About This Listing
I love my apartment on 4th floor looking west along 144th street toward Hudson River. It's neatly and effectively arranged with everything one needs. Building is filled with professionals, so is the street in a historic district. All guests love it.
A 550 sq feet (50 sq. meter) 1-bedroom on the 4th floor in a 6-story residential building on the historic street, Hamilton Terrace, with both bedroom and living room turning toward west and leafy 144th street, which gives plenty of light during daytime.
The apartment accommodates ideally a couple with one or two kids on the queen-size bed in the living room. Two couples living in the apartment is okay, but a bit tight.
There’s an eat-in-kitchen with all amenities, including a microwave oven, toaster, small TV and radio.
The living room has a desktop in glass, which seats 5 people, a sofa bed, which is equivalent to a queen-size bed plus television, stereo and DVD player. There is wifi as well.
The bedroom (the largest room in the flat) has a queen-size bed, chest of drawers and a work area with book cases.
All equipment, furnishing and decoration is 2 years old, most of it purchased in Ikea.
There’s an elevator, the building is very safe, very diverse and inhabited almost exclusively by young professionals.
I commute between Boston and New York and tend to spend most weeks a month in New York City from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon meaning that the apartment is almost always available from Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon and sometimes through the whole week.
It is also available over Christmas and New Year as well as in July and August.
You have access to a laundry room in an adjacent building. You can park for free in the street. It is one of the easiest streets to find a parking spot in.
Interaction with Guests
I have a wonderful housekeeper, Carol, who owns a 4-story brownstone in my street with her husband Don. Carol receives guests when I am unable to, hands over the keys, shows you the apartment and helps you settle in after a long journey. She cleans after you leave. You can always call me for advice on my mobile phone.
The apartment building is in a cul-de-sac, part of the beautiful area called Sugar Hill og Hamilton Heights just north of City College. Through the windows you see in profile the beautiful building architecture of late 19th century on both sides of 144th Street. It is probably one of the most pretty streets in all of Manhattan, but relatively unknown. A real pearl and quiet with no noise from traffic. Generally everyone greets each other in the street. There is a genuine attempt to a convivial kind of living despite peoples different backgrounds
Every month new restaurants and cafes pop up in this neighborhood.
There will be a list of restaurants and supermarkets in the apartment and mailed to you by AirBnB when you book.
The trip to midtown by subway is amazingly quick. The A and D express trains are just around the corner and bring you to MoMa, Herald Square, Penn Station and Times Square in 15/20 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Here is a link to recent article in The New York Times about my neighborhood Sugar Hill (website hidden)_r=0#
No pets are allowed, and no smoking. I do expect that guests are discreet and quiet and respect the privacy of other tenants.
We never met Martin but all correspondence was professional and quick. Carol was incredibly friendly and accommodating regarding collection and dropping off of keys. The apartment is beautiful and accurately described in this listing! Having a beautiful, safe, clean and quiet apartment to return home to, so close to the subway really made our trip! Thank you Martin.
Die Kommunikation mit Martin ist sehr gut. Er ist sehr hilfsbereit und hat viele Informationen in seinem Gästehandbuch festgehalten. Es ist eine typische "New Yorker Wohnung" und die Lage ist mit der U-Bahn in 30 min vom "Zentrum" zu erreichen. Tolle Erfahrung und Vielen Dank Martin !
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We really enjoyed our stay at Martin's apartment! Martin responded very quickly to every message, and Carol was so welcoming and friendly when we arrived. The street the apartment was on felt very safe and was really quiet. We arrived late at night and so it was hard to find parking, but we eventually did. The house was very clean and spacious and very close to the subway. Despite the express trains not running while we were there, it was still pretty quick to get into midtown. Thank you Martin for letting us stay at your apartment! I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a place to stay!
L'appartement de Martin correspond tout à fait au descriptif. Il était bien agréable de s'y reposer après nos journées de visite bien remplies (nous sommes une famille de 2 adultes et 2 enfants). Il est dans un quartier calme et très sympathique qui nous a permis de découvrir Harlem et ses habitants. À proximité du métro et des commerces. Nous nous sommes toujours sentis en sécurité. Nous recommandons cet appartement sans aucun problème. Concernant Martin, il a répondu à toutes nos questions, il est très disponible et réactif. Concernant Carole, elle est très sympathique et agréable. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir.
About the Host, Martin
I work as US correspondent for a newspaper in Europe. I usually stay in the apartment here in Harlem, New York from Sunday evening through Thursday. The rest of the week, the apartment is generally available, but I am once in a while also absent in other time periods. During summer vacation July/August as well as Christmas and New Year holidays I am always away.
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