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Full 1 Bedroom Apartment in heart of UWS
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Full 1 Bedroom Apartment in heart of UWSOur place gives you easy access to all there is to do on Upper West Side -- the Natural History Museum, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle -- and is an easy walk to both Central Park and Riverside Park. We are only blocks away from midtown -- and very near 5 different subway lines -- but our street is quiet and cozy. You will likely wake up to the sounds of birds chirping in our backyard. Ultimately, you can enjoy all that New York has to offer and still feel like a local.

Brownstone Studio off Central Park!
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Brownstone Studio off Central Park!LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! *Special ‘By The Month’ Pricing* Includes ALL!!! Right next to Central Park. June 2021 Please send message to inquire about availability and rate! Live like a local! Right in the heart of the Upper West Side. Located on a beautiful tree lined street right off Central Park, Lincoln Center only steps away. All major transit is only 1 block away. (subway A, C, B, D, 1, 2) (bus Crosstown 72, M10, M104, M7, M11 etc) Hop-on/Hop-off tour bus stop near by. Walk EVERYWHERE! Strawberry Fields, Dakota building & the Great Lawn right in your backyard! Outdoor cafes, Magnolia Bakery, movies, ice skating, fitness, yoga studios, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Beacon Theater, Time Warner Building & the BEST restaurants and shopping around. Perfect stay for weekenders, marathon runners (right at the finish line!), theater goers, Thanksgiving Day Parade fans and holiday vacations. PLEASE NOTE: *Only guests included in the booking may have access* 2-3 Night minimum Christmas & New Years weeks are offered together (12 night minimum) Perks: - full open kitchen with eat in counter bar - recently renovated - brew coffee machine (provided) - microwave & water filtration - BEYOND clean (a min of 3-4 days between guests & antibacterial cleaning) - high speed wi-fi - 46" HDTV smart tv w/ streaming, Netflix/Prime/HBO/ SHO/Starz - full streaming Spectrum cable and blu-ray DVD - desk/ office area - spa like bathroom (shower & tub) - all linens for your stay (bedding & towels) - air conditioner & fan - modern decor - queen size tempurpedic bed - couch/loveseat - cheaper than a hotel in this sought out after neighborhood Enjoy the romance of New York! Central Park, at the end of the block, is a wonderland for all seasons & all ages. Take in the fall scenery, picnic in the sun, a romantic carriage ride through the park, or try on a pair of ice skates at Wollman Rink. Steps away from major transit & the HopOn/HopOff tour bus. See a magical performance in Lincoln Center, only a stones throw away or a Broadway show! Savor some of the world's most enticing and acclaimed restaurants. Perhaps a concert at the Beacon Theater or MSG. End your days with a warm beverage in a cozy home. More value, amenities & more space then neighborhood hotels... And live like a local! Stay healthy and up to date with advisories and information by visiting: nyc.gov

Cozy Flat in the Heart of the Upper West Side
Entire rental unit · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 bath

Cozy Flat in the Heart of the Upper West SideLocation, location, location! This is NYC Living. Our cozy studio apartment located inside a historic NYC brownstone nestled in one of Manhattan's most central neighborhoods, the Upper West Side. The apartment is small but well designed to maximize the usage of the space. The unit is equipped with a private bathroom, a comfortable bed, Cable TV, a desk/dinning table, a fully loaded micro-kitchen, and open closet space. The perfect place for students and young professionals in NYC.

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Central Park
Park · 1,175 locals recommend
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A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.

Lizbeth
Lizbeth· New York, NY
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Huge Studio style room in Manhattan
    $92 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Well-appointed studio apt in Shopping district
    $172 per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Sunny Bloomingdale
    $100 per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Charming
    $94 per night
Times Square
Plaza · 523 locals recommend
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Times Square is the most iconic area of the city. While it is always crowded, first time visitors shouldn't miss the bright lights. This location is even more exciting after the sun goes down and you can really appreciate all the chaos.

Shol
Shol· Jersey City, NJ
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Lovely Quiet Bedroom in the Heart of Manhattan
    $82 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Times Square Area Quiet + Private Guest Studio
    $195 per night
    1. Hotel room
    2. New York
    Zen Studio w/ Courtyard Near Restaurants & Train
    $188 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Lovely studio apartment&Midtown best kept secret
    $173 per night
Rockefeller Center
Tourist Attraction · 161 locals recommend
Photo of Rockefeller Center

The best place to take a picture with the biggest christmas tree in the city. It's one of the most iconic places in NYC during the christmas holiday. The ice skating rink is very popular. Go up top of the rock to get amazing views of NYC. If you get hungry, no worries, the ground floor has many places to eat at. Across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue, which offers the most amazing christmas light show.

Roxane
Roxane· New York, NY
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Elegant studio apartment with separate kitchen.
    $195 per night
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Cozy Studio in Midtown Manhattan (Murray Hill)
    $118 per night
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Sanitized Street View Room 2 blocks from Times Sq
    $92 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Stunning Penthouse in heart of shopping district
    $445 per night

Top-rated things to do in New York

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  • Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail
    2.5 hour sails for up to six passengers from Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, One15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Drive. Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Ellis Island, Governors Island and Manhattan skyline. Guests are welcome to bring any food or drink--please no red wine or anything that stains or is messy. Covid-19 Update: On group sails, passengers are required to wear masks. On private sails, passengers are not required to wear masks. The captain will wear a mask the entire sail. The boat is cleaned with disinfectant before every sail. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the boat. WEATHER What happens if it rains? If I have to cancel for any bad weather there is a full refund. Generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. Usually the weather report improves closer to the date and we will never sail if it is unsafe. CANCELLATION Can I reschedule my sail? You are allowed one reschedule 72 hours or before your sailing reservation. No reschedules are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation. If I have to cancel for bad weather there is a full refund--generally I play it safe and we only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. More photos and info @BrooklynSail on Instagram
    From Price:$75 / person
  • Private Photoshoot in Brooklyn Bridge ny
    ( If You have any other location or time you can message me ) You will be taken and explore an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album, While I show and give you a tour of the neighborhood showing you all of its history You are going to be be exploring Brooklyn bridge, dumbo and Brooklyn bridge park they are one of the most beautiful place in NYC Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You can check my IG capture_by_J You will be sent 30 to 33 photos added and retouch in a a few days about 3 to 6 days after the photoshoot is over, to your email address that will immortalize your trip to the To The big Apple
    From Price:$44 / person
  • Central Park or Times Square photo walk
    Because of my background working side by side with models and actors, my clients appreciate my directions in front of the camera. My main priority is to create lasting memories of your trip to New York City while adding some flavor to your social media! For my photographs, we will start in the noon at the Bow Bridge snapshot and then head to Bethesda Terrace and fountain we'll make a pit stop at the mall and Gapstow Bridge where we'll take photos with the beautiful Manhattan skyline reflected on the lake. I can assure you will find new places to bring your friends to Central Park and photographs to make your friends back home wish they were with you. As an avid traveler who's traveled the world, I enjoy meeting new people from other countries. Once we become acquainted, you will become my model for 1 hour. I am excited to share my 10+ years of experience working in the fashion & advertising industry with you. A preview link will be provided to all the photos. You can pick up to 1 complimentary and purchase as many extra photos as you want. All unedited photos and 10 edits are included for private group bookings.
    From Price:$49 / person
  • Elite Basketball Class in NYC with Melo
    We'll start off with an in-depth conversation about the guests basketball goals. Right after that we'll jump right into key basketball drills for success on the court. These basketball drills are designed to improve the guests Hand-Eye Coordination, Speed , Agility and the right Biomechanics to compete and succeed in this sport. Also we will have scheduled Water Breaks where I will provide feedback to maximize the guests performance. This experience will allow the guest to have a direct insight of what a NBA workout is based on.
    From Price:$59 / person
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour
    Commanding crowds on the same level as the Louvre and British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most important landmarks in the Big Apple. Instead of wandering aimlessly, join an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide and up to 8 guests on this 2.5 hour semi-private guided museum tour that will open your eyes to the history and works of art housed within the museum’s walls. The best part is that you can skip any lines! Consider a Friday or Saturday evening tour for an even more private feel. With no less than 2 million works of art and artifacts on hand, the Met showcases objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. During this tour, you’ll start at the sumptuous Great Hall before moving to the museum’s most important galleries. In the Medieval Europe Gallery you’ll learn about the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace as well as armory worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Learn about the turbulent and inspiring lives of several European painters including Vermeer, Seurat, and Van Gogh in the European wings. Other things to note Wheelchair tours under request only Bring Valid Photo ID Arrive 15min before starting time to go through the security line. Latecomers risk missing the tour No temporary exhibition included Don't bring large bags or suitcases This is a tour of the permanent collection
    From Price:$94 / person

Tips from New York locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring comfortable shoes! Most of the tourists' attractions are walking distance from each other. so expect to walk a lot!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

If you are going to visit nyc wear comfortable shoes. Take you camera or cellular phone for pictures to remember. if you are going to nyc to see shows on broadway check ticket master for time and dates. also check broadway.com to save money on shows, restaurant, massages and more check groupon.com

Gladys Germania
Gladys GermaniaLives in New York

What's the best way to get around?

Subway is fastest to get around There are many subway maps you can download for your phone. i like "roadify" and "mymta" - once installed, you don't need wifi to see the maps if you are down in the station without service

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Citi bike Citi bike is an app where you can pick up bikes and drop them off all over the city. there is a limit of 30 minutes for each ride. in my opinion, it's the best way to see the city. get a day pass unlimited for only $12 and you'll easily be able to see all the best attractions in one day. the hudson path is an amazing bike route on the edge of the city that is super easy to ride on with great views. download the app citi bike to use. there are also kiosks at most docking stations. you can ride on the street where the cars on too when you're in the city if there aren't bike lanes. this might sound scary but the cars are super attentive to bikers.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Subway riding Getting around on the subway seems intimidating but it's rather easy. once you get into every station, you'll see uptown signs (north) and downtown signs (south). google maps has a public transit tab that looks like a train. this will guide you to the right subway station. when getting around, it's important to know there are often local and express trains (skips some stations and is faster).

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Car service If you're looking for a car service to pick you up, there are different services in nyc than elsewhere. there is still lyft and uber, but there is also juno and via. juno & via are cheaper than uber and lyft. via has both private car options and shared car rides that are extremely cheap compared to other services. via is also cheapest service to and from the airports.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Subways are quickest & cheapest We recommend you use an app like google maps on your smartphone to navigate the subway system. it is very intuitive and simple to learn.

Julia & Todd
Julia & ToddLives in New York

Try revel electric mopeds! If you have a valid driver's license, you can download the revel app and rent any of the blue mopeds on the sidewalk in the area. they're cheap, fun, and you can leave them wherever you go! use code "fkrpc" for $5 off!

Ben
BenLives in New York

Get weekly subway pass for unlimited rides Weekly subway passes are a great way to get around affordably. late nights or after a long day, uber, lyft, via, and juno are a great on-demand alternative and tend to be cheaper than yellow cabs.

Julia-Marie
Julia-MarieLives in New York

What's the local culture like?

Local art galleries From 16th st. to 29th st., between 10th and 11th avenues, there are more than 350 art galleries that are home to modern art from upcoming artists and respected artists. chelsea art district is one of the most important and influential in the world. while you're there, be sure to stroll along the highline, a recently redesigned aerial greenway that runs along the lower west side of manhattan.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Smoking Smoking is banned in all city parks, restaurants and bars.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Phone etiquette It's not polite to order or speak to someone when you are looking at your phone. also, if you are walking down the stairs or trying to catch the subway, be sure not to text at the same time.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

What should I not miss?

Hudson river greenway Perfect for biking or walking and taking in the beautiful views. to enter follow the ramp on 158th that goes under the henry hudson parkway. the bike path and pedestrian path runs all way downtown from here. excellent attraction in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, have a picnic, have a bike ride, and enjoy the nature and beautiful water views.

Elena
ElenaLives in New York

Edgemere farm hosts a market every friday, and there is a great farmer's market on beach 74th street Farmer's market saturday and sunday is great, hosted in a small warehouse- can get most everything organic, from green tomatoes to fresh lavender.

Michael
MichaelLives in New York

Sightseeing like a local Smorgasburg in brooklyn, central park great lawn, walk across the brooklyn bridge, sunset ferry ride between manhattan and brooklyn. grab a drink at the public hotel (reserve for dinner to be secured a table on the rooftop) and hop on the ferry back to midtown manhattan, you'll pass all 3 major bridges while the sun sets behind the skyline.

Julia-Marie
Julia-MarieLives in New York

How can I save money on this trip?

New york citypass New york citypass includes one-time admission to 6 of new york's most famous attractions: empire state building, american museum of natural history, the museum of modern art, guggenheim museum or top of the rock, & statue of liberty.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Metrocards are cheaper if you buy a bundle! Each fare is $2.75. depending on how many days, and how much walking you may intend to do, consider buying an unlimited 7 days metrocard for only $31 dollars. unlimited cards can be used as many times as you need daily on buses and trains. but the best! is not having to stop to replenish your card!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

Museums are free on tuesdays! Also, new york museums are funding by private organizations, therefore, they have enough money so they do not need to charge. you don't need to pay their entrance fees, give them a contribution, and you are good to go!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

Bring your water bottle! New york tap water is perfectly fine to drink, you don't need to buy bottled water at any time.

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

What are some local customs?

Madison square park Grab a bite to eat near madison square park and enjoy the people watching. we recommend dig in for salads, or the famous shake shack in the park. or try indian food from desi galli on lexington and 27th.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Escalators When on escalators, stand on the right side. this allows people that want to walk the escalator to pass on the left.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Homeless people There is a decent homeless population in the city. don't engage with them and anyone that asks you to buy anything just keep walking. it's normal and they will leave you alone. walk with a purpose and you won't look like a tourist. you may see them on the subway as well, don't give them money. it's illegal to beg for money on subways and it only encourages them. this may sound heartless but the homeless in new york are well taken care of and there are lot's of places for them to eat. if you give them money, 99% of the time you're fueling their drug habit.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Your guide to New York

All About New York City

The city that never sleeps is also a showcase of the best the United States has to offer. Manhattan’s bustling, gridded streets are home to some of the nation’s most famous landmarks, such as Times Square, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center, as well as neighborhoods made famous by TV shows, such as the West Village and the Upper East Side. But there’s more to New York City than Manhattan. Explore the other four boroughs, too: the Bronx (home of the New York Yankees and Italian-infuenced Arthur Avenue), Staten Island (a free ferry ride away and a world all its own), Brooklyn (a mix of trendy eateries and family-friendly communities), and Queens (including the waterfront Long Island City and the culturally diverse Astoria).


How do I get around New York?

With more than 100 airlines servicing the city’s three major area airports — John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) across the Hudson River in New Jersey — there’s no shortage of flights to the nation’s most populous city. Speed into the city from JFK via the AirTrain to the subway, or from LGA from a bus to the subway; a train links EWR to Penn Station. New York’s famous yellow cabs have set rates from the airports into town, while rideshare services and shuttles offer varying prices. Once in the five boroughs, zip around town like the locals do: on the subway. If you prefer to stay above ground, the streets are packed with taxis, rideshares, bikeshares, and buses, though you’ll need to pack your patience to navigate the gridlocked streets, especially during peak hours. If you’re spending most of your time in Manhattan, skip the rental car, as parking can be an extremely expensive challenge.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in New York?

All four seasons bring their own special touch to the Big Apple. Summer highs are in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, the perfect weather for a cooling riverfront stroll or drinks at a rooftop bar. Once the high temperatures fall into the brisk 50-to-70-degree range in September, the fall colors, especially in Central Park, paint the city in cozy hues. While winter can bring chills, with highs in the 30s and 40s, there’s nothing more magical than the city draped with a layer of snow. Springtime offers its own brand of hope, as the urban jungle blooms again, and temperatures rise into the 50s, 60s, and 70s. But as fast as the city moves, so does the weather, so plan ahead and be prepared for quick changes.


What are the top things to do in New York?

Central Park

As the rapid urbanization of New York City surged in the 1800s, the 843-acre Central Park was carved out in 1858 to ensure Manhattanites had their own backyard. Now they share it with 43 million visitors a year. No agenda is needed to explore the wonders of the green space, but among the highlights are the Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and Strawberry Fields’ Imagine sign.

Empire State Building

While plenty of city skyscrapers offer sprawling views — including the One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, and Hudson Yards’ Edge — the classic New York City aerial view is still from the top of this 102-story building, completed in 1931.

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island in the Hudson River, the 22-story copper Lady Liberty is accessible via ferry from Battery Park or New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, and includes a visit to Ellis Island.

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