About This Listing
Stay on residential street five minutes from Times Square!
Please email me your specific airplane, train or bus arrival time with your booking inquiry. I rent out my home while I travel, so I need to make sure that my travel plans match yours before accepting a booking.
I accept guests with filled out profiles, including a photo, and verified contact information.
CHECK IN TIMES
In general, I can check in guests before I leave for work or after I come back. Check in is either before 8AM or after 5:45PM. Check out times are flexible.
Your credit card will be authorized for deposit during your stay. Unless I file a claim, the authorization will disappear after you check out. The security deposit is insurance for mean against minor damages like stained or burned upholstery, a broken appliance, broken mirror, or multiple broken dishes.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
You can walk to over 100 restaurants and bars in 5 minutes from the apartment. Click on the map tab to see a list of my neighborhood favorites.
The apartment is a 5-10 minute walk from most Broadway theaters.
For info about deeply discounted theater tickets:
*Do an internet search for: "Playbill Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies". Your first hit should be Playbill's overview of rush ticket and lottery policies. Article updated monthly.
*Do an internet search for: "Broadway for Broke People"
*Do an internet search for: "Broadway Spotted Rush Report" to get a sense your chances of getting rush or lottery tickets. Updated weekly.
*The Lincoln Center Theaters discounts tickets for theatergoers under 35. You can buy these tickets ahead of time (no need to stand in the rush line). Do an internet search for "LincTix" for more info.
5 min - most Broadway theaters, Times Square
15-20 min - Central Park, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
20-25 min - Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center
45 min - Greenwich Village, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History
You'll receive a code for the apartments wireless internet when you book. It's a long code, so I recommend saving it to a text file on your desktop if you plan on using internet in the apartment.
LINENS AND TOWELS
I provide fresh linens, towels, and blow-drier for all my guests.
The closest subway stop is 42nd Street-Port Authority on the ACE (blue) line. It's a 3-5 minute walk. The Times Square subway stop is a 5-7 minute walk.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORTS
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. From Jamaica Station take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Penn Station. From Penn Station you can take the subway one stop to 42nd Street, walk, or take a cab.
Time: 30-45 minutes
Cost one-way: $11.25 (offpeak hours) / $13.75 (peak hours)
NOTE: It's possible to save $4-6 by taking the subway from JFK. I don't like this option because taking the subway over a long distance takes much longer and is less comfortable.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Take the AirTrain to the NJ Transit train station. Take the NJ Transit train to Penn Station. From Penn Station you can take the subway one stop to 42nd Street, walk, or take a cab.
Time: 30-45 minutes
Cost one-way: $12.50
LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)
Take the M60 bus from the airport to Astoria Blvd. From Astoria Blvd, take the N train (yellow subway line) to 49th Street. The apartment is a 10 minute from the subway stop.
Time: 60 minutes (or longer)
Cost one-way: $2.25 (free transfer from bus to subway)
TAXIS FROM AIRPORTS
I like using a car service called Dial 7 ((website hidden) or (phone number hidden)). You’ll need to reserve a car for a specific time and call the service when you arrive. Dial 7 is a bit less expensive than a taxi.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM BUSES AND TRAINS
Port Authority Bus Terminal (Greyhound)
*The apartment is a 4 block walk from the Port Authority bus terminal.
Megabus 7th Ave and 28th St. curbside stop
*Take the 1 train (red subway line) in the uptown direction two stops to Times Square - 42nd Street.
From Penn Station (Amtrak, LIRR, NJ TRANSIT)
From Penn Station you can take the subway one stop up to Times Square - 42nd Street, walk, or take a cab.
The closest parking garage is on 45th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Daily rates start at $30. On Sundays, you can usually find free, curbside parking before 10AM.
If you think something is broken in the apartment, don't try to fix it, but please let me know about the problem.
If the apartment gets too hot in the winter, please open a window. Don't turn on the air conditioner.
In the summer, please turn off the air-conditioner and lights when you leave the apartment.
Karolina was the ideal host. She responded immediately to all our requests. She also had many wonderful recommendations that we were eager to use.
She let us leave luggage until our flights at 8:00pm the night we checked out. With no extra charge or hassle.
The apartment was exactly as pictured. Very clean. Very welcoming. Fresh towels, sheets... The location is the best possible for visiting NY. Within blocks of Times Square and subway's. The neighborhood also felt safe and remarkably quiet for being so close to Times Square.
I would highly recommend anyone to stay here. And would use it myself.
Karolina was a great and helpful host - Her recommendations was very useful. The apartment was as described and the location was perfect.
Karolina was a truly wonderful host. She happily answered my many queries before we even got to her apartment and she was there waiting to welcome us when we arrived. Her recommendations of where to eat were superb and we felt right at home in her lovely, warm apartment, especially with the arctic conditions outside. Like a previous reviewer, we would have liked a blind in the bedroom, however, everything else in the apartment made us feel like it was a home from home. The location is fantastic and if we head back to New York anytime soon, we'll definitely be trying to stay at Karolina's apartment again. Thank you so much Karolina!!!
Great location and so close to Times Square and great food.
Our host was terrific. She was there to welcome us, explained everything and left. The apartment is very pleasant with one caveat, it was very hot and there was no way to turn off the heat. So bring light clothes to wear inside. By the by, NY apartments in winter are frequently overheated.
The apartment is also really well located and the neighborhood is great.
We had a wonderful stay and Karolina was very warm and welcoming. The apartment was very clean and it was a overall good stay. Karolina gave us great food recommendations and the apartment was easy to find!
About the Host, Karolina
Drop and fold laundry. I usually pay $10-$20 per load. You can drop off your laundry in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon.
My favorite restaurant! I've been eating here before I was vegetarian. Zen Palate serves healthy vegetarian and vegan Asian fusion meals.
Corner diner open 24-hours a day. I recommend the the California omelet for breakfast. If you're international visitor looking for unlimited coffee refills, this is the place to go.
Lovely, intimate Ethiopian restaurant.
Hard-to-resist, American-style breakfast pastries, desserts, bread, and sandwiches. You can easily recognize this small bakery by the line outside. Don't worry, it moves quickly.
Delicious tapas and wine with occasional live music. My favorite is the Russian eggplant spread. Balkanika's prices a lower and table availability is higher than other neighborhood wine bars.
There are three Thai places on every block in my neighborhood, but this one's the only one I go to. The decor is beautiful, the prices very reasonable, and the food delicious.
Nice French restaurant for a special evening. The same owners have peppered New York with bistros focusing on regional French cuisine. Mo(email hidden)com.
Convenient but expensive supermarket . good place for breakfast cereal and snacks, but if you want to cook meal meal go to Trader Joes (better quality, lower prices) or to Whole Foods (better quality)
Gourmet grocery store close to the apartment. It's pricey, so if you actually want to stock up for to cook a big dinner or get food for the week, I'd recommend making the trip to Trader Joe's.
Outdoor seating, $5 Margaritas, and the best Mexican food in the city. It's been discovered, so be prepared to wait.
Rock-bottom prices for fruits and vegetables. Open Monday-Saturday, 7 am - 6:30 pm.
Lovely South African wine bar. On the pricier side, but worth the splurge.
I like to come here on a Saturday morning, order a strong Cuban coffee and read a book.
Most satisfying cheat eat in the area. For $2.75 you can get 2 slices and a soda.
Hudson River Park is a great place to run outside.
Enormous battleship displays the Space Shuttle Discovery and fighter jets. On same street as apartment, walk west towards the river until you see the big ship.
The Time Warner Center is a destination in and of itself, but I usually come here to stock up on fancy ingredients at Whole Foods.
Full service supermarket with low prices.
I think New York grocery stores are outrageous - I do my grocery shopping at TJ's(website hidden)treet. TJ has two more locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
Half mansion, half museum. Step inside the world of 19th century robber barons. Free on Sunday afternoons.
Fabulous views of Manhattan while you're suspended over the east river for the price of a subway ride.
Buddhist and Hindu art from the Himalayan region. Great explanations - you'll learn a lot. Admission free after 7PM on Fridays, with a happy hour in their cafe.
Don't miss the view of Manhattan from the roof. Suggested donation admission: just give the cashier $1, smile, and ask for a ticket.
Great architecture and interesting rotating exhibits. Free on Saturdays after 5:45.
I love this museum because it teaches you about the lives of immigrants who lived in apartments exactly like mine. My two hour discussion and tour included cookies.
My alma mater! Pulizers are awarded at Low Memorial Library. Join the students and sit on the steps. Great neighborhood for restaurants.
Reserve fr(email hidden)org before you visit. It makes sense geographically to visit the memorial, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island on the same day.
Reserve tickets for t(email hidden)com. Entrance to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are free. Ellis Island is great for history buffs, and the statue is iconic.
My favorite place in New York. Peaceful medieval courtyards in garden setting, small cafe, free tours. Branch of Metropolitan Museum, suggested donation admission.