About this listing
Private bedroom with queen bed, in quiet, safe, tree-lined neighborhood ten minutes from Times Square by bus. Free parking. Fantastic view of Manhattan, 24-hour supermarket, and all amenities just 3 blocks away.
Private bedroom in first floor, pre-war apt. on safe, residential, tree-lined street in the cozy small town of Weehawken NJ. Buses to Port Authority at door every 5 minutes get you to Times Square in 5 minutes (allow more during rush hours.) See DIRECTIONS below for specifics. Short walk to 24-hr supermarket, restaurants, drugstore, post office, waterfront park, Light Rail, and a fantastic view of all of Manhattan. Free parking, high speed wi-fi, sit-out porch.
Your bedroom has a queen-size bed,dresser, desk, bookshelves, clothes closet, 2 windows, 3 lamps, and window air conditioner. The TV is only for videos and dvds, I do not have cable. I do have streaming Netflix.
You and I will be sharing the eat-in kitchen, full bathroom w/ shower and tub, living room, back porch, high-speed wireless, washing machine, iron, towels, linens, books and maps. Anything else you need (toiletries, stationery, umbrella, extra clothes, etc.) just ask; I have everything.
Breakfast is help yourself to fruits, vegetables, soy milk, coffee, teas, juices, hot and cold cereals, peanut butter, jams and jellies, and breads. I am vegan. If you want cow's milk, eggs, yoghurt, etc. you may bring your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors on a covered porch with comfortable seating. No smoking indoors.
If you let me know what things you hope to do, I can help you get discount tickets, restaurant coupons, free tours, etc.
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DIRECTIONS: Pay $3 cash on the Boulevard East bus that leaves from in front of the Burger King on 42nd Street right across from Port Authority (between 8th and 9th Aves, closer to 8th Ave) Just ask, "Boulevard East?" and someone will show you the right bus and collect your fare.
Yell "First stop please" after you come out of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Inside the Port Authority, take the (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) , or 128 bus from Gate 212. (After 10 pm go to Gate 325; from 1:30 am to 6:00 am go to Gate 80.)
You must buy a ticket from the machine for $3.20, (senior $1.45); enter bus 165 and Zone 2.
Take your ticket to the gate and board whichever bus comes first; it doesn't matter if its number doesn't match the number on your ticket. Ask the driver "Boulevard East?" just to make sure you are on a Blvd East local bus.
Press the red button over your head after you come out of the Lincoln Tunnel.
-- This bus is much cleaner and nicer, but you can't can't pay cash or bring large luggage during rush hour. When you have large luggage, tell the driver you need to put it underneath; there is a large luggage compartment under the bus.
Note: Although the buses to my house run 24/7, 5 days a week, there are VERY FEW BUSES from 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and a taxi costs $40.00. The bus at the Burger King runs late but it is not on a schedule; it goes when the bus is full, no guarantees. FYI, some NYC bars/clubs are open until 4 am.
TO and FROM all three AIRPORTS: take the airport express bus ($16.00) to Port Authority, then get the bus (above) to my house. w(URL HIDDEN) for JFK and LaGuardia.
Newark airport is Coach USA / Olympia Trails bus (URL HIDDEN)
You may book on line or pay cash at the bus at all three airports.
From JFK, you can also take the Air Train $5 to the E subway $2.50 to Port Authority. I recommend the airporter bus if you have heavy luggage; I recommend the subway if you don't.
From Newark airport, if you are 2 people with luggage, just take a taxi right to my house, it's about $45 total, about the same cost as for two to take the bus, and much faster.
Kitchen, bathroom, large back porch. Bathroom has sink, toilet, shower and tub. The back porch is covered and very nice to sit out in the spring, summer, and fall. You can smoke only on the porch.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they wish. I always like to hear about your discoveries in the city, and you should feel free to ask me any questions. I am not an expert on the city, but I am here to help you whenever I can.
Quiet, tree-lined, residential area with a great view of all of Manhattan. 24-hour supermarket 4 blocks away. Lots of nice restaurants within walking distance. Close to the Riverwalk, which is great for summer night strolls.
See my Directions section. Bus to Manhattan every 5 minutes from across the street. Bus to Jersey Gardens designer outlet mall from around the corner; I have bus schedules, list of all of the stores, and coupon books; no tax on clothing in NJ. 10-minute walk to Light Rail which goes to Hoboken, Path trains, Jersey City, Liberty State Park, and railroad to all points.
Other Things to Note
Unlimited free parking on the street with a special pass that I give you. Please let me know if you are coming by car.
It is quieter here than NYC but there is some traffic noise from the Boulevard. If you need earplugs to sleep, just ask me; I have them.
Please refill the Brita pitcher after you drink.
Please lock all doors behind you.
Please return the parking pass and keys to me before you leave.
Please do not touch the thermostat; tell me if you are too hot or cold.
Smoking is allowed only on the (covered but not heated) back porch.
Absolutely no smoking indoors.
Always leave the bathroom door OPEN when you are not in there; that's how we know it is not occupied.
No firearms, drugs, drunkenness, or violence allowed.