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We're Rudy & Laura!
Rudy is an actor and barista from the Bronx. Laura is a student at FIT, and is from Queens.
We've both been New Yorkers all our lives, and love the city, and sharing it with travelers!
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Absolutely loved my stay at Rudy and Laura's. The place is bright, clean, warm (in multiple ways), well arranged and stylized, with all the just-right comforts. Best is the terrific communication, openness and friendliness of the hosts. Every encounter -- with Rudy, Laura, or the others in the apt was pleasant and interesting. Had lovely conversations that enriched my getaway weekend. Everything on the airbnb profile was accurate, and I was impressed by the great effort put into making the place inviting and comfortable. Amazing Ninth Street Coffee (not sure if a staple; I got lucky... ;-). Transportation was a breeze. I followed Rudy's input on where to eat (Chez Lucienne) and go (Silvana, for live jazz) -- and had great experiences at both spots. Will definitely be back. I can recommend enough staying here as a great opportunity to discover Harlem close up and real, and spend time with two wonderful, intelligent, thinking, creative, caring hosts. Thank you, Rudy and Laura!
Thank you so much, Diane!
Asani, Sueminn, Rudy and Laura were all very cool people! We felt welcomed the whole time. I would now call them my new friends for sure :)
The art around the house is beautiful and so creative. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in New York! It is a 1 minute walk to the 2 and 3 subway lines, 10 minute walk to 4,5,6 lines, and in a nice area of town. We felt like we were home away from home. Thank you guys! I miss your place already!
Thanks guys! Hope to see you both when you're back in town. :)
Great apartment, plenty of space plus all you might need as a traveller - extra information about the area, coffee and tea, soap and shampoo. Neighbourhood seems decent, although I didn't spend much time there. The bed was pretty soft.
Thanks, Simon! :)
I had the best time at Rudy & Casey & Asani & Sueminn's! I met Rudy, Asani and Sueminn and everyone was super helpful and nice. The apartment was clean and lovely, the neighborhood safe and full of everything. I am happy I stayed in Harlem.
Lots of hot water, towels and blankets for guest use. Can recommend this place for absolutely everyone.
Thank you so much, Jenni! We all loved having you here.
The room is cozy. Had no problems throughout my stay. My hosts were wonderful, very helpful and understanding. Wish I had more time to hang out with them. I'll definitely recommend this to anyone
Thanks, Wale! Good luck on all your interviews~
Excellent place to stay at. Warm room, comfy bed, a fluffy cat frolicking around, all the info you need on a "wall of info" in the living room, an artistic ambiance. Parfait ! Thank you Asani & Sueminn.
Thanks, Guillaume! We're glad you enjoyed our cat, Louie-- she's found a new home now, so we're happy that one of the last guests she got to meet were so nice! :3
Asani and Sueminn were very hospitable and welcoming. My friend and I had a stopover in NYC before heading to school in a different state and came with huge baggage (almost 60lb or 27kg) each, even though we knew there were stairs to climb to their apartment. Sueminn readily helped us in lifting the baggage up to the apartment on our first day, while Asani helped us with bringing them down on our last day! The room is much bigger than it looks in the picture and their home is really cosy, with friendly pets, louie and juniper (who are respectful of our personal space as well!) Sueminn also provided us with extra heaters, which were really useful in our case, coming from a warm climate to winter in NYC. Subway stations were also close by, and did not take more than half an hour to get to Times Square.
Harlem was a joy to be in, the area had good food, all within walking distance from the apartment. The people were polite and friendly, never hesitating with providing directions, or simply holding the door for us.
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and would recommend this place to anyone who wants a culturally enriching experience in NYC.
Thank you so much, Bernice! Best of luck to you and Z as you start school. :)
This was my first time using Airbnb and my first time in the East coast. Sueminn responded to my request instantly and provided me all the transit details I needed to get to the apartment, making planning my trip much easier. The room was beautiful and well cleaned. There were maps on the wall and lots of towels. Everything in the apartment was well organized. Sueminn was great at pointing me at the right direction for food places too, she even drew me a map. She made me feel more instantly comfortable in Harlem. Hoping all my future Airbnbs will be just as wonderful as this one, couldn't have expected a better place to stay. Thank you!
Thanks, Christine! We hope you had fun on your cruise, too. :)
Absolutely loved my stay at Asani and Sueminn's. The room was exactly as pictured, and they also had a new, mini heater that I could use in the room should I get cold (there were also extra blankets in the living room). Everything from the bed to the kitchen and bathroom were clean. Though I didn't get a chance to meet Asani, Sueminn was a great host, as were her dog and cat! Being just minutes away from the metro and a walkable distance from Columbia, this was the most perfect stay for me (:
Gahee, thanks so much for your kind review, and best of luck on everything!
I really enjoyed my stay at Asani & Sueminn's place. Not only was the location ideal for exploring New York city (great connection with public transport: busses and subway), the appartment itself and my room (The Scarlet Room) were everything one could wish for. Plenty of towels, warm blankets, a variety of tea,... Asani & Sueminn did their utmost best to make my stay as comfortable as possible and on multiple occasions they offered me advice on how to get around in the city or where to find certain things. However, I just wanted to point out that from the reviews here I expected an extremely small room, but actually it wasn't that bad. The Scarlet Room is spacious enough for one person and I really felt at home. Also, the appartment was kept very tidy and clean, which made it extra nice to come home in the evenings. Moreover, I love what they did with the place and it was extremely refreshing to actually live in somebody's home rather than to stay in an impersonal hotel. Additional pluspoint, the shower is amazing (raindrup system). I also particularly appreciated that Asani & Sueminn gave me my privacy, while at the same time made me feel at home. This was my first experience with renting a room through Airbnb and it went way better than anticipated! Having shared houses in the past with various people, I know how easily things can go wrong, but nothing of that sort happened here! Also I would like to point out that as a woman travelling alone, I felt safe in this area, day and night. All in all, I am glad that I decided to try Airbnb rather than a hostel/hotel, and in particular, I am very happy that I chose to stay with Asani & Sueminn. They are great hosts and if you are planning to visit NYC, I suggest you contact them!
Aw Talitha, what a sweet review! Thanks so much. :) Good luck with your thesis.
Muy amable y organizado. Fue perfecto!
I've been close friends with Sueminn for about seven years now. I was living in the Harlem apartment with Sueminn and Asani for a year, during which we all agreed to start inviting Airbnb guests to stay in the home. From having being there from the beginning, to seeing the state that the house is in now, I can't stress enough how much Sueminn and Asani have improved--and always continue to work to improve--the living conditions for each guest, the atmosphere of the home, and the home itself! Furthermore, I cannot stress enough how interesting, generous, helpful, creative, and overall inspiring people both Sueminn and Asani are. As roommates and friends, I can say that they are always willing to create a comfortable environment by keeping the house clean and lively, and that they are always willing to talk with guests and consider their feelings and suggestions. Having lived in this home before, I highly recommend staying with Sueminn and Asani. If you're open-minded and creative, try to get to know them, too ;D
SUSU! Where to even start with Sueminn? We met randomly on a film that I was making. Needed some extra help so put up an announcement looking for someone willing to come spend a week up with the crew in Massachusetts. We picked her up late at night in town. Started as strangers and ended as buddies! HOST THIS LADY OR LET HER HOST YOU!
Sueminn has been my good friend since middle school and I would recommend her in a second, as either a host or a guest. As a traveler she is adventurous, savvy, and always thoughtful. Sueminn is easy-going and gracious in every way - she makes you feel comfortable, she is exceedingly generous, and she is always willing to share of herself and her experiences with others.