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.
The apartment is lovely and original, full of curious objects, art and maps that you can spend hours looking at. It's a little, hidden museum by itself.
Its location could not be better, close to the subway, to Central Park, to the Museum Mile, and lots of cool little restaurants.
The room is full of light, it has a comfortable bed and excellent WIFi connection.
Johnny, Franklin and Yogi are very hospitable, full of tips of where to go, how to get there fast, and always offer you a good cup of coffee and an interesting conversation to start the day.
I highly recommend this apt for anyone looking to spend a couple of days in NYC.
Frankie and Johnny went out of their way to make me feel at home. They are thoughtful about details (fresh bathtowels, a bathrobe, morning coffee, and so forth) that add to a guest's comfort. The extra effort shows. The neighborhood is full of ethnic restaurants, bars, and so forth with a high proportion of young people. Carl Schurz Park on the East River, one of New York's lesser-known gems, is two blocks away.
Frank, Johnny and Yogi were wonderful hosts. Their home was beautiful, and the private room was perfect for my stay in Manhattan. Frank gave me advice on where to go, and Johnny made coffee for me the next morning. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Manhattan to stay with them!
I had a great experience at John, Franklin and Yogi's place. Johnny was very flexible about check-in time and very kind even before my arrival. They have great recommendations for newbies and NYC frequent visitors. The apartment is nicely decorated and cozy. Every room in the house is absolutely clean, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom with music makes you feel like you are home.
I didn't interacted much with the guys because it was a very short visit and I was out most of the time. But I can tell they are really educated and polite, very kind with guests and easygoing people. The dog is adorable and well-trained. Another plus is that the apartment is located in a really quiet neighborhood, away from NYC craziness and crowds, but very accessible by metro. I would definitely go back.
Johnny was a warmhearted, bright and outgoing person. He knew everything a traveler needed. The bed, shower booth, toilet, cups...all were clean, except that the floor of hall way was old, which made a creaking sound when someone was crossing, so that it bothered me a little when I was sleeping, and also i cared in order not to wake people up when i left early in the morning. But that couldn't be a problem because I was very happy to be there! I'd definitely make the same decision to
stay at his place if I came to New York!
Simply perfect! I think airnbn should pay these guys for helping them create such a great brand.
Although my stay at Franklin, Johnny, Yogi's humble abode was short, I had an absolutely fantastic time. The hospitality they provided was above and beyond, beautiful home - beautiful people. 10/10 would recommend!
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.