About This Listing
A single room in a beautiful apartment just a few minutes to Midtown Manhattan with a full bed, desk to work at, and access to the entire apartment to cook, do laundry, or lounge. Half a block from the Subway, 2 blocks from East River & Ferry.
Spacious and handsome duplex apartment on one of the nicest streets in the neighborhood – just steps away from the train, the beautiful waterfront parks, a great cafe, the best bagels in the borough, and a critically-renowned gastropub.
You'll have a private room on the top floor with a window, AC, desk, and large closet. A roomy eat-in kitchen is downstairs, and a comfy couch is in the living room. Your bathroom is directly next to the bedroom and is shared with one of the roommates. Luckily he is out of the house for work from 6:30AM - 7:30 PM each day so you will rarely not have access to the bathroom!
Guests will have access to basically everything. Living room is completely free, you can use all of the kitchen, washer/dryer.
There's a backyard, but that's only available when one of the roommates is home.
Interaction with Guests
Two fairly busy professionals live here. We're more than happy to give tips about the city or nearby restaurants but more often than not you probably won't see us unless it's very late at night.
One of the roommates works in the neighborhood at a startup and is locally available if needed.
Long Island City is one of the hottest neighborhoods in NYC, and for good reason. The food here is amazing, and we're just 2 blocks from a beautiful waterfront park.
We are less than a block to the 7 train at Vernon-Jackson! This means we are 5 minutes from Grand Central and 10 minutes from Times Square.
Also nearby: G train at 21st, E/M trains at Court Square, LIRR at Hunters Point, and the East River Ferry. Walking distance over the Pulaski Bridge to Greenpoint and Williamsburg (though that's a bit of a trip).
Street parking in our neighborhood is pretty good too. All street parking is free and there are no restrictions for permits. We have no alternative side parking restrictions, which means a car never has to move and we are 3 blocks from the entrance to the Long Island Expressway. There's usually a lot of free spots but there are plenty of convenient parking garages in the area as well if need be.
We have a guest book and want to hear your stories!
Arya is a nice host, he made everything simple and easy. The bedroom is small but the apartment has everything you need- kitchen, laundry, and a nice&helpful roommate! And the location is fantastic! It only takes you 1-2 mins to the closet train station!! There is also a great bakery & cafe next to the apartment. Overall, I love this place!
We spent 8 nights at Arya's place. He wasn't there during our stay, but Ben was, he's very nice and gave us good tips for our trip.
It's a wonderful place in Long Island. Only 2 minutes away from the subway which was one stop away from Grand Central Manathan. And there's also the best view of Manathan (waterfront), especially at night!
The flat is well furnished, everything you need is there. The bed is very comfortable and nice room.
I highly recommend this place for your stay.
Thanks Ben, Thanks Arya! Everything was great!
Arya and Ben were great hosts and let us felt very welcome in NY. Nice and comfortable room and we even had the opportunity to use everything in the flat. 3 minutes to walk to the the subway only 1 station away from grand central. 5 minutes to walk to the riverside with an amazing view to Manhattan. Ben gave us the great tip to use the ferry boat - awesome! Thx guys!
Malgré un retard de 3h de notre vol et une arrivée à 1:30 am, Arya nous a accueilli avec le sourire!
L'appartement correspond en tout point aux photos, idéalement situé avec notamment une vue imprenable sur Manhattan au bout de la rue et à une station de Grand Central.
Arya étant en déplacement la semaine c'est Ben son colocataire qui nous a conseillé itinéraires et restaurants!
Nous avons passé une semaine incroyable, je recommande grandement pour un premier voyage à NYC!
We spent one week in Arya's flat. Everything was great. Arya and his roomate Ben are great hosts. They arranged everything to facilitate the check in and check out. The flat is well furnished with everything you may need. It is very well located close to a direct metro station for Manhattan. The neighborhood is very quiet. There are nice restaurants and bars around. We highly recommed this place for you stay in NY.
We came to NYC to visit my daughter and her husband. We couldn't find closer accommodation to their apartment than Arya's room. Arya was very kind to arrange a meeting with my son-in-law the day of our arrival in order to show him the room and give him our set of keys, so we could arrive very late at night with no worries for us and no wasting time for him.
Arya's room is at a reasonable price for NYC and very conveniently situated. You are in Manhattan in no time and you are even very close to the pier on East River where you can take a ferry to either Mid town or Wall Street. You can find good fresh food and good restaurants as well. At the bagel place on Vernon Blvd ask for the "blueberry French toast bagel" for an authentic NYC experience!
The room itself is a bit little for two, I thought, because if you open wide your two luggages at the same time, there is no more space to move around. But you are in NYC...and for a few days only! The bed was comfortable with a good mattress which was the most important for me and the bathroom was just next to the room with a large shower.
We didn't talk much with our host as we were very busy, leaving early in the morning and coming back late at night, exhausted, but I want to thank Arya who is a helpful and welcoming person.
Arya and Ben are both hospitable, easy-going and accommodating hosts. My husband and I stayed for 11 days and enjoyed our stay very much. The place is as described and shown in the photos. The bed is very comfortable. We have a basket of treats in our room when we arrived, much appreciated! The neighbourhood is very quiet with lots of great restaurants on Vernon just steps away. The location is very convenient - around the corner from the subway station & a couple of blocks away from the water cab - which made for a great home-base for our trip!
About the Host, Arya
One is a Baruch graduate from Long Island who helped found a startup, currently based in Long Island City. He builds furniture in his spare time, knows every up and coming restaurant in the area, and is one of the few people who can pull off Red framed glasses. Ben. Roomate #1.
The other is a displaced Montrealais who was attracted to Queens by it's multiculturalism. He sells Minor Metals to Manufacturers by day and pretends to be a chef for his friends by night. He loves jazz music, traveling around the world, and a good burger. Arya. Roomate #2.
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