Fashionable two-bedroom apartment in doorman building, beautifully furnished and centrally located downtown, in Manhattan’s popular East Village.
APARTMENT: Spotless (very clean), Newly Painted and Decorated, Beautifully Furnished and Designed. Comfortable and Welcoming (NYC Fashion Photographers Hideaway).
2 Bedrooms (2 Queen Sized Beds), 1 Bathroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living Room, 1 Foyer
Electric Guitar, iMac Computer & High Speed Wireless Internet Connection, 60in LG Plasma TV (high definition) & Time Warner Cable Programming, Fan, Microwave, Pots and Pans & Kitchen Amenities, Air Conditioning*
Contemporary/Recent Construction, Elevator, Doorman, Roof Access, Laundry, Gym, Beautiful Lobby, Courtyard, Great panoramic Views of entire City can be seen from the roof (Downtown - Ground Zero/Financial district. Midtown - Empire State Building, Chrysler Building).
With its low slung buildings East Village of Manhattan is home to musicians, actors, fashion models, artists, free thinkers, writers, creatives and young professionals alike. All adventures, and all similarly seek residence in this neighborhood for it's history, it's beauty, it's atmosphere, it's people, and for it’s overall inspiration.
Subway Access (4,5,6 & N,R,W & F,V Lines) closeby
Restaurants (world class dining, too many to name)
Bars and Nightlife (too many to count or name)
Music and Theater Venues
Grocery Shopping (Wholefoods, delis, Key Foods etc...)
Fashion Shopping (John Varvators, Blue and Cream, Urban Outfitters, Bbblessing, etc...)
Tourist Attractions (Tompkins Square Park, tomp, Blue Man Group, Standard Hotel Downtown, NYU, Cooper Square School, Filmore East Theater, St. Mark's Street, and many more).
Tompkin Square Park
No smoking cigarettes/cigars/tobacco products in the apartment.
As I'm sure you understand they are problematic. They smell up the apt (and hallway), even after they are put out and disposed of, they are messy in terms of the ash produced, and they are hazardous because they have the potential to burn holes in rugs, upholstery, etc..
No wearing shoes in the apartment.
NYC, while being an amazing city, is NOT the most clean, and especially the streets. Wearing your shoes in the house is basically a really great way to bring all the grime and dirt from the city and streets into your home. In addition, shoes mark up the sealed hardwood floors. Usually I just take them off on the rugs when I enter and place them conveniently in the nook near the door. Likewise, I prepare to leave and put my shoes on last, right before I leave. Socks, indoor slippers, slides and other foot ware designed for the indoors are absolutely fine, as well as bare feet.
Be neat and respect the space/apartment.
This almost goes without saying but I would just ask that you treat the place with respect and strive to live genuinely as a neighbor might. This would include not mistreating the original artwork (photo works) or instruments (electric and acoustic guitars), house bicycle, iMac computer, Samsung TV, wood countertop surfaces, genuine cowhide rug, etc….Also, please note that the walls are susceptible to marks (especially easy to do when bringing in groceries or shopping good, or when taking the bicycle in and out of the apt. When cooking or using the kitchen please treat the pots and pans nicely as they are quite high-end and should be viable for many years to come.
Respect the sound levels for neighbors sake.
Again this almost goes without saying but if you haven't lived in a city environment then perhaps you could miss it. Basically, in NYC you live in very close quarters with your neighbors, so please keep your voice, the TV, and music to an normal indoor level. Everything echoes both indoors and outdoors so you just have to be wary of this. In addition, the front door (and to some extent the bedroom doors) have a tendency to slam almost automatically. This can be very loud and disruptive, so please close the doors gently. The neighbors have "normal" jobs and have to be up relatively early in the morning, if you hear someone pounding on the wall, then you definitely know that you are being too loud.
Don't burn yourself with hot water from the tap (kitchen, bathroom, shower).
Please be mindful when turning on the hot water in the sink or in the shower. The hot water comes directly from the boiler and is VERY hot. First turn on the cold water then slowly turn on the hot in order to find the ideal temperature.
Don't burn down the place while cooking.
Take care when using the stove, oven, and toaster and make sure to turn them off when you are done using them. Also make sure that the gas on the stove is turned off and that there are no strange odors associated with gas or a gas leak. Also if you burn candles or incense please take special care not to start a fire or burn anything in the aptartment.
Don't flood the place while bathing or otherwise.
This is particularly easy when you first turn the shower head on in the bathroom. Sometimes the shower head is angled so that it missed the interior shower curtain and drips directly onto the floor. In terms of the toilet use common sense, if the water level gets high, then don't flush again, there must be clog. A plunger is located next to the toilet for such an occasion.
Water the Plants/Bamboo.
There are 4 bamboo plants throughout the apt. All they require is water and some sunlight. All are positioned where they get an adequate amount of light, so all you have to do it WATER them appropriately (very rarely). Thanks for the help here.
TV & Cable
The apt is outfitted with a LG 60inch Plasma Television, it is hooked into the cable provider and accompanying "boxe". This means both are working properly and only need to be both turned ON and have the cable "box" turned ON as well. If both the TV itself and the cable box are turned ON then a picture should come up in a relatively short period of time. The cable provider and navigation on the television is done with the black (Time-Warner) remote controller. Make sure you point the remotes at the cable "box" in order to achieve best results.
There are movies, sporting events, TV shows, etc. that you can order via the cable provider and that cost additional money to the house account. All of these items are clearly stated and will say how much they cost to order. If you purchase any of these I would ask that you keep track and pay for what you watch, as it goes directly on my bill. HBO and SHOWTIME are both included, so all movies order there will be free.
A laundry room is located in the cellar (basement - marked "C" in the elevator) of the building and includes washers, dryers, and a folding area. The machines are all coin operated, and there is also a change machine in the basements and ATM or cash machine as well.
Air Conditioning is available but is quite costly. There are window units in both bedrooms and the living room, they all operate individually. I'm willing to pay up to about $250 dollars for the electric bill for the apt for each month but I think after that it is only fair to have to charge for use of costly electricity. So I would say use the AC sparingly and definitely only when you are actually in the apt. June can get warm in the city and so I have fans in both bedrooms and the living room to help with this (I generally keep all the windows open and have the fans on, the cross breeze generated can be very pleasant). That being said the average electricity bill for myself during the month of June, and I use the AC a good amount (is about $400), without the AC the average electricity bill is about $175/month and on very hot months with very high usage can get as high as $600. So basically keep this in mind when using the air condition units.
The unit comes with lots of windows, they do not have child guards so please use safely and keep in mind that on the 3rd floor open windows might be a hazard. Also note that most take a good amount of strength to open (and close), this again is for safety.
There are some books available around the apt. Feel free to read them at your leisure. If you get engrossed in one let me know, there is a chance that you can have it (if I have read it several times).
The kitchen comes equipped with a dish washer (operation should be self explanatory - dish detergent is located beneath the sink) for making quick work of dishes. It contains all the essentials flatware and silverware. There will also most likely be food in the cupboard, feel free to indulge and have it. True is same in terms of the refrigerator. Also the refrigerator contains numerous sauces, spreads, jellies and jams. These are for you to use at your leisure as well. Additionally there are several cookbooks with some great recipes located in the cupboard.
Please use hair stop when showering or bathing, as hair clogs up the drain. The hair stop should already be located on the shower drain. Also please note that if "aimed" incorrectly the shower can soak the entire bathroom so keep an eye when warming the water up. There is a plunger located next to the toilet in a stand as well as a brush for cleaning the toilet.
Trash & Recycling
The garbage bin is located beneath the kitchen sink along with extra bags. Garbage, in secured bag, can be tossed down the garbage shoot located on the floor whenever necessary. Recycling you sort in a small room next to the shoot. In New York City it is illegal NOT to recycle, so recycling, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and all paper products (including newspapers, magazines, boxes, etc…) so separating these items is key.
Great apartment in a great location! Decent amount of space with two seperate bedrooms and an open kitchen and lounge room. Host is helpful and always responsive to enquiries. Would recommend as a good place to stay and explore New York.
Everything was great with Sascha's place. Exactly as described. Would definitely recommend it to other people and hopefully will stay again next time we are in New York.
En una palabra, la descripción del apartamento es "genial". Desde el primer momento nos sentimos como en casa, estaba muy limpio y teníamos todas las comodidades. Éramos dos parejas que pudimos alojarnos con las máximas comodidades al disponer de dos habitaciones independientes. El resto del apartamento era amplio y ubicado en uno de los barrios que más nos gustó de NY. Aunque no conocimos a Sasha personalmente, siempre respondió al momento a nuestras necesidades. Le agradecemos la inmejorable estancia.
Although we never met Sascha he was very flexible with our arrival and departure times. We arrived early and the keys were available with the doorman. He had no problem with us leaving our bags in the apartment while the cleaner came in to make ready for the next visitors. We had some problems with Airbnb mediated email, but once we got that sorted out, communications went very smoothly.
The apartment was a good size for the two couples in our party. The apartment was well cleaned and everything was as we expected when we arrived. The building is newer than many in the East Village and has an elevator which we appreciated after our long days in the city. Both beds were comfortable. We never did turn on the large plasma TV so we can't comment on it or the cable service.
The location was perfect for us. The street the apartment faces (6th Street) wasn't noisy (a car alarm one night for a few minutes, a few emergency vehicles during the night, but nothing out of the ordinary for a big city). It was a short walk to many good neighbourhood restaurants and grocery stores. The subway was a few blocks north or south and taxis didn't have a problem getting us home.
We had great plans for cooking a dinner or two during our brief four night stay, but the great local options for eating meant that we just never got around to having more than breakfast and a snack in the apartment. The kitchen has the necessities but few extras. We did appreciate that the fridge and cupboards weren't completely empty and Sascha invited us to use what ever we found.
On the whole, a great stay in a great city. There's so much more for us to visit, so we'll be back.
We liked the apartment immediately, was very clean and tidy. Is very well located, close to several bars and restaurants, just 5 to 10 minutes walking. Sascha proved very attentive and available at any time, even at a holiday time (we’ve spent the week of Thanksgiving there). The doorman were also very helpful. Only a problem if you like to sleep late, the curtains of the bedrooms are not much helpfull in the morning. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it!
Fantastic host. Sascha was very responsive, even with a surprise issue he quickly resolved.
Lovely apartment in a great area.
The apartment was very comfortable and the location was excellent in the East Village. I would definitely stay here again and would have no problem recommending to others. A couple of nights got a little noisy from other apartments but there was no problem and it was Halloween when we stayed. The apartment had everything we needed and Sascha was very helpful with a couple of queries that we had.
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