Simple but cheap in Manhattan! (b)

Apartment - Private room · Broadway, New York, NY 10031, United States

The Space

I have two bedrooms available. This is the "library" room.
To see the other bedroom, go here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/855528
To rent both bedrooms together, go here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/292175

Why
A three block walk to the 1 subway train, followed by a 20 minute ride lands you in Times Square, with easy access to the entire west side of Manhattan - Lincoln Center, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the West Village, and the World Trade Center. From Times Square you can transfer to nearly every train in the system.

What
One bedroom with a double bed, dresser, and closet. It's not large, but plenty livable. You are sharing the apartment with me and no more than two other guests.

You have full access to the kitchen (with a variety of Keurig coffee and tea drinks). The living room is also freely available - the TV has basic channels, Netflix, and a DVD/Blue-ray player.

There is free wireless Internet. Sheets and towels are provided. Laundry, if you need it, is located in the building (but with an outside entrance).

Where
The official neighborhood name is "Hamilton Heights" and is located in upper west Manhattan. It's an active residential neighborhood that is safe at all times, even late at night. A predominately Dominican neighborhood, you'll hear as much Spanish as English.

There's a growing number of places to eat, with the sit-down restaurants leaning to Dominican/Mexican. Like any good city neighborhood, you can find 95% of what you need within 2 or 3 blocks. The subway is located just three blocks away.

Who
You will be sharing the apartment with me and up to 2 other guests. I'm in my early 30's, formerly an IT consultant returning to the backstage theater world, and have lived here for nine years. The other guests, if there are any, will be in the bedroom directly adjacent to yours. We all share the living room, kitchen and bathroom.

I, personally, am not the most outgoing person, so I will generally let you be. But I'm more than happy to help you with any questions about NYC. I spend much of my time in my bedroom/home office working on a new startup business.

When and How Much
On the upper-right side of the screen, just above the picture of my pretty face, you'll see a spot to fill in the dates and number of people. This will tell you if the apartment is available and how much it will cost.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $15
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Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Michael's place is an incredible deal for Manhattan. The room was larger than expected, and was plenty of room for my boyfriend and I. Sharing the bathroom was not a problem at all, as it was kept very clean. Conveniently located near the Subway, it was easy to explore all of Manhattan and Brooklyn from Michael's place. As a host, Michael is very kind, generous, easy to get along with, and a great person- highly recommend if you need a clean, convenient, and cheap place to stay!

    November 2013
  • We stayed two times at Michaels apartment. First time in room (a) second time in room (b). We enjoyed his location:
    - beds are comfortable
    - everything was clean
    - enough space for us
    - everything was as described
    - subway is 3 blocks away
    Michael is a reliable and a quiet person. As we haven't seen Michael often. He organized everything in advanced which worked absolutely fine.

    October 2013
  • Michael was a great host.The apartment is really cozy, clean and it has all the facilities you need.The location is awesome, just 2 blocks from the subway and 12 - 15 minutes to all Manhattan attractions, also is a safe neighborhood.

    Strongly recommended.

    Michael fue un gran anfitrión, nos ayudo con todo lo que necesitamos y nos puso a disposición el apartamento y mas como bebidas, cafe, etc, el apartamento es acogedor, la cama es comoda y esta muy bien ubicado, a solo 2 cuadras del metro y entre 12 y 15 minutos de todas las atracciones de Manhattan.

    El barrio es seguro. No tuvimos ningun inconveniente.

    October 2013
  • Great stay at the end of a long journey - exactly how it was advertised. Very accommodating to our travel schedule also, thanks Michael

    October 2013
  • Todo correcto. Habitación bien para dos personas. El cuarto de baño limpio. La cocina bien equipada. El edificio es antiguo pero todo funciona.
    Llegamos de noche y es Harlem (alto Manhattan), preferimos pagar taxi, 58 dólares desde el JFK. Compramos el bono "MetroCard" de la compañía MTA, para una semana de duración. Sirve tanto para metro como para bus. Está muy bien. Cerca del piso hay metro (línea 1) que te lleva directa hasta el Times Square.
    En el mismo barrio hay supermercado y un 24 horas de comida rápida.
    Manhattan es un sitio con mucho por visitar, si vas a estar 1 semana recomendamos comprar un city pass. Es más económico para visitar: museos, Top of the Rock, Empire State buiding...
    Recomendamos: calzado cómodo porque se camina mucho y es una ciudad trepidante, el metro tiene muchas escaleras antiguas. También estar bien informado y organizado a dónde quieres ir.
    Para los que hablamos español, no hay problema. Más de 1/4 de la población habla español. El habitante de Nueva York es por regla general educado pero recuerda que es una gran ciudad, no son muy serviciales, siempre están justos de tiempo y hay más gente a la que tienen que atender o cosas que hacer. En las zonas del interior de USA se desviven más por el visitante. Aun así, no tuvimos ni un solo problema de seguridad. Hay muchos policías en calles y avenidas, realmente Manhattan es un lugar seguro.
    Por la zona donde está el piso, es recomendable no estar de noche solo. Pero de todas maneras, nosotros regresamos desde la parte baja de Manhattan al piso (parte alta de Manhattan) a las 12 de la noche, e incluso a la 1 de la madrugada y sin problema alguno. Desde la salida de la boca del metro al piso, se llega rápido, a penas 2 calles hay que cruzar.
    Al marcharnos utilizamos la tarjeta del MetrobusCard, pero recuerda que hay que pagar 5 dólares al final para coger un trenecito "Airtrain" en el JFK. El JFK, tiene varias terminales pero el "Airtrain" las conecta todas. Los aeropuertos también tienen conexión con bus.
    Aprovechando el viaje, hicimos una excursión de 1 día a Washington y otro día estuvimos en Niagara Falls (Cataratas del Niágara). Llegamos a casa agotados, pero fue increíble y muy bonito.
    Del cuarto en el que duermes tienes llave, a veces ni lo cerramos y todo estaba en su sitio. Hay respeto y por la noche pudimos dormir perfectamente, no hay ruidos.
    Es una gran experiencia, un viaje inolvidable.

    June 2013
  • My daughter and I stayed four nights. Michael was easy to talk with and the place was very nice. We were excited to be in a place that was convenient and safe. I would definitely recommend this apartment and go back in the future. Iris Lee

    April 2013
  • Michael was so awesome! Super flexible with his schedule, checked in on us but didn't hover, etc etc. The place was nice, and right near the 1 train so going downtown was super convenient and took 20 minutes, TOPS. The neighborhood is okay, but for the price pretty good. We made lots of coffee and Michael was even hospitable enough to print our bus tickets for us before we left. The room was nice (bigger than in the photos) and the bathroom and kitchen were clean and well-kept. Great place.

    March 2013
  • Michael was a great host, his place is conveniently located near the 1 subway line. Recommended.

    March 2013
  • Great stay. Very spacious place. Room was a great size for me. Barely saw Michael and never met the other guest but everything went swell. Comfortable and convenient.

    March 2013
  • We had a great stay of two weeks at Michael's place, it is clean and quiet and very close to the subway. Michael is really friendly and helpful with everything. Totally recommend it!

    January 2013
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Languages
English, Sign Language
School
Rochester Institute of Technology
Work
IT Consultant
About
I'm in my early thirties and have lived in this apartment for over 8 years (that's a long time, by NYC standards!). Having recently lost my job, I decided now is as good a time as any to try airbnb as a host. I used to work as an IT consultant for a small company, specializing in network and server administration. Now, I'm working from home on a new web-based application for Network Engineers. For fun I enjoy hiking, camping, playing casual league sports (flag football, soccer, kickball, etc). And of course the huge variety of events in NYC.
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