Guest bedroom, with flat-screen TV/Roku & room-darkening (room available certain days).Guest Room (available certain days) with full size bed
Sunny Priv Rm, 5 mins to Manhattan
Hosted by Elaine
Elaine is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
You won’t be charged yet

The space

One fully furnished private room available in a 2 bedroom apartment. Great for couples or solo travelers.

(note: Certain higher priced dates are for entire apartment--ask for details.) UPDATE: Full 1br apartment to yourselves August 14-20!

The Room:
-Fully furnished with full size bed
-Two large exterior windows - the room gets a ton of sun during the day, but burgundy black-out curtains shut out the light when you want to sleep in
-Flat screen TV equipped with Streaming Roku box (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu)
-A/C window unit for summer guests
-Clean sheets & towels in your room, basic toilet trees available in bathroom

The Apartment:
-2 bedroom 1 bath in Pre-war apt building
-3rd floor walk-up (no elevator)
-Spacious living room w/ 2 comfy couches, dining table, & 2 large windows
-Small Eat-in Kitchen - always equipped with coffee & tea that you are welcome to share
-Reliable Wifi
-Great ventilation & heat in the apartment--stays warm & cozy during the winter, breezy in the summer
-Several laundromats close-by with free pick-up & drop-off service.

Your flat-mate:
You will be sharing the apartment with my housemate and close friend, a museum professional who works 9-5-ish in Manhattan. Sometimes she is out of town and you will have the apartment to yourself--ask for specific dates.

The apartment is in the heart of Long Island City…
-1 block from PS1 MOMA & just a few more to Sculpture Center.
-2 blocks from Vernon Blvd (the “main drag” of LIC)
-2 blocks from LIC Flea (open year-round)
-4 short blocks to The Cliffs (biggest climbing gym in the tri-state area)
-5 min walk from Gantry State Park (beautiful waterfront park w/views to NYC skyline), Natural Foods Store, Key Food, Sweetleaf Coffee, and Duane Reade, among tons of other great restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, and shops.
-15 min walk from Socrates Sculpture Park & the Noguchi Museum
-5 minute bus/subway or 20 min walk to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
-2 blocks from a UPS store-- will accept & hold packages from online orders so you don't have to stay home to wait for them)

-1 stop (5 mins) from Grand Central Station in Manhattan
-4 stops (10 mins) to Times Square
-20 mins to Penn Station.
-45 mins to JFK (direct trip on the E subway line)
-15 min cab-ride to LGA (~$15-$20)

We're the first stop in Queens on the 7, E, M, and G trains. The apartment is within a 2-5 minute walk of all 4.

Street parking is limited, but tends to be relatively easy around the neighborhood.

Guest access

Guest bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom

Interaction with guests

Martha & I are happy to answer any questions and point guests in the right direction depending on what you want to do during your stay. I teach upstate during the week, but I am always reachable via text or phone call. My housemate works just 2 subway stops away and is also available if guests need anything during their stay.

Other things to note

As in most of the NYC, there is often construction in Long Island City. We leave fresh earplugs by the bed should you need them during your stay.


Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $55
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 7%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Since we live in a large apartment building, we just ask that you are respectful of neighbors, keep noise to a reasonable level, and try not to walk around with loud shoes in the house.

Non-smoking apartment.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

Check In
Logan User Profile
August 2017
We never had the chance to meet Elaine but she was always prompt and helpful in her communications and her roommate Martha, who we did meet, was absolutely wonderful. Their apartment is the perfect place for a stay in New York and is a very quick subway stop over from Manhattan. Furthermore, Long Island City is a lively area that is rapidly expanding and has great restaurants. Would recommend this apartment to anyone.

Audrey User Profile
June 2017
This was our first AirBnB experience and staying here made it an absolutely great experience. Our hosts were great and so very accommodating throughout our stay. A charming place to stay in with a very comfortable bed and awesome hosts... What more could you want? :]

Kevin User Profile
May 2017
Elaine's place was at a great location for a tourist in NYC, next to the subway lines. I was constantly going further out to queens or to Manhattan daily so it was convenient. We found the room and bed pretty comfy and cozy. The only complaint I have is the construction noise, which started early at 7AM on weekdays, that occured during our stay. We had spent a little more on Elaine's place than another location that stated there was construction noise, and coming from the west coast and jetlagged, the noise was a little annoying at that time, and would have been nice if it was disclosed ahead of time. Other than that the place was great. We didn't spent too much time there aside from sleeping.
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
I'm glad you found the room comfortable and the location convenient. I'm so sorry you had the misfortune of being there during that construction, I know how annoying that can be. Long Island City and NYC in general has been overwhelmed by construction lately (more than usual this year it seems), and you never know what they're going to be doing when. I hadn't experienced the same noise when I stayed in the room the previous week. It's always a crapshoot in this city! Hope you still enjoyed your time in the city!
May 2017

Fernando User Profile
May 2017
She is very kind and helpful in every issue we asked her. 100% recomended.

Michael User Profile
March 2017
This was our first airbnb stay for my wife and I. We would stay here again when visiting NYC. The location is close to several subway stops. Within a few blocks of places to eat. Everything was as advertised, and Laini's communication was good. No issues and we had a great visit to NYC.

Elizabeth User Profile
December 2016
Great Airbnb spot! The location is great: five minute walk to the subway--one stop from Manhattan. Easy to get everywhere from there. Excellent communication about everything--and the apartment is really nice. One bonus is that there is an excellent coffee/tea/restaurant just across the street and up a few doors. Would recommend!

Catherine User Profile
December 2016
Great apartment in a very convenient location! Everything was very easy and straightforward with check-in, and Laini and her roommate Martha were great with communications, and made sure there were no problems. I had a great stay.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Elaine User Profile

I am a painter and art professor. I lived for several years in Spain, love to travel, and always enjoy meeting new & interesting people from all corners of the world.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Elaine’s place.
Martha helps host.

The neighborhood

Similar listings