About This Listing
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 a super nice host, very considerate. My parents and I stayed for two nights, and it's wonderful to have a chance to talk to Ken about his broadway career, share and learn. The apartment is in a very convenient community. You can buy almost everything without a range of walking. I enjoyed a lot and we will keep in touch Ken!
We really enjoyed our stay at Ken's appartment. The flat is very well located, a few blocks from Central Park and many museums. We also really liked the garden, which is a real advantage in New York. Ken is very nice, he welcomed us very well and gave us many advices about the city and good plans (restaurants, bars....). We fully recommend Ken's flat!
Ken was really nice and hospitable. He told us how everything goes in the apartment. He was available for all the information we wanted about the city, he told us some interesting places to visit in NYC that are not main tourist attractions. His place is small, but comfortable, it has everything you need. He provided blankets, sheets and towels. His backyard was a great place to eat breakfast and drink coffee in the morning. Location is just perfect - close to Central Park and close to subway station (4, 5 and 6).
Ken is kind and friendly. He wellcomed us with a bottle of wine! His place is in a great neighborhood. Totally recommended!
Ken was really kind and very hospitable. Very convenient location near central park. The space was smaller than it looked in the photos. Moreover even if the room was cleaned up, it was full of dusty toys and a dusty carpet, so it was really smelly.
It is a pitty as the house and Ken are nice.
Yes, the place is full of toys. A 12 year old boy lives here a good part of the time. It's our home, not a hotel. But you should have told me, Miryam, if you thought it wasn't clean enough. I worked hard trying to clean it for you. I vacuumed, dusted, did the floor. I didn't think it was dusty.
The apartment was really cozy and welcoming. When we arrived, Ken prepared and installed everything. He showed us how everything works and left. It was perfect for one night.
About the Host, Ken
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.