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Each morning the sun, the birds, and the beauty of the park greet you at your pillow.

Each morning the sun, the birds, and the beauty of the park greet you at your pillow.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Large bedroom 25' x 12 ' with two nice windows looking out over Central Park from the north. It is a quiet apartment on the top floor and corner of the building, so one rarely hears neighbors. Antique double bed sleeps two. Wifi equipped. We have a shared bathroom, which you will share with one other person. THE DOOR TO THE ROOM IS INSTALLED AT LAST :-) It was a difficult job for the contractors, as it is a unique size door frame from the early days of this prewar apartment. I have an antique stove, which requires knowing how to use it, for safety's sake. I am happy to teach any of my guests, if they can make the time to allow me to show them how. It has a more powerful gas flame than a modern stove, thus can ruin pots and pans unless kept on lower heat, and it occasionally needs to be lit manually. Once understood, it is perfectly safe. I have had it for several years, and many guests and roommates have learned how to use it safely in just a few minutes.

The apartment is very near to subways for travel into the center of town for the theater district and sightseeing. The C and B lines are half a block away, and the 2/3 express train to Times Square ( a ten minute ride!), and other points south is only a block and a half away. We have internet cafes, and nice restaurants within a three block radius, and of course Central Park is directly across the street, with the beautiful North Woods with walking trails, waterfalls and ponds. All buses that pass the apartment travel down Fifth Avenue, and its museums and shopping districts. Columbia University is less than 10 blocks away. 110th street is also the gateway to Harlem, so this is perfect for visiting the cultural sites and the gospel churches of this historic neighborhood. Visit the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, North America's largest Gothic cathedral, only four blocks away.

Our neighborhood is charming, with cafes and bistros one block away, and is buzzing with an active night life every evening. Be sure and visit the Biergarten for a vast beer selection, and excellent bistro food: mussels, burgers, steak fritte... I enjoy cafe Amrita in the morning, and also drop by Five and Diamond occasionally for finer dining. All are within three blocks of the apartment.
Beautifully located near the C and B trains, half a block away, and the express 2/3 trains a block and a half away, you will be in the heart of town in minutes. Bus lines pass the apartment with a stop half block from the apartment, across the street, where three different bus lines will take you down the famous museum mile along fifth avenue, all the way to the luxury shopping district.
You will be on the southern edge of the famous and much renewed and gentrified Harlem neighborhood, with cultural sites, like the Apollo theater and gospel churches nearby.

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House Rules

smoking should be done outside, please, and do not bring the party home. Otherwise, have a beautiful time enjoying what New York City has to offer.
Part of the charm of my home is the vintage kitchen. but it is filled with antiques, that require instructions. If you have any inclination to cook, we have to discuss it first, so that I can help you to know what to use, or cooking is not permitted. This is very important, as renters have damaged pans and the counter top with easily avoidable problems.

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1 night minimum stay
When you relax in the chairs by the windows, this is your view.

When you relax in the chairs by the windows, this is your view.

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About the Host, Joe

New York, New York, United States
Member since March 2012


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