This is a beautiful brownstone that we lovingly rebuilt as our family home. It is MUCH larger than most homes in the city of New York. A generous, agreeable home in which to relax and enjoy all that NY has to offer. Incomparably spacious (no one has to sleep in the living room) and comfortable and priced for affordability.
We do have a strict no smoking policy and require quiet evening activities.
The expansive first floor of the brownstone has soaring 12 ft ceilings, a gleaming fully equipped kitchen w/washer and dryer, a comfortable living room with large flat-screen television and a dining room with an extra wide table that seats 8 plus diners.
There are four ample and pleasant bedrooms.
On the third floor, one bedroom has a king sized bed, one cozy bedroom has a full/double bed and one bedroom has two full/double beds.
The Master bedroom on the second floor has a queen bed and large en suite bathroom - soaking tub, heat lamp and separate toilet. The office has two couches that can fold out to full/double beds for more options. There is also a snug reading nook on the second floor with a single foldout. There are 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom, one on each floor. All linens are provided for your stay.
There is a lovely south facing perennial garden with lilacs, peonies, wysteria, hydrangea and more. Perfect for coffee in the am, an outdoor play space for children, or al fresco dinner at twilight. Wake to the twittering of birds in the middle of the city and forget where you are.
Please, no smoking indoors and no loud parties. This is not a hotel but a private residence in a neighborhood with families.
It is easy to get everywhere.
Subway/MTA - just 2 blocks from the 2/3, 5 blocks from the A/B/C/D - three stops from mid-town - 10 to 18min.
If you prefer LYFT or UBER anywhere.
SUPER easy to get to the apt from the LGA airport via direct M60 bus or from JFK or EWR by subway and of course you can also take a taxi or shuttle
Metro-North Commuter train - 125th Street station is five blocks away, 45 min to Connecticut.
Local Dining has boomed in the last few years with some real standouts all walking distance –
B&K French Cuisine
Patisserie des Ambassades,
Serengeti Tea Shop and many more, all fantastic and some just steps away!
We are close to Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College and City College.
There are many local attractions like Hamilton Grange, - "We'll get a little place in Harlem and we'll figure it out" where Alexander & Eliza raised their children, Morris-Jumel Mansion,
Grants Tomb - Riverside Dr & West 122nd St, Metropolitan Museum of Art - 83rd & 5th,
Guggenheim -5th Ave & East 89th, The Frick -1 East 70th,
Studio Museum in Harlem 144 West 125th,
Whitney Museum of Art- East 75th & Madison,
The Albert Maysles Cinema on Lenox and West 127th, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Broadway & 204th St, The Jewish Museum – East 92nd & 5th,
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st St, The Cloisters - 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Natural History Museum & Rose Center of Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)- 81st & Central Park West,
American Museum of Folk Art -Columbus Ave & 66th, Museum of Modern Art- 53rd & 5th,
911 Memorial and Liberty Park,
The Tenement Museum-Orchard and Delancey Sts and many other sights to see.
Central Park Zoo- 5th Ave and 64th, Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Fort Tryon Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Mount Morris Park, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Morningside Park, and on and on.
From our house you can walk to Central Park. There you'll find The Meer, Charles Dana Discovery Center, Lasker Pool and Ice Rink, Wollman Ice Rink, The Block House, Bethesda Fountain, Poet's walk, Untemyer Fountain, Vanderbilt Gate, The Carousel, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Seneca Village, Balto, Shakespeare Garden, Conservatory water (sailboat pond) & Kerbs Boathouse, the list goes on and all so close! See what you can find http://www.centralparknyc.org/.
Many trendy boutiques have found their way to Harlem as well as chains - from H&M, NiLu, Trunk Show Designer, Harlem Haberdashery, Carols Daughter to Columbia U Consignment - all in the neighborhood.
Besides all the amazing restaurants, if you plan to eat in, you're in luck. We have a real kitchen and there are a number of food shopping options.
Fairway Grocers - 12th Ave & 127th street(great selection), Fine Fare-Lenox Ave. & 116th street,
Whole Foods 125th & Lenox(closest),
Bravo Supermarket - 2395 Frederick Douglas BVLD & 128th street,
CTown Market-116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Bvld, Best Market-Frederick Douglas & 119th St.
Many corner convenience stores with staples. Some open 24 hours.
On street parking - please read the signs. Commercial parking is available https://www.parkwhiz.com/p/new-york-parking/160-w-124th-st.
No smoking. No loud parties. So sorry, no pets allowed.