The historic Jasper Ward House was built on the southeastern shoreline of Manhattan in 1807 as a counting house when the two streets of its corner were both waterways. Today you can rent the ground floor “Jasper” space for your short stay business, entertaining, and vacation needs. The space has been the locale for a school, a fish monger, speakeasy, and counting house. Today it is a light filled and magical retreat. Three walls are windows, two mahogany, one with hand silvered, vintage steel casements. Herringbone glazed brick makes up the floor and an abundance of cozy details make it the perfect place to have a romantic weekend, host small meetings, make dinner for up to four, or otherwise nest in one of the most special areas of New York City.
Amenities include: Nespresso, coffee maker, kitchenette, B&O sound system. Ruku TV, High Speed Internet, Spa grade steam shower with hardwood, led lights, body sprays and teak floor and seating. Furniture is mostly mid century modern antiques and curious historic items from lower Manhattan and the walls are decorated with art from New York and a few famous artists.
Privacy is a key feature, with a private entrance, and no neighbors on either side. Daily or weekly housekeeping is available, and arrangements can be made to stock the fridge or otherwise set up for special occasions or events.
Every subway and easy driving access (FDR off ramp 2 blocks over) make it a quick jump to anywhere in NYC with especially easy access to downtown and financial districts.
Neighborhood features are too voluminous to list, but include:
Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, Wall Street, 911 Memorial, Calatrava Sites, and historic buildings. In the 1600’s this is the neighborhood where ships were landing and folks picked “oysters the size of dinnerplates, and lobsters three feet long” out of the river. There is a bike path that goes most of the way around the city and bike rental nearby. Boating, walking, tours of all sorts abound as well as numerous excellent restaurants. There are several movie theaters, scenic piers, Chinatown, Tribeca, just minutes away. The East River and Brooklyn Bridge are out the front door!
Restaurants include: Mark Joseph Steakhouse, Augustine, Bridge Café, Acqua, and Suiteshi.