About this listing
Our cozy private room for one in a house of busy native New Yorkers will give you a feel of how locals live. Flushing is an interesting, safe NYC neighborhood with fantastic food, fascinating cultures all living together, and good public transit.
Private room on the 2nd floor of my classic American Foursquare in Flushing, Queens, NYC. This room has a bed, wardrobe, bookcase, and desk. Two other family bedrooms are also on this floor.
You will share the main bathroom and half bath with me, and possibly 1-2 others.
Feel free to cook in my spacious (by NY standards) kitchen, and pick vegetables, raspberries, and grapes from my garden in the summer, and enjoy my outdoor patio and barbecue.
Bike use, laundry, and WiFi available by request.
Are you looking to visit your children who have moved to the "big city" but have no room for you in their tiny apartment? My home is the perfect place to stay comfortably, with plenty of parking. It's also a great location for college visits to St. John's University, Queens College, Hofstra University, and Adelphi University, and near to any colleges in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx or Nassau County.
I'm a native English speaker with passable German skills and reading knowledge of French and Spanish.
Shared full bath on second floor
Shared half bath on first floor
Living room and television
Family's bedrooms, computer in patio, and attic are off limits
Interaction with Guests
I work full-time but you will find me at home in the evenings. I am always present when I have guests, and since we are in shared space, you will see me most evenings and on weekends in the house.
Flushing is a great neighborhood, with much opportunity for ethnic eats and shopping, including Chinese, Korean, Indian, Afghani, Thai, Malayasian, Italian, Greek, and of course, pizza!
Flushing is known as the birthplace of religious freedom in the U.S., and you can practice your faith or take in the services of Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic, various Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, LDS (Mormon), and Jehovah's Witness, and more, all within walking distance.
We are located by a beautiful city park with tennis courts, basketball court, handball, a golf course, and NYC's only velodrome for biking. The park connects with the Greenbelt to take you all over the city on bicycle. You can also find tai chi and exercise classes early in the morning.
If you love tennis, we are a leisurely 2-mile/3.6km walk, about 35-50 minutes depending on how fast you walk, to the U.S. Tennis Open in August-September as well as boat rentals, and the site of the Dragonboat Festival in August. The Mets play in the same park at Citifield. You can also get to the park with NYC transit in 30 minutes or by LIRR, Murray Hill station, with a 10-15 walk and 3-minute train ride. The LIRR will also take you to Manhattan in 20 minutes but it costs more and is not covered by the Metrocard.
If you love jazz, you are steps away from Louis Armstrong's grave and within 3 miles/6 km of his home and archives.
Flushing is a safe residential NYC neighborhood located 10 miles/16km from Manhattan:
30-minute subway ride from Main St. station on #7 train to Grand Central or Times Square or Jacob Javits/Highline, connect to most other subway lines
20-minute LIRR ride (commuter rail) from Murray Hill station to Penn Station
15/20-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride to the subway, Main St. station (1 mi/1.6km).
*Book for one week's stay and a free unlimited weekly Metrocard for use on NYC subways and buses is included.
If you have a car, I have a driveway you can use and street parking without restrictions--both real luxuries in NYC!
Other Things to Note
Fire extinguishers are in the hallway of the second floor and under the sink on the first floor.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in the halls of the first and second floors.
Exits are the front door, the back door, and an escape ladder in the hall closet of the second floor.
Trustworthiness and courtesy are paramount for ensuring a pleasant and safe stay for both host and guest.
No smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes (any tobacco) in the house.
No drug use of any kind (including marijuana) will be tolerated.
No illegal activities or illegal downloads.
Be respectful of other guests and neighbors.
Please recycle glass, plastic, and paper.
Please keep the space neat so to avoid any problems with bugs and other vermin. Throw garbage and food in the bin provided under the sink. If you have any items for composting (no meat, dairy or fats), you can place them in the composter in the backyard.
You are welcome to do laundry in my washer and dryer/clothesline, but please ask before using. Up to two loads per week, you can use my detergent.
Guests are responsible financially for any damage to the property.