good for couples or friends who are ok with sharing a single bed. this bedroom is in the front of the apartment and while everyone must walk past it when they enter, it offers a bit more privacy than the other room(s).
I am a very chill, and drama free creative person. Not into gossip or talking about myself, or being negative; I just mind my own business.
I live in a 3 bedroom apartment at 138th street, and Broadway. You will be living less than one block from the #1 subway line, on the first floor of the building.
Just about everything you will ever need is within a few blocks of the apartment (typical Manhattan); pharmacy, hardware store, deli, laundry, etc. There are quite a few grocery stores/ supermarkets nearby, including Fairway, which carries gourmet and organic foods. Fresh direct also delivers to the area.
There's a good variety of restaurants nearby. You can get anything from a juicy, hand-formed burger, to curry dishes, to $1 homemade tamales on the street, to churrasco, to burritos, to sushi 'til 2am; I think you get the point.
The area is safe, parking spaces are available, and your car will be secure. People are very nice, and friendly. It is very neighborhood-y; hell, the crossing guard knows my name. It is more of a family neighborhood, but there are also many young people in the area because of the great number of schools nearby.
The apartment is conveniently located right down the street from City College and just 2 stops from Columbia, Barnard, Teachers College, Manhattan School of Music, etc. The subway ride to midtown is about 15-20 minutes and about 20-40 to get down to the lower tip, and 40-45 min to downtown brooklyn.
Nearby, are MANY different parks. the apartment is just 2 blocks from the Hudson River, Riverside Park, and Riverbank (website hidden). Nicholas park is right behind city college, and numerous smaller city parks with basketball and handball courts, soccer fields, chess tables, etc. all within 6 blocks.
Like i said, I am pretty laid back and easy to live with. I like to keep the apartment nice and clean. The apartment is pretty quiet most of the time. When I am home, I am working on the computer, or surfing the web, or sometimes just relaxing with a drink (usually a craft beer these days) and reading, listening to music, or watching a movie.
You will be welcome to use the rest of the apt, and any of my dishes, silverware, kitchen stuff, TV, DVD, VCR. Everything else is my personal stuff, which I expect you to not touch; I will respect you and your things the same way.
Details about the room/apt:
Room is furnished with a full-sized futon, which folds down in to a full-sized bed. It is a good size for one or two people. Room dimensions are approximately, 10' X 6' or 3.1 m X 1.83m plus a nice sized closet.
* no pets please
* be prepared to pay $35 in case you lose the keys.
* this a cheap way to visit manhattan, but it is a private residence; you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself, or chip in for housecleaning services. (very important, I've had horrible luck with slobs, I am not a slob.)
* this may be redundant, but it seems i have not made myself clear enough. THIS IS NOT A HOTEL, you are a guest in my home, please CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. i can offer some concierge type services, but if you want a hotel, go book your stay at one and be prepared to pay extra for it. please be clean and respectful in my home as i will show you respect and hospitality and provide you with a clean place to live and sleep.
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that is, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hi, are xx-xx dates available?
check the calendar, if there's availability, feel free to make a booking.
Where are you located??
ugh! check the tab on this listing that says "maps", that will show you where i live, and where you will be located in relation to wherever you would like to visit.
How far away are you from X?
again, look at the "maps" tab on this listing. do you know the address? i have mentioned in the listing description above how far the travel time is from my place to other parts of town. but you can always check with the nyc public transit "mta trip planner" (search for it online as i cannot post links here, sorry) to see how long it will take to get from the address in question to the 137 st/city college stop.
can i use the kitchen??
as i mentioned in this listing's description, YES
does your place have a bathroom??
seriously??? no, i go outside in the alleyway to wash & relieve myself, even in the winter, when it's freezing cold out. this is nyc after all, many of us are still without indoor plumbing.
do i get keys?
is it a private bedroom?
is there a curfew?
bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, fridge, eating area (can't really call it a dining room), living room.
Interaction with Guests
it depends, i read people to see if they want to be left alone or not.
the diversity, the safety and convenience.
yes, buses and subway 24 hrs within 75m
Other Things to Note
there is currently a small dog in the apartment, he is a friendly and harmless pomeranian (breed). still, i hope he is not here much longer as he is not my dog but gives me a lot of work because his owner is not as responsible for him as someone should be, especially when they bring a dog into your apartment without discussing it with you and then refuse to get rid of or clean up after him.
Please take off your shoes when you enter and clean up after yourself.
Please do not leave hair clogging the tub drain, crumbs of food laying around, even though you put away your food, etc. because you will be sharing my flat with me and possibly other guests too, so please be courteous.
Also, please turn off lights when you leave a room, or the flat/apt.
We stayed for 10 days! we had a great time! unfortunately we shared little with Ssamer! But he was very welcoming! Sally is fantastic!
Ssameer is nice and kind. He always reply message quickly. We got no problem to find this place and got many tips from him. The apartment's location is absolutely great(walk 3mins to 1 train). Room just like the photo: a futon bed and a closet. The kitchen and fridge you can use. Shower is ok but I took a bath one night which is awesome. There is a small dog in the apartment. Overall this is a good place for us to stay in NYC.
I was welcomed by my host on the night I arrived. He was friendly and I enjoyed talking to him (and Sally the other person staying there). The room was comfortable. I sleep very well on the bed. The location was perfect for traveling anywhere in the city. The subway was very close and the neighborhood safe. I would use this rental again.
Summed up: this place is a cheap room that's relatively close to Manhattan and very close to the 1 train. That was exactly what I was looking for so this place worked out well for me.
What to expect: You won't see much of SSameer, but there is a woman Sally that lives in the apartment and she is there pretty much all the time. Sleeps in the main room. The room that you sleep in is small but clean, and has a lock on the door which I appreciated. The rest of the apartment not as clean, mostly due to a small dog that lives there. There are wee-wee pads spread out on the floor around the apartment so if you're squeamish about dogs and their urine, this might be a problem. Additionally, there were 2 people staying in another room in the back. This means 5 people sharing one bathroom, which can be problematic. The bed itself if a futon, with ikea-type folding frame thing. Not very comfortable but at these prices I wasn't expecting luxury.
All and all, it's an affordable room. It will not enhance a vacation experience. But if you just need a cheap place to sleep in an expensive city and don't mind the hostel like environment, it does the trick.
The place was everything we could ask for. It was super easy to get around and everyone was so helpful with every question we had. We felt super safe and truly welcomed. From
Now on every time I go to New York I hope to stay here.
I had a very good time wt/ Ssameer, he gave us a lot tip for taking subway, and he's very kind and hospitable! The place is convenience. Subway, market and McDonald's are just nearby!
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