About this listing
An architect and builder couple live full time in this apartment in Little Italy / Chinatown -- and have spent the last few years turning it from a typical LES tenement unit into the custom gem we live in.. in literally the center of lower Manhattan.
Private one bedroom (converted from a two-bedroom) on the 4th floor of an apartment on in lower Manhattan.
Location: At the northwestern edge of Chinatown and eastern edge of Little Italy: 3 blocks from Broadway and Soho, 2 blocks from Nolita. 5 minutes walking from the lower east side. 10 minutes from the west village, and so on... you can walk to any neighborhood in lower Manhattan within 20-25 minutes. If you like, there is an extra bicycle for you to use too.
The closest subway is the D train, which is three blocks away. There is also the 6 train, 3.5 blocks away, the NRQ trains that are 4 blocks away basically everything Manhattan train is easily walkable from here. This apartment is arguably the most central location in Manhattan.
There are two bedrooms. One with a twin size and one with a queen size bed. The apartment sleeps three very comfortably in real beds. 4 is the absolute maximum -- and it means that one person must sleep on a couch/blow-up mattress/or roll-out bed (I have all three).
One air conditioner in each bedroom. Together they keep the whole apartment cool.
The apartment is fully furnished and comes with clean linens. Full kitchen. Wireless internet. Laundromat one block away. Large grocery across the street, convenience store immediately downstairs. There are so many restaurants nearby that I don't have time in the world to visit them. Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Malaysian, American Pub, Italian coffee shop, American coffee shop, all within a block.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a hotel, nor is it an apartment which is rented full time. This is my own apartment, filled with personal items. If you are looking for a standardized experience and need hotel-level cleanliness please book elsewhere!
Thank you for looking.
Interaction with guests
Very little interaction with most guests unless I have the opportunity or need to show them in personally. Guests typically check in and out on their own -- and it usually works pretty seamlessly.
Other things to note
We have the artist Jim Lambie on our floors... pics to come.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Chinatown/LES denizen for the last 4 years. Its my favorite place to live in New York. I share this 2-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend part time, and have put a lot of design work into it over the years. When I'm in town I'm working in architecture, blogging, and messing around at my art studio in Brooklyn. When I'm out of town I'm thrilled to share the whole apartment with travelers. And I love finding great airbnbs in other cities.