About this listing
Please message us before booking requests! This cozy room in our art-filled home is perfect for the budget traveler. Our house is minutes from all of the popular sights and cool neighborhoods. Looking forward to having you stay with us.
The room is just off of the living room. There is a sliding door that you can close for privacy, not shown in this photo.
General info and location:
This cozy and bright room is located in Long Island City - Queens, an area across the river from midtown Manhattan.
We are close to the Queens MOMA PS1 museum, which also hosts outdoor dance parties on Saturdays in the summer. We are five minutes from a handful of good restaurants and bars in the LIC area. There is a 24-hour diner across the street where the food is decent, and uniquely New York!
The room is an annex to our living room. It is furnished with a "Murphy" bed, which folds into an armoire, putting it away during the daytime.
There are two windows that face the street, so you will hear some noise from the subway station, which is nearby (but that also means your travel time to the city will be short!). There is an air conditioning unit available for the summer months.
Looking forward to having you stay with us!
This is an historic townhouse from the 1880s on a landmark block. You will share a big kitchen and the living room with us ( a couple in our 30s), and up to 2 other guests. You have your own bathroom that is located off the kitchen.
Laundry, groceries and parking:
Laundry is right in the basement of our house and the closest grocery store is about a 5 minute walk. For those of you with cars, you can usually find free, long-term parking with no problem in the evenings within a two-block radius. Finding parking in the daytime is more challenging.
We provide clean bedding and towels for the guests, and there is free super-speedy wireless Internet, maintained by on-site IT guys.
Little bonuses: We can provide Yoga mats at no charge for you to practice during your stay (we only ask that you wash them after using them). If you are coming from another country, we can lend you an American cell phone into which to put an American SIM card. We have great maps and local directories to make navigating the city easy. Most other amenities available upon request, if we have them in the house.
Interaction with Guests
Catherine and I are available for questions and recommendations about anything related to the house and the neighborhood. We both have busy schedules, and our times at home will vary. Occasionally we me be available to have share a meal with you in the kitchen, if time permits!
We have lived in many neighborhoods in NYC over the years, and this one has by far some of the fastest access to all parts of the city due to all of the trains and our location to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Despite this, when you are in our home, it feels like a secret hideaway from the bustle of the rest of the city.
Long Island City, or LIC as we call it, is a rapidly changing neighborhood. Traditionally filled with warehouses, artist's studios and film studios, it is now quickly become a hot residential area, for better or worse.
We love it here because there is a nice sense of community both in the house and the neighborhood. Everyone in the house is an artists, as are many of the neighbors.
We are across the street from the 7 subway line, which takes you straight to Manhattan (8 minutes to Grand Central, 12 minutes to Times Square). The E, M, and G subway lines are also one block away, giving just as speedy access to all parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn (5 min to Williamsburg, 30 min to Park Slope) and Queens.
This is a non-smoking home and a shoe-free home. We kindly request that you leave your shoes at the entrance.
We are fairly laid back in terms of noise during the day, however after 10pm on weekdays and/or at the request of other housemates, we ask you keep the noise level to a minimum for the sake of the early risers in the house and on the block. On weekends we are generally up much later!
No guests other than you (who booked the room) are allowed in the house during your stay with out advance written permission.
We stayed in the cozy room for five nights and we had very great time there. The house is nice, the room is small, but very comfortable; the bathroom was only for us during our stay and it was always clean. Karl and Katherine are very friendly (Karl's cocktail are amazing!), we felt like home with them!
The house is in a quiet zone, very close to the metro station, just a few steps, 15 minutes from Times Square, the best to visit the city!!
We enjoyed our days in NYC and we'll never forget them!!
Thanks for all Karl and Katherine!!
La posizione dell'appartamento è strategica, a 5 minuti di subway da Manhattan e a 30 dall'areoporto JFK.
La stanza è piuttosto piccola, in compenso però il bagno è semiprivato e nella settimana di permanenza è stato esclusivamente nostro.
Karl e Catherine sono stati molto amichevoli e disponibili.
Karl and Catherine were such great hosts! They have a nice house and the subway is just 2 minutes away. The room is small but the bed is very cozy! We loved to stay there :-)
We had a wonderful stay in Long Island City. Karl and Catherine were really friendly and helpful. Due to the last minute renovation (TV show) they found us alternative accommodation on the same street in a beautiful appartment. They had brilliant advice and were very approachable and chatty. We would definitely recommend this area for people visiting new york.
Karl and Catherine were great hosts so that we had a great time in NYC. Check in was easy although they were not at home and we arrived late in the evening. The room is as described, everything was clean.
The “breakfast nook” is a really sweet idea because you can get tea or coffee and having a perfect start right after getting up. Karl and Catherine provide information on restaurants and shops nearby so that you can explore the area. The location of their house is amazing, it takes you just 10 minutes to get to Times Square!
The only thing is that you have to get used to the subway station right next to their house which causes noise throughout the night. However, we managed to get used to it after only one night so that we can fully recommend Karls and Catherines place. Thanks for hosting us!
We had a great stay at Karl & Catherine's place, Catherine made us feel at home & provided us good information about what to do in NY. The room was small but we had access to the living space and kitchen (including the private bathroom) which made our stay comfortable and made us feel as we were in a private appt. The best part is the location as its perfect for exploring either the LIC & Manhattan as the place is close to the subway. Overall had a great experience and enjoyed our stay in NY.
Catherine and Carl were really charming and helpful and you felt really welcome.We really liked to have our own bathroom and liked their artistic home.The location was great right ny the subway but unfortunately a bit too noisy for us.
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About the Host, Karl & Catherine
We are 15 year NYC residents, filmmakers, actors, writers and artists. We love to travel, scuba dive, and generally seek interesting cultures and adventures. We enjoy hosting people in our inspiring New York City space.
Looking forward to meeting you. :)