About This Listing
Cute, remodeled apartment 2 blocks from the F and J/Z lines on the vibrant Lower East Side. It's a few blocks from tons of great restaurants and bars, and convenient to attractions in midtown, downtown, and in Brooklyn.
You'll have your own bedroom a share the kitchen, bathroom, living room with me, a busy freelance journalist. It's a second-floor space with exposed brick and hardwood floors in a prime Lower East Side location. You'll be just two blocks from the subway (F/M & J/Z), which makes it easy to get uptown and also to Brooklyn. All around are exciting restaurants, bars, and shopping. As an additional benefit, this is a straight shot on the J train from JFK airport.
The LES is known for nightlife, but this block doesn't have any bars on it. The area is a cute, village-like neighborhood during the day but becomes quite the festive hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights. Luckily, your room is in the back of the apartment, so there's no street noise.
The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen you're welcome to use, and a grocery store is across the street. Both beds are full size. Linens and towels are included.
The apartment is on the second floor, so carrying suitcases up is not bad at all. There are several places to do laundry or get laundry done within a few blocks.
Back bedroom, which is the quiet one (great for sleeping!); fully equipped kitchen; bathroom; living room; wifi
Interaction with Guests
I work at home during the day, but am generally out and about most evenings.
The neighborhood is a nightlife hub on weekends, but during the week it has a relaxed village feel. There are lots of great restaurants if you love food!
Please check out my guide on here for restaurant, bar, and cafe recommendations--or feel free to ask!
Two subway lines (the F/M and J/Z) heading uptown or to appealing parts of Brooklyn are just two blocks away. You can also walk across the Williamsburg Bridge when it's pleasant out (50 m from the apartment door)
Basic stuff that I'm sure everyone would do anyway! :) But here goes:
Please wash your own dishes and leave things tidy.
During cold weather, the heat for the whole building is automatic. Please don't touch the radiator settings--turning the heat off can break the radiator.
During the summer, please be considerate about turning off the A/C when you leave, to help keep electric bills reasonable.
Same with the space heater during winter--please turn it off when you're not home.
This was my first time using air bnb and it was a fantastic experience! It was a very cozy room (especially when it is snowing outside) and the apartment is really easy to walk to from the subway. Jenny was really helpful and friendly and responds quickly to messages. She had a great recommendation for a lunch place as well!! It was a perfect temporary home away from home!
The perfect first Airbnb experience. Jenny was super friendly and knowledgeable, so could help with all the questions I had for my first visit to NYC. She knows the best places to eat (an important consideration for me!) and her apartment is in just the right place to take in the LES, East Village and to scoot over the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn. Jenny's place is great - a comfortable bed and hot shower, with a functional kitchen and cosy living room that mean it's a good place to spend time if you're worn out from exploring the city.
Everything was fantastic! Jenny was great, totally communicative and available. The apartment is the quintessential NY apartment. We had two bedrooms, a living room and open kitchen. Jenny seems like a very interesting person based on the decor of her apartment, eclectic and very NY. Thanks Jenny for a fabulous visit. This was actually my first AirBnB experience and I would recommend Jenny and her apartment to anyone.
Jenny's apartment was very clean, comfortable, and quite spacious (by New York standards). The apartment is a 2 bedroom with a single shared bathroom. According to some of the other reviews, the bedroom over Clinton street can be a bit noisy during the night, but I had the entire apartment to myself, and I slept like a baby in the back bedroom. Jenny was around during my trip, but from our brief interactions, I found her to be both accommodating and gracious. Definitely recommend her as a host.
Jenny was a wonderful and very considerate host.
The room was comfortable and clean. Amenities included a fresh towel, A/C, and wifi. When I asked Jenny whether the wifi signal would be strong (I had a call interview to record), she took the time to test the signal in my bedroom and give me a confirmation. That was so much appreciated.
Also the neighborhood (LES) is full of great eats.
We stayed at Jenny's place for two nights and would recommend it to anyone for a short sightseeing trip to NYC.
Jenny is a friendly host and was always very quick to respond. The location is really great with some nice restarants on the same street (we can recommend Marm Cafe and Ivan Ramen). The apartment is small but comfortable and clean. However, the room we stayed in is not the one you see on the pictures. It is not as bright and has just a bed and a small bedside table with a lamb on it.
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About the Host, Jenny
I'm a Portland, Oregon, native who's lived in the Bay Area, Austin, and have been in New York for five years. I'm pretty low-key, easygoing, fun. I'm also an NYC food and drink writer, so if you want to know where to eat/go out, I can help!
An adorable little Moroccan restaurant (started as a popular food truck). Great wine, and the owner Yassir is super cool. Amazing lamb burger and nice cozy ambiance.Ridge Street New York NY 10002
This place specializes in food from the Yunnan region of China, which has some influence from Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.Clinton Street New York New York 10002
Tasty creative SE Asian food from the people behind the Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue restaurants.Clinton Street New York NY 10002
One of the citys best restaurants, and a forerunner in Molecular gastronomy. For a taste, opt for the several-course meal (email hidden).Clinton Street New York NY 10002
The cutest homestyle Japanese place. Tranquil, cozy, delicious, and healthy. Try the ginger tofu.Suffolk St # 2 New York NY 10002-3335
Elegant old-world feel. Great Mediterranean food. Excellent for brunch.Suffolk Street New York NY 10002
Takeout shop serving authentic Thai noodle dishes from well-known chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok in Portland, Ore.Rivington Street New York NY 10002
Cheap and healthy; great for a quick snack or meal. Nice fresh veggie juices too.Rivington Street New York NY 10002
Reportedly, this is Manhattans oldest supermarket. Its a collection of stalls and shops. Great for poking around and you can find a bite to eat, too. Dont miss a treat from the Cookie Bar.Essex St New York New York 10002
An excellent Neopolitan (thin-crust) gourmet pie. Try the prosciutto-arugula version.Ludlow Street Manhattan NY 10002
Adorable French wine bar. Go early for the oyster happy hour and dont miss tasty small plates like charcuterie.Broome Street New York NY 10002-3837
Lively spot offering tasty Mexican food and cocktails. Try the spicy grapefruit margarita.Broome St New York NY 10002-3817
Delicious Indian food made from scratch. Try the cauliflower appetizer.Essex St New York NY 10002
The famous San Francisco Chinese restaurant is now in New York. Lines can get long, but go to the webpage to find an email that lets you make a reservation. This food is SPICY.Orchard Street New York NY 10002
Adorable Austrian cafe. Great vibe and not too expensiveOrchard Street New York NY 10002-4535
Wonderful, affordable Grandma-style Italian food. Try the polenta slab (trust me).Rivington Street Manhattan NY 10002
Lines get long, but go early or late for tasty meatballs you mix and match with your choice of preparation (on bread, over polenta) and sauce. A fun, affordable choice.Stanton Street New York NY 10002-1420
Adorable tiny shop serving delicious, soothing Japanese soba noodles made in-house.Delancey Street New York NY 10002-2916
The best bagels and lox in town. Try the pastrami salmon. Warning: go early on weekends as lines can get long.East Houston Street New York NY 10002
Divine for brunch (there will be a wait) lunch, or dinner. This French-American spot is always spot-on in food and vibe.East 1st St # 1 New York NY 10003-9313
A super cute husband-and-wife-run neighborhood restaurant that also attracts non-neighbors. Hip downtown crowd, but not a fancy place at all. Great for brunch, lunch... any meal.Lafayette Street Manhattan NY 10012