About This Listing
PLEASE READ MY ENTIRE LISTING. If you have additional questions AFTER reading my listing, feel free to ask me.
PLEASE DON'T ASK WHAT THE PRICE IS. IT IS EXACTLY WHAT COMES UP WHEN YOU ENTER YOUR DESIRED DATES AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. Thank you in advance!
First off, I just want to let you know that I travel all over the world. I know how important it is to feel as if you have a real "home" away from home. So I will make every attempt to make sure you're safe, comfortable and have an amazing New York experience!
I may or may not be traveling during your stay and if so, there may be a chance that there will be other guests in the bedroom but you will have the huge, cozy, zen-like living room ALL TO YOURSELF!
This is a really cute fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment right by Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. You can literally hear the crowd scream when someone hits a home run! Freshly painted throughout. Truly cozy and zen-like warm vibe inside. This is a great, safe, quiet, family oriented neighborhood! There’s a good energy around here with the new Yankee Stadium, restaurants, stores etc. It's only 2 stops away from Manhattan for quick commutes, East AND West side Express Trains D & 4 @ 161ST Street station which basically means that you'll be downtown in no time! The neighborhood is conveniently located and has everything you need. Union Square (Downtown East side) 17 minutes by train--34th Street Herald Square (Midtown West side where Macy's is and major shopping area) 15 minutes by train, East Village 20 minutes (Very trendy eclectic neighborhood, great shopping but mostly a great neighborhood with an extremely large number of various types of restaurants)!!
***PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE A LOOK at the map at the bottom of the listing to get an idea of how close the subway is, all the many stores, restaurants, parks, banks and all the amenities and conveniences this location has to offer.***
**CONVENIENTLY LOCATED** Travel Time To:
-Times Square: 15 Minutes
-Empire State Building/34th Street/Herald Square/Macy's (Major Shopping Area): 15 Minutes
-Union Square: 17 Minutes
-Ground Zero: 20 Minutes
-East or West Village: 15 Minutes
-Central Park: 15 Minutes
-Brooklyn Bridge: 20 Minutes
-Museum of Modern Art: 15 Minutes
-Grand Central Terminal: 15 Minutes
-Staten Island Ferry/Statue of Liberty: 20 Minutes
-Rockefeller Center: 15 Minutes
ABOUT THE APARTMENT:
This is a very large one bedroom apartment. You will be staying in the living room but YOU WILL NOT BE SHARING THE LIVING ROOM WITH ANYONE ELSE!!! You will be in the HUGE living room all to yourself which is 19.5' square feet x 12' square feet (Basically GIGANTIC ;) You are welcome to put up the red privacy curtain. In the living room you have a comfortable full-sized mattress (and a 2nd full sized-mattress if needed) and an extra futon/couch to sleep , a WIFI internet connection, and a large desk for workspace if needed. In the living room there are two large windows that provide lots of natural light and nice views of the park across the street. There is a separate kitchen which is completely stocked with everything you need and fully stocked with: microwave, utensils, cooking pots/pans, plates and dishes. And of course you are free to cook as often as you would like. There is wireless internet connection throughout the apartment. The building is located in a security-locked, elevator building on the 6th floor, an intercom system, cozy, clean, safe and comfortable apartment, great sunlight throughout and with great window views of Joyce Kilmer Park which is directly across the street, beautiful hardwood floors throughout and 9 feet high ceilings.
CLEAN LINEN WILL BE PROVIDED (sheets, pillows, blankets etc.) **PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN: Towels, hair dryer, iron etc.**
Many people that aren't familiar with this neighborhood have false and a completely inaccurate perception of this neighborhood. There is a stigma from the 80's that is still attached to the neighborhood as being unsafe, violent etc. which is not the case whatsoever. Through out the years since then, the area and neighborhood went through drastic changes. The City of New York put a lot of energy and money into re-gentrifying the neighborhood by building a huge new shopping mall, opening new restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe, building new parks, and making the area more visually appealing. This is also where Hip-Hop was first born which makes it even more historical!
Because of this, as well as the fact that it is 2 stops away from Manhattan, this has become one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Bronx. The apartment is situated 3 blocks away from the world famous Yankee Stadium where tourist and locals visit on a regular basis. This neighborhood is completely safe. I am a short, petite Asian woman who has been living here since 2006. I have came home many nights alone at night 3am and I've always been safe. All of my guests have felt the same way too as stated in their reviews.
The subway station is just 3 blocks away—5 Minute walk! You have your choice of the D Train (Express Train for the West Side) or 4 Train (Express Train for the East Side)Station: 161st Street/Yankee Stadium--15 minutes to Midtown Manhattan—17 minutes to Downtown--2 stops from Manhattan. Located a few blocks from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Young, hip, conveniently located neighborhood. This is an extremely safe, quiet, family-oriented neighborhood with everything at your fingertips: Hard Rock Café, Spanish Restaurants, Clothing stores, 99cent stores, Target, Best Buy, Marshalls, BJ’s Discount Grocery, Staples, McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, 2 Diners, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Subway, Saborros Pizza Chinese Restaurants numerous supermarkets and bodegas, post office, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Radio Shack, CVS, a movie theatre and the Bronx Museum. Directly across the street is a Joyce Kilmer Park—Great neighborhood atmosphere with a playground that kids are always playing in, people jogging, kids playing baseball and soccer, people walking their dogs, plenty of benches where a lot of people watch or just chill during the warm seasons of the year—great New York vibe. If you have a car, there is plenty of free street parking. None of my guests has ever had a problem finding a parking space around the building.
The Subway in NY is 24 hours a day. PRICES FOR SUBWAY/BUS PASS:
7-Day Unlimited Pass $31
30-Day Unlimited Pass $104
Or you can buy a Metro Card with either $5, $10, $20 and you can keep refilling it. You can pay by credit/debit card or cash. The machines will only give $6 in change.
For visitors arriving by airplane, the apartment is a 20 minute cab ride from LaGuardia Airport. From JFK International Airport is a 35 minute cab ride. ONLY TAKE YELLOW CABS FROM THE AIRPORT and not from anyone soliciting you for a private cab they will rip you off! Just look for the Taxi stand outside of Arriving flights there will usually be a que you can spot if not, just ask one of the airport workers to point out where the cab stand is. From LaGauardia the ride should be approximately $40 and from JFK should be approximately $65 (both are including the toll you have to pay to cross the Tri-Borough Bridge but not including a tip if you choose.)
I am an extremely experienced Airbnb host of four years and well-versed in helping my guests make the most of their trip. Again, I travel often myself, so I know how important it is to have peace of mind when travelling to be in a safe, clean and comfortable space to call your own when you’re away from home! Contact me with any questions.
Looking forward to making your stay enjoyable.
Feel at home in your room, you'e welcome to use the fully stocked kitchen as much and as often as you like to help you save money for fun things to do in NYC!
Familiarize yourself with all the conveniences of my fabulous neighborhood by looking at the map at the bottom of the page.
Extremely convenient location to get to wherever you need to go. The Subway is 161st Street/Yankee Stadium. There are 2 trains here: D Train (orange line gets you to the West side of Manhattan) and 4 Train (green line gets you to the East side of Manhattan) It's a 5 minute walk from the apartment and 2 stops into Manhattan! Getting Downtown is a straight shot down--no transferring of trains and only takes only 15 minutes!
Other Things to Note
Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood by looking at the map at the bottom of the page.
You can check in ANYTIME after 2pm--whatever you're arrival time (even if it's extremely late at night) will NOT be a problem. If by chance you will be arriving earlier, than we can work out the details. Check out is at 11am.
All I ask first and foremost is that you treat my home as if it were your own--if not better. The most disappointing thing about opening my home is to find out that a guest hasn't followed this #1 rule of mine.
Basically my philosophy about the apartment is letting my guests using their common sense, being respectful, treating others as you like being treated and on top of that making the people staying here comfortable and helping them to make the most of their stay. My priority is always the comfort and well-being of my guests and I will go out of my way to achieve that goal.
Really cheap accomodation. Very close to subway. It is on Express line so you are in 20 min at Manhattan. Neigbourhood is safe, but don ´t go behind main street. It does ´nt look so safe asi side at main street. I really recomended this accomodation for every backpackers and people who don ´t want luxury.
We had a good experience. The room was big. We did not meet Lori but she answered our emails quickly and helped us. She arranged for additional blankets since it was cold in New York at the time. We shared the apartment with other guests, who were fortunately nice and quiet. The neighborhood is safe and public transportation is very good. We highly recommend to stay there if you want to visit NYC.
Although we never actually met Lori in person, she was definitly a great host! Prior to our arrival she provided us with all the information we would need, which made us feel very optimistic and safe to stay at her place. The cozy and zen room was really very confortable, clean and very much what we expected it to be from the photos on airbnb. It was very easy for us to get to Manhatten as the subway station is very close!
All in all we were very happy with our stay!
Very good deal for this price, nice comfortable place, close to the subway ( if you know which exit to take:))
very good location,next to subway.the apartment keys weren't there for us,but lori found the solution.
Una experiencia estupenda. El apartamento es bastante cómodo, sin lujos pero sin que se eche nada en falta para una estancia agradable. Si se es aficionado a la cultura hiphop la casa de Lori es un pequeño museo con joyas que os sorprenderán.
El barrio es lo mejor. Sólo hemos encontrado gente dispuesta a echar una mano con cualquier cosa que pudieras preguntar, restaurantes donde pegarte unos desayunos buenísimos y a muy buen precio antes de recorrer la ciudad y un ambiente genuino a barrio que personalmente me ha encantado. Sólo puedo recomendarlo y decir que cuando vuelva a NY volveré allí
Translation: "A great experience. The apartment is quite comfortable, no-frills without throw anything at fault for a pleasant stay. If you are a fan of hiphop culture Lori's house is a small museum with gems that will surprise you. The neighborhood is best. We have only found people willing to help out with anything you could ask restaurants to stick some real good breakfast and a good price before touring the city and a genuine neighborhood atmosphere personally loved it. I can only recommend it and say that when I return to NY back there"
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About the Host, Lori
Fun loving, God loving, clean, respectful and easy going who travels as much as I can. I love the arts, traveling, a foodie by default and dancing which is like breathing to me. Most importantly I love to make my guests feel at home especialy when they're away from their own as stated in my reviews. Looking forward to making your trip to NYC memorable.
"Life is just a moment...You better enjoy it."
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