I stayed here for a week. The neighborhood and apartment are worn but NOT dangerous.The building was built in 1899 and the home repairs minimal and amateurish. It was a lot quieter than I was expecting. I am a born, bred and lived in NYC for 53 years. You are close to the subway, supermarket, local stores and restaurants. Cafe One for breakfast is excellent. My only problem is there is no oven or cook top stove. There is one large hot plate and a microwave. My wife was hoping to cook. Would I stay here again? Yes.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. To Clarify please note:
Hamilton Heights District is a NYC historical landmark district. "It contains some of the most interesting homes ever built in New York - homes in an unbridled late-nineteenth century romantic vein, some Flemish and others Tudor and others ecchoing French, Italian and German Renaissance motifs, "as quoted from Architectural Digest, November, 1991. "The single block of 144th Street that runs between Amsterdam Avenue and Convent Avenue is not only a model of architectural and racial compatibility but a model of hushed urban tranquility..." Inside the homes one basks in the glory of mohogany and cherry paneling of shinny brass fireplace fenders, of etched-glass gasoliners, converted (not without reluctance) into electric fixtures." as quoted from Architectural Digest, November, 1991.
In regard to the apartment unit you stayed in:
The kitchen in the apartment is equipped with a modern high tech Convective Oven and Convective Stove Top. There is NO MICROWAVE AND NO HOT PLATE. The Convective Oven bakes, broils, roasts, ect.. and it can be used for quick microwaving, as well. (A reference guide and cookbook is in the kitchen to help with operating the oven and stove top, as well as, to help you with preparing healthy meals via the Convection Oven and Stove Top.) The apartmnet is outfitted with colorful towels, linen and accesseries. The appliances in the kitchen are all new and matching, even the utensils and dishes. The kitchen has recessed lighting and the apartment has a ceiling fan, 32 inch flat screen TV and a DVD player. We provide movies and a special notebook has been prepared on "What you need to know" about the neighborhood, as well as, plenty of the latest sight-seeing materials and menues from local restaurants (order in if you do not feel like cooking, after a day filled with exciting and adventureous sight-seeing opportunities. The apartment is furnished with a mixture of modern and antiques. Lastly, we offer FREE WiFi service. We are very proud of our HAH apartment and rate it A+.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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