I haven't listed since 2012 and listed for a very limited duration then. So I have only 5 reviews and no pictures yet.
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 $120/night.
Book the larger room with futon (sleeps 2) for $90/night.
Book the small room with cot and bunk bed for $75/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.
Ken is a nice host and a good guy. He is very friendly. Also, his house is a golden location. We can walk to Central park to take a photo and some places of landmarks in NYC in a few minutes. His house is located on 89th, Upper East Side where near with the 86th St subway station. So, the journey and transportation are very comfortable. I recomend that if anyone is looking for a good resting place in Manhattan which have a resonable price and an amazing host, Ken's house is another the best choice.
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Myself and 3 girlfriends rented Ken's apartment for 4nights and it was the perfect economical base to explore the city from.
Ken was lovely and very flexible. He welcomed us to anything in the fridge or cupboards while we were there. The beds were comfortable and everything bar the wifi was in good working condition - including the air conditioning which was a heaven send when returning from some hot and muggy afternoons out walking the town! If you are not renting the entire apartment you would want to note that to get to the bathroom everyone has to go through the bedroom, but we never found this a problem. The location is excellent. Only a couple of blocks form the Guggenheim and Central Park, and the 86th St subway station is only a short 5min walk, and is surrounded by shops, banks, supermarkets and restaurants. You can be downtown in no time, and a taxi into midtown if full will cost you the same price as 4 people getting the subway.
A great crash pad.
Ken is a fantastic host! He was great at communicating and even better at making sure that we had a great time in the city once we were there. He even went above and beyond to check out things for us before we arrived there. Lovely to have a conversation with and incredibly warm, this guy is definitely one of our trip highlights. In short, Ken is amazing and I'm really grateful that we got to stay at his place!
Ken is jovial, inviting and a stand up guy. He was flexible and had great communication.
The place is comfortable though a little tight and a bit densely filled with items.
Overall great location and great guy.