About This Listing
This room is up three flights of stairs - it's pretty quiet, and in a great location - guests would share a bathroom and kitchen with Geoffrey, my roommate when I'm in NYC. Washer Dryer, plenty of clean linens, and a comfortable bed!
Rent my quiet back from the street room in the East Village. It's private and has everything you need, from wi fi to a tidy bathroom.! Its an extremely safe 24 hour neighborhood. There's lots of work by local artists in my kitchen, and a washer dryer you can use with the guidance of your hostess - it drains into the sink, nyc tenement style! Couples are ok, its just extra~! The bed is full size and has pillows galore, and the linens are fresh. It's a third floor walk up, in a well maintained prewar building, My block has a couple of nice restaurants, Supper and Il Bogato, and my favorite pizza is Rizzo's, a block and a half away on Clinton Street. Its close to a lot of pubs and shops but my particular street isn't noisy or crowded - things go block by block here in manhattan. I've had good experiences with all my guests so far - we've both been lucky!
Guests have a washer/dryer they can use, and I'll leave a list of reasonable cleaning ladies - there's a courtyard on the ground floor where we leave our recyclables and trash, and all the basic comforts.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be in California with my family - my usual roommate, Thomas, will be here - he's an experienced New Yorker, a low key photographer and personal assistant, and is a good guy to talk to if you're in the mood or need information. Otherwise he's usually in his room online or unwinding.
People are easy going here, they're not in such an incredible hurry, and I love to go to Tompkins Park, on 7th Street, and people watch in the central area. It's diverse, relaxed, and still quirky - the East Village and the Lower East Side are the best neighborhoods in NYC!
It's two blocks from the 2nd Avenue Stop on the F Train (Orange line_, a few blocks from the 6 (Green) line, Bleecker or Astor Place, and I'm fond of the 14A and 15 Limited, buses are one of the best ways to look around our city streets, especially China Town.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is in a 100 year old tenement building, and it slopes a bit - that's characteristic of the old East Village, as we're close to sea level and in fact as you get down towards Avenue D and C, you're on former swamp land!
No smoking - you'll have a roommate who lives in a separate room on the other side of the kitchen, washer dryer, and bathroom - there's lots of privacy and respect for personal space. Be courteous to my neighbors! There's a washer/dryer, but its a little tricky so don't use it until I show you how - be a bit quieter during the late night hours.
We didnt meet Jennifer but she arranged for her friend Geoffrey to meet us.
Her room is clean and private (you can lock the door). The AC cooled down the room pretty fast.
The bathroom wasn’t the cleanest but the shower is good.
Aside from the bathroom, this apartment was cosy and an excellent place for a trip to New York. Subway and a lot of restaurants are in walking distance.
We enjoyed our stay! Thank you Jennifer!
The place was in a great location, walking distance to everything and my room was very private.
Very cosy and clean flat in the middle of East Village and very close to LES. Jennifer is very nice and knowledgeable about the area. Will use again.
Jennifer is warm and personable, made feel welcome and at home.
She was quite helpful on how to get to her place from JFK. As I did not want to take a taxi.
It was like staying at a girlfriend's place. I had been to the city before so I already had a feel of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do.
I enjoyed my stay.
This is a quindessencially East village apartment, it’s quircky,a little rough around the edges but charming and very cosy. The room is quiet and private, you can lock the door. There isn’t much light that comes into the room for you look onto a wall on the side of the building, the window doesn’t open but the air conditioning unit works very well. I lived here for a month in January. The washer machine and dryer were brilliant. The kitchen is small and part of the main living space, which has a desk in it as well, being a small apartment, there isn’t room for everything, so I ate in my room. There’s a small window in the living space, again it gives onto a wall, so you don’t get a lot of natural light. The hobs work well, I didn’t use the oven. The bathroom wasn’t the cleanest but the shower works well, although the hot water can get very hot, you have your own bath mat and towels. The bed is very comfortable, there s space to hang your clothes and some drawer space. The wifi works very well. Geoffrey (your flat mate) is super sweet and was a lovely considerate person to have around, very quiet, super kind and helpful and great fun if you do want to a chat. The flat is perfectly positioned to explore the East village and very close to the subway. There is also a great 24hr deli just downstairs, great coffee shops, a juice bar just down the road and as well as a super market,there is a more high end food market shop on the corner. Jennifer is a super effiscient communicator,clear, kind and is very helpful. Sadly we didn’t get to meet.I had a great stay. Thank you Jennifer.
We didn't get to meet Jennifer however she communicated well with us and arranged for her friend Geoffrey to meet us and provide us with everything we needed. The room was clean, warm and the apartment was in a great location. Definitely recommend for a stay in the East Village.
We enjoyed our stay in the East Village. This location was convenient as the metro is nearby, and there are many fantastic food places around (Katz, Supper). This place was very affordable for a stay in Manhattan. The room was cosy and very warm, which was great for our Winter stay! There was also an AC unit in the room in case it got too warm. Note that this is an old building with no elevator so all luggage has to be carried up 3 flights of stairs - pack appropriately for this!
Jennifer was not in town when we visited but her roommate Geoffrey was friendly and welcoming and mostly hung out in his room.
The only issues we encountered with this place were with the bathroom - the door could not be fully closed and locked, and the hot water from the shower was irregular and would turn cold intermittently. Guests should also be warned about the hot metal pipe in the bathroom that is not fully insulated - it is VERY hot and burns if accidentally touched.
Aside from that, this apartment was cosy, warm and an excellent place for our first trip to New York. Highly recommended!
About the Host, Jennifer
I'm a New York based writer and singer who does a lot of spoken word gigs, and often visits San Francisco. I have 4 pop type books published, I hang out at Double Down, Eastern Bloc, and many other spots in the East Village. NIcky's Vietnamese is right across the street, and has the best sandwiches I've had in my life! My friend Leslie will be your host if I'm in California - she's a painter and really knows the area. We're pretty laid back!
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