Hello my name is AJ. I'm 37 and have been living in NYC for 12 years. I just moved closer to a restaurant I recently opened so I am trying out Airbnb while I have two apts.
Aj was easy to connect with and very personable.
The apartment is bright, clean and quiet. All a blessing in NYC.
I'll most assuredly look to stay at Aj's place again.
Nice apartment, very convenient, so close to Union Square (shops and subway).
This place is so quiet for Manhattan, you don't hear city noise.
The sleeping room is small, more like a nest, but we slept very well.
AJ is easy going, we had a good communication.
Stayed for a week in very snowy New York in February 2014. This meant a few logistical issues I hadn't banked on but I couldn't have asked for a better host than AJ. Always on the end of a phone, called straight back if we missed each other, and never too busy to help solve a problem or lend a hand. A great host of a great apartment, which could NOT be situated in a better location. Right in the heart of the East Village and just round the corner from Union Station subway. Shops, delis, restaurants, this location has it all. And so does the apartment. AJ has really seen to all the essentials, and recreationals aren't neglected either. TV works, WiFi works, it's all good. Accessories are all provided for: cutlery, crockery, glassware, corkscrew. AJ has thought of everything! I was sorry to leave the place and I can't wait to go back.
AJ was a fantastic host and the apartment was perfect for my husband and I's week stay in New York.
The apartment's location is second to none when visiting New York, we would absolutely stay again.
The only issue that we had was that the wi-fi stopped working on our second last day but as it was at the end of our holiday it was not a huge issue
Aj was a fantastic host, although we did not meet him in person he was always extremely attentive throughout our stay, particularly when there was a problem with the apartment blocks heating. He was following up with the management company immediately to get it sorted. As all the previous people have mentioned, the location is exceptional, lovely street which is close to all amenities. Anyone staying in Aj apartment will have a good experience and stay.
Having a clean, comfortable apartment like this one was the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday.
Excellent location in The Village. The apartment was comfortable. Alert there are about 10 steps to the front door, and 25 steps up to the actual apartment. Fine for me, a bit of a challenge for my husband's bad knees. Clean, quiet place, block felt very safe. Aj was available and very helpful.
This apartment is located in a very quiet neighborhood with restaurants, shops, drug stores, and liquor store right around the corner. The University neighborhood is safe and brimming with activity. Do not miss the opportunity to go inside Agata and Valentina grocery store - it s huge and has everything you'd ever want: upscale snacks and take away sandwiches just to name a few. We also purchased flowers on the corner of 10th and University at University Floral Design - very helpful staff and gorgeous things.
Aj arranged to have the key waiting for us inside the apartment and he checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. Well, everything was ok, indeed. Very comfortable place with a very large living area to come home to to unwind from our daily travels and watch TV and have a drink. Everything from the WiFi to TV to coffee maker was in perfect order. There is an iron, ironing board, and hair dryer available so no need to pack these things for your trip.
We highly recommend this nice apartment and we thank Aj for his hospitality!
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at AJ's apartment for 17 nights in NYC. Fantastic location, apt well equipped, comfortable, quiet, clean and most importantly, no bedbugs. It is exactly as advertised. Perfect for a couple. AJ is a great communicator and was extremely helpful. Check in/ Check out, was a breeze. We were first time Airbnb'ers and were a little unsure if everything would go to plan. We would not hesitate to use Airbnb for any further vacations due to our experience with AJ and his Apt. Thanks AJ. We hope one day we will be back.
My wife and I are very lucky to have found this flat in Greenwich Village 49 E 10th Street between 5th Ave and Brodway.
It has been the most perfect flat/Apartment for our 10 days stay in New York, comming from Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Apartment is quiet, (windows not against the street but to clean courtyard) wellequiped, clean with a good bed (a narrow staircase up) and very charming, so we felt that we - tired as we was - "came home to our flat" after all our tourist-touring in New York during the day. The village is a perfect starting point for visiting all parts af NYC, and shops, supermarkets, restaurants, Clubs and bars as well as many Subway-lines and busses are within short walking distance from the Apartment 10th Street 1 floor.
We can absolutely recommend this appartment / owner.Aj Bontempo and had allready recommended it together with Airbnb (quick and good managed) to our friends/comming-NYC-visitors in Denmark !
Birgit & Hans.
AJ and I have been friends and business partners for almost a decade. He is a great guy and, aside from having great taste in friends and business partners, has an amazing apartment on probably the nicest block in Manhattan.