situation géographique, à proximité du métro et à quelques minutes de Manhattan, est très appréciable. Merci Maryann pour ce merveilleux souvenir de NewYork.
Everything was as expected !
No problem at all, the location so close to Manhattan is absolutely perfect !
Thanks again !
About the Host, Maryann
Maryann is the landlady of the property, and lives upstairs from the apartment.
My name is Min, and I am a friend of Maryann's. I am the person potential guests will be communicating with prior to arrival as Maryann does not know how turn on a computer ;) However, she's a terrific host and available to guests for any questions during their stay as she lives right upstairs, and will be the person you pick up keys from.
I have been a host on Airbnb for over 2 years, and you can read my reviews for my room listed under the title "One stop to Midtown Manhattan".