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NYC from the Locals' Perspective

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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This a 2 bedroom apartment just 10 minutes from NYC. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and a few blocks to the buses that take you to Manhattan in 15 minutes. It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as people looking to stay for a couple of months. The apartment has been completely renovated, including the bathroom. The walls have been newly painted and all furniture is brand new! Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions! ABOUT YOUR APARTMENT: * There is a fully equipped kitchen and refrigerator. We provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We encourage you to make yourself at home. Depending on the length of your stay, you can stack up on food an...This a 2 bedroom apartment just 10 minutes from NYC. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and a few blocks to the buses that take you to Manhattan in 15 minutes. It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as people looking to stay for a couple of months. The apartment has been completely renovated, including the bathroom. The walls have been newly painted and all furniture is brand new! Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions! ABOUT YOUR APARTMENT: * There is a fully equipped kitchen and refrigerator. We provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We encourage you to make yourself at home. Depending on the length of your stay, you can stack up on food and drink, there is plenty of storage space! We suggest restaurants (menus on the book shelf of those that deliver!) * Keypad code (no physical keys) so you can come and go as you please * There is a key to each bedroom to assure privacy and security * Free WIFI * Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows * We can install child proof rail guards * LGBT friendly I do not live in the house. I like to come by the morning after guests arrive to answer all questions and to make sure everything is in order. After that I keep in contact with guests via WhatsApp or other applications (Email or phone), so we can be in contact at all times. I am only a few blocks away and can be there in 10 minutes if need be. NEIGHBORHOOD * Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to the Times Square area * Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River) * Best 'cafe con leche' in town around the corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks! * Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run 24/7. * Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood; a Bodega around the corner (open until 11pm), an Italian deli across the street from it, and the supermarket is just a few blocks away. * Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night. TRANSPORTATION: Believe it or NOT – it is possible to be outside of Manhattan and so close to it, yet it's true. It is easier and faster to commute into the City from Union City than commuting from Brooklyn or Queens. If you were to stay in the Bronx it would take you 40 min to get to Times Square. If you were to stay in Brooklyn it would take you the same amount of time as subways in Brooklyn are not direct. Here are some facts: 1. Apartment is 5 minutes (7 blocks) walking from the central bus stop at post office. 2. The jitney bus is very frequent, I rarely wait for it more than 2 to 3 minutes. Most of the time you won't even wait at all. You will get to the bus stop and a bus will be there. 3. Buses are available 24/7 so you can catch them even when you spend the whole evening out. 4. The price of these express buses is $3 on board, and $2.50 if you buy tickets at ticket window #23 at Port Authority Bus Terminal 5. You won't find a timetable or route on the internet for these buses, it's a private bus company that runs many lines in and out of Manhattan 6. City bus #22 runs every 30 minutes into Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss, Birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball (where you can also catch the PATH into Manhattan 33rd Street and/or the World Trade Center) and bus #123 every 15-30 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan’s Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue – Times Square) BARGAIN SHOPPING Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons. We are also close to Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City. PARKING: We will provide a visitor pass so you have the same privilege as residents. Please note, that you must not forget to return this pass, otherwise we will need to charge you $35.00. For those who are not familiar with the parking system in the US, you must adhere to the parking rules. DEPOSIT IS FOR KEYS + VISITOR PASS or any damages that may have occurred. IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU BY FLIPKEY AFTER YOUR DEPARTURE. To confirm that you have read the entire description, please include the secret word 'GreenwichVillage' in your inquiry to me. YOUR HOST: I was born in Vienna, Austria and have been living in the States for some 4 decades. I lived in Greenwich Village and the East Village (NYC) for 25 years - I consider myself a true New Yorker still, although I now live in New Jersey! I speak German and English and the people in the building speak Spanish! HOUSE RULES: Wash all the dishes, dry them & put them away Take out the garbage before you check out (we recycle - see notice on the bulletin board). Check out by 11am – if you need to stay longer, a special request can be made NO Smoking in the apartment PLEASE NO noise after 11pm. Keep food in the kitchen, we keep a pest free houseMore
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Very good exchanges with the Landlord, comfortable apartment, bus stop close (less than 5 min) and after only 15min in bus to reach NY Port Authority Terminal Bus.

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank Snoopy-SC
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed four nights in Hannelore's apartment. Proximity to #123 bus to 42nd st makes the trip into mid-town Manhattan easy and quick. A two block walk to the bus stop and 15 minute ride and you are in the action. Getting the airport shuttle from...More

Date of stay: October 2013
1  Thank gillespieb
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Alberta
Reviewed April 24, 2013

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Date of stay: April 2013
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Colombia
Reviewed January 21, 2013

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Date of stay: January 2013
About the Owner
Hannelore L
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Just 10 minutes from NYC Port Authority. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and 2 blocks to the buses that take you to Mid-town Manhattan in 10 minutes! We are also close to Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City. ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD: * Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to Times Square area * Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
 * Best 'cafe con leche' in town around the corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks! 
 * Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every few minutes during day and night - 24/7. * Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood; a Bodega around the corner (open until 11pm), an Italian deli and the supermarket is just a ...
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