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.
Perfect location to explore Soho, east village, Chelsea and Tribeca. Also extremely convenient for subway going directly to Penn or Grand Central Station. The loft has everything you need for longer stays - we stayed over Thanksgiving and had several large groups for sit down dinners. Gourmet Garage is great grocery store on Broome and easy walk to the loft. Bedrooms are very comfortable and the loft is really warm - much appreciated when NY weather got very cold for us CA folks. Richard was very responsive, friendly and helpful and we would definitely stay at his place again.
The apartment is beautiful and quite a fun way to stay in New York City. Lots of space, very comfortable beds, and very convenient location. We could have dressed a little warmer though as it seemed the apartment was a little hard to heat given the high ceilings and large space. Elevator was out some of the time as Richard warned and Canal St little difficult to load/unload during busy hours, so next time we will pack lighter. Richard and especially Guy were helpful. Eat at the Excellent Dumpling House-- it was excellent. Overall great experience and would be happy to stay there again.
Fantastic apartment and host. Was perfect for 4 of us (2 couples). Great to have so much space to spread out and relax. Would recommend Richard and his apartment to anyone looking for a place in Manhattan.
Richard was very easy to deal with (not that we really had to as everything was perfect)
Richard accommodated us brilliantly seeing as we only booked the accommodation 3 days before arriving in New York. The apartment is in an excellent location and is a fantastic size. The photos do not do the place justice! Everything you need is on your doorstep.
Superb, huge location in the funkiest part of town. Chinese Food, Coffee, shopping and transport just out of the door. Would absolutely recommend the space and Richard was the perfect host, good and fast communication!
Whenever I'll be back in NYC I'll try to book Richard's apartment again.
Richard’s apartment was perfect for our group. We stayed for 11 nights and there was plenty of space for 5 people to all hang out and enjoy each others company as well as escape from the group if some time out was needed. The ping pong table is a really fun addition, especially when the cold/rain means that you spend more time indoors than anticipated.
The beds and furniture in this apartment are really comfortable. The apartment is very clean and tidy and all the amenities were good – kitchen was big with big oven, good shower and the washing machine and dryer came in really handy.
The apartment was lovely and warm (although the ageing heating system could rattle a little at times but this was not really an issue as we got used to it very quickly and really it just added even more character). I am a very light sleeper and I wasn’t kept awake by the noises heard in the apartment at all. I could see how earplugs could be useful though if you weren’t sleeping in one of the two bedrooms as you can hear the traffic noise from the street from the main area. This isn’t noticeable/busy at night though, really only during the day.
The location of the apartment is great too. It is close to the Canal st station so getting anywhere in Manhattan we needed to go was made easy. There are also lots of shops and food places close by.
Richard was a really helpful host who responded promptly to any questions we asked of him and arranging for the keys to be exchanged at a time suitable for us. We had no issues during our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
This will be an addition to all Richard's other splendid reviews. A great apartment in a good location to visit a number of neighborhoods in NYC, everything our group needed in the way of amenities, a friendly and responsive host who trusts his guests. Therefore no less than 5 stars. The minor problem that has been concerning the elevator has been solved so that you can also use the stairwell. A few other guests have mentioned street noise, but we didn't find that a problem. Richard left his ping pong table out, which provided our son with endless entertainment. Altogether our strongest recommendations.
Thank you so much to Richard for managing to make our recent stay in NYC possible. We were booking our accommodation at the very last minute but Richard still pulled out the stops to get us in his apartment in time! This apartment situated on the 4th floor of an elevator building, was perfect for our party of 4. My boyfriend and I, stayed with his 2 grown up children, therefore the huge open plan space, and sleeping facilities were great. There are 2 good sized, very comfortable bedrooms situated at the back of the apartment, which are also away from busy Canal street, and therefore sheltered and more quiet. My boyfriend's son slept on an air-bed in the living room area, in a screened off space. It was comfortable enough but he said it was a bit on the noisy side, since the living room is at the front of the property and on Canal St. So if anyone with a larger party who would require the option to sleep in the lounge area, they may find that an issue especially if they're a light sleeper. However a visit down to Duane Reade's to invest in a pack of 'Hearos' ear plugs will certainly solve the problem - I swear by them!
There are 2 bathrooms - one with an amazingly large deep bath tub (very rare in Manhattan), and a walk in shower and large sink area. The 2nd bathroom has a toilet and sink, and also washing machine and tumble dryer which we found very useful too. The living area space is full of character - lots of lovely house plants and white wash walls adorned with eclectic and very tasteful artwork reflecting the host's extensive travelling experiences around the world. Huge TV screen, even a large ping-pong table was left out for us and provided much fun. Kitchen is well equipped and perfectly adequate for our needs. The location is one of the best you could want in NYC - you're already in the heart of Chinatown and Soho, so what with Tribeca, West Village and Lower East side, all within easy walking distance, and also a subway train station right outside the door, you can't ask for much more. I would certainly recommend this apartment to anybody, and would definitely stay there again on future visits to the best city in the world. Enjoy!
We have had a great experience. The loft was exactly what we were looking for. Genuine lower Manhattan. Richard was very responsive and accommodating. Great place, great host!
Richard was extremely responsive and made it easy to work out last minute plans for my large group. His apartment is unreal. I didn't know places like his even existed, much less in one of the most convenient locations in Manhattan. We had a fantastic trip and would recommend Richard's place to anyone looking for an amazing experience.
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