I haven't listed since 2012 and listed for a very limited duration then. So I have only 7 reviews.
The apartment is usually available only Mon thru Thurs.
However, I may be traveling on business and it could be available some weekends.
Please contact me and check availability before you book.
It's a 1 br on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. A short walk from Central Park and Museum Mile. Many restaurants in the area. Close to the subway. A short subway ride from Times Square. I usually walk to the theatre district (Times Square). It's a little over 2 miles. But most of that is through Central Park.
Book the whole apartment for $130/night.
Book the larger room with futon (sleeps 2) for $90/night.
Book the small room with cot and bunk bed for $80/night.
If you book just a room, then I'd also stay in the apartment with you.
It's on the 1st floor. There's a garden, grill, picnic table, chairs. I'd provide charcoal.
A small, fully equipped kitchen.
36" flat screen TV
Bunk bed (why it's sleeps 4 - just have to be careful of the ceiling)
Phone available for local calls.
Laundry facility in basement.
Free street parking (but have to watch those street cleaning hours)
Linens, towels, soap, shampoo provided.
It's great for kids. My 11 year old son stays here with me on weekends. So all his toys and games are available. There's a small basketball and hockey set in the back yard. Let me know if you're coming with kids and I could possibly even make his Wii and Nintendo Game Cube available.
I have home delivery of the New York Times. So you'd even get the paper in the morning.
I'm a member of the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Might be able to let you use my membership card. Have to check that.
Now to Broadway. I've done 8 Broadway shows. Won 2 awards for my work on Broadway. Many Broadway connections. It's possible that I could arrange house seats for nearly any Broadway show. House seats are the seats reserved for those connected with the show. They're usually available til around 48 hours before a performance. Usually within the first 8 rows of the orchestra. They're expensive. At least $160-$200/tkt. And I might have to charge a service charge depending on how difficult it would be to arrange them. As stated above, I offered the apartment for a very limited duration in 2012. Hard to tell how many guests would want me to try to arrange house seats. I wouldn't want to overwhelm my Broadway friends with house seat requests. But I arrange house seats for friends and relatives regularly. So I could possibly arrange them for my guests.
If you book the whole apartment, you'd live with my tortoise and fish for the nights you were here. But they'd be no bother to you. I'd make sure I fed them before giving you the keys.
Occasionally, you can hear the people walking in the apartment overhead. But it's not bad. i'm used to it.
So there you have it. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Only rule is that you can't be too loud in the garden, apartment, or building.
Couldn't make too much noise in the garden. No other rules.
Ken is very nice. I was trying to book an apartment for my sister and aunt coming to my wedding a few days before arrival. Ken replied me immediately after we contacted him. Everything worked out great. The apartment is not small at all for this area. Two separate rooms are convenient for us. plus, there are a lot of lovely toys that my sister liked a lot.
Ken was the perfect host and gentleman.
He made us feel very welcome and was very generous.
My experience exceed all expectations
Ken was really kind and very hospitable. Really a good guy. For our first time staying with someone on air b&b he made us feel safe and welcomed. Very convenient location too! The space was smaller than it looked in the photos and although it was cleaned up there was a lot of visual clutter.
Ken has been the best host we could have wished for. After a long bustrip, we arrived quite late at his apartment, but this was no problem at all. We were greeted with wine, snacks and a great conversation. The following days were very cosy and cheerful, as we explored the city by day, and ended the day most of the times with Ken in his apartment while discussing all kinds of topics.
The apartment is perfect for a stay in New York, the subway and buses to Manhattan are near, but the neighborhood offers enough on its own to provide a great New York experience.
The room is small, but with the bunk-beds very conveniently arranged there is a space to sleep and to leave your suitcases. The shower is hot, the sheets are clean and Ken is a funny, cheerful, polite person. Everything you need when exploring the busy NYC area.
For us, a great experience that we will remember! Best of luck to you Ken!
Ken is a great host, very flexible, welcoming and helpful. But I would not recommend this apartment as it was very dirty and the smell of the two hamsters, whose cage definitely needs to be cleaned, was awful. The apartment and the room are small, but would be ok, if it wasn't for the leck of cleanliness everywhere.
The location is great, very close to the subway, restaurants, grocery stores, Central Park...
So if you don't mind the smell of hamster emiction and dirt and mold everywhere, it's a great option. We would not repeat.
Hi Evelyn, Sorry, I didn't get to the hamster cage. I sprained my ankle and had the show to do. So I didn't get to it. But you should have told me. I would have moved it to another room. And sorry you thought the place was dirty. I thought it was pretty clean. thanks, Ken
L’appartement de Ken est très bien placé dans new york. Ken est une personne hyper sympa avec qui nous avons échanger sur de nombreux sujets. Je recommande :)
Ken is a very lovely host who is incredibly welcoming and friendly. The apartment is in a great area of Manhattan. It's a very quiet, clean and safe area of New York to stay in. It's only a 5-10 minute walk to the subway where you can get anywhere in New York from multiple stations. If you're looking for a bed to sleep in and a shower and that's it, then this is a great place to stay.
I've been a professional actor all my life. Done 8 Broadway shows. Won 2 awards for my work on Broadway. Done TV, film. Played in regional theaters all over the US. Haven't been leading an itinerant life because of my 11 year old boy. But I might be returning to the life of an actor now. Which means the apartment would be available when I'm on the road. Please check with me about availability before you book. I'm very familiar with NY. Lived in NY or the NY area all my life. I could help you and guide you when you come to NY. And if you look at my picture and believe that I was really born in 1991, I'll try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.