About this listing
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.
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.
The stay was great and as advertised. Close to subway stations and public transport, right across the road from Central Park, the room was clean, neat and tidy, and very (website hidden) was excellent with communications and kept me informed at all times. Would defiantly stay again.
This is the third time I stay at Joe's Place and as always it was amazing. Great room, bed, location. Joe is a really nice and kind person. I strongly recommend his place if you want to know the best of NYC
Joe is a nice person. The room is very big.
1. Joe was not there to show me basic things
2. The apartment is airless.
I am surprised at the comment of the airless apartment, because when I was home during the day, the windows to her room were closed, and the room has cross ventilation overlooking Central Park. It is possible that she misunderstood my instructions regarding the air conditioner, to be sure and close the windows if using it, and thought I was asking to keep the windows closed. Unfortunately her arrival was delayed by two and a half hours, and I had to be at work one hour after her initial arrival time.
The apartment has lots of character, it's small but nice and clean. The room was really big and with a great view to the park just as described. We never got to meet Joe but he was helpful and responded quickly to all messages and questions.
Our first experience with airbnb.com which was great! The apartment is big and on beautiful place. View in Central Park, a short walk from the subway .. :-) Thanks Joe!
Joe is an amazing host. This is the second time I stayed at his place and every time I stay there I got more satisfied. He was really kind with us, the place and the location are absolutely perfect and convenient to get to know NYC. I strongly recommend his place.
Er hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen und bei einer Tasse Tee uns gut mit seiner Wohnung vertraut gemacht. So, das wir nach seiner Einweisung keinerlei Probleme hatten, uns zurecht zu finden. Den Mitbewohner von Joe haben wir selten gesehen und wenn, war er ebenfalls sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Wir haben uns auf anhieb bei Joe gut aufgehoben gefühlt, so das wir die vier Tage voll genießen konnten. Nachbarn und Umgebung haben wir auch als sehr positiv und freundlich empfunden und wir können uns gut vorstellen, beim nächsten Urlaub in der Stadt, Joe wieder anzu- fragen, ob er wieder ein freies Zimmer für uns hat.
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About the Host, Joe
I am a happy teacher of the fine arts and yoga. I normally live a rather quiet life. I frequently travel to teach master classes in both subjects. When traveling I usually prefer neighborhood sites and local flavor over tourist locations. An evening of strolling, and sampling local gastronomie is one of my favorite things. Top favorite is browsing antique and thrift shops, to support my habit of collecting vintage kitchen appliances.
My kitchen is a fun assortment of vintage Mixmasters, waffle irons and my remarkable 50's Chambers stove! They allow me to throw together a great brunch or dinner, when time allows, and they are a pretty good show too.
My favorite color is orange.