2,000 sq ft. Loft is very well placed in the middle of chinatown and Soho. Giant open spaces with personal touch of widely traveled owner. 48' Flat screen TV, Washer and Dryer, Large walk in shower, large separate bath tub, 1.5 bathrooms, massive closet space, Open plan Kitchen, High speed WiFi, Apple TV. Professional quality ping pong table can be left out on request!
2 Blocks from Soho, 4 blocks from Little Italy, 13 Blocks from Ground Zero, 4 different subway lines within 2 blocks. 8 blocks from Brooklyn Bridge....It's all so close!
We are very close to a number of subway lines. The J,N,Q, R and 6 trains all stop one block from the apartment. And the A, C, and E trains are only 6 blocks away on Canal street.
We are also only 6-7 blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge which is great for walking or riding to Brooklyn.
Canal street is busy during the day, so be warned :-) It is the nexus of Chinatown and Soho, and there are lots of people and tourists during the day. At night it is quiet though. The bed rooms are in the back of the apartment so the noise is low by NYC apartment standards. For large groups with people sleeping in the front area as well, there is lots of light in the morning, as well as more noise in the front of the room. I have never had people complain about it, but it has been noted.
No unplanned overnight guests. No smoking at all in the apartment. No parties. No pets.
We really enjoyed the location of the loft. Easy walking distance/subway/taxi to everything you'd like to see in the city. The loft is spacious and had plenty of room for all four of us. Noise was a bit louder in the bedrooms because of some new construction on a neighboring street. I'd recommend ear plugs if light sleeper. Winter has its challenges with noisy pipes to heat the loft. But the building was constructed in 1915 so it's a relic!
Staying at Rich's apartment was an amazing experience. His kitchen was well equipped for us to cook a full four course meal. There was ample space. So much, in fact, we were compelled to start an impromptu sock n' roll dance party in the living room. Everyone we engaged with in the building was extraordinarily nice. I could not recommend this apartment more highly.
I think Becki might have had more of a 'hotel' room approach to the apartment, which is totally understandable. I have more of a ' guest in a friend's apartment' approach...I imagine with a different approach she would be a good guest in the future. I feel I might have been a bit hard on her with my review.
Richard's apartment was fantastic! Exactly what you imagine from a large NY warehouse loft conversion! Lots of space and character and an amazing location! Richard was very helpful with the booking and numerous questions, including arranging for a late check-in for us (due to late flight arrival) and suggesting a great local diner for breakfast! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A big thank you to Richard (and to Claudia for helping with check-in!).
We really enjoyed staying at the Loft. Great location - so easy to get to the subway and easy walking distance to Soho, Greenwich, Nolita...
Richard was kind enough to allow us an early check-in and late checkout which we really appreciated.
Overall - highly recommended.
Appt au 3ième très bien situé limite Chinatown mais côté Soho. Nombreuses lignes de métro accessibles. Grand loft plutôt rustique. Il y a bien 2 chambres. Mais l'une est borgne (ancienne sortie de secours condamnée) mais bien isolée côté bruit. Par contre la seconde donne sur une cour intérieure juste au dessus de l'extracteur du restaurant chinois du rez de chaussée. Chambre très bruyante de 5:00 du matin à 23:00. Il faut savoir qu'à l'étage au-dessus du loft se trouve un cours de danse qui se termine à 22 heures. Cependant quand on va à NY on passe plutôt sa vie en dehors de l'appartement. L'appt est bien équipé. Le WI-FI fonctionne très bien. Il ne faut pas être trop difficile pour la propreté. En fait Richard laisse toutes ses affaires...donc pas de place pour les vôtres (tiroir/penderie). Nous ne regrettons pas cette location pour autant. Cela est probablement imposé par la législation locale quand on sous-loue Hum...hum...!!! On avait réservé un autre appt mais annulé 2 jours avant notre arrivée due justement à un contrôle des autorités de NY qui ont imposé l'annulation. AIRBNB a été très bien et très efficace tant par eMail qu'au téléphone suite à cette annulation. AIRBNB nous a octroyé une enveloppe suppl. conséquente afin de nous permettre de louer autre chose...2 jours avant pas facile de trouver. Bonne réactivité.
Richard's place was great. Huge, clean and a great location. The bedrooms were quiet and the A/C's helped block out noise in bedrooms and front room. We were met by a nice woman who showed us around and explained the keys. Richard was easy to book with and very responsive to our requests for an early check in/late check out as well as accommodating a last minute guest one evening.
Richard's place is stunning. Beautiful space with great big windows where you can watch over the bustle of Canal Street. Quintessentially NYC with good honks and sirens! Quiet retreat towards the back of the loft gives you the best of both worlds. Easy to go long distances on the many nearby subways and lots of great Chinatown and SOHO restaurants, cafés and shops to discover in walking distance. Quick easy contact prior to and during the stay. Thanks Richard et al - we had a blast in NYC!
Social Entrepreneur. Born in Lima, Peru. I've been in NY now for 15 years. I travel 5-6 months a year to visit our volunteer projects based in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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