Charming, sunny, classic NYC apt 5 minutes from Central Park. Near subways, buses, tasty local indie cafes/coffee shops, restaurants, and local cultural institutions. My neighborhood is a very special pocket of NY that has everything you need, and can launch you easily to major attractions.
Check out my lovely, Sunny 1 Bedroom on the TOP floor of a classic NYC prewar building, 5 minutes from Central Park, with beautiful views of a beautiful local park. Super convenient to the Upper West Side, and all the rest of the best of Manhattan, yet just removed enough from the urban bustle. I adore this location and think you will, too!
****NOTE: Entire apt is available all of August 2014, perhaps beyond. ****
Guests get their own private space: an entire roomy bedroom to yourself; the entire apt is possible if I'm not in town. (Which happens often).
There is also now a full sized bed in the living room (photos soon).
IMPORTANT: In your query, please let me know how many people are in your traveling party, and tell me a bit about what brings you to NYC.
Great location from which to base yourself for general sightseeing, or business at either Columbia University location, City College, Manhattan School of Music, Teacher's College, Lincoln Center, and for proximity to the best city parks in Manhattan.
The private bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed, upgraded air-conditioning (upgraded as of July 2012), high ceilings, charming prewar detailing, and your own garment rack on which to hang your clothes. An iron, ironing board, and hair dryer are provided as well.
Prewar details are woven throughout this corner unit apartment, and it's free of bugs, mice, and bedbugs (quite a big deal in NYC, as you may have heard).
The apartment is prewar, and this is NYC, so expect the quirks that go with apartments of this vintage, such as radiator heating.
WiFi, TV, and lots of books and magazines to browse.
Coffee, tea, and continental breakfast supplies will be on hand for you to enjoy.
Linens and towels are provided.
Building has an elevator (email hidden)-in super and my neighbors are super friendly, community-minded folks.
NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES: Quiet apartment is directly across the street from a local park, a 5 minute walk to Central Park, and you can easily bop over to Columbia University/Barnard College from here. There is one bike, so if you'd like to borrow it, just coordinate with me first :-)
Around the corner are several new restaurants/cafes/bars, including a beer garden, charming coffee shops, Levain Bakery (best cookies on the PLANET), Double Dutch Espresso, wine shops, sushi bar, and a brand new grocery store. A post office is around the corner, as are 2 laundry mats, a Dunkin Donuts, a health food store/juice bar, dry cleaners', nail salons, yoga studio, and several bodegas (the NYC version of a "convenience store.")
TRANSIT: Super close to transit: B, C Subway lines are right around the corner (3 minute walk). You also have easy access to A + D express trains, plus many buses to choose from (M3, M7, M116, M10, M4). There's a bus stop right outside the building. A 7-10 minute walk will get you to the 2 or 3 express trains, or to the 1 local train.
Via subway, you are:
10-15 minutes from Museum of Natural History
15-20 Minutes to Midtown/Rockefeller Center/Times Square/Museum of Modern Art
25-35 Minutes to downtown/Union Square. Financial District.
Museum Mile: You can WALK to Museum Mile, which features the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, and more. Or take the southbound M3 bus, and be there in about 20 minutes (depending on traffic).
PLEASE NOTE: The apartment is home to one shy cat, and one friendly cat so please keep that in mind, especially if you have allergies and/or a feline aversion. ;-)
TO MAKE YOUR STAY EASY + FUN: I'll hook you up with a subway map, guidebook, and ideas of things to do/places to go. Or help you get to where you're going easily and smoothly. I spend a lot of time on the subway/transit system, and know its quirks well. There will also be fresh linens and towels ready for you. You will find your stay to be relaxing and comfortable.
Please tell me a little about yourself, what brings you to NYC, what you'd like your stay to be like, if you are traveling alone or with another person, and anything else you can think of. If you have any questions for me, please let me know.
Please verify directly with me FIRST before booking.
If you are staying only one or two nights, I will remove the cleaning fee for you via a "special offer." Very simple, fast, and easy process.
Thanks so much!
Beautiful parks right outside the door.
Super simple close, easy access to public transit.
A variety of local restaurant options and cafes to choose from.
Vibrant, yet mellow vibe.
Easy! The B and C local lines are at 110th Street and 116th (apt is between these 2 stops)
Several city buses stop just outside of the building.
. For express trains, you can walk about 10 minutes to either the 2/3 (email hidden) (Central Park North) and Lenox Ave, or the ABCD express (email hidden) and 8th Ave.
Very convenient to Columbia University.
I have 2 cats. One friendly, one shy.
Coffee, tea collection
Remove shoes upon entering the apartment.
Bring your own laptop, but you're free to use the apartment's WiFi (password provided).
Clean any dishes you use.
Empty trash daily and please do not leave food out (to prevents bugs and to prevent kitties snacking on things that might make them sick)
No overnight visitors.
Turn off all air conditioning units when you leave for the day (or the evening).
Bria was a wonderful hostess! Her place was tidy, quiet, and comfortable, and the kitties were cute and friendly. She was quick to reply to all my emails and questions. The apartment is close to the subways, a short walk to Central Park, and near many restaurants. There is also a lovely local park right across the street. The space is an older, "vintage," apartment. I personally find that charming, and it's something to keep in mind if your tastes lean more towards a modern vibe. She has a great collection of teas and was generous about sharing it. If you love tea, make sure to tell her!
I enjoyed my stay at Bria's and highly recommend her place.
Communication was very easy, Bria is very responsive. The location is good, close to shops and subway. A few things though are a bit annoying....the cats are really needy and they like to stay in the bedroom and on the bed. Also, Bria provided very old towels and they were torn apart. The flat is different from the pics - older and not so clean....there was a few bugs in the bathroom.
Not a very good first experience with Airbnb
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Bria qui était absente cette semaine mais elle s'est bien occupé de nous à distance. Elle a été réactive lorsque nous avions des demandes et nous avons été accueillis à l'arrivée par un de ses amis.
L'appartement était propre et prêt à nous accueillir. De gentilles attentions nous attendaient et des guides de la ville étaient à disposition. L'appartement est "authentique", et malgré quelques désagréments (radiateurs bruyants, 3 uniques chaînes captées par la télévision et l'équipement de la cuisine rudimentaire), il est assez grand et vraiment très bien placé, tout proche de 2 stations desservies par 3 lignes de métro. Cela permet d’accéder sans changement à la plupart des quartiers de New-York. Juste à côté de Central Park à deux pas des commerces à Harlem (un quartier populaire et très agréable !) et de Columbia University.
Les 2 chats de Bria sont câlins mais pas trop envahissants. C'est une compagnies que nous avons appréciés.
L'appartement de Bria est un très bon lieu pour découvrir simplement New York et la gentillesse des New-New-yorkais.
Bria was an excellent host. Communicated perfectly, had someone waiting for us when we pulled up in the cab, and made our first AirBNB experience a great one! Apartment was clean, comfy, and just as advertised. Location and price could not have been better. Thanks so much!
The place was very cozy and clean. The kitties are very sweet. The neighborhood is nice and very close to the beautiful Central Park and easy bus and taxi transportation to the rest of Manhattan. Bria was very easy to work with and greeted us and showed us around the apartment when we arrived.
This was our first time to use Airbnb and we are generally very satisfied.
Weeks before travelling to NY we were in contact with Bria in order to exchange information about the apartment and our arrival. We could not meet her for the check-in, instead it was a friend of hers who gave us the keys and helped us to settle in. Nevertheless, we had the chance to meet her in the check-out and we could hand back the keys.
The location is really good, we usually took the subway, which is in a 5 minutes walk distance to the apartment. The trip to down by subway took only around 10 minutes. Unfortunately, we hadn’t much time to explore the area but in the way to the subway stop there was a supermarket (really nice one with some organic products in a relative good price) where we bought the food for the breakfast.
The building was old but clean and decorated in a charming way, specially the hall. So was Bria’s apartment. She left everything tidy and towels for us to use. We slept in the room (there was also another bed in the living room), which was quite big, and there was an empty clothes rack with hangers and two empty drawers. The bed was also big and comfortable. Moreover, it was a really quiet building, in fact when we were in the apartment we felt like if we had no neighbours.
We could use the whole apartment for ourselves, which was great although we were not alone because Bria has two cats, very nice cats! They want to be touched and be close to you. We fed them every day, but because we offered to do it.
In terms of safety we never felt insecure in the neighbourhood. Actually, in that part of Harlem we could see some restored houses and some other buildings were still being restored.
Even though we didn’t meet Bria until the last day she was very attentive during our stay and she answered very quickly to any of our questions. That last day she also helped and gave us transportation directions because that day the subway line we usually took didn’t work.
Hope you have a great time in NY and in Bria’s apartment!
Currently a New Yorker. I made my way here from Texas to attend Columbia U. and never left. From a young age, I've globe-hopped a bit, but not as much as I want. Definitely I adore travel and meeting interesting new people. Love to read, cook, laugh, watch movies (Almodovar films in particular), walk, bike, and stretch (body and mind). I love chocolate (dark) and kitties (purring).
As a guest, I'm quiet and usually not "home" much. As a host, I will point you in the right direction and give you some guidance. I'll have plenty of tea on hand for you, but also encourage you to explore this energetic, powerful city of NY and create your own unique memories. Get out there and live!