Times Square Quick Reply
-shared bike station on the block
-numerous subway lines nearby
-many famous sites, a short walk away.
The room is a semi-private Eclectic Apt, filled with oil on canvas paintings - Great Convenient Area.
Easy going type of place no huge list of rules, no deposit, nothing to break, no extra charge for more people
There is no additional fee above the quoted price.
no security deposit
no cleaning fee
no lost key fee
fast wi-fi internet connection.
early check-in no problem
late check-out no problem
room is semi-private read more below
apt could be super hot when you first walk in if no-one is home but will cool down with AC on and quick shower to cool off, read more below.
walking distance to many famous spots:
Parsons School of Design The New School,
Javits Convention Center for graduations,
Times Square, Empire State Building, Penn Station, Port Authority, express buses to airports
Super convenient location! Near times square, a short walk to most subway connections.
Nice warm heat in winter.
Great hot water.
Laundromat down the street
many restaurants and fresh food markets in area
so you can cook at home.
free street parking all day Saturday and Sunday
3rd Floor walk-up so you will need to go up 2 flights of stairs to get into the apt. If you have heavy bags and I am home I will surely help you carry them up, however I might not be home when you depart so please keep that in mind.
Clean Sheets and towels provided and included with rate
I also use 2 sheets for the base layer on the bed and I double wrap the pillows with 2 pillow cases on each pillow (hotels do not even do this) : I will wash your linens every week that you stay here, but if you need fresh sheets mid stay that can also be provided.
Least expensive way to arrive from JFK/depending on how much luggage you have is
the airtrain from JFK to the blue E subway at Sutphin Boulevard Archer Ave then take the E to 42nd Times Square is the least expensive but you will have to lug your bags up and down several stairs, unless by chance the escalators are working and the elevator at the subway is often out of order and it smells awful for the few moments that you are in the elevator. If you have many heavy bags then the express bus to Port Authority is the next best option. I can arrange to meet you at the bus when it arrives with a dolly to help you with your bags. And the 3rd option is an express van service like goairlinkshuttle or supershuttle. However if you are lucky enough to find another couple or person who
happens to be going to almost the same area as you, which is likely as their are many hotels near me then splitting the cost of a yellow taxi would work out to be cheaper when split 4 ways or even 3 ways. Taxis will only take a maximum of 4 people and if you do that just tell the driver vaguely where you are going like Times Square area or midtown Manhattan then once in the car halfway explain that you need to make 2 stops, but if they insist on a specific address then just give them one address, but they will still allow 2 stops.
Quickest way during non-rush hour times is a taxi
Slowest way during rush hour time is for sure any road vehicle option like a taxi or a shuttle van or bus
Quickest way during rush hour is hybrid version of the airtrain, when making the connection from the airtrain to the subway you will pass by the Long Island Rail Road Jamaica station , so then at that point check out the screens to see if there is a next train to Penn Station and if you will have time to buy tickets and make the train that will be faster than the E subway and only a little more expensive. If there is train coming in the next 30 minutes i would take it anything greater than that will be about the same. Once at Penn station exit out the 8th ave side and walk up 8th ave same direction as cars to my street W. 39st ( Manhattan is on a grid here ) and turn left on W. 39 st. My apt is the first residential door on the left buzz 3E. My building is directly across the street from the Element Westin hotel.
more info: The room is semi-private with only a shoji wall so you will have complete visual privacy with shoji doors that hang closes but limited audio privacy as when we walk through the hallway sounds do travel but rest assured we are not listening to anything. However there is a full real door that separates the 2 rooms so at night when sleeping it is more private.
There is no AC in the actual room as there is no place to put in a window ac and the windowless kind do not stretch far enough BUT there is a powerful AC in the kitchen which sort of connects to this room and so i use that one to cool down that area and it will also cool down your room along with the small but powerful fans in there it should be fine. When you first walk into the apt though if no-one is home then yes in the Summer the apt will be very hot but once you turn on the AC and take a quick shower to cool down you should be comfortable. That is what I do and I am fine and I am very intolerant of the heat and humidity of this city in Summer. At night, though, while sleeping I will turn on the AC in the other bedroom and will leave the door between the rooms open to be able to push the cool air from my room into yours, but you will still have visual privacy as the shoji doors would still be closed. Because the shoji walls do not reach the ceiling, the cool air is able to pass into your room. Due to old wiring in this building I am not able to run both AC's simultaneously, but as soon as I turn one off I can turn on the other.
for walking distances, search for a hotel named "Element by Westin" on W. 39 st btwn 8th and 9th ave. it is directly across the street from my apt so then do searches from that exact address to
-Duane Reade on 8th ave and W.40 st (this is where the subway entrance is)
There is no additional fee above the quoted price.
no security deposit
no cleaning fee
no lost key fee
full access to everything, you are free to roam the entire apartment, there is no lock on the door to my room so if you want to pop in to look out the window to see the street feel free to do so, as the other window only has a view of the back yard of the building.
please help yourself to all the cooking basics, salt, olive oil, spices, condiments, sauces, etc. i have plenty.
-nothing is off limits
I am sometimes around but i have a pretty busy schedule but will try to answer any questions you have that are best suited for a local to answer.
For example, you can look up the hours to a particular restaurant, but if you want to know of a good way to organize your weekly schedule of things to see, I could give you some valuable input.
I do alot of the work for my cases at home in my little home office in my room so even if i am home i am typically in "work mode" during the day so i might pop into the kitchen to grab a bite to eat or a drink but I am still in work mode so i might not stay and chat but i will later in the evening after i have finished my work for the day.
It is convenient to so many of the things that make New York City famous.
This location allows you to stop by the apartment to drop off purchases or grab a jacket or drop off a coat or whatever without taking too much time out of your day. These places out in Brooklyn or Queens are awful because once your out, you will need to stay out as it will take you an hour just to get back to your place and then back out again.
subways and buses are 24 hours and I also have available discounted passes for the citibike bikes that are conveniently located all around the neighborhood. I have 7 day passes for you to have unlimited rides IN 30 MINUTE INCREMENTS.
discretion is expected given the city. There in no need to broadcast to any of the neighbors that you are from airbnb. They have received alot of negative press lately. I welcome you as a friend.
My husband and I spent a long weekend in New York and stayed at Angly's place and it was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for! It's exactly as he describes so there's no surprises when you arrive. You have your own space in his cozy apartment and it's a great place to relax at the end of a long day of exploring the city. The location is AMAZING! It was really close to Times Square and just a couple blocks to the closest subway station. We didn't see much of Angly while we were there because we were usually out early and coming back in late, but when we did he was very nice and helpful. He's very flexible for checking in and out and is very willing to help you out in any way he can to help make your trip to NY the very best! We really enjoyed our time there!
Our stay at Angly's was great. His place is really central and easy to find your way around the city from there.
Anthony was very helpful and gave us directions and suggestions on what to do while we were there. We wished we had more time in NYC, but there's always next time.
Gudrun and Gisli
Angly was super helpful and caring. The place is very well located.
It was our first time in NYC, and we couldnt ask for better host and location!! Angly was so helpful and nice, he has good tips about the city that helped us a lot. The location is amazing- right in the center of everything!!! And the bed is sooo comfortable, it was so hard to wake up in the morning :)
Thank u Angly for great vacation!! We will come back for sure :)
Angly was a great host even though my boyfriend and I didn't spent much time at his apartment - we were busy watching the city. He responded quickly on emails and gave a good description on how to get to his place from JFK. The room was fine and perfect for two. The biggest plus is that the apartment is located perfectly, just a few minutes from the subway and Times Square.
Angly was super helpful, the location is great, you can just walk the street and see times square. Thank you for everything.
Angly is a very friendly host. We do recommend Anthony’s flat, perfect location for easily visiting NYC, really nearby many attractions, public transportation, restaurants, shops, Times Square…
Many thanks to Angly for his warm welcome and pieces of advice.
Happy Colombus day ;-)
Angly is a wonderful host, the location is awesome. Certainly would like to stay here again.
Angly is a very nice person always ready has learn about NYC, the location of the apartment is great and we spent an unforgettable stay has a price defying any competition! Do not hesitate...
Angly is a kind host. He was really helpful and he gave us many tips to manage in the best way our days. House was is the centre, a great opportunity to live the city all the time.
I would definitely return.
Thank you Angly!