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Classic 4, Upper West Side Gem

Classic 4, Upper West Side Gem

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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The space

The apartment is offered as a complete 1-bedroom apartment. (I close my bedroom when I leave for the summer.)

It is a prewar classic 4 room design with 2 bedrooms on West End Avenue. It is bright and clean with hardwood floors. It is tastefully furnished, uncluttered, located in a well maintained elevator building with helpful 24/7 doormen and an on-site superintendent. This is a pet and family friendly building. The original 1929/30 character of the apartment has been retained and restored over the course of the almost 73 years that it has been my family's principle dwelling.

The guest bedroom is large (210 square feet) with two closets and two windows facing north and west. It is furnished with one queen size bed, or two single beds, or one single bed, a work table/desk and chair, reclining chair, cabinets, shelves, a window air conditioner, and a full length mirror.

The kitchen is vintage, eat-in style, that is very well equipped with an original "Waterman Ideal" gas range and porcelain double sink. The microwave and fridge are newer. There is no automatic dishwasher. The living room is comfortably furnished. Mail and trash chutes are centrally located on each floor. Recycling bins and card operated laundry facilities are located in the basement.

Wireless internet (DSL) is available throughout the apartment, utilities are included and respectful use of power is requested (e.g. turn off the air conditioner when you're going to be out and make sure stove is turned off).

Window screens/fans are available for use in the living room and kitchen. Be warned: NYC can get very warm in the summertime. Unless it gets unseasonably cold the heating is off in the summertime.

Our closest off-leash dog run is in Riverside Park, very close by. Local dog walkers are available.

The neighborhood is wonderful, lively, safe and desirable , with lots of live-entertainment in local cafés, restaurants and bars; good grocery and other shopping is one block away on Broadway. Four bus lines and the red line subway (103rd St. station) are within a 2 minute walk.

It's about an hour by public transit to or from La Guardia. JFK and Newark airports take longer. Parking is free and very safe on West End Avenue. It is alternate side, Mon&Thurs or Tues&Fri. from 9:30am-11am. Two nearby indoor garages have daily, overnight and long term parking rates.

The W103rd Street entrance into Central Park is a 10 minute walk east and Columbia University is a ten minute walk north. Museum Mile is one mile away (a 20 minute walk) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) is about a 30 minute walk; both through lovely parts of Central Park. With good connections the MMA can be reached in about the same length of time by subway and bus. To Times Square takes about 15 minutes and Wall Street takes about half an hour via red line (change to an express train at 96th St.).

I'm a born and raised New Yorker, semi retired, lived abroad and traveled widely in my youth. Now I spend my winters enjoying the diversity of world and local culture in my "home town," keeping politically, socially and physically active. I still travel, less frequently, garden organically and sail on the Great Lakes in the summertime. Emergency phone and email contact numbers for me are available to guest. Please contact me directly should need arise during your stay.

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Self check-in with front desk/doorperson

6 Reviews

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We just spent a month at Shoshannah's glorious apartment at the north end of West End Avenue. Discovered during this trip that we are New Yorkers trapped in the bodies of Chicagoans. Great location, at the end of the M60 from LaGuardia so no changing busses of trains and great …

Alex User Profile
September 2013
If you want to see the best of New York but not be right in the centre of the overwhelming 24/7 noise, this is where you want to be -- within walking distance from Riverside (3 mins) and Central Park (10 mins), close to restaurants and cafes, and VERY close to the subway, so not …

Marlen User Profile
August 2013
This spacious apartment is located in a great neighborhood within a beautiful building. It is a perfect distance from bars, restaurants, and a few blocks walking distance from Central Park. The doormen were cordial and accommodating. Shoshannah is very kind and was readily availa…

Susan User Profile
June 2013
This apartment was absolutely perfect for our month long stay--clean, spacious, charming, and a wonderful Upper West Side location--near Riverside Park, wonderful restaurants, and close to subway and bus lines to get to other neighborhoods quickly. Shoshannah was the perfect host…

Louise User Profile
August 2012
Wonderful apartment in a lovely part of New York, only a 10 minute walk from Central Park. We rented the apartment over the summer while Shoshannah was out of town, but even from a distance she could not have made us feel more at home. She replied to emails within 24 hours withou…

Hu User Profile
October 2016
Shoshannah is a very nice host, thoughtful and responsive. The apartment is located at a very safe area, neighborhood are very kind and helpful. one or two blocks many restaurant,bars,grocery stores...around. trasportation is very convenient with several buslines and subways, an…

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Shoshannah User Profile
64 Reviews
I'm a retiree, a traveler and a connoisseur of life, music, art, and theatre "for the body, mind and soul." I'm home in the Upper West Side for the winter and indulge myself with QiKong, thai chi, cultural infusions, political activism and opportunities to give back to my city. …
Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 71%
Response time: within a day
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