Ahhhh, the balcony - the hammock must be my favorite place in NYC! Feel free to use the BBQ too. And don't hesitate to ask about my deep fryer ;)Plenty of space in this room for all of your needs. There's even plenty of closet space and the dresser is empty and available for you
+Balcony, Hammock, Wifi & Netflix!


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1 room

1 bed

1 bath


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1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Apartment share with me :) I've been here 5 years and I love this place. Classic architecture, fun neighborhood. The immediate area (Broadway and Amsterdam between 140th and 150th street) has plenty of nightlife and transport access to entire city


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100

Description

The space

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Hi! I'm renting out the 2nd bedroom in my pre-war brownstone apartment in Harlem. Your room will have a private balcony with a hammock. 42in TV with Netflix. Lots of room to stretch out! Plenty of space for a 3rd (or 4th) person to crash. Always-changing art on the walls. Comfy queen size bed with clean sheets, plush loveseat, table and 2 chairs for dining or doing work or just spreading out all your travel stuff. Help yourself to the stack of magazines or the bookshelf if you'd like something to read. Clean towels provided.

Guest access

There's usually no problem if you're getting in early or leaving late - I have plenty of space for you to store luggage, and keys are always available, but please double check with me first.

Kitchen: Shared with me. Fully stocked. Make yourself at home. I don't drink coffee but there's a French press and probably some instant coffee leftover from recent Abnb travelers. Nice big skylights let in plenty of natural light. Don't be shy - try out the waffle maker :)

Bathroom: Shared with me. Clean, bright. Help yourself here too - there's usually an interesting assortment of shampoos and conditioners left by previous Airbnb guests from around the world. Another skylight letting in a lot of natural light.

My bedroom, when my door is open, and it's usually open. Musical instruments, 2 couches, art supplies, hookah, and often a friend or two :)

Interaction with guests

I generally interact with the guests as much or as little as you want. I'm pretty easy going like that. Sometimes I get very busy with work though, and may not be available to socialize. But I do as often as I can, because I enjoy meeting new people!

The neighborhood

I live in Sugar Hill, Harlem, just 2.5mi north of Central Park, Manhattan. Harlem in 2015 is safe and friendly. If it wasn't, former President Bill Clinton wouldn't have his office here! Even if you're a petite young girl, you can walk around at night time with no issues. This area has great access to public transportation, incredible Latin American, pizza, sushi, Thai, Mediterranean, and anything else you can think of restaurants, great bars and pubs, several parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, and of course the Hudson River, just 4 blocks away

Getting around

The A, B, C, D, and 1 trains are all within a 5-10 minute walk away. There are a few buses too, namely the M100, M101, and BX19

The A train gets you to Columbus Circle in 15 minutes, Port Authority/Penn Station in 25-30, Brooklyn in 40 minutes, and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in an hour and fifteen minutes.

The 1 train down to 125th street and then getting on the M60 bus gets you to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in 30 minutes on a good day, an hour and a half in bad traffic. The 1 also goes right down to Chelsea, West Village, and all the way down to South Ferry Station, if you want to go see the Statue of Liberty

By subway, Yankee Stadium is 15 minutes. Upper West side is 15-20 minutes. Times Square is 25-30 minutes. Upper East side is 35 minutes. Union Square is 45 minutes. Lower East Side is 50 minutes. Williamsburg is 45 minutes. Park Slope is 55 minutes. Astoria is 40 minutes. Jackson Heights is 50 minutes.

Other things to note

My downstairs neighbor and one of my best friends, Ariel, is also an AirBNB host. He is a fully trained yoga instructor and incredible cook, specializing in Ayurvedic and Spanish cuisines. He offers yoga classes and gourmet meals at reasonable prices, both of which his guests rave about, so be sure to ask about them! I can give you his email address after a reservation is made.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Leave no trace. We try and be mindful of each other's spatial needs by leaving the spaces as we found them, tidying up any messes we made so the next person can enjoy the space. There's no tobacco smoking allowed in the building, but there are ashtrays on the balcony. We generally keep our doors open in this building, as we're all friends. I ask that you keep your bedroom door open when you're not around so I can get to the balcony to enjoy the hammock and water my plants :)


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

149 Reviews


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Kamaly User Profile
April 2017
Great space, friendly/flexible host. What more can you ask for? =)

Jhomalys User Profile
April 2017
Jed was an awesome host! He was flexible with our schedule, gave us great local recommendations for food and had a private room waiting for us with clean towels and new toiletries! We only stayed for one night but we are definitely planning to stay here again. The room was very big, clean and comfortable. The balcony was really nice especially now that spring is approaching. We were also able to explore the neighborhood and found a lovely little garden down the street!

Lindsey User Profile
March 2017
Jed really has gone above and beyond to provide us with a comfortable stay in a great location in Manhattan!! We felt at home in this apartment that was close to transportation direct to mid-town but allowed us to escape the busiest parts of the city by being able to come back to this hip, and up-and-coming neighborhood. Would highly recommend and hope we get to come back and stay here again soon! Thanks Jed!!

Judy User Profile
November 2015
Had a great experience for my first Airbnb stay at Jed's place over the Halloween weekend. Only met Jed once briefly during my 4 night stay, but he contacted me regularly to make sure all was well. The area has a lot of restaurants/shops, close to the subway, and I felt safe. People were were very friendly. The room was large and clean. I would happily stay again on my next visit.

Tan User Profile
October 2015
Jen's Friendly and gave us some tips about what to do around NYC. Nice and spacious bed. Good place to stay if you are travelling around mid to upper manhattan but can be slightly inconvenient for trips around the lower manhattan.

François User Profile
October 2015
Jed's place was great. Enough space, good natural lighting, not noisy, comfy bed & couch, cool balcony, smooth Harlem neighborhood, good Wi-Fi. We were busy with work so we didn't get to see Jed much, but when we did, it felt like he was a genuinely cool and nice guy. He even offered me an old school Harlem hat I spotted in the guest room! I'd go back there for sure next time I hit NYC.

Lorenzo User Profile
October 2015
Jed's place was exactly as pictured. He had good communication before arriving and was there when I arrived. Getting the key was easy. The room was very private and once Jed made sure that I was OK, I didn't see him again, but he made sure I had a number to contact him if there was a problem. Comfortable bed, clean room and the little porch and hammock were delightful. Great urban neighborhood, very convenient to transportation. Wish I had more time to stay there , but would stay here again.

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Jed User Profile

Hi! Nice to meet you.

I heard about AirBNB through a friend, and have been in love with the website ever since.

Five things I can't live without? Family, friends, live music, home cooked food, and the sun!

I've been overseas a handful of times, but I'd have to say my two favorite destinations are Valencia, Spain and Seoul, South Korea, mostly because I developed the deepest and most cherished friendships there. Some of my other favorite trips were to Puerto Rico, Paris, Germany, Colombia, and Thailand. I'm going to New Orleans in the fall and Sri Lanka next winter - so excited!

When I travel, I enjoy interacting with the people I meet much more than sightseeing or attractions. I'd rather spend a day in a park playing frisbee with strangers than waiting in lines and taking pictures of famous buildings.

I've had incredible travel experiences, and have met amazing people along the way everywhere I've gone. I'd like to help make your travel experience to NYC as special as possible. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

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