A whopping 700 square feet with a separate full kitchen and full bath. The apartment is situated in a very quiet, small building, so you'll feel like you own the place! We provide clean sheets, fresh linens and bath-towels and SUPER fast WiFi.
Quiet streets with old world charm, yet every convenience just steps away, the Gold Coast offers gracious and genteel living unequaled in Manhattan.
Not your traditional claustrophobic "NYC Studio", this accommodation boasts the roomiest of studios you'll find and provides that ultra relaxing, "I've got space!" feeling the moment you step in the door. A very welcome escape indeed, after a long day in the city. The apartment is situated in a very quiet, small building, so you'll feel like you own the place! Clean sheets will be on the bed, and fresh linens and bath-towels will be provided in the bathroom. For your convenience we have installed automatic doors and you will be provided a code when you arrive. No need to carry keys around the city with you!
The bed is a large and comfy queen, and there are plenty of spots to read, relax, or work in this apartment. Sizable kitchen, fully equipped. Oversized TV with cable. Wired and wireless internet. To accommodate a 3rd person, we have a nice new raised twin air mattress :) It sits almost 3 feet off the ground, very comfortable. We get compliments on it all the time.
Please note that this is a two floor walk-up, so those with heavy bags or disabilities, I'm sorry but we will not be able to accommodate you.
This spacious studio apartment is a whopping 700 square feet with a separate full kitchen and full bath.
I travel a lot, I'm a musician, so I may or may not be here to greet you. If I am you can expect a warm welcome with good conversation, if I'm not, you can expect the same from the landlord or cleaning lady who will greet you.
We know you don't need a primer on Greenwich Village, nor do you need to be told why it's among the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City. But this isn't just any part of Greenwich Village. Lower Fifth Avenue, with its high concentration of historic co-ops and townhouses, is often known as the "Gold Coast." In fact, the handful of blocks from 9th to 12th Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues are considered the most coveted in all the Village.
This street is a magnetic address that attracts professionals and philanthropists, actors and artists, publishers and politicos, celebrities and cave-dwellers, novelists and nabobs. One of the safest neighborhoods in the city with low-key round-the-clock activity.
A relatively quiet street, unlike those south of the square or west of Sixth Avenue where there's a higher concentration of clubs, collegiates, and commercial establishments. This neighborhood has an active and effective block Association. The organization has successfully reduced or eliminated certain undesirable encroachments (noise, crime, development), and is responsible for the restoration of the Victorian-styled street lamps, new tree basin surrounds, and ongoing seasonal plantings the length of the block.
With its high concentration of original period architecture, the sheer number of individual historic-designated townhouses, and its beautifully maintained trees and plantings, the Gold Coast is thought by many to be aesthetically, the finest in Greenwich Village.
The historic Washington Square Park is the center and heart of the neighborhood, but the Village has several other, smaller parks: Father Fagan, Minetta Triangle, Petrosino Square, Little Red Square, and Time Landscape. There are also city playgrounds, including Desalvio, Minetta, Thompson Street, Bleecker Street, Downing Street, Mercer Street, Cpl. John A. Seravelli, and William Passannante Ballfield.
Perhaps the most famous, though, is "The Cage", officially known as the West Fourth Street Courts. Sitting on top of the West Fourth Street – Washington Square subway station (A B C D E F M trains) at Sixth Avenue, the courts are easily accessible to basketball and American handball players from all over New York. The Cage has become one of the most important tournament sites for the city-wide "Streetball" amateur basketball tournament.
Since 1975 New York University's art collection has been housed at the Grey Art Gallery bordering Washington Square Park at 100 Washington Square East. The Grey Art Gallery is notable for its museum quality exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Village also has a bustling performing arts scene. It is still home to many Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters; for instance, Blue Man Group has taken up residence in the Astor Place Theater. The Village Gate (until 1992), the Village Vanguard and The Blue Note are still presenting some of the biggest names in jazz on a regular basis. Other music clubs include The Bitter End, and Lion's Den. The village also has its own orchestra aptly named the Greenwich Village Orchestra. Comedy clubs dot the Village as well, including The Boston and Comedy Cellar, where many American stand-up comedians got their start.
Several publications have offices in the Village, most notably the citywide newsweekly The Village Voice, and the monthly magazines Fortune and American Heritage.
Greenwich Village is still home to celebrities, including many actresses/actors Emma Stone, Julianne Moore,Uma Thurman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Leontyne Price, Amy Sedaris, and Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush; Thurman and Bush both live on West Ninth Street.
American designer Marc Jacobs and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper live in the neighborhood. Alt-country/folk musician Steve Earle moved to the neighborhood in 2005, and his album Washington Square Serenade is primarily about his experiences in the Village. The Village serves as home to Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine and Calvin Trillin, a feature writer for The New Yorker magazine.
Despite the prominence of NYU's purple flags, the area is still one of the city's most expensive. Lower Fifth Avenue, with its historic co-ops and townhouses, is often known as the "Gold Coast." With much of the area designated a historic district, new construction in the heart of the Village has been minimal.
With the fantastic Washington Square Park right around the corner, you can relax in the gardens or at the fountain, run in the park(or pet the dogs!), up your chess game with world-class players, or partake in a continuous roster of diverse events.
One block from the West Village, a couple more from Greenwich Village…the city's most talked-about restaurants are literally steps from your door, while New York's poshest, style-making shops are found a few minutes' walk over in Bleecker Street or Soho.
Located a couple blocks from almost every subway in the city, you absolutely cannot find a more convenient apartment for traveling and excursion-ing...and then getting home quickly to relax after those long days :)
Hip and happening, celebrity sightings on the gold coast are common. With an entire universe of the hippest, hottest dining, shopping, gathering, and fun spots just outside your door on West 9th Street, you may have to make a game of it and try something new every day! Here's a sampling of the essentials that are within four blocks...
Points of Interest
Washington Square Park
NYPL Jefferson Market Branch
Jefferson Market Library Garden
Forbes Magazine Gallery
The Quad Cinema
The New School
Parson's School of Design
Church of the Ascension
New York University
The French Roast
The Waverly Inn
“The Famous” Ray's Pizza
The Strip House
Gotham Bar & Grill
The Grey Dog
Necessities and More
Barnes & Noble
U.S. Post Office Patchin Station
New York Health & Racquet Club
Yoga For the People
Less than Ten Minutes' Walk
The spectacular Hudson River Park
IFC Film Center
Angelika Film Center
Cherry Lane Theatre
Joseph Papp Public Theatre
Thompkins Square Park
This was my first time using Airbnb. Benjamin is a great guy. We were in communication constantly, he was patient and helped me out [with the process] along the way. The place was very spacious and in an awesome area. Thanks again.
The apartment fully lived up to what was described and our expectations. We had a great stay. We did not meet Benjamin but a near neighbour and the cleaning lady were on hand to greet us on arrival. The neighbour was a great assistance in a couple of queries we had during our week.
As described, space is a strong feature of this apartment. Although it is essentially one big room plus kitchen and bathroom separately, the main room is so big that we were able to let our young son sleep on a very comfortable air bed one end of the room whilst still being able to stay up using the lights at the other end of the room.
We were there at Christmas time and experienced some cold weather. However inside, the heating is excellent. There is plenty of hot water and there is great WIFI too. THe kitchen is well equipped with an oven, four gas burners and a microwave. This apartment is all you need for a stay in NYC for two or three people.
Greenwich Village is also a great location to stay as it is relatively quiet but in easy metro reach (or walking distance) up to mid town or down to Chinatown, Little Italy and Wall Street. Nearby Union Square is a great base in terms of food shopping, Barnes and Noble Bookshop and the Metro station. Strand Books is also nearby on 12th street.
I highly recommend this apartment. The only caveat is it is up two floors with no elevator so anyone who had problems with stairs might want to think twice. However for anyone who can cope with a couple of flights of stairs, it is just fine.
Wonderful location! Easy walk to Washington Square and many restaurants. Apartment is nice and roomy.
We had a lovely stay in NYC at Benjamin's studio apartment. The location was perfect for what we needed, the apartment was accurately represented in the listing (spacious, convenient, clean, etc.), and everyone we dealt with was very helpful and friendly. The only reason it did not get the fifth star was the unfortunate cigarette smoke smell left by the previous guest even though it is a non-smoking unit; Arthur and Benjamin were very apologetic and accommodating in trying to help air out the unit. I will definitely rent from Benjamin again.
We had a wonderful time in NYC ! The studio was clean and comfortable,...Arthur, the landlord, met us upon our arrival and was very friendly and responsive throughout our stay. The location is ideal for visiting New York,...near the best shopping areas and close to many great restaurants and cafe in the Village. Moreover, the bathroom was very nice and clean and taking a hot shower was a real pleasure at the end of a cold day walking around the city.
I highly recommend this place.
The studio is a great space in a dynamite location. We were warmly greeted at arrival. The apartment had all the amenities in a great neighborhood.
Awesome location. Loved my stay.
Great experience in NYC, 10 nights in Studio in November, the studio is as pictures show, clean and comfortable. My two daughter and I found the apartment to be in a great location for subway, restaurants, cafe and a great corner shop for food to bring back to studio, great shopping areas close by, was not noisy and we felt safe at all times. Arthur the landlord meet as on arrival and if we had any questions was always helpful. Having a warm apartment and hot showers was great to come back to each day. Benjamin was excellent with answering any questions and made contact just before we left Melbourne for NYC about arrival times, so it all ran very smoothly. I would stay at the studio again, we had a great experience and having a comfortable accommodation that was perfect for us made our trip all the more enjoyable.
Le studio de Benjamin est super confortable et idéalement placé à Greenwich Village et à deux pas de Soho, deux super quartiers.
A deux pas du métro pour aller voir d'autres quartiers.
C'est une adresse parfaite pour visiter New York
Nous avons été accueillis par Arthur (Benjamin était en tournée) qui est très sympa, serviable et agréable.
Nous avons à peine vu Benjamin qui était occupé à l'époque, mais lors de ce bref contact il a été charmant.
Si nous devons revenir à New York (j'espère) nous reprendrons contact et si c'est disponible, nous reviendrons chez Benjamin
Jean Jacques et Marie Claude
Great location, landlord Arthur was very friendly and helpful always on hand. The street noise is also much less than most other Manhattan streets, apartment is very large for a studio and the area safe and easy access to subway, stores, and restaurants. Very good value. We saved GBP£1,000 on the cost of our 2012 trip in a midtown hotel. That's got to be worth doing!