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1 bedroom Apartment next to a subway station By Central Park.
Beautiful large 1 Bedroom apartment by Central Park
Fully equipped kitchen
Free phone service ( local and long distance )
Subway station 1/2 a block away
Lovely apartment and great location. The photos don't do it justice. Really well equipped and very comfortable. Dov, the owner, coudn't have been more helpful and I'd happly recommend this apartment to anyone, as long as they don't mind stairs ! The apartment's on the 5th floor, and it's what New Yorkers call a walk-up. No lift. If you pace yourself, and don't try to sprint up in one go, it's OK.
Shops and restaurants are all a few minutes walk away, The 86th St Subway station is at the bottom of the road (I couldn't work that out either) and will take you right into the hustle and bustle of midtown. Central Park is just across the road, too.
We had a great time, and we'll be back soon.
Location: Conveniently located on the upper West Side about 50 metres from Central Park. Subway station is on the corner so getting anywhere in Manhattan is quick and easy. Short walk to restaurants on Columbus Ave and Amsterdam Ave. As a vegan I was spoiled for choice. For you omnivores, don't miss the Barney Greegrass Deli/restaurant on Amsterdam. Museum mile is just a short walk across the park.
Apartment: As shown in the photos - no wait, better. This is a quiet, light filled apartment with a spacious feel. Immaculately clean. The kitchen has good quality tableware and cutlery, but could use a few more cooking implements. We were there in late November - the heating was kept at a comfortable level at all times of day (our previous NYC apartment had the heating off during the day and blasted up high from 10 pm to 6 am!). Excellent water pressure and lots of hot water, you just have to run the tap for a while for the hot water to get up to the 5th floor. The queen size bed was very comfortable with good quality linen. The convertible couch bed was of the springey-with-a-thin-foam-mattress variety and was not comfortable to sleep on. My sister was travelling with my husband and I and she opted to sleep on the couch without extending the bed. She is quite small and found that to be very comfortable. I don't think the fold-out would be suitable for a couple to sleep on. The couch is very comfortable to sit on. It was nice to have a dining table and a separate desk/table for using the laptop and generally putting stuff on. Be warned, this is a walk up, so if you can't do stairs this is not the place for you. For the rest, you'll be amazed how quickly you get "stair fit". Very friendly neighbours in the adjacent apartment and in the building in general.
Dov was helpful and quick to answer the phone and respond to all enquiries and requests. Having a landline phone in the apartment was helpful for getting in touch with Dov especially as being from Australia it was prohibitively expensive to use our mobile phones and as the calls were rerouted via Australia it was difficult to hear and be heard.
Overall: wonderful experience, would recommend it to anyone looking to stay on the upper West Side.
Apartment was very close to finish line and over all in a convenient location with 2 minutes to subway at 86th Street. A small folder with 'How To' information would have been a good thing to have - a small list of restaurants, shops etc for out-of town people. Not ideal for people with problems taking stairs as in the 5th floor.
Overall I will recommend the apartment and certainly look into it if and when next visiting the Big Apple
excellent location ...verte nivel place.... you have to climb 73 steps, but I knew when I rented the place. very clean. the sofa bed mattress is in very poor condition .. must be replaced. you can not sleep in it. Young people are encouraged , not suitable for elderly or disabled
My husband and I and our children (ages 9 and 11) had a wonderful six night stay stay at Dov's apartment. Dov was responsive, friendly, and easy to deal with. The apartment was very clean and had spacious closets. The bedroom was very comfortable. We were appreciative of the two air conditioners as it was warm during our visit. It was a very convenient location on a nice, residential street. We appreciated the Wi-Fi. We liked the large skylight in the bathroom. We loved being so close to a subway stop and Central Park and everything you need on Columbus. There were no surprises. Other reviews had mentioned the uncomfortable sofabed and we concur. Our children didn't really notice how uncomfortable it was, but in a year or two, we're sure they would. It certainly would not be comfortable to most adults, we guess. Also, the couch came with no sleeping pillows, just decorative ones. If Dov could improve the comfort of this sleeping space we would give 5 stars. We did notice a twin inflatable mattress in the closet and would have used it but there were no linens, blankets, or pillow provided with it. Be prepared for the many stairs; we knew about them but still were left panting after each ascent. The stairs are slightly uneven so you need to watch your step. Bathroom and kitchen sink faucets were a little loose but functional. There was no toilet paper holder. I would definitely recommend this apartment especially for singles, a couple, or a couple with children under 12.
I had a great time in New York, and this condo was centrally located to just about everywhere I wanted to be for my stay. Definitely like the area near Central Park West, and the fact that there were subways near. The only downfall was the 5 story trek to the condo, but other than that, couldn't have been more pleased. The price was right, and I'd definitely stay again.
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