About this listing
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I'm only listing as I'm traveling a lot. I looked at other listings and made this biggest steal given the location which is literally the center of Manhattan (Midtown 47th Street between 5 & 6 Avenue).
This is a full size studio apartment of roughly 500 sq ft, with a queen size bed, dining table, couch (convertible into a futon bed), coffee table, 47" LED back-lit flat screen TV, full size fridge, very well equipped kitchen, Nestlé Nespresso machine, bathroom, cable TV, WiFi, Netflix, heating, air conditioning and basic supplies.
The building is well secured, with doorman and 2 elevators. The first 11 floors are offices with the top 2 floors converted into apartments. You will be staying on the 12th Floor. It comfortably hosts 2 people, and with the couch it is totally possible to have 1-2 additional guests.
In terms of location, there is nothing more convenient than this apartment. Literally 15 steps away from the Rockefeller Center subway station (B D F M line), a block away from Rockefeller Center, a block away from Radio City Music Hall, a block away from Times Square, a block away from 5th Avenue shopping district, 5 blocks from Bryant Park and 5 blocks from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Most other attractions and restaurants for good food are also within walking distance. Carnegie Hall is 10 blocks away, Japan Town is 5 blocks away, while Korea Town is 15 blocks away. Each block takes around 1 minute walking distance.
For transportation, the B D F or M lines basically can get you anywhere. The N Q and R line stop is a block away if you are riding along the Broadway line, while the 4 5 6 train station is 3 blocks away if you're going to the East side. Given its proximity to Time Square and Penn Station, there is basically nowhere you'll not be able to get to from this location.
I can also give you personalized recommendations for attractions and restaurants depending on how much time you'd like to spend in the city.
P.S. Beware most other midtown listings are at least 2-3 avenues away from the closest subway station, which means a 15-minute walk. Also if you end up choosing other apartments, make sure the building has elevators, and is not too noisy at night.
Reserve early and I can give you better discounts.
O lugar é perfeito. Fica perto de tudo. O Ray foi muito prestativo. Todavia a limpeza do apto estava muito ruim todo empoeirado. O colchão da cama precisa ser trocado urgente. E precisa de cortina nova porque a que está lá está caindo literalmente. Os utensílios da cozinha estavam sujos.
About Ray, to be short: Wonderful host. Simply: he helped every time in whatever we need and he always be present taking care of us.
The apartment is excellent, fully equipped and very comfortable. Located in the heart of Manhattan, near from the most important places and very safe building and zone.
Ray made everything simple for our arrival. we didnt even meet and we didnt have the need to contact him during our stay.
We found the place as described, great location, the neighborhood is noisy but we did not mind since NYC is pretty much always loud.
Ray es muy buen anfitrion. Fue muy flexible con los horarios de check in y check out. La comunicación con el es on-line, siempre disponible. Tuvimos un desencuentro a la llegada, pero pudimos dejar el equipaje en su departamento hasta que el nuestro estuvo disponible. No tuvimos agua caliente durante toda nuestra estadía (una semana) por un problema de gas que afectó a toda la cuadra, pero Ray nos facilitó un sistema de calentador y ducha portátil para que podamos bañarnos, además de ofrecernos un descuento por esa situación. El departamento cuenta con los utensilios necesarios para cocinar. La cama es cómoda. En el edificio hay muchísimo movimiento durante el día, pero a la noche es muy tranquilo. No hubo ruidos molestos. La ubicación es muy buena, a pasos de la 5 avenida, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, bryant park, grand central y mucho más. Hay una estación de subte en la esquina. Viajamos con un bebé de 7 meses y ante mi consulta sobre la posibilidad de incorporar una cuna, Ray compró una en la que durmió muy comodo. El edificio tiene dos ascensores muy grandes, cómodos para moverse con cochecitos de niños o con mucho equipaje. La conexión a internet es muy buena. También fue muy flexible en cuanto a la modalidad de pago, considerando las limitaciones impuestas en argentina para los pagos en moneda extranjera.
En síntesis, lo recomiendo y volvería a hospedarme en el departamento de Ray.
A very good deal indeed. The studio is exactly like the photos, and the location is incredibly convenient. Ray is very helpful and kind.
the apartment is spacious (divided as a main room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom), well equiped (all the goods and utensils to use), with a good kitchen, but everything is very messy. you cannot use the closet or the drawers, because all is stuffed with other things and some trash. the same for the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. theres a lot of things there that deserves the trash can. so, we dont use the closets and drawers because of this. the bedroom itself its not comfortable and i think its on verge to break. but its ok. also the curtains are trashed (no blackout), a lot of light come in from outside. in the summer its gonna be a problem. at least if you wake up at 6am. the air conditioned machine (very old one) cannot be used with other electric equiments turned on (like hair dryer). the fuzzbox disarm when you do that. all the time. we have a big problem with the hot water. during one entire week, theres no hot water in the builiding at all. its not fault of the owner (who helps us with a portable shower and a heater). the barrel of the key in the main door are with some problems to open/close. its a big issue. and you lost time doing this. Ray replay the messages fast and is very helpful and present, because he lives upstairs (its in the building at night). plus theres a good tv with a good cable service (everything but hbo), the internet and wi-fi is very good. theres also a sofa bed and a big table for meals. the kitchen is well equipped (electric owen, microwave, coffee machine etc). if the owner proper cleaned the apartment ,change the matress and empty all the trash, its gonna be a top rated place to stay in. now, its just ok. good for two/three people...
About the Host, Ray
Came from Hong Kong, went to college in the US and have been working in New York for 3 years as a venture capitalist. Love travel and technology, good food and good life.