About this listing
Very tiny room in a central Manhattan location, friendly hosts, easy access to everything NYC, come and go as you please, hip and cool (yet mellow) environment.
First thing to know is that this is a very very VERY small, tiny, itsy-bitsy room with a single twin bed and very large (for the room) window. This is one of 2 rooms we have available in the same loft. While we do allow 2 in this room (on request, and for stays of 3 days or more) it is only for lovers as it is a very SMALL room and very SMALL bed.
Additionally, even though this is a full size twin, the "Captain's Bed" has end pieces and for me (Lawrence 6'4") the bed is too small in length, so if you are very tall this might not work for you.
So as to streamline the process and create a smooth and satisfying stay in the big apple, please send a reservation request AFTER you have read through this entire text. We find that guests have the best experience when they read our listing in its entirety, as it likely answers any questions you have.
Private bedroom, shared bathroom. Fast no-charge wifi, fresh linens and towels provided. Kitchen available for light cooking, coffee, snacks.
This loft apartment has lots of windows and a shared bath in a busy music rehearsal/recording building in north east Chelsea, one block from midtown Manhattan.
There is a red house cat, 4 elevators (incl. 2 freight), about a hundred restaurants within a 10 minute walk, and enough 24 hour establishments within a 5 minute walk to keep you supplied with just about any consumables you may need. There is also a 24/7/365 post office 2 blocks away!
Your hosts are welcoming and friendly artists. He a native Manhattanite, Professor of photographic arts at NYU, motorcyclist, and musician (and you may feel free to pick up a guitar to play or jam if you like). She is a Swedish import and a clothing designer with a store on fashionable Columbus Avenue. Our nephew Isak also live here now and is a full time student at Baruch University.
We do not serve breakfast, however there is usually something to munch (Granola Bars, Oatmeal, coffee, tea, etc.) and you may feel free to stock whatever you need in our new, bigger-than-typical-for-NYC fridge!
Check in / out times are usually flexible (with notice) and are otherwise after 3 PM for check-in, 11 AM for check-out.
PLEASE NOTE: We have been calling this a loft for the entire time we have lived here and the entire time we have been on AirBnb, but just today found out that it is interpreted as something different in other parts of the world. In NYC loft refers to the type of construction of the building, which is to say that there are no bearing walls, so we are free to move, add, or replace them as we wish. As we now understand the translation of this sometimes says that this is an attic, which it is not.
ALSO NOTE: Some people find my neighborhood to be hip and cool and their favorite area in New York, but it's not for everyone since we are very much in the center of the city that never sleeps, PLUS the club and rehearsal studios do make sounds that are unavoidable.
You will have a key and are welcome to come and go as you please. There is a kitchen that we share so you can feel free to utilize it for snacks & light meals if you wish (restaurants are plentiful and many are inexpensive) and that is in the communal room with a couch, the dining table, and lots of windows. There is an "overflow" space for your baggage in the foyer if needed. Wi-fi is fast and secure. There is no TV.
Interaction with Guests
When possible we love hanging out with our guests, and that does not happen so much as most are out and about the whole day, so the amount of interaction is up to you!
We are usually available to give advice, regale you with our experience and stories of the neighborhood and city, and perhaps invite you to an event that we have arranged, should you be in town when such things are happening.
This has been our neighborhood for nearly 4 decades, and we LOVE it. The central location, ease of getting anywhere we need to, the close availability of food and other options to make life so very easy, and especially the electricity of the center of the city, and the building with so much artistic activity.
Spotlights- There are restaurants, clubs, bars, deli's, and more on this block, and a hundred or more such establishments within a 10 minute walk. Take a stroll on "The High Line" … an old elevated railroad recently transformed into a lush park and art environment, and mosey on down to the old Meat Packing District (lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, etc.) or on to the Hudson River's beautiful piers and views. Chelsea's other offerings are its many dozens of art galleries, as many cafes/ restaurants / active nightlife spots.
We are officially on the most northern block of North East Chelsea (although the AirBnb map incorrectly shows Chelsea as terminating on 34th Street, and also incorrectly shows the street view of another block), and in walking distance to Midtown (1 block), Macy's (4 blocks), Herald Square (5 blocks), Empire State Building (7 blocks), Jacob Javits Convention Center (7 blocks), B & H Photo (4 blocks), Madison Square Garden (1 block), the Hudson River Promenade (4 blocks), the stunning and inspirational High Line elevated park (3 blocks), Greenwich Village (16 blocks), Hell's Kitchen (7 blocks), Silicon Alley (10 blocks), The Museum of Sex (7 blocks), Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT, 2 blocks), Times Square and the theatre district (12 blocks). Plus New Yorkers walk a great deal, and so a 30 minute stroll will get you to Central Park, Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, West Village, East Village, dozens of museums, a hundred or more galleries, shopping like it is NYC, etc. Just don't forget your walking shoes (and there are dozens of places to purchase new ones if you do forget)!!!
And there now are 7 CitiBike stations within 4 blocks of here in 4 directions.
I cannot imagine that there are too many spots in the world with such an abundance of travel options so very close!!! We are one block from Penn Station (NJTransit, LIRR, some Metro North trains, Amtrak, Acela), PATH subways, and a short walk from the A, B, C, D, E, F, N, R, Q, V, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, Port Authority Bus Terminal, a dozen or more city busses and many of the low cost city to city bus services (Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, etc.). So getting in and out of here is very easy, with very many options. Taxis are plentiful, and there are many local car services plus UBER, LYFT and too many more to mention. And there now are 7 CitiBike stations within 4 blocks of here in 4 directions.
To insure that you have read this in it's entirety, please begin your written request with the magic words "I read it all, yes all of it." (If you do not then we will ask you to read the text, since we do wish for you to be fully aware of everything.)
Other Things to Note
While we started out thinking we were providing a traditional B&B (bed AND breakfast) kind of place, the fact is that almost no one has used the breakfast part of that B&B, and as a result we no longer offer breakfast or snacks. You still may feel free to enjoy anything we may have in stock. We always have coffee and tea, usually milk, oatmeal, granola, and I bake a fresh bread every 3 days or so. Please enjoy!
Daily hotel-like services are not provided. Please always confirm locking the door on entry and exit. Respect our building, hallways and neighbors please. No smoking and nothing prohibited by law. Since we live here we must ask that there be no surprise guests, as having a stranger walking about is at best uncomfortable for everyone.
Something that has been a very big problem has been in receiving packages... we have had nothing but trouble with this in that 4 times in a row the deliveries occurred AFTER the guests had left, leaving us to scurry about tracking and re-sending these items at great expense of time and effort. So please, NO PACKAGE DELIVERIES CAN BE ALLOWED!!! (Sorry.)
Most important rule: Must have fun and enjoy the city. Get enriched, educated, inspired!