About This Listing
Our 1890's home is entered through private gated alley way. As soon as you enter the alley- the city noise fades away and you feel like you are entering a secret garden.
NOTE: This apartment is our primary residence and we only host guests while we are present.
PERFECT FOR NEW YORK CITY VISIT. SPECIAL PRICING -
It is amazing what a bunch of New York City Flea Market finds can do! We would LOVE for you to visit us! and hang out in our spacious, comfortable home. This is not one of those tiny NYC apartments with tight rooms - we have room to breath :) Our house is well-maintained, very clean and leans on the side of Bohemian-cool.
Two (gay partnered) cultural fanatics (one tries his best to be VEGAN & the other means well but eats anything!) & their wonderfully eccentric - 23 year-old make-up artist daughter (and the newest addition to our family - an adorable puppy named “Yogi”) are offering a room in their humble yet surprising Upper East Side abode to like-minded NYC visitors. Our household is active & energetic, easy-going & fun - and while we strive to ensure you have a great stay with us, do try to think of us less as a hotel, and more as a visit with your favorite eccentric aunt or uncle :)
We would love to help you with your visit to NYC so send us any questions you have beforehand!
Nestled in a quiet section of Manhattan, Our 1890s home is entered through a private, gated, alley entrance way. It is both well-lit with Italian café lights and cheerfully decorated with potted plants. As soon as you enter - the city noise fades away and you feel like you are entering a secret garden.
Our stair hall (one flight of steps) leads up to a quaint and unexpected apartment, replete with a sky-lit private bedroom in a surprisingly spacious two-bedroom apartment with a full-sized kitchen, and bathroom (shower only, no bathtub).
The private bedroom is a very spacious size (not just by New York City standards!) with a great, comfy Queen size bed. It is a really nice-sized room for a couple to spend a holiday in NYC.
The interior is decorated with home-made sculptures & paintings, as well as some of the finest flea-market finds this side of Manhattan!
We are fairly savvy when it comes to culture & travel, not only in Manhattan, but in all 5 boroughs.
Yorkville (the area in the Upper East Side where we live) still retains some old German & East European flavor. Lots of restaurants, unique shops, etc. plus extremely convenient transit options (Lexington Line Subway 4/5 express lines, & 6 local lines), express buses on First & Second Avenues... as well as the crosstown 86th Street bus. We are within easy walking distance of the East Side Esplanade, Central Park, Museum Mile, and Madison Ave. Shopping. Positioned perfectly for holiday sight-seeing and shopping. For car travelers, we do have parking garages nearby, and there's a small possibility you could get an un-metered parking spot on our block if you arrive mid-day during the week
What is nice about Yorkville is that you can go and visit the louder, more crowded and crazy parts of NYC and then come back to our quiet, residential area to unwind. After a day of sight-seeing you enjoy returning to a quieter neighborhood.
The guest will get their own keys - come and go as you wish.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want!
The Yorkville (the area that we live) still retains some old German and East European flavor. Lots of restaurants, unique shops, etc. and extremely convenient transit options (Lexington Line Subway 4/5 express lines, & 6 local lines), Express buses on First & Second avenues... as well as the crosstown 86 bus. We are within easy walking distance of the East Side Esplanade, Central Park, Museum Mile, and Madison Ave. Shopping. Positioned perfectly for holiday sight-seeing and shopping.
What is nice about Yorkville is that you can go and visit the louder, more crowded and crazy parts of NYC and then come back to our quiet, residential area to unwind. After a day of sight-seeing you will want quiet.
The #6, 4, 5 (express) subway is 2 blocks away at Lex. & 86. Crosstown bus at 86th Street. Express bus stops on Second Ave. Transportation couldn't be easier from our area - you can get all over the city.
Other Things to Note
We do have a new, small, puppy named Yogi who is fairly well-behaved, and doesn't bark much.
Also, please message us first and tell us something about yourself if it's not in your profile. We have been getting reservation requests from new AirBnB members whose profiles have no photos and little more than a name. While we don't need your life story :) it's nice to know a little about yourself and any accompanying guests - Thanks!
The listing is for a private room not the entire apartment. We are very easy going. Read our reviews.
Staying with Frank and Johnny was an absolute pleasure! Such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Tucked away on a quiet street in the Upper East Side, their home is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean providing a great environment for resting and recharging after a busy day on the town. Wonderfully scented candles and abundant artwork give their home a warm, elegant glow. And Frank & Johnny were happy to provide suggestions on places to go and how to get there. I'll most certainly be coming back for a return visit!
This space is so wonderful and artistic ... I adore the guys. I can't say enough about them, so will just say - go. And try Chef Ho's shrimp with walnuts around the corner. It's insane. :)
I am so glad I chose to stay at Johnny and Frankies' place. I was made to feel so welcome and as a first time visitor to NY I really appreciated assistance with finding my way around. Lovely apartment and very comfortable room and bed. I enjoyed coming home after a busy day in the big Apple. Great location, close to everything. You should choose to stay here!
This was my first experience with air bnb and I have to say that it was fantastic!
I got there late in the afternoon and Johnny, the most friendly host I've ever met, and Yogi, such an adorable doggy, welcomed me. Johnny and Frank's house was one of the most beautifully decorated space and they made the room so cozy that I slept so well for two nights in the city which didn't happen to me a lot in NY. I've talked to Johnny most of the time since Frank was out at work. Johnny prepared me coffee and bread(amazing pastry) in the morning and he sent me a message for coffee preference in Korean which was sooo sweet!!! Yogi was definitely adorable and most welcoming host for sure.
Three days at Johnny, Frank, and Yogi's house was way better experience that I have ever had in hotels.
I really appreciate that I could stay with them:)
Perfect for a Manhattan getaway. Very good location. The host was friendly and helpful. The bed/room was very comfortable.
About the Host, Franklin, Johnny & Yogi The Dog
Franklin - Artist, non-profit management (historic preservation), architectural designer, sculptor, Art website - (email hidden). Loves re-arranging furniture.
Johnny - Instructional Designer, and all things cultural! Loves biking the city and finding the best secret spots.
Claire Rose (Franklin's Daughter) Make-up artist & stylist. Rarely staying at the (website hidden)-costal existence between L.A. and NYC.