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.
Had a great week in NYC thanks to Johnny and Franklin!
The comfort and the decoration in the appartment were awesome!
You can appreciate airconditioning in the room after a hot day in NY.
The appartment is very well located , close to the subway with all the shops you need.
Johnny and Franklin are very nice and helpful , Johnny gives real good advices ( how to move in the city , places to visit, .. ) and Franklin did the laundry for me !
Johnny took care of me during the day with texts .
Won' t try to get another place when i come back to NY !
The location is quiet yet very convenient to get to any attractions. Both John and Frank make the first Airbnb experience very comforting and comfortable. The room is very nicely decorated having artistry feel to it. The whole experience is just superb loving everything about the place and I will definitely come stay with John and Frank again when I have a chance to come to NYC again!
This is the first time using airbnb, was such a good experience. Nice cool sweet home, friendly host and cute dog yogi ;) Good location and nice neighborhoods. Best choice in upper east side !
John and Frank are very helpful, I am very appreciated with their attentive fine details.
No wonder Johnny and Franklin are considered super hosts! Johnny made extra efforts from beginning to end to make me feel comfortable and welcome. He willingly offered advice, information, and recommendations -- even anticipated what I might need. The room is very comfortable and the apartment is a visual delight. Highly recommended for an out-of-the-ordinary experience.
Johnny and Frankie were very personable, gracious, and generous hosts. They provided more than a place to stay; they served as guides (something I very much appreciated as I had traveled to the city alone). The apartment itself was very cozy and quaintly decorated with unique antiques and artwork, some of which were done by Frank. The guestroom was quite spacious, with a high ceiling and a skylight. Everything was clean and in order. Yogi was playful but well-behaved and generally stayed in J&F’s room. Location-wise, the apartment is on the UES and conveniently a couple blocks away from a subway station (86th and Lexington). If you don't know where to go/what to do (and if, for some reason, J&F haven't given you their wonderful suggestions), there are shelves of NYC guidebooks in your room to help you. This was my first Airbnb experience and I’m glad Johnny and Frankie made it a positive and memorable one.
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.