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One bedroom available in a two bedroom apt sharing with a professional woman. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the apt and each person has complete privacy. Eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, and one bathroom to share. All modern amenities too!
One bedroom available in a two bedroom apt sharing with a professional woman. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the apt and each person has complete privacy. Eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, and one bathroom to share. Wifi, cable TV (250 channels including lots of movie channels), ceiling fans in each bedroom. A/C in season.
Sun-drenched apt on the 5th floor of elevator building with southern exposure and windows in every room. Best of both worlds: 1920's building has much of its original charm, is well-kept w/live-in super, and at the same time apt has modern upgrades in bath and kitchen and washers/dryers in the basement.
2 people-friendly cats are also in residence.
Located 2 blocks from #1 subway, a block from CCNY, 2 subway stops or a 20 minute walk from Columbia, 25 - 30 minutes to mid-town (Times Sq, Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center), 1 block from Riverbank State Park with a dirt-cheap gym and all sports facilities including two fabulous pools in summer and a skating rink in the winter. All amenities within steps. It's an easy, pleasant, safe and happy place to live.
NB I've spent much of the summer up-grading and discarding excess. So there're lots of new photos. The main ones are still "airbnb verified." The blurry ones are mine!
The guest bedroom, the bath, the living room and the kitchen; in other words, half the apt.
I only do bookings of more than one month so that there is some interaction and the apt doesn't feel like a hotel to either of us. On the other hand, I assume the housemate, as I prefer to call them, is an adult with an active life outside the apt and outside my life. Interaction can be as much or as little as accommodates both of us.
Riverside Park is a half block away so you never have to feel like you're in an urban atmosphere when you don't want to. On the other hand, this is a neighborhood of entrepreneurs and there is every convenience one could want within blocks. The rest of the City (Times Square, Lincoln Center, Theater District, restaurants of every variety) is within 30 minutes' subway ride. Academia is within 30 minutes' walk - City College of NY is one block away and Columbia is 20 blocks away. I LOVE where I live.
The #1 subway, which is two blocks away, takes you to Columbia University, to the theater district, to Chelsea, to Greenwich Village, to Wall St., to Brooklyn. There are also multiple buses in the area that go to various parts of Manhattan and the Bronx.
Parking is sometimes available on the street, but like the rest of Manhattan, you must change sides of the street to accommodate street cleaning on alternate days.
Airport access can accommodate every budget: In decreasing order of expense, the airports are accessible by taxi, car service, or bus/train.
Laugh as much as possible!!
This was my first airbnb experience and I am glad to say that I had a good stay and fantastic summer in NYC. Jane is friendly and generous. She made all the efforts to make me conformable in her apartment. As much as I enjoyed our conversations, she regularly gave me tips about things to do and how to get around in NYC. As a new comer it was very helpful. We also watched plays and movies together. The apartment is nice and clean and my room was equipped with all the basic necessities. Jane has two cats (Shadow and Tuffy) who are equally friendly and I loved spending time with them too. I had a good time and would chose to come back in future.
I spent a month in Jane’s apartment and I can tell you that—lush as they are—the pictures on the website hardly do it justice: Jane has obviously spent a lifetime making the wonderful choices that come together to create a beautiful décor and a comfortable home. This outcome would be remarkable enough in itself, but what astonished me more was the gracious hospitality with which Jane welcomed me as a guest. Even though my visit was distinguished by several special needs (e.g., an illness, unexpected travel) there was absolutely nothing I required that Jane hadn’t anticipated. I don’t see how she could have done a better job or done it with more warmth or thoughtfulness. Book yourself with Jane and prepare for a treat. I recommend her without reservation.
Everything was great! A really cozy apartment with a lovely room. It´s really well connected with the subway. You have plenty of supermarkets around, laundry service in the building and the Riverbank park just around the corner! Living with Jane and her cats was really easy and lovely. My stay was really pleasant . Strongly recommended!
Jane was a very welcoming host, and her apartment was a pleasant place to call home for the summer. I enjoyed getting to know her and hearing about her varied travels and occupations. Sharing the apartment with just one other person was a definite plus. The layout is very nice, with the guest bedroom situated at the end of the apartment furthest from the front door. It feels very private. I loved the abundant natural light, as the listing title mentions, and the potpourri of artifacts from around the world. Overall, this was a cozy place to spend a few months.
Regarding the neighborhood: Riverbank Park on the Hudson is a few minutes away, and it's not far to get on the Hudson River Greenway, if you are a cyclist or jogger. There is a nice restaurant, Trufa, just around the corner, and some decent, reasonably priced Mexican food across the street at Picante. Half a mile north along Broadway is Chipped Cup, a good coffee shop for working on a laptop.
I stayed with Jane from 5 to 13 May. The room was comfortable. Access to transportation, both subway and bus system was very convenient. The area was safe but because of its location ( corner 139 and Broadway), traffic noises could be heard very clearly. Was however normally really tired and managed to fall asleep despite this.
Jane and I connected as two mature woman (I think) and had some interesting conversations about various topics, but had sufficient privacy when needed.
I like the energy of Harlem so choose to stay here. It needs to be understood hat the community is very eclectic. I enjoyed my stay.
I had the most fantastic experience in NYC ! Staying with Jane just made it better, she was very attentive from the moment I arrived, had some wonderful chats with her, the cats are so cute too and very curious , miss them all already! I would come back again and again!
Thankyou Jane :-)
I had a wonderful time with Jane and her two furry "kids," Tuffy and Shadow. Jane is a generous host and she won't intrude on you, but when you want company she'll be happy to talk to you. We had many fun and engaging conversations and, I dare say, have become friends. The apartment is not very large (hey, this is New York, after all!), but it's tasteful and impeccably clean. Highly recommended.
Über den Gastgeber, Jane
Internationally oriented (banking and economic development for most of my career) and then 10 years as a special ed teacher in a NYC high schools. Now I'm not working in an corporate/government environment - have taken early retirement from the school system and am plotting the next segment of my life. In the interim, I love having fun, interesting people around.