The loft style ground floor of our 19th century Harlem brownstone is available as Video Village, Office Space, or for rental fully furnished by the day, week or month as a serviced flat.
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Welcome to our historic Harlem home. We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above, such as custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 650 square foot loft-like floor through, we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we appreciate while away from home – we’re a journalist and a cinematographer who have worked all around the globe - such as a clothes washing machine and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, Smart TV, premium cable with premium movie channels Broadband Internet – hardwire and Wi-Fi – CD and DVD player, linens, dishes, glassware, pots and pans, and Central Air. There’s a food market right across the street, the cupboards are filled with staples such as jams, condiments, coffee and tea, and we’ll set up snacks and the first day’s breakfast so there’s no need to rush out shopping. You can arrive with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes.
Accessibility: Just three steps down with no interior stairs, this flat is accessible to seniors and people with somewhat limited mobility.
Beds: Two double beds and one single. One bed is a futon that converts into a couch during the day
No smoking and no pets.
Location: On 132nd Street just east of 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd) we’re a five-minute walk from a number of subway lines: A, B, C, D, 2 and 3, (the A and D are one express stop from Columbus Circle) which reach midtown in 20 minutes or less. The M10 bus, which runs down Manhattan’s West Side, stops 20 meters away on the corner of 8th Avenue, and the M2 bus, which runs down Fifth Avenue, stops on the 7th Avenue end of our block. Subways, buses and taxis run 24 hours/day.
Harlem Culture: Historic and ahead of the curve. Best suited to young-spirited culture mavens, our all brownstone block in the heart of one of New York’s most intriguing emerging neighborhoods is surrounded by the kind of mom and pop businesses fast disappearing from other parts of town, such as rootsy inexpensive restaurants serving Caribbean, Latino, American Southern and African cuisine. This neighborhood of historic brownstones, some built by acclaimed architects such as McKim, Mead and White, is bursting with jazz haunts, famous spots from the 1940’s as well as no sign “neighborhood secrets,” which is quite the trend in New York these days. Cultural institutions on surrounding blocks include the Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Maysles Independent Cinema, innovative live theater at the Gatehouse, the Magic Johnson movie theater complex which includes the renowned Hue-Man Bookstore, and a new crop of edgy, still affordable designer boutiques. We're also near Columbia University and C.C.N.Y. You’ll find maps, guidebooks and a long list of our personal recommendations in the apartment.
Price: $170/night, $1,085/wk. Holiday rate $225/night: Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas/ New Year's holiday period.
Payable by credit card.
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