Bright and cozy space. Desk and dresser at the foot of the bed.
Only 5 Min. to Manhattan!
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bath
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Very comfortable room in cozy New York apartment. Neighborhood is quiet and safe, and within walking distance of small shops, restaurants, and a gorgeous park on the water. Easily get to Manhattan by subway (literally one stop away!) and all the attractions of midtown, Central Park, and downtown. I am happy to be your guide during your stay and give you "insider" suggestions on where to go and what to see. I love New York and I hope you will too!

The space

-One subway stop to Manhattan (53rd and Lexington Avenue)
-15 minutes to: Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park
-Convenient to LaGuardia and JFK airports
-Safe, quiet neighborhood
-Park, grocery store, laundromat, restaurants, 24-hour deli, diner, and coffee shop!
-Subway one block away (Court Square E, M, 7, G trains)
-MoMA PS1 museum down the street
-NO SMOKERS ALLOWED (PLEASE SEE "HOUSE RULES")

Private room in small but cozy two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City (Queens). Apartment is located on the ground floor in the back of the building so it is quiet. Standard, American "Full size" or "Double" bed: 54x75").

I provide fresh sheets, towels, bath soap, Pantene shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer, flat iron, clothes iron/ ironing board, cable TV, Netflix, and wireless internet. There is a grocery store and laundromat down the street. Also a diner, deli, and coffee shop, all open 24-hours! Vernon Boulevard is a short walk away and is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and bars. There is also a health food store, liquor store, and gourmet ice cream shop close by. Gantry State Park is a beautiful park only 10 minutes away and has excellent views of Manhattan--I highly recommend it.

Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the apartment (with the bathroom, kitchen, and living room in between), so you will have your privacy. Also, my typical guest has a busy life, whether a student or professional in New York for work, he/she is usually up and out early in the morning during the week, or is taking advantage of all this great city has to offer on weekends. You are free to come and go as you please and I don't mind if you arrive late at night, I just ask that you be quiet when you arrive if I am sleeping, and I will do the same :) Also, the building where I live is very quiet and family-oriented so I ask that you be respectful of that.

I take pride in having a beautiful, comfortable living space and I am happy to share it. Although it is a small apartment--in typical New York City fashion!--it is very neat and well-appointed and you will find everything you need. Also, I am in the habit of taking off my shoes when I come in the door and I ask that you do the same :)

I am more than happy to offer suggestions on where to go and what to see while you are in New York, and I’ve also been known to play tour-guide on occasion.

Please contact me with any questions. Thanks and I look forward to being your host in New York City!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Although I love animals, especially dogs, they are not allowed in my building. Also no additional guests are allowed in the apartment, so if you have friends in the area you must meet with them outside. I also prefer that you take off your shoes in the house—I do provide guest slippers if needed.

It is a typical New York apartment, meaning the space we will be sharing is fairly small so I ask that you help keep it tidy, i.e. wash your own dishes, use coasters for your drinks (provided), keep shared spaces clean and put things back where you found them. Also, please turn off ALL lights if you are the last one to leave.

NO SMOKERS ALLOWED: There is no smoking allowed in the apartment and I do not want anyone hanging around in front of my building smoking.
(Sorry, but I have had problems with this in the past so it is non-negotiable).


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Jean User Profile
September 2015
I had a 5 days business roadshow in Manhattan and grace location is the best : village atmosphere of Queens, real 5 min away from the city and I was glad to make it home each time. About Grace I have no words she is the kindest person on earth and still very pro. I do hope we'll stay friends for ever.

Gaurav User Profile
September 2015
Grace is a great host, and the place is also great. The subway is 2 mins walk. Would recommend to others

Tara & Jonny User Profile
August 2015
Grace's place could not have been more perfect for my summer in NYC! Amazing location, clean, neat, and the bedroom was very well appointed with everything you need. The windows look out over the neighbor's garden, which is a nice touch as well. Could not have been more happy with my stay!

Yangfan User Profile
January 2015
Grace is a great host and the room is very comfortable. The neighborhood is very convenient. I will definitely recommend Grace's place for anyone who desires a clean, quiet and convenient place.

Yangfan User Profile
January 2015
Grace is a great host and the room she provides is great as well. We (me and my husband) stayed here 2 months and liked it very much. First of all, the room is exactly like the pretty pictures Grace posted: a lot of sunshine, clean and quiet. It's just 5 minute to Manhattan mid-town: 1 minute to E/M train, 1 minute wait for the train (longer if it's weekend, MTA's bad...), and after 1 station (3 mins), you are in the city! (51st and Lexington). 7 train is also only a block away leading you to 42nd Grand Central. There is also a grocery store next door when you walk to E/M train (so, it's just 0.5 min away). You can find pretty much everything you need for regular home meals (it looks very local, but they have good collection of beers and the blueberry is $1-2 cheaper than Whole Foods) And only 10mins away, you have a by-the-river park where you can enjoy the awesome mid-town Manhattan skyline (by awesome I really mean awesome...). Again, Grace is a great person, which made us really feel at home for those two months. Thanks a lot Grace!

Amy User Profile
July 2013
I was in NYC for a two-week culinary class, and had a great stay at Grace's apartment. It was nice to come back to a quiet neighborhood in Long Island City, Queens each evening after spending my days in Manhattan. The apartment is cute, clean, and comfortable, just like in the photos. It is also conveniently located less than two blocks from a subway station whose next stop is Manhattan. Grace is very friendly and kind, funny and interesting, a gracious hostess who is happy to answer questions and give recommendations. Grace's apartment is a great place to stay in NYC. It's close to all the excitement of Manhattan, but also a nice escape from the hustle and bustle when you want to have some down time and sleep. A perfect combination!

Prashant User Profile
June 2013
This was my first airbnb experience and I really liked it because of Grace. She is a nice and friendly person, helped me in navigating through places and was also quite flexible in terms of checkin and checkout time. Her house is really beautiful and located close to subway. highly recommended.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Grace User Profile

I am a photographer, writer, and I work in interior design. I am easy-going, cool, friendly, respectful, and funny! I do yoga, speak Spanish, love to eat, explore New York City, take pictures, and I love animals. I also love to travel and I enjoy meeting people from different cultures. I am more than happy to offer suggestions on where to go and what to see while you are in New York. Generally I am a happy, good-hearted person who is looking to share my very cozy and comfortable apartment with someone similar! Please be neat, clean, and respectful.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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