About This Listing
Experience the gorgeous heart of Historic Harlem. Private suite. Fantastic view of a park & a Gothic tower. Next to express subway stop for A/B/C/D trains, 1 train close, 14 min from Times Square
The bedroom/bathroom suite is private and removed from the rest of the house. It has an exposed brick fireplace for romantic candlelight, two giant windows with a calming view of trees, architecture and sky.
Unlike many places in the city, this apartment is generally quite quiet, especially after 10 when the occasional barbecue in the park across the street shuts down. During the night one can hear the rumble of the subway underfoot like distant thunder; just a reminder, you are still in Manhattan, sleeplessness is still a short ride away, now it's time to rest.
The room is across the street from a National Monument to Alexander Hamilton and a park where George Washington fought a battle of the Revolutionary War.
The guests will have access to the well-stocked kitchen and a large living and dining area.
Interaction with Guests
I love to help people discover New York. I have been living in Harlem since 2001 and am proud to call the neighborhood home.
The large 3 bedroom apartment is also home to a loving and adorable cat and dog duo. The cat sleeps inordinately on the sofa or on the kitchen table, no matter how many times you forbid her.
The dog, who bears a striking resemblance to the Snuggle bear, is quiet--unless you throw his ball or feed him peanut butter, at which he will squeak and grunt with joy.
The Dutch settled a few blocks away in 1637 and named the area after their Haarlem back home, which they hoped not to miss. Since then, the area has been home to hundreds of fascinating artists, writers, musicians and activists.
Visitors will be surprised to find that Harlem has some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. This is a family neighborhood where everyone is friendly and takes care of each other. The area is a favorite shooting location for TV crews and filmmakers like Wes Anderson.
The area is going through a new renaissance with an upsurge in restaurants, clubs, coffee shops and galleries. Every Sunday thousands of tourists come to hear the music in Harlem's churches. Striver's Row, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater and all the other key Harlem landmarks are minutes away.
The express stop for the A/B/C/D subways is a three-minute walk away. The 1 train is also walking distance. 5 minutes from the Natural History Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ten minutes from Broadway's Theater District.
No smoking within the house.
From Aug 1 - Sep 12, 2015 the minimum stay is 14 nights.
Cozy room , private bath, with view, is exactly what this apt. was. The photos describe it well. I really enjoyed staying here. The bed was very comfortable, there was a nice big chair, small desk, place to store clothes, and big windows looking out to the the gorgeous tower of City College. The apartment has lots of books and some interesting art- very nice. I loved the neighborhood. I have stayed all over New York, but never before in Harlem. Such beautiful architecture! Some good restaurants nearby, a terrific coffee shop two blocks away, close to several subway lines. I didn't really spend any time in the rest of the apartment, though the kitchen and living area are accessible to guests. Jon was very welcoming, and available to answer questions. He clearly loves where he lives, which extends to the warmth and feeling of his home. I would stay here again.
Staying with Jon (and Bumpy and Sappho!) was beyond incredible. Jon was communicative leading up to my stay answering any questions I had as well as when I first arrived. His friendliness and kindness made me feel instantly safe and welcome. Although the room was right next to the street, it did quiet down after 10 PM. I loved hearing the subway rumble in the distance as well - all fun signs that I was in a NY. '
If/when I come back to New York I will definitely look into staying with Jon again. Thank you for everything - and do give Bumpy a treat for me!
Jon was a great host! The room was perfectly located to get to the most important places and with our own bathroom we had all the privacy we needed. His dog is the cutest dog I've ever seen and with him and the amazing corn bread Jon made us, we had a perfect start in the day. If you don't know what to do, Jon has some great things to propose to you that you don't find in every tourist guide, for example restaurants, parks and historical background! Thanks a lot, we had a great time in NY city!
Jon was very kind and accommodating to all of our needs! He gave us a wonderful recommendation to local shops and cafes in Harlem. The room was the perfect size for my friend and I and the bed was so incredibly comfortable! Thanks again!!! :-)
My sister and I had a great stay at Jon's place! It was our first time using Airbnb and it was more that what we expected. Jon was a great host, answering all our questions about the city and more. The private bath was a plus too since it really felt like we in our own place. It was very comfy and clean too. Jon's neighborhood is quite quiet, which is good of you're trying to get away from the noise of the city proper. Since the apartment is located on the first floor, you can hear the noises outside the window, but it didn't bother us that much. Jon's freshly baked bagels are a must-try as well!
The subway is only a short walk from the apartment which was great too and you don't have to switch trains to get to the heart of the city.
In short, we had a great stay at Jon's and wouldn't mind staying there again. We miss Bumpy too!
Excellent host. Very hospitable and it was better than staying in a hotel. Loved Bumpy of course, and Jon was great at offering us advice around the city. His bagels were delicious!
Jon was a super great host! He (and his adorable puppy) were warm, welcoming, and comforting. He answered any questions we had, asked us how our day was, and always made sure we were comfortable during our stay.
The apartment is walking distance to the subway so my partner and I had no trouble at all getting around. The room itself is super cute and the private bathroom was definitely a plus! My partner and I have no complaints whatsoever about the room, the stay, or Jon.
I highly recommend Jon's apartment if you're looking to stay somewhere away from the mass amount of people in Times Square and want a cozy place to stay after a long day of sightseeing... and an adorable, playful puppy to pet. :)
About the Host, Jon
I am a well-traveled and educated writer/poet/teacher. I am a gay male in my 40's. I was born and raised the Wild West, Wyoming. I grew up dreaming of the chance to explore the world. I have to lived all over the United States and spent nearly 3 years in Russia. (All over the apartment you will see evidence of my time abroad, most notably my Russian library.) I teach international students at the City University of New York and obviously love foreign cultures.
I never thought I'd live in New York, but I moved here 14 years ago. I settled in Harlem and have never felt more at home.
I am an avid baker, mainly pies and artisanal breads. I hope to have the opportunity to share my bread and other baked goodies with guests.
Good food, good beer and wine selection. Its just around the corner!!Edgecombe Avenue NY NY 10030
This gorgeous Georgian Farm House is right across the street. Gee, you can even see it from your window! Go visit! If you dont know Hamilton, hes the guy on the $5 bill.Hamilton Terrace New York NYC 10030
Just around the corner from my place, this brand new coffeeshop has wonderful brew and tasty treats. They have free wireless and the crowd is a wonderful mix of creative people.Edgecombe Ave New York NY 10030
If you were determined to make it in the Harlem Renaissance, this is where you wanted to live--hence the name. The townhouses were built by some of NYCs greatest architects.New York NY 10030
The Gothic tower outside is a part of CCNY. When US universities refused to accept anyone who wasnt white, male or Protestant, City College opened its doors to all. Check out the Gargoyles.Convent Avenue New York New York 10031
All the trees outside your window are brought to you by this park, which was designed by the same man who gave us Central Park. Grab sandwiches from the corner deli and have a picnic on the hill.New York 10027
This is a fantastic restaurant and bar. They have live music, a creative menu and a wonderful brunch. Its just about a two-minute walk away.Amsterdam Avenue New York NY 10031
I love Ethiopian food and this place is a nice family owned business. I especially recommend the vegetable combo.West 135th Street NY NY 10030
There are lines down the block for a reason. This is a great indulgence if you want fried fish and chips. My favorite is the fish and shrimp.Saint Nicholas Ave New York NY 10030
Open 24 hours a day. This supermarket has good produce, a wide selection of products. The rotisserie chickens from the deli are great.W 145th St New York NY 10039-3142
Do you have to have Starbucks? Well, okay. But first make sure that Manhattanville Coffee is closed.West 145th Street New York NY 10039
This church is a favorite stop for all the weekend Harlem tourbuses. The church placed a crucial role in the Harlem Renaissance and is still powerful. All NYC mayors US president candidates visit.Odell Clark Place New York NY 10030
This place serves some of the best Soul Food in Harlem. It is a must for anyone who stays Uptown. Have collard greens or Chicken and Waffles. Save room for coconut cake.Lenox Avenue New York NY 10030
A great affordable place. The half chicken is fantastic!Amsterdam Ave NY NY 10031
This place has a great drink selection and a great crowd of Uptown types.Broadway New York NY 10031