Lady Liberty/Hudson Views w.Terrace

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rector Pl, New York, NY 10280, United States

The Space

Content topics addressed below

I. Layout, amenities, vistas and sleeping arrangements

II. Updated photos

III. Preparations for your arrival

IV. Host contact before, during and after your visit

V. Neighborhood

VI. Transportation (arriving in Battery Park City; travel within NYC)

VII. Local services

VIII. Local restaurants

IX. Assistance from host

X. NYC Hidden Gems
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I. Layout, amenities, vistas and sleeping arrangements

Modern kitchen (fully equipped with cooking and eating utensils), foyer/breakfast nook, two large bedrooms or one large bedroom/one large living room and a large outdoor terrace (perfect for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing or business in NYC). Property is located on the 18th floor with magnificent views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty and Jersey City from every window and the terrace. We provide free high speed internet (with wifi) and premium cable (with TIVO DVR). The property includes four large closets (two are walk-in) to store your luggage and other belongings. There is a laundry machine and dryer on every floor and a 46th-floor rooftop deck with drop-dead views of Lower Manhattan, New York Harbor and Midtown. Your host has accommodated satisfied guests for over eight years and lives next door to address any concerns. The property faces west. There are epic sunsets year around.

We've have furnished the property with your comfort as our primary goal. As you will see, the tables, chairs and bedding are simple, functional and versatile. Many different types of parties--single guests, one couple, two couples, groups of people and families--book with us. To accommodate the preferences of each, our set-up is as follows. In one of the bedrooms (called the first bedroom in the photos), there is a queen, non-inflatable bed. If you have more than two persons in your group, we will have the other bedroom (called the second bedroom/living area) outfitted with very comfortable, double high airbeds. In form (and as you can see from the pictures), they look exactly like non-inflatable beds. We can put three single air beds in that room, a queen airbed there or a combination of such bedding. Please let us know what sleeping arrangements you would prefer prior to your arrival.

If you need to use the second bedroom/living area as a bedroom at night, you are free to deflate the airbeds in the morning and use this areas as a living area during the day. Deflating and inflating the air beds takes seconds. Pumps are provided to do this. I can show you how these work.

Venetian blinds have been installed over each window in each room of the property as well as the sliding door. If you have any questions as to how they work, please ask me. Because the unit faces west, there is no direct sunlight during the morning. In fact, the mild ambient light is very nice to wake up to. However, if you prefer no light while you sleep, the venetian blinds will block all light out of the apartment.

If you are using both the first bedroom and the second bedroom/living area as bedrooms and prefer not to deflate the air beds each day, there is a foyer/breakfast nook area that would function as the communal space of the property. It is about 180 square feet. I have eaten dinners with three other people in this space. It is equipped with a table and chairs.

If you normally reside in a house with 4,000 square feet, the property (and a lot of other places in New York may seem small. However, I have accommodated groups of five people successfully (some of them have been families; others have been groups of friends).

II. Updated photos

As of January 21, 2012, I added many new photos to my listing. The ones at the beginning of the slide show various views from the terrace and windows of the property (on a clear day during the day and at sunset as well as during a foggy day). The ones that follow (and which constitute the bulk of it) depict how the property is currently furnished. You will see that the second bedroom/living area with two single air beds (three fit easily as well), with a queen air bed and set up as a sitting room.

The photos showing the property as currently furnished were taken on a cloudy day. Thus, I have also included photos at the end of the slide show taken at an earlier time when the property was furnished differently. These show sunsets from the apartment and how the sun filters through the apartment as the sun is setting.

III. Preparations for your arrival

I ensure the property is as clean as possible for your arrival. In many cases, I have the property cleaned professionally. Whatever the case, the cleaning process usually takes 2-3 hours. We do the following:

- wash and dry all linens and towels;
- clean all kitchen surfaces
- clean all dishes, cups and utensils;
- empty the fridge of any food items left by the prior guest and clean;
- sweep all floors and dust;
- clean all bathroom surfaces;
- make sure all lights are operational;
- empty all trash; and
- make beds as needed by the arriving guests.

Once the above items are completed, my wife checks to ensure that all of the above items are addressed appropriately.

We continually strive for perfection in respect of cleaning. For each of the guests we have hosted, we have delivered the property in the same condition. As you can see from the comments, most guests had no issue with the cleanliness of the property. If, in your opinion, we have fallen short in any respect (cleanliness is ultimately subjective), please let me know. I will not be offended if you ask and will address the issue as soon as possible. I really want you to enjoy your stay.

IV. Host contact before, during and after your visit.

I try to answer any messages you send me as quickly as possible. I usually am able to do this with little delay as I work in front of a computer and keep airbnb on at all times. If I'm in a meeting, I may not be able to get to you until it is over. I have airbnb on my blackberry and, again, try to respond as quickly as possible when I am away from my desktop. If you send me a message with lots of questions, I will try to answer it using my mobile. At the same time, I may simply shoot you a message promising to revert as soon as I'm at home or at work with access to a desktop.

Once you have booked, you will receive my e-mail and cell/mobile number. In terms of e-mail, I again will respond to it as soon as I see it. However, my access to e-mail is not that great at work. For a faster response, please use the airbnb messaging system. That's always the best option for communicating with me.

If you would like to call or text me with questions, I am fine with that. Texting is usually a better option for me (but feel free to call as well).

During your visit, please feel free to call, text, e-mail, knock on my door or leave a note under it. Texting me is likely to produce the fastest response. I usually leave for work around 7:30am and am back by 7:30pm. One of us is usually home during the weekends.

After your stay, please feel free to keep in touch with us.

V. Neighborhood

We are located in Battery Park City, which is located at the southern tip of Manhattan on its west side. Battery Park City is one of the most modern neighborhoods in New York City. Quoting from Wikipedia:

"Battery Park City is a 92 acres (0.37 km2) planned community at the southwestern tip of lower Manhattan in New York City, United States. The land upon which it stands was created by land reclamation on the Hudson River using 1.2 million cubic yards (917,000 m3) of soil and rocks excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center and certain other construction projects, as well as from sand dredged from New York Harbor off Staten Island. The neighborhood, which is the site of the World Financial Center along with numerous housing, commercial and retail buildings, is named for adjacent Battery Park."

Green spaces, including parks, community gardens and the word famous Hudson River waterfront, gives Battery Park City an oasis-like feel. Although located only steps away from the bustle of Manhattan and the rest of New York City, your neighborhood lacks the noise pollution (like sounds of horns, traffic and construction) common to more built-up areas of Manhattan without being sleepy.

The following are quotes posted on Yelp of people who visited Battery Park City:

“Gotta see it to experience it!!!
Feels like your not in the city!!”

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“A must see while in NYC. This place is amazing, start your walk by the ferry terminals and work your way north to Battery Park, then Financial District Yacht launch, and then further north for a good couple of miles.”

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“Best place to jog in nyc.”

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“I love walking along the banks of the Hudson River, even through the blazing sun rays during the summer.
It makes you appreciate New York City on the good sides that it offers you, even if I have already been living here for almost a decade.
The way that they have numerous trees and chairs along the majestic water views are to die for, its very romantic and relaxing just to watch nature take its phase along the waters.
Although the restaurants around these areas are quite pricey, its understandable because of the location, people who are here all the time comes from the financial district so I guess they do have the G's to pay.
Nevertheless I would never get tired of just coming here and having my own share of natural bliss, I'm just gonna keep coming back.”

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“I love walking along here from the World Financial Center all the way north to Stuyvesant High School. It is a straight path along the Hudson River with great views of the developing New Jersey shoreline. There are plenty of benches to sit at when tired. It's quite a romantic place.”

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If you want to see a REAL waterfront view, you haven't seen one unless you've been to Battery Park City. It is definitely one of the hidden treasures of NYC (not really sure how "hidden" it is, but definitely worth taking your friends from out of town to check it out).

VI. Transportation

A. Arriving in Battery Park City

1. By Air

New York City is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy Airport (international & domestic flights), Newark Liberty Airport (international & domestic flights) and LaGuardia Airport (domestic flights).

2. Transportation to and from the airport

a. MTA subways & buses

For the most part, your best bet is to stay away from the MTA when traveling to and from the airport (exceptions for the AirTrain noted below!). You might save a few dollars, but subways and buses that currently serve the airports involve multiple transfers, and you'll have to drag your luggage up and down staircases. On some subways, you'd be traveling through economically depressed neighborhoods. Spare yourself the drama.

The subway can be more reliable than taking a car or taxi at the height of rush hour, but a few words of warning: This isn't the right option for you if you're bringing more than a single piece of luggage or if you have very young children in tow, since there's a good amount of walking and some stairs involved in the trip, and you'll have nowhere to put all those bags on the subway train. And do not use this method if you're traveling to or from the airport after dark or too early in the morning -- it's not the safest or fastest way during those times.

b. AirTrains (serving Newark Liberty Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport)

AirTrain from Newark Liberty Airport

AirTrain Newark connects Newark-Liberty International Airport with Manhattan via a speedy monorail/raillink.

Even though you have to make a connection, the system is fast, pleasant, affordable, and easy to use. Each arrivals terminal at Newark Airport has a station for the AirTrain, so just follow the signs once you collect your bags. All AirTrains head to Newark International Airport Station, where you transfer to a NJ Transit train. NJ Transit will deliver you to New York Penn Station at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue, where you can get a cab or transfer to the subway or bus (see below for information about arriving at the property by bus or subway). Alternatively, you can transfer from NJ Transit at Newark Pennsylvania Station to a PATH train headed to World Trade Center Path Station. From the World Trade Center PATH Station, you can walk to the property.

AirTrain from John F. Kennedy Airport

After a few bumpy years after opening in 2003, at a cost of nearly $2 billion, AirTrain JFK is beginning to operate more efficiently. Take the AirTrain to the MTA Subway A Line to MTA Subway Station (Howard Beach/JFK Airport). Take the MTA A Line Subway to MTA Subway Station (Fulton Street) in Lower Manhattan. From such station, you can walk to the property.

NOTE: A word of warning for both AirTrains: If you have mobility issues, mountains of luggage, or a bevy of small children, skip the AirTrain. You'll find it easier to rely on a taxi, car service, or shuttle service that can offer you door-to-door transfers.

c. Taxis

Despite significant rate hikes the past few years, taxis are still a quick and convenient way to travel to and from the airports. They're available at designated taxi stands outside the terminals, with uniformed dispatchers on hand during peak hours at JFK and LaGuardia, around the clock at Newark. Follow the GROUND TRANSPORTATION or TAXI signs. There may be a long line, but it generally moves quickly. Fares, whether fixed or metered, do not include bridge and tunnel tolls ($4-$6) or a tip for the cabbie (15%-20% is customary). They do include all passengers in the cab and luggage -- never pay more than the metered or flat rate, except for tolls and a tip (8pm-6am a $1 surcharge also applies on New York yellow cabs). Taxis have a limit of four passengers, so if there are more in your group, you'll have to take more than one cab.

From JFK: For trips between (to and from) Manhattan and JFK International Airport, the flat fare is $45.00 plus any tolls using Rate Code 2 on the meter. A NY State Tax Surcharge of $.50 will be added to each trip.

From LaGuardia: $24 to $28, metered, plus tolls and tip.

From Newark: The dispatcher for New Jersey taxis gives you a slip of paper with a flat rate ranging from $30 to $38 (toll and tip extra), depending on where you're going in Manhattan, so be precise about your destination. New York yellow cabs aren't permitted to pick up passengers at Newark. The yellow-cab fare from Manhattan to Newark is the meter amount plus $15 and tolls (about $69-$75, perhaps a few dollars more with tip). Jersey taxis aren't permitted to take passengers from Manhattan to Newark.

d. Private Car & Limousine Services

If you would like, I can make a reservation for a private car or limousine service to collect you at any of the NYC airports. If you would like me to make a reservation for you, please tell me the number of people in your group, the number of checked bags you will have with you, your vehicle preference (car, minivan or SUV), your flight number, the time of arrival of your flight and your arrival time. In most cases, I can make a curbside reservation without a credit card. For car service where the driver meets you, a credit card is typically required. Upon meeting the driver, you may pay with cash or a credit card.

Private car and limousine companies provide convenient 24-hour door-to-door airport transfers for roughly the same cost of a taxi. The advantage they offer is that you can arrange your pickup in advance and avoid the hassles of the taxi line. Call at least 24 hours in advance (even earlier on holidays), and a driver will meet you near baggage claim (or at your hotel for a return trip). You'll likely be offered the choice of indoor or curbside pickup; indoor pickup is more expensive but makes it easier to hook up with your driver (who usually waits in baggage claim bearing a sign with your name on it). You can save a few dollars if you arrange for an outside pickup; call the dispatcher as soon as you clear baggage claim and then take your luggage out to the designated waiting area, where you'll wait for the driver to come around, which can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a half-hour. Besides the wait, the other disadvantage of this option is that curbside can be chaos during prime deplaning hours.

Vehicles range from sedans to vans to limousines and tend to be relatively clean and comfortable. Prices vary slightly by company and the size of car reserved, but expect a rate roughly equivalent to taxi fare if you request a basic sedan and have only one stop; toll and tip policies are the same. (Note: Car services are not subject to the flat-rate rule that taxis have for rides to and from JFK.) Ask when booking what the fare will be and if you can use your credit card to pay for the ride so there are no surprises at drop-off time. There may be waiting charges tacked on if the driver has to wait an excessive amount of time due to flight delays when picking you up, but the car companies will usually check on your flight to get an accurate landing time.

These car services are good for rush hour (no ticking meters in rush-hour traffic), but if you're arriving at a quieter time of day, taxis work fine.

For many of the below public transportation options, please consult the MTA site and hopstop (a routing utility)

3. Arriving by subway

a. MTA Subway Line 1

Take the 1 MTA Subway Line to Rector Street

b. MTA Subway Lines 2/3

Heading from uptown (Times Square, Pennsylvania Station), take the 2/3 MTA Subway Lines to Chambers Street (and transfer across the platform to 1 and exit at Rector Street).

From Brooklyn, take the 2/3 MTA Subway Lines to Wall Street.

c. MTA Subway Lines A/C

From either direction (heading from uptown (Port Authority Bus Station) or downtown (Brooklyn), take the A/C MTA Subway Lines to Fulton Street.

d. MTA Subway Line E

Transfer at World Trade Center to the A/C MTA Subway Lines and follow directions above.

e. MTA Subway Lines 4/5

From either direction (heading from uptown (Grand Central Station; Union Square) or downtown (Brooklyn)), take the 4/5 MTA Subway Lines to Wall Street.

f. MTA Subway Line 6

Transfer at Brooklyn Bridge to the 4/5 MTA Subway Lines and follow directions above.

g. MTA Subway Line R

From either direction (heading from uptown or downtown (Brooklyn), take the R MTA Subway Line to Rector Street.

f. MTA Subway Lines J/Z

Heading from Brooklyn, take the J/Z to Chambers Street (if arriving during the weekend) or Broad Street (if arriving during the week).

4. Arriving by MTA bus

The M9, M10, and M22 buses all stop in Battery Park City (ask your driver for a stop near Rector Place and South End Avenue).

5. Arriving by ferry

The Trans Hudson ferry runs direct from Hoboken and Jersey City to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City.

6. Arriving by car

a. From Manhattan and the Bronx, use either the southbound Westside Highway, or the FDR Drive to West Street.

b. From Queens and Long Island, use either the Queensborough Bridge or the Midtown Tunnel to the southbound FDR Drive. Take the FDR to West Street.

c. From Brooklyn, use the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to West Street, or use the Brooklyn Bridge to West Street via the FDR Drive or Chambers Street.

d. From Staten Island, take the Staten Island Ferry to Battery Place. Battery Place wraps around Historic Battery Park and enters Battery Park City between Pier A and the Ritz Carlton.

e. From New Jersey, use the Holland Tunnel and follow the signs to West Street heading downtown.

f. Parking

Public parking garages are available throughout Battery Park City (including in Liberty Court; entrance: South End Avenue) and at the Battery Parking Garage between Greenwich Street and West Street. Entrances are available on Morris, Greenwich and Washington Streets.

B. Travel within New York City

1. MTA Subway

MTA subway service runs throughout Lower Manhattan, connecting travelers to Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Connecting service is available at Penn Station for New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad, at Grand Central Station for Metro-North, at the World Trade Center station for PATH and at Port Authority Bus Terminal (for bus connections).

The following subway lines serve Lower Manhattan; all are within a 5-10 minute walk of my property:

a.

1 (7th Avenue local) (NEAREST STOP: Rector Street) (Use this line to connect to TRIBECA and the West Village)

b.

2, 3 (7th Avenue express) (NEAREST STOP: Rector Street (take the 1 to Chambers Street and change to the 2,3) or Wall Street) (Use these lines to connect (going uptown) to Pennsylvania Station, Central Park, Times Square, Theater District and Upper West Side (or going downtown) to Brooklyn)

c.

4, 5 (Lexington Avenue express) (NEAREST STOP: Wall Street) (Use these lines to connect (going uptown) to Union Square, Grand Central Station, 5th Avenue Shopping and the Upper East Side (or going downtown) to Brooklyn)

d.

6 (Lexington Avenue local) (NEAREST STOP: Brooklyn Bridge or Wall Street (take the 4,5 to Brooklyn Bridge and change to the 4,5)) (Use this line to connect to the East Village, Chinatown and East Village)

e.

A, C (8th Avenue lines) (NEAREST STOP: Fulton Street (Use these lines to connect (going uptown) to TRIBECA, Chelsea, Port Authority Bus Terminal and Hells Kitchen (or going downtown) to Brooklyn))

f.

E (8th Avenue line) (NEAREST STOP: World Trade Center (Use these lines to connect to TRIBECA, Chelsea, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Hells Kitchen and Queens)

g.

R (Queens/Broadway/Brooklyn local) (NEAREST STOP: Rector Street (Use this line to connect (going uptown) to Flatiron, Gramercy and Avenue of the Americas in Midtown (or going downtown) to Brooklyn))

h.

J, Z (Nassau Street local) (NEAREST STOP: Chambers Street (during the weekend), Broad Street (during the week) or Wall Street (take the 4,5 to Brooklyn Bridge and change to the J, Z)) (Use this line to connect to the Lower East Side and Williamsburg (Brooklyn))

The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2.25*. The fare for an express bus ride is $5.50. If you qualify for reduced fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Infants (under two years of age) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult.

You can buy MetroCard three ways:

Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard

Buy as many rides as you want from $4.50 to $80.

Put $10 or more on your card and receive a 7 percent bonus. For example, a $20 purchase gives you $21.40 on your card. Refill your card to use the balance.

You get an automatic free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses.

Unlimited Ride MetroCard

Buy an unlimited number of subway and bus rides for a fixed price. Choose from a 7-Day, 30-Day or 7-Day Express Bus Plus

7-Day Unlimited Pass
Cost: $29, reduced fare $14.50
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use.

30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
Cost: $104, reduced fare $52
Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 30 days from day of first use. This card is protected against loss of theft when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.

7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard
Cost: $50, no reduced fare
Good for unlimited express bus, local bus, and subway rides until midnight, 7 days from first use. This card is protected against loss of theft when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.

2. PATH

PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) subway service to Lower Manhattan connects the World Trade Center station to Hoboken, Newark, and Journal Square.

1-Trip SmartLink /PATH SingleRide Ticket /Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard $2.00 $2.00
PATH 2-Trip MetroCard $4.00 $2.00
10-Trip - SmartLink / SmartLink Gray $15.00 $1.50
20-Trip - SmartLink / SmartLink Gray $30.00 $1.50
40-Trip - SmartLink / SmartLink Gray $60.00 $1.50
Senior SmartLink Card - for riders 65 years or older $1.00 $1.00
SmartLink 1-day pass-unlimited for 1 day $6.25 N/A
SmartLink 7-day pass - unlimited for 7 days $21.00 N/A
SmartLink 30-day pass - unlimited for 30 days $65.00 N/A

VII. Local services

Groceries

Gristedes
21 South End Avenue (at West Thames Street)
Very close to the property, but stick to basics like milk and juice

Gristedes
321 South End Avenue (north of Albany Street)
Larger and with better selection than the above, but further away from the property.

Whole Foods
270 Greenwich Street
Huge selection of gourmet foods

Laundry

Four Seasons Dry Cleaners
21 South End Avenue

VIII. Local restaurants

A. Local restaurants (all within a 5-minute walk)

85 West.
85 West St
New York, NY 10006
Sports bar

Au Mandarin
Bankers and brokers rely on the clockwork consistency of this Financial Center Chinese.
200-250 Vesey St., nr. West Side Hwy.

Battery Gardens
How hungry are you for scenery? An exceptional view, unexceptional food.
17 State St., nr. Pearl St.

BLT Bar & Grill
123 Washington St
New York, NY

Gigino at Wagner Park
Waterside Southern Italian cuisine complete with Lady Liberty view.
20 Battery (email hidden)ill Room
2 World Financial Ctr 225 Liberty St, New York, NY (Map)
Upscale American

Kaijou Japanese Cuisine
21 S End Ave
Japanese Cuisine

Inatteso Pizza Bar
28 West Street
Great pizza and Italian dishes

Izzy & Nats
311 South End Ave
Deli

P J Clarkes On The Hudson
4 World Financial Center
American (downtown version of a famous NY Irish bar)

Palm Steakhouse
206 West Street

Shake Shack
215 Murray St
Amazing burgers and fries

SouthWest NY Restaurant
225 Liberty St (Two World Financial Center)
American Cusine (has relocated temporarily to South End Avenue and Albany Street)

B. Area restaurants (within a 10-15 minute walk)

Adrienne's Pizza Bar
A restaurant that has delved into the rarefied world of thin-crust square, or "grandma"-style pizza.
54 Stone St., nr. Hanover Sq.

Alan's Falafel
Every weekday, a tahini-splattered falafel war is waged in Liberty Plaza Park, Wall Street’s great outdoors lunchroom, and this cart's excelled in texture (perceptibly crisper and a tad lighter) and flavor.
Cedar St. at Broadway

Alfanoose
The Middle Eastern takeout joint has morphed into a 72-seat restaurant just two blocks away from the original location.
8 Maiden Ln., nr. Broadway

Ancora
Ancorca brings of touch of Little Italy and all the trappings to a quiet Financial District side street.
11 Stone St., nr. Whitehall St.

The Bailey Pub & Brasserie
52 William St., nr. Pine St.

Barbarini Alimentari
Upscale Italian groceries from Pepe Rosso alums Claudio Marini (Caffe Linda) and Stefano Barbagallo (Paprika).
225 Front St., nr. Beekman St.

Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club
89 South St., nr. Beekman St.

Bennie’s Thai Café
Although most of the menu is unmemorable, Bennie’s Pad Thai stands up to competition.
88 Fulton St., nr. Gold St.

The Bigger Place
A 9/11 casualty has reopened and expanded, but the cheap cost has remained the same.
61 Warren St., at West Broadway

BLT Bar and Grill
The first BLT endeavor sans chef Laurent Tourondel is decent dining for Wall Streeters but won’t beckon to foodies uptown.
123 Washington St., nr. Albany St.

Brasserie Les Halles Downtown
The second local branch of Les Halles, home of juicy steak-frites and, when he’s in town, chef-writer Anthony Bourdain.
15 John St., nr. Broadway

Bridge Café
Old-world New York saloon with an outstanding New American menu.
279 Water (email hidden).

Bridgewaters
11 Fulton St. South Street Seaport, nr. Water St.

Burger Burger
Wall Street’s moguls and minions find solace here in juicy burgers and simple, grilled fare.
77 Pearl (email hidden).

Café Sage
A cheery room belies the worn-out cuisine at this Financial District Thai spot.
108 John St., nr. Cliff St.

Charlys
A serviceable takeout counter with everything from tacos to cheesesteaks.
110 Trinity (email hidden).

Choza Taqueria
Choose from one of four protein options — carne asada, carnitas, chicken or vegetarian — to fill your taco or burrito at this casual Mexican spot.
1 Center St.

Cipriani Wall Street
While the food here holds its own, it’s really the celebrity-rich past of the original Cipriani, Harry’s Bar in Venice, that you’re buying into.
55 Wall (email hidden).

The Country Kebab
Healthy kebabs aren’t an oxymoron at this bustling financial-district lunch counter.
76 Fulton (email hidden).

Cowgirl Sea Horse
Sherry Delamarter opened an outpost of Cowgirl Sea-Horse near the South Street Seaport with a mix of southern and southwestern dishes and plenty of frozen margaritas.
259 Front St., nr. Dover St.

Crepes Du Nord
Small creperie hidden behind the popular Smorgas Chef offers a variety of deliciously sweet and savory crepes.
17 S. William St., nr. Mill Lane

Delmonico's
Steaks and single malts in a mahogany-and-cream setting.
56 Beaver St., nr. William St.

Fino Wall Street
A taste of Northern Italy geared toward the Wall Street power lunch crowd.
1 Wall Street (email hidden).

Fish Market Restaurant
Small plates dominate at this tastefully nautical Seaport spot.
111 South St., nr. Peck Slip

Fresco by Scotto On the Go
Freshly prepared takeout grub in huge, modern digs for suits on the go.

114 Pearl (email hidden).

George's
Bland bordering on banal, this Greek-American diner helped revive a darkened corner of the financial district.
89 Greenwich (email hidden).

The Growler
Dog-friendly gastropub the Growler Bites & Brews pours craft beers and dog-themed cocktails on Stone Street.
55 Stone St., nr. William St.

Harbour Lights
Surf-and-turf central, with killer views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pier 17 3rd fl., Beekman St.

Harry’s Italian Pizza Parlor
Brick-oven pizza and pastas satisfy the financial-district hordes who rush for the outdoor season as soon as the sun rears its head.
2 Gold St., nr. Platt St.

Harry's Steak
A maze of rooms connects in the basement of the historic India Club to form two facets of Harry’s: a boisterous café on Stone Street and a classic chophouse in a former wine cellar off Pearl Street.
1 Hanover (email hidden).

Haru
This Benihana-owned chainlet features all the usual sushi and sashimi suspects.
1 Wall Street (email hidden).

Il Brigante
Thin-crust pizzas baked in a wood-burning brick oven.
214 Front St., nr. Beekman St.

Il Cantuccio
Fruit and chocolate-dotted cantucci from a handed-down Miglianese recipe, plus pizza, sandwiches, and bread.
91 Christopher St., nr. Bleecker St.

Il Giglio
Generous, pricey Northern Italian fare favored by the Downtown power set.
81 Warren St., nr. West Broadway

Ise Japanese Restaurant
Supplementing an ordinary, overpriced everyday menu, the delicious specials are the real deal here.
56 Pine St., nr. William St.

Jerry's Cafe
Once a Soho mainstay, Jerry Joseph’s upscale diner is reborn in Tribeca.
90 Chambers St., nr. Church St.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Polynesian soul food brings a bit of the islands to Lower Manhattan and homesick Honoluluites.
64 Fulton St., nr. Gold St.

Leo's Bagels
Adam Pomerantz, co-founder of Murray’s Bagels, is behind this bagelry in the financial district.
3 Hanover Sq., nr. Stone St.

The Libertine
Part Thomas Crown chess den, part gastropub, the leather-and-mahogany-bedecked Libertine is designed to evoke a swinging seventies-era London clubhouse.
15 Gold St., nr. Platt St.

Little Italy Pizza
Standard but fresh lunch-crush pies with good toppings and winning Chicago-style pizzas in simple digs.
11 Park Pl., nr. Church St.

Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina
This Stone Street Mexican restaurant brings decent grub and a raucous saloon atmosphere to the Financial District.
83 Pearl St., nr. Stone St.

Mangez Avec Moi
Great, inexpensive pan-Asian food with thoughtful spicing and fresh ingredients, plus wacky aphorisms on the menu.
71-73 West Broadway, nr. Warren St.

MarkJoseph Steakhouse
Leave theme-park steakhouses to socialites on the Zone; MarkJoseph is for serious beef eaters.
261 Water St., at Peck Slip

Meade's
Located right off the happening Front Street, this corner spot is casual and welcoming, with bar food classics and plenty of outdoor seating.

22 Peck Slip, nr. Water St.

Nelson Blue
New Zealand-born owner—and one time Puck Fair bartender—Pauli Morgan named this gastropub after his hometown down under.
233-235 Front St., at Peck Slip

New Amsterdam Market
See the review of this restaurant at 100 Peck Slip in Manhattan.
100 Peck Slip, nr. South St.

O'Hara's Restaurant
An otherwise paint-by-the-numbers Irish pub stands out because of its above-average appetizers, its friendly atmosphere and its proximity to Ground Zero.
120 Cedar St., nr. Greenwich St.

Pacific Grill
American fare and pan-Asian seafood, with a view of the harbor and al fresco seating in the summer.
89 South St., nr. Fulton St.
Pane Peppe
295 Greenwich St.

Picknick, Smoked
Picnick's Will Goldfarb and former Thor and 5 Ninth chef Kevin Pomplun now man a barbecue cart.
Wall (website hidden). Water St.

Picnick
Pastry provocateur Will Goldfarb and Kevin Pomplun serve sous vide sandwiches and seasonal smoothies in two eco-friendly Battery Park kiosks.
Battery (email hidden).

Pita Press
Catering to the financial district's workweek lunchers, Pita Press offers Greek standards like chicken souvlaki and multiple roasted meats in a pita sandwich or platter format.
25 Cedar St., nr. William St.

Plein Sud
Frederick Lesort's southern-France-styled brasserie has a menu of Gallic classics.
85 West Broadway, nr Warren St.

Ruchi
A welcome financial district curry-and-chutney outpost in a neighborhood that offers few competitors.
120 Cedar St., nr. Trinity Pl.

Salud! Restaurant & Bar
The nostalgic decor of this tapas and pan-Latin inspired restaurant is reminiscent of Hemmingway's travels. Live Cuban twice a week adds to the distinct flavor.
142 Beekman (email hidden).

Sequoia
Occupying a prime swath of Pier 17, this nautical-themed, seafood-centric eatery is set against the scenic backdrop of South Street Seaport.
89 South St. Pier 17, nr. Beekman St.

SHO Shaun Hergatt
The eponymous chef is a Ritz-Carlton veteran coming from the Setai’s Miami location, and offering a French-accented menu that also draws on Asian ingredients and is influenced by his native Australia.
40 Broad (email hidden).

Silver Lining
Creative cocktails and small plates set to live jazz.
75 Murray St., btw. Broadway and Greenwich Sts.

Stella, Manhattan Bistro
Dublin-born, London-trained Darren Pettigrew, onetime chef at Ulysses on Stone Street, combined two adjacent spaces to create his gastropub.
213 Front St., nr. Beekman St.

Stone Street Tavern
With weathered barn doors and century-old wine barrels, Soho–South Beach pioneer Tony Goldman's watering hole feel as if it had been here forever.
52 Stone St., nr. Mill Ln.

SUteiSHI
A South Street Seaport sushi joint plays it safe with the menu, but knows its subject well.
24 Peck (email hidden).

Table Tales Café
A slow-simmered comfort-food café near the South Street Seaport.
243 Water St., nr. Peck Slip

Toloache Taqueria
Toloache's first fast-casual taqueria serves soups, salads, tortas, tacos, and burritos.
83 Maiden Ln., nr. Gold St.

Ulysses’
Clare sandstone, wooden ceiling beams, and a 130-foot bar, where Guinness is most assuredly on tap.
95 Pearl (email hidden).

Veronica's Kitchen
This street cart offers cheap and deliciously sloppy Trindadian favorites that rival the best of many nearby sit-down restaurants.
125 Front St., nr. Wall St.

Wall & Water
Globally inspired fare in a see-and-be-seen, hotel-restaurant atmosphere.
75 Wall St., nr. Water St.

Zaitzeff
A wholesome and homey burger joint for the Financial District's healthy eaters.
72 Nassau (email hidden).

Zeytuna
At this bustling basement cafeteria, office workers take comfort in the mammoth selection of lunchtime edibles.
59 Maiden (email hidden).

Zigolinis
The after-work crowd in the financial district heads to Zigolinis for a cocktail and a burger in a setting that’s easy on the eyes.
66 Pearl St., nr. Broad St.

IX. Assistance from host

I'm here to make your visit to New York City be as enjoyable as possible. I have provided the following services to past guests and would be more than happy to help you out as well:

- arrange transportation to/from the airport
- make restaurant reservations
- assist with obtaining tickets to cultural and sporting events
- provide itineraries for sightseeing catered to your interests
- suggest restaurants and other attractions I like
- receive mail/packages for you
- arrange to meet for coffee or a drink
- store your bags for you (if you plan to travel to other destinations before returning to NYC for your flight home)
- send left belongings to you

If there are other matters I might help you with, feel free to ask.

X. NYC Hidden Gems

(as per "BusinessInsider")

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The abandoned City Hall subway stop in Manhattan

If you can fight the urge to get off the 6 train at the last stop (Brooklyn Bridge), you'll be treated to the abandoned but beautifully preserved old City Hall subway station, as the train loops around to go back uptown.

The station was first closed in 1945, and plans have been raised on a few occasions to turn the station into part of a transit museum. For now, the station remains out of reach unless by guided tour, as one of the many abandoned stops that can be partially explored.

Fort Tryon Park in the Bronx

Visit the English countryside, the Middle Ages and scope the Hudson River all at once at Fort Tyron Park. Designed by the same architect who put together Yosemite National Park, Fort Tyron is home to an incredible amount of colorful flora and exotic fauna, considering it's at 190th Street in the Bronx.

Also in Fort Tyron is the Cloisters Museum and Gardens, a reassembled chapel and series of monastic convents complete with immense stone halls, stained glass, hydrangeas and irises

The piers in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Equal parts history lesson and stunning East River vantage point, the piers along Red Hook are tough to get to but incredibly rewarding if you can make the trip.

Strolling down the cobblestone streets that were once the site of a Dutch shipping center, visitors can explore the slow tide that's turning the industrial wasteland into a vibrant artistic community. Also, rare views of the Statue of Liberty, down Manhattan, and the sunset over New York Harbor abound. Ikea's nearby, too.

5Pointz Aerosol Art Center in Long Island City

Skip the long lines at MoMA and the Met and check out 5Pointz, an outdoor art exhibition (read: free) in Queens, featuring some of the most incredible graffiti in the world. The 200,000 square foot factory building is covered wall-to-wall in beautiful urban illustrations. Prospective artists need a permit before painting, which ensures only the highest quality tags.

East Village speakeasy PDT

Also known as "The Best Bar In The World," PDT (Please Don't Tell) is infamous for its attempts at secrecy — check out its website — including a hidden entrance through a hot dog shop's telephone booth, and its low-lit, funky ambiance.

The bar specializes in cocktails, including absinthe cocktails that only add to its image as a "sexy speakeasy."

Get discounted tickets to Broadway shows--nearby my property in South Street Seaport

TKTS Discount Booths give theater lovers the opportunity to grab tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at up to 50 percent off. Most people head to the Times Square office and wait in truly monstrous lines for day-of-performance tickets only.

Experienced New Yorkers and tourists in the know head to the South Street Seaport and even Metrotech in Brooklyn, where the lines are much shorter (at times, non-existent) and you can buy seats for matinee shows the next day. Cut down on your time in Times Square and still get discount Lion King tickets.

Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island

New York is all about bright lights and skyscrapers — but just a ferry ride away is Staten Island, mostly known for its garbage and a subsequent hilariously controversial ice cream flavor.

But the borough is also home to a living history village. Historic Richmond sits on a hundred acres of gorgeous farmland, with dozens of original historic buildings that you can't find anywhere else. Special events like dinner with a candlelight tour of the grounds are sure to impress out-of-towners/dates.

Here, visitors can explore what 17th-century Staten Islander's life was like, before the landfill.

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien

The little known hole-in-the-wall (of one of New York's most elegant hotels), Burger Joint is a no-frills spot with some of the best burgers and fries in town.

Despite its Midtown location, the Joint has surprisingly low prices, an unparalleled time-worn vibe and high scores from almost every reviewer in town.

Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn

This legendary landmark was once Brooklyn's only skyscraper, but nowadays it has to settle for being Brooklyn's second tallest building. Situated at the nexus of some of the borough's most important thoroughfares, the former bank can be seen for miles around and, if you manage access to its private roof, provides expansive views of the surrounding city.

Today, the building is mostly residential, but in the winter months it will be home to the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg market, a weekend event that probably deserves a slide in its own right for the incredible variety of delicious food stalls.

Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn

Consider this Brooklyn's version of Père Lachaise in Paris. If they can get over the feelings of insignificance and fear of death that may result from strolling past countless burial plots, visitors will see the calming beauty of this immaculately kept graveyard.

The cemetery is also a veritable who's who of dead people: famous gravestones include those of Samuel Morse, Boss Tweed, Henry Ward Beecher, and even Winston Churchill's grandmother. You can grab a map and celeb-spot your way through this National Historic landmark anytime, for free. There are also shows, readings, and concerts here year round.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Manhattan

UCB is like a cheap hipster's wet dream: it gives you the opportunity to see upcoming comedy acts before they hit the big time, and at great prices.

There are live shows every night, from stand-up to improv, with ASSSSCAT 3000 as the week's standout performance: Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz lead an improv group that also welcomes guests from SNL, 30 Rock, and The Colbert Report. Oh -- and it's free.

Koreatown in Manhattan

Little Seoul on 32nd Street is home to some incredible slices of Korean life, from spicy delicacies, exotic pastries and Korean-specific cell phone carriers.

Fraunces Tavern

Nearly lost among the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, a visit to Fraunces Tavern can satisfy the palate of many types of tourists: it's a unique restaurant, brewery, tavern and historic monument (George Washington ended his Revolutionary War campaign here).

History pervades every part of the Tavern, which you can enjoy while sipping a centuries old Oyster Stout, touring the museum, or kicking back in the speakeasy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • A great host and a great apartment. Host is very considerate and goes out of his way to help you enjoy your stay. I would recommend this apartment to all.......

    March 2012
  • Absolutely the best trip I've ever had to NYC. Ted was an amazing host and made everything truly enjoyable.

    He is so easy to work with and very accommodating!!! The apartment wasn't quite ready when we arrived so early, so we were able to keep our luggage at the front desk. When we returned to check in, Ted had already carried our bags up to the apartment and they were waiting there for us!

    Great two bedroom set-up was perfect for two couples.

    Very clean! Great balcony! AMAZING views of the river and Statue of Liberty.

    I will absolutely be back at 200 Rector my next time in NYC.

    THANKS AGAIN TED!!!

    January 2012
  • Although our stay in NYC was great, the apartment Ted rented to us was a spoiler! Upon entering the apartment we were initially disappointed by the fact that the photos in the airbnb description were terribly inaccurate. There was very little furniture, and what was in there was very cheap, nothing on the walls, and the kitchen did not have modern appliances, as was suggested in his description. After further investigation, we found huge clumps of dust and dirt gathered under all of the furniture and the bathroom was dirty, particularly the floor. It was very clear to us that Ted had done very little, if anything, to clean the apartment in preparation for our visit. In addition, the kitchen was not well equipped with cooking accessories, like pans! And, the pots that we found were very old and scratched up Teflon. We decided that it was unsafe to use the cookware, which basically made the kitchen useless.

    I see that Ted has finally updated photos of the unit, but beware, photos can be deceiving! In the end, my husband had to call Ted over just before our check-out time so that he could see how dirty the unit was. Ted was very unwilling to admit that the place was less than desirable. In fact, he seemed to think that huge clumps of dust and dirt were acceptable, particularly after charging a $60 cleaning fee. Unreal! My husband was not willing to back down, however, and demanded that he reimburse us for the cleaning fee. After arguing for over 15 minutes, Ted finally offered to give us $30 cash.

    For us, it was about more than money. We had our 6 year old daughter with us, and we were appalled to have had to stay in such a filthy apartment with her. Lastly, the doorman assured us that parking outside the building, while we unloaded, was safe, and yet my husband received a $120 parking ticket after leaving the car for only 20 minutes. Not their fault, but be careful taking advice from the doorman!

    December 2011
    Edward A.
    Response from Edward A.:

    I. Updated photos

    As of January 21, 2012, I added many new photos to my listing. The ones at the beginning of the slide show show various views from the terrace and windows of the property (on a clear day during the day and at sunset as well as during a foggy day). The ones that follow (and which constitute the bulk of it) depict how the property is currently furnished. You will see that the second bedroom/living area with two single air beds (three fit easily as well), with a queen air bed and set up as a sitting room.

    The photos showing the property as currently furnished were taken on a cloudy day. Thus, I have also included photos at the end of the slide show taken at a earlier time when the property was furnished differently. These show sunsets from the apartment and how the sun filters through the apartment as the sun is setting.

    II. Preparations for your arrival

    I ensure the property is as clean as possible for your arrival. In many cases, I have the property cleaned professionally. Whatever the case, the cleaning process usually takes 2-3 hours. We do the following:

    - wash and dry all linens and towels;
    - clean all kitchen surfaces
    - clean all dishes, cups and utensils;
    - empty the fridge of any food items left by the prior guest and clean;
    - sweep all floors and dust;
    - clean all bathroom surfaces;
    - make sure all lights are operational;
    - empty all trash; and
    - make beds as needed by the arriving guests.

    Once the above items are completed, my wife checks to ensure that all of the above items are addressed appropriately.

    We continually strive for perfection in respect of cleaning. For each of the guests we have hosted, we have delivered the property in the same condition. As you can see from the comments, most guests had no issue with the cleanliness of the property. If, in your opinion, we have fallen short in any respect (cleanliness is ultimately subjective), please let me know. I will not be offended if you ask and will address the issue as soon as possible. I really want you to enjoy your stay. I have had many airbnb guests and have never encountered the
    issues they presented.
    They were determined to re-trade on the cost of their stay
    at the end of it.
    Rather than identifying any concerns they had upon their
    arrival (which I would have been more than happy to address and which would
    have taken 15-20 minutes to resolve), they demanded, as they were about to
    leave, the return of their cleaning fee due to a few spots they claim I missed
    (they provided no pictures that the spots were like that upon their arrival).

    If they did not receive funds back, they threatened to leave
    a negative review (which they did anyway), call airbnb to file complaints and
    seek redress and complain to other airbnb guests who were waiting for them to
    exit.

    As part of their efforts to reduce the cost of their stay,
    they proceeded to blame me for everything negative that happened to them during
    their visit to New York. For
    example, after I fielded numerous calls and e-mails from them regarding parking
    options around my property prior to their arrival, they chose to ignore my
    advice and park in a "no parking" area. Nevertheless, it was somehow
    their view, after they were ticketed, that I was to be held accountable for
    their poor decision-making.

    The theatrics--complemented by a few menacing gestures from
    the male member of the party--got to a point where I began to feel physically
    threatened.

    To extract myself from the drama (after all, life is too
    short for manufactured ordeals as pathetic as this routine), I offered a partial
    refund, which they wolfishly accepted. Fortunately, they were soon gone.

  • Everything was (website hidden) was exactly how we hope that it would be.The location is the best and the apartment is clean, confortable, easy to run and it has the most pefect view of the hudson river.We loved it.Ted is a great host and gave us a huge support.

    December 2011
  • I would highly recommend the Lady Liberty to stay on your next visit to NYC. Incredible views, great access to subways, and many sites and restaurants. The owner was first class and provided excellent communication. The apartment was simple, clean, and very spacious. There were four of us that stayed (my wife, son and his wife) and it exceeded all of our expectations. The neighborhood was very safe with a couple days’ worth of sightseeing within walking distance. Walk up Rector St. and pick from several awesome breakfast places and delis. I travel a lot and this is an incredible deal (the Marriott across the street charges over $400 per room) for the price. Can’t wait to go back!

    December 2011
  • My global experience in the appartment was plaisant! It was comfortable and the location perfect for us! The building is beautiful and there's always a doorman and security! The terrace is cosy and we had plenty of space for four! The appartment is clean, salubrious. I would recommend it. for its good value for money.
    BUT!
    We were a little disappointed by the general appearence of the appartment though. The pictures don't show the same appartment at all! The decoration and furniture are totally absent and there were no drapes in any room. The master room had horizontal blinds but we weren't able to close them... So we woke up every day with the sunlight and the great view on the Hudson river, which really is beautiful btw! In the second room / living room, there were two small inflatable beds, not a double bed like the pictures are showing! Since we were two couple that was a problem for us! We saw the owner's wife once when we arrived and, when I told her we were expecting two double beds, she said they had more beds (which they had, but they were small inflatable ones... in a closet) and then she disappeared! We never saw them again after that!
    The kitchen could have been more equiped (no toaster, no frying pans...). And there was a small dining table in the hallway with two chairs, not enough space for four.
    In the bathroom we found an old shower sponge hanging in the shower...
    When I wanted to use the WiFi connection, on the first night, we couldn't find any instructions in the appartment about a password. So the next morning I knocked on the owners door but no one anwsered. We finally, accidently, found the welcome letter in the "living room" hidden under a pile of travel documents!

    As I said, the appartment is ok for a short stay, but I would have liked it if the ad was accurate! I would have rented it anyway!

    December 2011
    Edward A.
    Response from Edward A.:

    I appreciate all feedback received from my guests. In the case of this guest, I could have dealt with many of her concerns had she successfully contact me. She notes that she tried knocking on my door (I live in the unit next door). Unfortunately, I am not always home. Having booked with me, she was in possession of my phone as well as my e-mail contact details and could have used the airbnb messaging system to reach me. However, she chose not to pursue any of these options.

    In addition, please note the following:

    I. Blinds

    Venetian blinds have been installed over each window in each room of the property as well as the sliding door. If you have any questions as to how they work, please ask me. Because the unit faces west, there is no direct sunlight during the morning. In fact, the mild ambient light is very nice to wake up to. However, if you prefer no light while you sleep, the venetian blinds will block all light out of the apartment.

    II. Updated photos

    As of January 21, 2012, I added many new photos to my listing. The ones at the beginning of the slide show show various views from the terrace and windows of the property (on a clear day during the day and at sunset as well as during a foggy day). The ones that follow (and which constitute the bulk of it) depict how the property is currently furnished. You will see that the second bedroom/living area with two single air beds (three fit easily as well), with a queen air bed and set up as a sitting room.

    The photos showing the property as currently furnished were taken on a cloudy day. Thus, I have also included photos at the end of the slide show taken at a earlier time when the property was furnished differently. These show sunsets from the apartment and how the sun filters through the apartment as the sun is setting.

    III. Host contact before, during and after your visit.

    I try to answer any messages you send me as quickly as possible. I usually am able to do this with little delay as I work in front of a computer and keep airbnb on at all times. If I'm in a meeting, I many not be able to get to you until it is over. I have airbnb on my blackberry and, again, try to respond as quickly as possible when I am away from my desktop. If you send me a message with lots of questions, I will try to answer it using my mobile. At the same time, I may simply shoot you a message promising to revert as soon as I'm at home or at work with access to a desktop.

    Once you have booked, you will receive my e-mail and cell/mobile number. In terms of e-mail, I again will respond to it as soon as I see it. However, my access to e-mail is not that great at work. For a faster response, please use the airbnb messaging system. That's always the best option for communicating with me.

    If you would like to call or text me with questions, I am fine with that. Texting is usually a better option for me (but feel free to call as well).

    During your visit, please feel free to call, text, e-mail, knock on my door or leave a note under it. Texting me is likely to produce the fastest response. I usually leave for work around 7:30am and am back by 7:30pm. One of us is usually home during the weekends.

    After your stay, please feel free to keep in touch with us.

  • The apartment is large, eary and light. The view is great. The apartment is on a good location, close to the park. All as we would expect from the description.
    Overall our stay was good, but we expected a more furnished and cosy appartment. The appartment did not fuly correspond to the pictures on the website and our expectations.

    December 2011
  • The apartment is most convenient to visit Manhattan, with a magnificent view on the water and towers. Maybe it could have been a little cleaner and the kitchen more equipped, but if you have any need Edward is not far to help

    November 2011
  • The view was great and the apartment was in a prime area of New York. The apartment was a bit small for 5 people and three beds were air mattresses, but overall our stay was great.

    November 2011
  • The apartment was great! Wow ! what a view. Ted had everything set for us before we arrived , the neighborhood is a good place to walk , plenty of places to grab a bite.

    Thanks Ted for the great stay.

    Mike

    November 2011
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