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!!
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.
Staying with Jane was like staying at home and her cats are great! Missing it already.
Staying with jane was wonderful, it was my first time in the states and she was so kind and helpful. It's a very comfy and clean environment. It's a really good location within easy distance of midtown. Definitely recommended!
Jane has been a wonderful housekeeper, being able to combine very pleasant presence with great discretion. One feels at home in NYC! The address is perfect for those who have to work at Columbia University and very well located for any address at NYC, because two steps from one of the important lines of NY subways. Address highly recommended
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.