Central Manhattan location, friendly hosts, easy access to everything NYC, come an go as you please, hip and cool environment.
Private bedroom, shared bathroom. Fast no-charge wifi, fresh linens and towels provided. Kitchen available for light cooking, coffee, snacks.
Check in / out times are often flexible (with notice) and are otherwise 3 PM for check-in, 11 AM for check-out.
This is a bedroom (with a Sleep Number Queen p5 luxury bed!!!) in a loft apartment with lots of windows and a shared bath in a very busy music rehearsal/recording building in north east Chelsea/midtown (one block from Madison Square Garden & Penn Station, 4 blocks from Macy's, the Empire State Building, and a short walk from the A, B, C, D, E, F, N, R, Q, V, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, PATH subways, NJTransit, Metro North, Amtrak, Acela, Port Authority Bus Terminal, a dozen or more city busses and many of the low cost city to city bus services (Boston, Philadelphia, DC, etc.).
There is a red house cat, 4 elevators (incl. 2 freight), about a hundred restaurants within a 10 minute walk, and enough 24 hour establishments within a 5 minute walk to keep you supplied with just about any consumables you may need. There is also a 24/7/365 post office 2 blocks away!
Your hosts are welcoming and friendly artists. He a native Manhattanite, Professor of photographic arts at NYU, motorcyclist, and musician (and you may feel free to pick up a guitar to play or jam if you like). She is a Swedish import and a clothing designer with a factory in Queens and a store on fashionable Columbus Avenue. [Update: As of 12/12/2013 Vivianne has gone home to Sweden for the holidays, and intends to stay for an extended, and much deserved working vacation.]
There is a kitchen that we share, so you can feel free to utilize it for snacks & meals if you wish, and that is in the communal room with a couch, the dining table, and lots of windows. Wi-fi is fast and secure. There is no TV.
Neighborhood spotlights- There are restaurants, clubs, bars, deli's, and more on this block, and a hundred or more such establishments within a 10 minute walk. Take a stroll on "The High Line" … an old elevated railroad recently transformed into a lush park and art environment, and mosey on down to the old Meat Packing District (lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, etc.) or on to the Hudson River's beautiful piers and views. Chelsea's other offerings are its many dozens of art galleries, cafes, restaurants as well as an active nightlife. And there now are 3 CitiBike stations within 2 blocks of here in 3 directions.
We are officially on the most northern block of North East Chelsea (although the AirBnb map incorrectly shows Chelsea as (email hidden).), and in walking distance to Midtown (1 block), Macy's (4 blocks), Herald Square (5 blocks), Empire State Building (7 blocks), Jacob Javits Convention Center (7 blocks), B & H Photo (4 blocks), Madison Square Garden (1 block), the Hudson River Promenade (4 blocks), the stunning and inspirational High Line elevated park (3 blocks), Greenwich Village (16 blocks), Hell's Kitchen (7 blocks), Silicon Alley (10 blocks), The Museum of Sex (7 blocks), Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT, 2 blocks), Times Square and the theatre district (12 blocks). Plus New Yorkers walk a great deal, and so a 30 minute stroll will get you to Central Park, Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, West Village, East Village, dozens of museums, a hundred or more galleries, shopping like it is NYC, etc. Just don't forget your walking shoes (and there are dozens of places to purchase new ones if you do forget)!!!
We do not serve breakfast, however there is always something to munch (Granola Bars, Oatmeal, coffee, tea, etc.) and you may feel free to stock whatever you need in our brand new (June 2013), bigger than typical for NYC fridge!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$35 / night after the first guest|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Feel at home.
This apartment was unique - I just loved it!! The decoration was fun but very comfortable and cosy. Everything was clean and Lawrence encouraged me to make myself totally at home. The location was perfect too - everyting in easy walking distance, including Penn Station.
perfect location. It's near the subway station and Times square and other places.
The room and bathroom is clean and nice.
It's in Korea Town, the nearby Korean restaurants are various and food is delicious.
Lawrence is friendly,as well as his cute cat.
We had a great time staying in the loft.
We had a great time staying in this attractive, funky loft. The space is comfortable and welcoming. The cat is orange and friendly. The hosts are outgoing and great company. And the location! A quick walk to Penn Station, the Highline and the garment district (I have a thing about fabric). Easy walk to Times Square and so many other places. Nice pub (the Molly Wee) right on the corner for late-night reflections on the day. Lawrence is a super communicator, responding quickly to our questions. He was really accommodating too, letting us check in early and leave our bags while we wandered around on our last day in the city. The only thing wrong with our stay was that it wasn't long enough! A terrific city, and a terrific place to stay.
Perfect location. Not a super extravagant, but the unique apartment is pretty cool. We walked mostly everywhere from here, and where we could not walk the subway/bus system could take us. Apparently we are the second group to win the lottery of tickets to Book of Mormon while staying at this apartment, so if you plan on seeing that cheaply I'd suggest staying here. Plenty of good conversation and very much like a home. We enjoyed every minute of the time we were there. Thanks again!
Lovely. welcoming, flexible hosts (including the cat). Great location. Enjoyed the stay.
I didn't get to meet Lawrence, Vivianne but was an absolute wonderful host. She was wonderful to talk to to and made sure I had everything I needed. Great bed, great wifi, fresh towels, and everything else I needed were all provided. It is in a wonderful location that is convent to Penn Station and subway lines and walkable to so many other places. I will definitely add this place to list of places to stay on trips to NY.
I really enjoyed my stay at this apartment. Vivianne was the perfect host - welcoming, helpful and fun. The apartment is in a great location - within walking distance of pretty much everything you want to see. The room is comfortable and clean, as is the bathroom. Biscuit Boy (the cat) is also a consummate host. I would definitely stay again.
This has been a very pleasant stay. The appartment is ideally located near Penn Station, Manhattan: very easy to get there and to travel from there with the subway. The flat is very clean and artfully decorated. As the building is mainly dedicated to recording studios, there is some music from next door studios in the evening but not during the night (they stop early). The hosts are very friendly and welcoming.
Both Lawrence and Vivian are great host. The neighbourhood was great and accessible.. lovely place to just walk around..