We have renovated and restored a ground floor guest apartment in our family owned brownstone on a block with a landmark designated church, St. Aloysius. The apartment is located in a section of upper Manhattan, the St. Nicholas Park area of Harlem. The apartment has many details, wood chair rails, oak floors and carpets, decorative fire place, modern kitchen including a dishwasher, exposed brick walls and a garden in the rear. Kitchen cabinets are oak and the counter top and floor are quarry tile. There is a flat screen TV in the living room and a TV in the bedroom. We have WiFi. There is plenty of closet space. The house is located on a very quiet tree lined residential street and I am president of the block association, Neighbors United of West 132nd Street Block Association. our home. The apartment reflects the sophistication and simplicity of our travel and experience especially in the Francophile world. The apartment has air conditioners in the summer. Laundromats are nearby. We have a well stocked library of books as well as periodicals including "The New Yorker," "The Magazine Antique," Vanity Fair," "W Magazine," "The Economist,"and Veranda Magazine. We have nice bistro style table service, white porcelain plates, wine glasses as well as glass tumblers and bowls. Basically the kitchen is outfitted with all that you will need. We will provide coffee and a French press, tea, Jams, sugar salt and pepper. If you require any thing additional as well as neighborhood and city information, we are available at home 24/7. There is a Foodtown supermarket right at the end of the block and they have a good selection of items. The mattress on the classic full size bed in the bedroom is like sleeping on a cloud and the day bed offers more than rudimentary twin bed sleeping opportunities. It is outfitted with denim slipcovers and pillows. It makes for perfect seating while watching the flat screen television. The fold out dining table is an antique from our family and comfortably seats 4.
The restaurant scene has changed immensely and many dining options, soul food, French, South American, Japanese and African are available. Many new cafes have opened and they too are all within walking distance. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson has opened a great restaurant, the Red Rooster and it is often celebrity filled.
Alexander Hamilton's former home, Hamilton Grange, is within walking distance and has been fully restored. it is a must see. This part of Harlem Also has great architecture and Strivers Row, the historic houses designed by Mckim, Mead and Stanford White is a must see. Columbia University is also within walking distance. The world famous Schomburg Library on African American and African history is on 135th Street and is a jewel in the crown of cultural treasure in the neighborhood. A new Jazz museum has also opened and they have fine music as well as lectures. More shopping opportunities have been developed on 125th Street and now major stores, H &M Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx
We are a five minute walk from a number of subway lines an bus routes. The liner in the bathroom shower has a map of all of the subway routes throughout the whole city. We are about 45 minutes from JFK and 20 minutes from La Guardia airports. We can show you where to acquire subway and bus fare cards. By train we are about 20 minutes to Times Square 42nd Street. We are truly centrally located. Harlem is now one of the most intriguing and rapidly changing part of New York; it is truly multicultural
Upon your arrival, we will provide a welcome snack as well as a bottle of wine. We will also provide adequate breakfast provisions so that you will not need to rush out the next day to buy provisions. You should just enjoy yourself.