About This Listing
My cool, comfortable, quiet one BR apartment has a true city feeling! It comfortably fits two, is 100 paces from beautiful Central Park, has a bright 7th floor south-facing big-city view, cozy kitchen, great shopping & a NY minute to express subways.
The apartment has a bedroom, kitchen/dining, hallway and bathroom. A curtain separates the two main spaces and makes the bedroom a/c more efficient. Views to the south are bright and feature the classic NY skyline at night - there's even ONE tree in central park visible! Curtains shut out unwanted light in the morning so you can sleep in. You could put a third person on the cushions on the floor if you wanted. Kitchen has everything but a dishwasher so you can cook at home; all the pots and pans and knives and silver you'd expect are waiting for your culinary magic. The bathroom is small and the tub is really a standup shower, and the bathroom door is a curtain - so if you need more privacy in the bathroom than a curtain affords, this might not be the right space for you.
Guests have the full use of the space - I'm not there when you rent it!
Interaction with Guests
I will not be there at all.
This apartment is in the most desirable neighborhood in NYC - across the street from the famous Dakota (home to Lauren Bacall, Madonna, John Lennon, and other famous New Yorkers) and just 100 paces to the entrance to Central Park. You're close to the Boat House, the recently restored Tavern On The Green, and you can jog or bike or walk through Central Park every morning or evening. Terrific bagel and coffee and serious shopping abounds. There's a reason all the tour buses visit 72nd and Central Park West!
The apt is a four minute walk to the 72nd St 1/2/3 express stop, and a two minute walk to the 72nd St B/C trains. A few more minutes walk gets you to the 59th St A/B/C/D stop. And of course the neighborhood is littered with Uber and Taxi and city bus services.
Other Things to Note
Building has washer and dryer in the basement. It is truly quiet here, in a way that is surprising given how centrally located it is, with the exception of the occasional fire truck siren or distant (if loud) garbage truck.
The building is quiet; there are pets allowed in the building, so you'll encounter dogs in the elevator going for their walk with their owners. (I will consider a guest with a pet, but this must be discussed in advance - the apartment is not an ideal space for a large dog or a shedding cat, for instance.
Michael's apartment was the PERFECT place for some Upper East Side nightlife! The location was key in our stay and the views from the bedroom were beyond what we imagined when my friend and I booked at such short notice. Michael is one of the most accommodating people I've ever met and my friend and I were more than pleased with the amenities as well as his overall hospitality, -it couldn't have been easier! I am definitely recommending his place for any couple or pair of friends that are looking for a place for a single night or a weekend visit to the wonderful NYC!
Michael's apartment is truly a gem: beautiful views, overflowing with sunlight, fully accommodating (from a robust book collection to toothpaste) and very clean. It's even better than in the photos! Michael takes great care to make sure not a detail is overlooked. He is very welcoming and interesting to speak with. We would be back in a heartbeat!
What could be more wonderful than NYC in spring with Central Park in full bloom? Staying at Michael's apartment a block from Central Park! The perfect host for this superb pied-a-terre... thank you, Michael, for providing a warm welcome and all the niceties that made our weekend extra special!
Michael made me feel welcome, and gave me the run of him home when I arrived.
He was formidable, and his place is set up well with all of the amenities.
Michael was extremely helpful and engaged throughout the process. He is a very thoughtful and generous host. Terrific location. Nice, quiet space. Amazing deal for New York.
Easy experience. Great location- 2 minutes from Central Park. Bed was very comfy, dining area is nice, view is great. The bathroom is a little cramped. Would book again.
About the Host, Michael
I love NYC and Maine and boats and running. I am co-founder of an internet startup because I like making things. Also a big reader, as you'll see from all the books!