Central. Safe. Comfortable. Clean. 4 Subway stops from Manhattan, lots of cool stuff to do, drink and eat, but quiet enough for a good night's sleep. Oh, and it's in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood on the planet. Plenty of churches and gyms also nearby. So, I think you'll like it here! Interested? Read the house rules, and welcome home.
My home is my sanctuary and I'd like to keep it that way. Please, no drug use in my apartment or on the property.
No unregistered visitors or overnight guests in the building, and especially in the apartment. Firstly, that means absolutely no hook ups/casual encounters- use their place instead. Secondly, that includes friends, family, or fellow travelers. They may not a stranger to you, but they are to me! I am willing to make case- by-case exceptions if you need someone to help you carry your luggage, but in general the policy on outside visitors is "no."
I am also not able to accommodate additional guests. This listing is for a single bed only, there's no bandwidth to host an extra person, even if they are OK with sleeping on the floor. I am more flexible on this rule for long-term stays, however, so...if this is important to you, please mention it in your introduction and we can negotiate.
Remember to always, always, always lock the fire escape window!
This listing is located in a very small property of only 6 units, so I'd appreciate it if you could keep a low profile! In other words, try to limit noise after 10pm, and try not to interact with the neighbors, even if they get a little nosy. :)
Since we will be sharing this space, I'd also appreciate it if you tried to keep communal areas tidy. I will do the same.
Also, please remember to take your shoes off in the apartment! I'm a shoe free home.
You are welcome to store food in my refrigerator and use the kitchen to cook simple meals. I would, however, prefer you kept more elaborate culinary endeavors to a minimum, as I need to be able to use my kitchen on most days. I also do not have designated "guest" cookware, or "guest" dishes so please be considerate in this regard.
There is a door between the kitchen and dining room. Please slide it shut when you are preparing food, so the smell does not get into my bedroom.
If cooking is extremely important to you and you need clarification on what "elaborate meals" means, please message me about your specific needs and we can talk about it.
And of course, should you choose to take advantage of my kitchen, please make sure you clean up after yourself. That means both your dishes, and spills.
While we are on this topic, if you have never used a cast iron pan before, please don't use mine! I have a nonstick pan that you can use to your heart's content.
My landlord does not like animals. Other tenants in the building have decided to break the rules and keep them, but I would prefer not to take the risk. Sorry, all. It isn't personal! I'm willing to make exception for service animals or anything that lives in a cage/tank, though, including reptiles. So, I guess I'm Iguana friendly?
Whew, there goes the hard part. Now, come on in!
Quirky, slightly nerdy professional, born and raised in NYC. Non-smoker, drinks little, strictly drug free- but definitely not boring. I'm passionate about learning new things and discovering the world's diversity. I love travel, history, the arts, the sciences, and of course, food.
Who can resist the lure of stimulating conversation? I know I can't. So, if you've got a good story, a fascinating idea, or something to say, come, sit at my table, and tell me all about it. You won't regret it. And if I really like you, you might even get a free meal :)
When it comes to travel, I like a loose itinerary that allows for a good mix of spontaneity and accomplishment. I'm not a particularly high-maintenance guest, though I prefer reasonably clean surroundings, when possible. You can expect me to be neat, quiet, responsible, and generally mind my own business. While I'm gregarious at home, I tend to be much more private when I am a guest, especially if I am traveling alone.
So what am I like to live with? As a guest, you can expect to be warmly received in a clean, peaceful and accommodating environment. I'm happy to spend time with you while you're here, if my schedule allows. And I'm available to answer questions about the city and how to get around in it. In fact I'm full of all sorts of suggestions! But if you prefer your privacy, I am happy to make myself scarce. Please let me know what your style is, when you book. You are my guest, I will do my best to accommodate.
My home is my sanctuary, I hope that it can be the same for you.