Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
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Small, sunny, quiet room in pre-war apartment building with private entrance and bathroom.
Great food, parks, & public transportation. Ideal location for access to Columbia & other area educational institutions.

To the right, work table and chair.

To the right, work table and chair.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Private room with its own entrance and private bath on top floor of pre-war coop. Elevator building; one flight up to roof deck with trees, seating, and river view.

At 200 sq ft, this sunny space with a DOUBLE BED provides a quiet haven for visitors amid the bustle of NYC.

Shower and full-length tub.
Cotton sheets and towels provided.
High speed wireless internet provided.
Electric kettle in room.

The room is best for a single person, or 2 people sharing a bed. There's also a foam pad and bedding available for a younger person to sleep on the floor.

Please note: There is NO air conditioning in the apartment. The west-facing window gets a cool river breeze at night, and there's a fan, but guests who are used to sleeping with a/c will be happier elsewhere.

Preferred guests are people who have a reason to stay in this particular neighborhood -- with family nearby, or business at one of the many educational institutions in the community.

There is excellent access to public transportation, restaurants, groceries, music, parks, and coffee shops.
The room has a shelf of NYC guidebooks and maps, as well as novels and mysteries set in the city. I've lived here almost 30 years, am well-informed about Morningside Heights, and happy to answer questions.

NOTE to First-Time Visitors to NYC: you will probably be happier in more central areas of the city, and with better access to a kitchen.

Airport with best transportation to Morningside Heights: La Guardia. 45-min bus ride to W. 116th costs $2.50

3 blocks from 1 train
1 block from M4, M5, and M104 busses
3 blocks from M60 bus

Guest Access

The room is completely private, with its own entrance and bathroom. A book-lined hallway connects to the main apartment, where I live and am available to help with anything.

Kitchen access is mostly limited to refrigerator, and by prior arrangement. There is an electric kettle in the room, and a selection of tea and coffee ~

Guests also have access to the building's delightful communal roof deck, one flight up.

Interaction with Guests

I pretty much leave it to my guests as to how much interaction they want, or don't.
I am available for suggestions, recommendations, and advice about the Morningside Heights neighborhood and for general NYC information.
I'm equally happy to let my guests be.
There are maps and NYC guidebooks for guest use in the bedroom, as well as novels set in the city.

The Neighborhood

Everything you might need is available within a 3-block radius.
Groceries, restaurants, drug stores, clothing, bookstores, banks, liquor, hardware, churches, synagog, yoga studio, coffee shops ~

Riverside Park is 1/2 block west; Morningside Park, 1 1/2 blocks east.

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is right up the street, and worth a visit.
Easy walking distance: Grant's Tomb; Riverside Church and bell tower; Nicholas Roerich Museum; Strauss Park.

Getting Around

#1 train, 3 blocks

M104, M4, M5 busses 1 block

M60 bus to La Guardia, 3 blocks.

Other Things to Note

Street parking is possible; cars have to be moved 2x/wk for street cleaning.

Parking Garages:
Manhattan Parking 110

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House Rules

The rate for 2 people is $150/night

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2 nights minimum stay
To the left, reading nook with Hudson River view/window guard/fire escape.

To the left, reading nook with Hudson River view/window guard/fire escape.

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New York, New York, United States
Member since January 2013


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