Experience NYC without having to worry about train schedule!
Awesome studio in a high rise. Unobstructed view of Manhattan! 5 minutes to Downtown, 15 to Midtown via PATH underground train or ferry.
This is an "entire place" listing, you will not be sharing this apartment place with anyone.
------- Transportation and Parking -------
PATH trains get you to World Trade Center, 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th and Christopher streets. Path is fast and convenient, but not as enjoyable as the ferry. The station is within a 3-minute walk from my place, and the fare is $2.25. PATH runs 24x7, so you don’t have to worry about missing the last train from the city that never sleeps.
If you are considering staying elsewhere, for example, in Brooklyn or Manhattan, type these destinations into (website hidden) Maps, and you will see that in many cases my apartment is much closer, even compared to staying in Manhattan. Here are the public transit times reported by (website hidden) Maps from the Newport Path station:
World Trade Center (Downtown, Financial District, TriBeCa): 7 minutes
Battery Park: 26 minutes
Chinatown: 26 minutes
East Harlem: 48 minutes
East Village: 23 minutes
Flatiron: 13 minutes
Gramercy: 13 minutes
Greenwich Village: 9 minutes
Murray Hill: 28 minutes
Nolita/Bowery: 28 minutes
SoHo: 22 minutes
Union Square: 12 minutes
Upper East Side: 41 minutes
Upper West Side: 37 minutes
Times Square: 26 minutes
Central Park: 27 minutes
The nicest way to get to Manhattan is the ferry boat. There are two docks in a 10-minute walking radius Paulus Hook and Hoboken. The boats from these docks will take you to the Financial District, Wall Street, or to Midtown, 39th street. The fare is $8.50. You can then transfer to the free Ferry Bus, which will get you very close to any destination south of Central Park.
From the Midtown ferry terminal there are free shuttle buses, which will get you within walking distance of most places in the City below the 60th street or so.
On weekdays between 8am and 7pm there is metered parking on River Drive and Newport Parkway. Parking is free after 7pm and before 8am, and on weekends and holidays. Additional free street parking is available on Washington Boulevard north of Newport Parkway, on weekends, holidays and between 7pm and 8am. As with any street parking, sometimes you have to hunt for a spot, but I've never had a problem finding one. Be sure to read all signs before you park!!! You can also park in the garage by the nearby Newport Mall for $22/day. Here is the detailed information about parking there:
Right by the entrance of my building you can park for up to 1 hour, with the first 20 minutes free, and the next 40 costing $1.
------- Accommodation details -------
I have no TV connection, and no landline phone. There is a broadband connection, which you can use to watch Netflix or Internet TV. For Local News I recommend googling Fox 5. I'll provide the WiFi password when you arrive.
There is an in-wall AC/Heating unit. Please adjust the temperature to whatever level is comfortable for you. When weather permits, I enjoy to keep the windows open to keep fresh air coming in, and to hear the surf of Hudson River.
The bedroom has a regular queen-size bed. The living room has a twin bed with a memory foam mattress, and a super comfortable queen-size sleeper sofa. Both will be made for you with freshly washed sheets, but feel free to roll up the sofa if you prefer more space during the day. The sofa has a platform that slides out, and the top pillow unfolds over it. Both the bed and the sofa are very comfortable, but are on the firm side. Note, that I have “sleeps 5” in the listing implying that two people will sleep on the queen-sizes.
The laundry room is the fourth door on the left down the hall on your floor. It uses a charge card, rather than coins. You can buy a charge card in the machine downstairs in the mail room. I keep detergent underneath the bathroom sink. The iron is in the wardrobe along the north wall, and the ironing board is underneath the sofa.
------- Surrounding area -------
There is a supermarket steps away - Morton Williams. There are a couple nice restaurants in the immediate area: Komegashi Japanese, Azucar Cuban and Dorrian’s pub.
Hoboken is a 10-minute walk away. Hoboken has a very wide selection of restaurants and bars, and overall it's a nice, walkable place. Manhattan, which is minutes away, of course, has everything.
It was really great and nice view!
Jimmy is a great host! He provided a lot of details of the place so we have clear ideas on our location, how to access to different places and how to get to his place. His place was a great place to stay, tidy and clean, and is spacious. The view was spectacular. A lot of things a provided, including cooking utensils, and we are even allowed to use the printer to print stuff for our trip if needed.
His place is highly accessible and it is easy to get to the PATH station and to catch a ferry to cross the river to Manhattan. Definitely a great place to stay. Thank you!!
The apartment is within good reach by PATH-Train ($2 from Manhattan), very clean and modern style.
We slept in the living room - which allowed privacy as no it is walk-through-area - on a comfy couch with an amazing view over hudson river and manhattan.
Although we didn't meet Jimmy as we just stayed one night there was a great communication prior arriving and checking-in. He really made an effort to comfort with hotel style-towels and sheets, wifi, feel-free-to-take-from-the-fridge and even directions to things to go nearby.
We'd really recommend that place to see NJ and Manhattan out of a just different but great point of view.
Thanks Jimmy. Great unobtrusive but helpful (in the wings) host. View to die for! Supremo Mexican resto in Hoboken...Insane Xmas lights in the park.
Some people may be turned off thinking they won't have any privacy because it's his living room, but Jimmy really is a workaholic and and I actually would have preferred to have seen him more! The living room is closed off by a curtain, and Jimmy had all kinds of breakfast foods that we could help ourselves to and even had beer in the fridge! What a great host! Had a perfect view of Manhattan and could see the new World Trade Center being built. Would have loved to have heard Jimmy's stories if he was residing there during 9/11. I had to work a lot too while there and hope to again in the future, I would definitely stay there again, and take an extra day so i could do some more sight seeing. Thanks Jimmy!
Jimmy R's place is wonderful! He was charming, very accommodating about arrival times, forthcoming, but succinct, with regard to every question we had about our visit. The physical set-up allows privacy, convenience, and truly a most spectacular view of NYC day and night. Jimmy also provided bagels, tea, and coffee in his well-organized kitchen. Everything was clean, linens were fresh smelling, the fold out bed was quite comfortable. While the more expensive ferry service is easily available near by, we used the PATH station just a few minutes' walk through a pleasant neighborhood, complete with Starbucks and waterside tables in the sun. The PATH service is fine, much less expensive. We will stay with Jimmy again, should the opportunity present itself.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.