Apartment share on a quiet street in a lively neighborhood, this 2nd-fl walk-up is just blocks from NYU, Washington Sq Pk, SoHo, and Lower East Side. Grab Michelin-rated sushi or $3 PBRs within 50 feet (15 m) of the front door. East Village diversity at its finest.
Your large bedroom has a queen size mattress with a memory foam topper that is very comfortable. There's also a full-size air mattress for one extra guest. The room gets a lot of light from the large windows. The curtains and blinds keep it nice and dark at night.
You will have access to the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. There is wi-fi, an Apple TV, cable TV and everything you need to feel right at home.
The bedroom faces a rear courtyard, so street noise is minimal to non-existent. You may hear an occasional garden party. If they get too loud, let me know and I'll take care of it.
This is an apartment share. I'm always available for my guests, and you are always welcome to join me and my friends on any outings we have planned. You'll feel like a local, not like tourist.
The apartment was recently renovated. You will have access to the kitchen and living room in addition to your private bedroom. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, and all other essential items for cooking. The bathroom was recently renovated. Make yourself at home.
Interaction with guests
As this is an apartment share, I am always available for my guests. You'll have plenty of privacy in your bedroom, but you're always welcome to join me for conversation/questions/coffee/beer in the kitchen or living room. And you're always welcome to tag along with my friends and me if we have any outings planned.
I know New York very well and have lived here for over 15 years. I'm happy to show you around this neighborhood, which has a special place in my heart.
Other things to note
I usually wake up around 8am. If I have time to make coffee or breakfast before work, I will always make extra for you. I cook pretty well, though I can't compete with the excellent breakfast places nearby, which you should also explore.
Also note that this is an apartment share. Airbnbing an entire apartment is currently illegal in New York City, though whole-apartment rentals can be found. But since we're obeying the law, no need for you to sneak in and out of the building past disapproving neighbors.
Please treat the home like it's your own. Help yourself to any food or drink in the fridge. Feel free to cook. I usually grind and brew my own coffee in the morning and will make extra cups for you if I do.
I'll provide you with towels, washcloths, and soap. If you need any other toiletries, help yourself to mine in the bathroom.
Please be respectful of our neighbors. While it's a lively neighborhood, it's a generally quiet building. Also, if any of the neighbors are making too much noise, let me know or report them by calling 311...or just invite yourself to the neighbor's party. It's that kind of neighborhood.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I surf. I skateboard to work. I make awesome grilled cheeses.
I’ve been an architect in New York since 2001. I’ve also lived in Colorado, Pittsburgh, DC, Switzerland, Mexico, and Peru. I love hearing updates about cities where I’ve lived, and I like learning about places I’ve yet to visit.
The East Village is a good fit for me. It attracts all types. On my block you’ll find young families, grandparents, college kids, native New Yorkers, nomads, immigrants, hippies, filmmakers, punk rockers, artists, chefs, businessmen, white collar, blue collar, no collar, you name it. The more different their background is from mine, the more I like meeting them.
I’m very familiar with Lower Manhattan, and I’m happy to show you around, especially if you're up for a food crawl. If you skate, you’re welcome to borrow one of my boards. It’s a great way to explore.
Whether you book with me or not, I hope you consider staying in the East Village. You’ll see a cross-section of life and culture you won’t find anywhere else in Manhattan. If you like striking a balance between adventure and comfort, the East Village will provide the former, and my apartment will provide the latter.
Also, in case you were wondering, my name is pronounced "snay."
Enjoy your visit!