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.
We had a great 7 night stay at Joe's apartment. The room was large and light and the bed was really comfy. It was lovely to wake up to a view of the park. We enjoyed walking through Central Park and being so close to the subway and bus stop. It was straightforward to get to wherever we wanted to be. We met Joe once and he seemed very nice, communication was prompt and easy.
The neighbourhood felt relaxed and friendly, we had some good breakfasts at nearby Cafe Amrita and enjoyed some great live music at local bar and restaurant Silvana.
We would recommend staying here, it contributed to a fantastic holiday in New York!
Nice stay Joe! Quiet - easy to get to. Found the man who paints Sunbeams (and kitchen stuff): John Morra, see American Arts Quarterly, Fall 2007.
Joe is a very friendly and warm host. The hand-over of keys with his neighbor went without any difficulty (pay attention how the lock works). He answered prompt to every email or sms.
The room is large, direct sited to the central park (one street between house and park), the bed is comfortable.
Joe owns an impressible collection of food processors.
What a total delight! Joe is warm, welcoming, thoughtful - the perfect host. His home embodies a creative, ecclectic, and curious spirit that made for the perfect oasis of thought and comfort in the city. The location is excellent - Central Park's beauty out the 6th floor window, and the subway a 90 second walk away. Great cafes and organic grocery within easy reach, and the amazing Cathedral just around the corner. So glad I stayed with Joe!
We stayed at Joe's place for 7 days and we really enjoyed it. Joe is kind, generous and we felt welcomed. Questions were answered very quickly and even when we arrived a day later there were no problems to check in. The apartment is so cute and colorful - we absolutely loved the retro style. I think I slept in the most comfortable bed ever...
I very strongly recommend Joe's place.
It was the most auspicious coincidence of a wonderful stay in NYC to have stayed with Joe. He is a wonderful host, has a lovely and in its details very fine room.
We traveled with a small child, and Joe took quite some care to accomodate us. He did so very thoroughly and on short notice.
The neighbourhood is very interesting as well. It is right at the interface of central park and Harlem. Harlem of today is a very nice and rather harmless area. Three of the most important museums of north america are less than an hours walk through central park away (or 5 min with the subway).
Four different subway lines are a short walk away, any point in Manhattan can be reached very quickly. Bus service along either side of the park is fast and accesible as (website hidden);dr
if it's free, request, you can hardly get anything better in NYC
Joe´s appartment is in a great place to visit New York in front of the North part of Central Park, quiet and easy to get to the main atractions in Manhattan. Joe is very kind and he responses very quickly your questions. Nevertheless we didn´t feel welcome to use the stove. We found the home a little untidy. The room doesn´t have a door.
Joe is available when I had a question he respond me very quickly
the apartment was clean and I loved the decor
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Joe is a really nice and helpful host! Always replying ASAP even during his vacation. Thank u so much for saving us during a Power off emergency. Apartment is clean and comfortable to stay in. Looks exactly the same as in the pics. It's in an old building but I like the feeling of seeing a place that can tell its own story. As mentioned, there is no door between his room and the kitchen but it's never a problem. Cause we never get a chance to meet his roommate, basically we have the whole apartment to our own. I will definitely recommend this place.
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