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- Shared 2 bedroom apartment with quiet, comfortable, guest bedroom
- Room includes own private toilet and sink
- Room is situated on the opposite side of the apartment as my bedroom, so entry and exit is never disruptive
- Use of the kitchen
- Comfy queen size bed with nice, clean sheets and plenty of pillows
- Clean towels
- Stereo in your room that you can plug an iPod into
- Alarm clock
- Air conditioning
- HD TV with Netflix and Xbox
No joke, this is seriously the best location if you want to be downtown. The apartment is near the corner of E. 4th Street and Bowery in the absolute center of downtown Manhattan bordering NOHO, East Village, Lower East Side, SOHO and Greenwich Village and Union Square, the West Village, Little Italy and Chinatown are within a very short walk. Brooklyn is also a quick shot on a number of subway lines.
F stop - 2nd Ave or Broadway/Lafayette
B, D stop - Broadway Lafayette
N, R stop - 8th St/NYU
6 stop - Bleecker or Astor Place
Some of the coolest places to eat are all within blocks. Foodies love this neighborhood because there are so many amazing restaurants and food experiences of all levels in the neighborhood. Some of my favorites in the hood are Momofuku, The Smile, Peel's, Shabu Tatsu, Caliope, Prune, Freeman's, Mission Chinese, Bond St, Il Buco, Hecho en Dumbo and literally countless others. There are also some good spots for vegans, paleo etc like Caravan of Dreams, Dirt Candy, Liquiteria Juice Bar, The Juice Press, Hu Kitchen and many more. Chinatown, Indian Row, Ethiopian and pretty much anything else you can dream of is super close.
It's also very central to awesome bars ranging from classic old-school NY spots like McSorley's to specialty cocktail bars with phenomenal drinks like Booker and Dax, to great dives and local watering holes like KGB, Lit, Tom and Jerry's and Von; to upscale bars at the Bowery Hotel or The Standard Hotel; to a whole host of gay bars such as The Cock, Eastern Bloc and Boiler Room; to sports bars like Phebe's on the corner of the block, or Cooper's nearby.
Great coffee is also super close including The Smile, Bowery Coffee, Gasoline Alley, La Columbe and Abraco to name a few. Also, I keep fresh Blue Bottle or Stumptown Coffee on hand at the apartment for guests who want to make their own.
Pretty much any level and type of shopping experience you are looking for is nearby since practically every brand strives to have a store in downtown NY, plus there are amazing small, local-owned places too and they are ALL close. This list doesn't even scratch the surface, but some examples are Levi's, Converse, Prada, Helmut Lang, Agnes B, Oden, Opening Ceremony, Jack Spade, Freeman's, H&M, Uniqlo, Top Shop, Kid Robot, Rogan, Dave's Quality Meat, Flight Club, St. Marks Books, Taschen Books, Dashwood Books, Other Music, John Derian, DWR the list goes on and on and ON!
MUSEUMS & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Being in the middle part of Manhattan, the apartment is about halfway between midtown attractions like Empire State Building, Times Square and MoMA; and lower Manhattan attractions like Wall Street and Ground Zero. You can even walk to either. A bit farther is Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Harlem etc, which are all within a quick subway or cab ride away. The New Museum, Tenement Museum and the Merchant House are just blocks away.
4th Street is also off, off, off, off Broadway and lined with great small theaters including the legendary La Mama. Some fun comedy clubs are on the block and the long running Stomp and Blue Man Group shows are just a few blocks as well. Amazing indie cinemas are also very close including Anthology Film Archives, Angelika, Sunshine, IFC, Film Forum and more!
THIS IS A WALK UP
To add to your true NY experience, like most buildings around here, this is a walk-up and its on the 5th floor. The benefits of being on the top floor are not only a firm derriere, but that it's extra quiet and more light. :)
Speaking of health and fitness, there are about 6+ gyms nearby, including Crunch, New York Sports Club, New York Health and Racquet Club, Dolphin, Blink and David Barton all within under a 5 minute walk from the apt.
There are also great markets nearby including the 4th Street Food Co-op health food store next door to my building, a giant Whole Foods Market 4 blocks away and countless corner store bodegas including my favorite East Village Farm, which delivers 24 Hours a day.
There is a laundromat on the block that picks up and delivers, and virtually everything you need is a phone call or a short walk away.
Depending on time of day, taxi from JFK is anywhere from 30 min - 1.5 hours. From Newark its around 45 min to 1.5 hours and from LaGuardia, it can be as quick as 20 min to 45 min. Trains and subways are least expensive travel options from the airports and happy to provide info regarding whichever route you choose to take.
Gay friendly. No smoking.
Jason was an awesome host. Great communication, very clean place, perfect location. Jason recommended places to check out for dinner when I arrived late in the evening, and generally had lots of tips about NYC. Highly recommend staying here, I know I will next time!
To stay at Jasons place was a perfect coice. Perfect and central located in a nice old east-village-house. The Apt. is super clean, manhattan-authentic and quiet. Jason loves his city, is super friendly, i felt like at home. Next time will book this place again.
Jason was great, the location was perfect, and the room is very nice. The private half-bath is a nice touch that would be hard to get anywhere else in this location for this price.
I had a great stay in Jason's wonderful home in East Village. Wonderful apartment and the greatest neighborhood in NYC.
Just. Go. Book :)
Very much enjoyed the comfortable bed in a quiet room (with private half bathroom) in the middle of NYC's most exciting neighbourhood. Jason's kind and helpful hospitality from pre-arrival and throughout my stay - as well as being a great resource for local restaurants, dry cleaners and stores - made my first airbnb experience as a guest a really happy one.
I just spent 5 nights at Jason's place and it was great! It was my very first experience with airbnb and I will definitly do this again.
Jason is a very good host, kind and helpful from the first moment throughout the entire stay. He is very easy going and makes you feel welcome right away.
The room itself has a good size, a comfy bed and the private half bathroom adds also a benefit which I think not everybody can offer. It was clean and had plenty of towels, soap and stuff for daily use.
The location is great and there are different kind of subways nearby, so it was easy to go in any kind of direction.
I am really happy that I had such a positive experience and enjoyed my NY trip big time =)
Thank you, Jason!
Jason was a fantastic host, so helpful. Gave me an amazing amount of insider local information about great eats and things to do. I couldn't recommend this place or host any higher.
A perfect location in the east village and close to all of the interesting parts of town -- great restaurants, bars, cafes, and so on. From being a New York resident previously, I can attest that this part of the city is far more interesting than the tourist-trap that is midtown. Being just off Bowery also means that you'll have no problems getting a cab..
Comfortable bed, clean room and apartment, air conditioning, private half bathroom, and a great host. Literally the only complaint I had was the apartment is on the fourth floor and there isn't an elevator, which is a pain with luggage! If you're travelling reasonably light and in NYC for a few days, this is the spot.
I work in NYC from time-to-time, and this makes a great pied-à-terre, so will be visiting again.
I had a great time staying with Jason. I was there for a week with work, and I had a fantastic time. Jason is very laid back and the apartment is great - everything you need, in a great location. He gave me lots of great tips for the area, and it was nice to get back at whatever time of the evening and catch up together on our days. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a Lower East Side experience!
Be ready for a legs workout...the apartment is at the fourth floor with no elevator, personally that was not an issue though.Great location, cute apartment and clean and spacious room.
Jason was very friendly and was good to share a meal and hear his stories and see how much he loves living in NYC indeed Noho!
Definitely an option next time in the city.
Emilio from Barcelona,Spain.