A luxury 1 and 1/2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in the center of Harlem's Sugar Hill with private entrance on 147th Street and backyard patio. It is fully furnished with the latest appliances and amenities, including flat screen TV with cable, stove/oven with warmer, side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, private washer & dryer in the apartment, coffer/espresso makers, microwave, blender, fully furnished kitchen for meals and entertaining (plates, glasses, cultery, cups, saucers, pots & pans, etc). It also has lots of storage space.
It can easily accommodate up to 6 persons with its queen sized bed in the bedroom, queen sized sofa bed in the living room and sufficient space to use the two air mattresses available.
The apartment is on the lower level of a 2-family brownstone located on a quiet, tree-lined street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. By car there is easy access to the west side destinations north and south, approximately a mile from the George Washington Bridge. Pulic transportation is easily accessible by taxi, subway or bus. The numbers 4, 5, 11 and 19 buses service the area with stops on Broadway and Riverside Drive. The M60 bus is also available for travel to and from LaGuardia Airport. Subway - IND lines A and D (Express), B and C (Local); IRT lines #1 and #9.
lines - M3, M18, M100 and M101 are also available.
The apartment is located in a diverse cultural neighborhood with a rich history in the arts. It is 3 blocks south of Riverside Park where the 'Invisible Man Sculpture' of Ralph Ellison (150th St and Riverside Drive) is located. Mr Ellison's last home was across from the site at 730 Riverside Drive for many years. The community has long been a home of choice for other noted artists and professionals.
There is also a very diverse selection of quality food establishments in the neighborhood, such as Tonalli - Cafe Bar (Italian) at 149th, Cova's (Italian)at 12th 138th Street, Tanto Dulce Cafe on Broadway, Starbucks at 145th & Bradhurst, Picante Mexican at 139th & Broadway, Ecuatoriana Restaurant (Ecuadoria/Spanish) at Amsterdam Avenue between 143rd and 144th, Sweet Chef Southern Style Battery at 122 Hamilton Place, Dunkin Donuts at 148 & Broadway, Raw Soul Restaurant & Juice Bar at 145 between Edgecombe & St Nicholas, McDonalds at 145th and Broadway, Burger Kings at Broadway & 1, Subway at 146th and Broadway, etc. The neighborhood also has a number of deli's and newspaper stands for people on the go.
Grocery stores are also conveniently located: C-Town at Broadway between 145 & 146, the Fairway at 133rd & 12th Avenue, etc.
There are daily and weekly tours offered in the neighborhood including walking tours of the Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights area where you can see the home of Alexander Hamilton, the main campus of City College of New York at 141st and Convent Avenue.
A nice walk south will take you to Grant's Tomb at Riverside Drive and 122nd Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Columbia University, Union Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, etc. You can also easily get there by public transportation.
The apartment is also two blocks from Riverbank State Park(entrance at 145th street) which is a secure venue offering all types of physical activities, including but not limited to, tennis, handball, basketball (indoor and outdoor courts), baseball, track, skating (ice-skating during the winter), swimming (indoor and outdoor olympic sized pools),a children's jungle gym, etc. The park also has indoor performing arts space and an amphitheater on the Hudson River. There is even a wonderful children's carousel. Most activities are free or offered at very low cost. Free concerts, plays and other functions geared towards a diverse community are offered year round.
Un bon séjour chez Emma l'appartement est propre fonctionnelle à 5 min du métro 1 donc direct pour la plupart des choses à voir quartier calme malgré la réputation historique
À 5 min à pied d'un parc immense au bord de hudson river
Petit souci au niveau du bruit la nuit mais il s'agit d'un bruit de chaudière qui ce déclenche j'ai la même chose chez moi
Sans conséquence si on a pas le sommeil léger
Emma est très accessible prévenante
Emma is the best host! She was kind, caring and attentive to everything! It literally was warm and cozy like a home away from home. She even surprised me and invited me to dinner and she is a phenomenal cook. I loved every moment of my stay!! I recommend her place highly!
una signora veramente gentile ed ospitale precisa in tutto e per tutto lo consiglio a tutti coloro che vogliono stare A New York la prossima volta che mi recherò a New York sicuramente contattero la signore Emma Porter
Emma was an amazing host!! Couldn't ask for anything better. She even left some breakfast fixings and helped with the parking situation in NYC! Which is crazy!! Any one needing to stay in New York contact emma you won't regret it! She is great!!
nous sommes tres satisfaits de notre location.
la description faite par Emma est tout à fait concordante.
C'est tres propre et tres bien équipé.
Emma est tres chaleureuse et a tout prévu pour le petit déjeuner, c'est tres agréable
Le seul point faible est le bruit fait par la chaudière, placée dans un local attenant à l'appartement, elle se met en route vers 5 ou 6 h du matin et est particulièrement bruyante.
Emma was an attentive and considerate host. She personally greeted me and my brothers upon our separate arrivals. The apartment was clean, spacious, fully equipped kitchen for cooking and making smoothies, and quiet. As South Texans not accustomed to cold weather we liked the efficient heater. The location was great. We were a quick, less than 5 minute, walk to the 145th red 1 line metro station and near plenty of bus lines too. I plan to contact Emma on subsequent visits.
Emma is a super nice host and is always available if you need to.
We loved our stay in your very nice apartment!
Emma was a great host. She even bought some breakfast for us and was very polite and helpful in general.
The neighborhood seemed to be a little scary in the first place, but turned out to be absolutely o.k. We could even go for a run right at the Hudson river in the morning. Very good subway connection - just a 2 minutes walk to the line 1 subway.
I would definitely come again :)
Emma was having an extremely busy week when we were visiting NY, so we did not see much of her. She nevertheless was very gracious and helpful. We arrived early in the morning and she accommodated us and left coffee, juice, bagels and cream cheese for us. How very nice. In all our contacts she was gracious, helpful, gave good advice, was interested in how we were doing and if we needed anything. We had a problem with the TV, and she got right on the Cable Company. Her place is easily accessible by subway, but it is a bit far from many parts of Manhattan. With a metro card good for 7 days it is not a problem.
We had a wonderful time in New York, and Emma and her place contributed to it. Thanks Emma and Airbnb!
Emma is a great and accommodating host - she even left orange juice and milk in the fridge!
The place is really nice and big, my only concerns are:
* The neighborhood is a bit far off the rest of the attractions (though it can be a close subway ride away)
* It's very annoying to enter/leave the apartment - have to go through very narrow steps (with your luggage) and unlock/lock three doors every time you leave or enter the apartment.
* The wireless Internet was not always working properly
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.