150' BR IN GREAT 1400 FT 3BR/2BA ON CENT PK N.!
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Room brokers are usually paid by landlords to fill vacant rooms in NYC, in an effort to obtain high rents for vacant or frequently under-populated apartments, that they rent for the 30-day legal minimum.
This is usually at the expense of people's comfort, due to crowding in small common areas, few bathrooms, and frequent roommate changes (such apartments are often like living in a dorm suite with frequently revolving roommates).
THIS IS A VERY LARGE (1400 sq. ft.), RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL BATHROOM APARTMENT (no half bathrooms), WITH A LARGE, WINDOWED EAT-IN KITCHEN, A LARGE SEPARATE LIVING ROOM, AND A GREAT, PANORAMIC PARK, LAKE AND CITY VIEW FROM THE LIVING ROOM (see description below).
AS OF NOVEMBER 14 2020, A 150 square ft, PARTIALLY-FURNISHED, 1-WINDOWED, EAST-FACING DOUBLE BEDROOM, WITH A SHARED BATHROOM WILL BE AVAILABLE.
THAT BATHROOM WILL BE SHARED WITH A VERY CLEAN MARRIED COUPLE.
I HAVE A VERY NICE, 30-year-old, married and employed COUPLE MOVING INTO THE 175 sq. ft BEDROOM BEGINNING ON 11/14/20. They both work approximately 9-6:00 P. M.
THE BATHROOM HAS A PRIVATE ENTRANCE FROM THE 175 sq. ft BEDROOM (like an ensuite), AND AN APARTMENT HALL ENTRANCE FOR A ROOMMATE IN THE 150 sq. ft BEDROOM.
BOTH BATHROOM DOORS ARE LOCKABLE FROM INSIDE THE BATHROOM FOR PRIVACY.
THE 175 sq. ft bedroom doors are lockable from the bathroom and from inside and outside the bedroom, and the 150 sq. ft bedroom door is lockable from inside and outside. MY BATHROOM IS IN MY BEDROOM, in the second wing of the apt.
There will be a total of four roommates (including myself) if someone wants the 150 sq. ft bedroom.
I have lived in the apartment since 2011.
THE BEDROOMS HAVE HIGH QUALITY BEDS AND OPTIONAL DHURRIE OR KILLIM RUGS; AND ORIGINAL ART WORKS BY WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE LARGE DOUBLE-DOOR WALK-IN CLOSETS, WITH A HANGING POLE, 2 LARGE SHELVES, AND A LARGE FLOOR SPACE FOR SHOES, ETC.
ALL THE BEDROOMS AND THE LIVING ROOM HAVE NEW A/Cs WITH NUMEROUS FEATURES, AND THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST AVAILABLE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY RATING, SO SUMMER ELECTRIC BILLS ARE NOT HIGH.
The (semi-private) bathroom has a shower/tub with glass doors, a large sink with a large lower cabinet, and a large, triple-sectioned, mirrored upper cabinet.
THE RENT FOR THE PARTIALLY FURNISHED 150 sq. ft LARGE BEDROOM will be $1,250 plus a refundable holding/damage deposit of $100..
THE APT. IS A NICELY FURNISHED, TRUE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM APT (not a flex, conversion, or apt with added walls or dividers).
THE SEPARATE, WINDOWED, EAT-IN KITCHEN IS 180 sq. ft. and square, not a narrow, galley-style kitchen, so it doesn't get crowded.
It has a LARGE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER, a LARGE GAS OVEN/STOVETOP, A TOASTER, TOASTER OVEN, CROCKPOT, DUTCH OVEN, A LARGE DISHWASHER AND LARGE NEW MICROWAVE, MANY CABINETS, AND IT IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH A LARGE GLASS DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS, AND LOTS OF POTS, PANS, DISHES, GLASSES, UTENSILS AND SILVERWARE.
THE SEPARATE, LARGE LIVING ROOM IS 200 sq. ft., faces south on the Park with two large windows, and it has a PANORAMIC LAKE, PARK, AND CITY VIEW, INCLUDING THE UPPER WEST AND UPPER EAST SIDE, AND ALL THE WAY SOUTH ON THE PARK AND DOWN FIFTH AVENUE TO THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING!
The apartment is 3 flights up from the lobby/1st floor, in a well-maintained building directly across the street from Central Park.
There's a live-in porter and a live-in super, with an intercom and buzzer system to two security doors.
THE APT. HAS: Very thick walls and hardwood floors, no neighbor noise, high ceilings, stone floor tiles and white ceramic counter and wall tiles in the kitchen; and colored, recessed lighting in the hall and living room of the apt.
The laundry room is in the basement.
THE APT AND BUILDING FACE SOUTH ON THE PARK, A FEW BUILDINGS WEST OF FIFTH AVENUE.
The building has gardens in front and in the entry walk.
The building is 4 blocks north of Carnegie Hill and Museum Mile, and 8 blocks north of Mt. Sinai Medical Center and the Icahn School of Medicine.
It is also 9 blocks to St. Luke's Hospital, 8 blocks to Bank Street College, 12 blocks southeast of Columbia University, near Teacher's College, Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Yeshiva University, and mid-way between the Upper East and Upper West Side.
TRANSPORTATION: The building is VERY close to lots of transportation.
The West Side #2 and 3 express trains are one-half block west; the Lexington Ave. #6 that connects to the #4 and 5 expresses (3 stops away at 86th St.) is 3 short blocks east.
It takes 10-12 minutes to get to West Midtown (42nd or 34th St.) on the 2 or 3; 16-18 minutes to East Midtown on the 6 and 4 or 5 (42nd or 33rd St.); and 22-25 minutes to the Financial District, City Hall and the courts on the 2 or 3, or the 6 and 4 or 5..
Columbia U. is a 12-15 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride on the uptown/crosstown #4 Madison Ave. bus, which stops next door to the building, as do the #2 and #3 Madison Ave. buses.
The Fifth Ave. downtown #1,2,3, and 4 buses, to the East Village and Penn Station, stop across the street.
The bedrooms have excellent natural and overhead lighting.
THE APT. HAS A GOOD LAYOUT FOR SHARING, WITH TWO WINGS, AND THE KITCHEN IS NOT NEXT TO ANY BEDROOM.
The hall wing has the 150' BR, then the 175' BR, then the (shared) bathroom, then the eat-in kitchen, and then the living room.
The other wing is on the other side of the far living room wall.
The building has 25 apts with friendly and quiet neighbors who are mostly students or
THE AREA IS VERY SAFE: The tree-lined block and all the buildings on it are very well lit, there are police cameras on Central Park North, and there are regular patrols on the block, in the park and throughout the area. Walking home from the subways is safe at all hours.
Revaluate. com gave the building and area a very high rating: 92, compared with 85 where I lived in Murray Hill, because of the noise, congestion, heavy traffic and pollution in Murray Hill.
Living on Central Park is very popular.
THE AREA RESIDENTS: A diverse group of Columbia U. students and affiliates, professionals, artists, performers, musicians, and long-time residents live in the area.
The area is pretty relaxed, with very clean air and no heavy traffic..
Parking on the block and surrounding blocks is easy (almost no regulations), and there are 2 inexpensive indoor garages within one block..
The area has numerous nearby restaurants, many deliver on their own (in addition to Seamless, etc.), and there are numerous nearby lounge-bar-restaurants, and easy access to the club-restaurants like the Harlem Tavern on 116th St, and the Red Rooster and Corner Social near 125th St. Midtown and downtown restaurants are beginning to open up.
The building is one and a half blocks from two very good supermarkets, not just "convenience stores", and there are 3 fish markets within a few blocks, for wild (and farmed) fresh, steamed or fried fish and seafood.
The great Westside Market, with everything you could possibly want (such as very fresh meats; very fresh fish and seafood; hot and cold international and American foods, all of which are made to order or are packed in individual trays; gourmet meats, pates and cheeses; smoked fish and fish salads; numerous prepared soups; and lots of organic foods and produce) is just 6 blocks west at Broadway, near Columbia U., and is similar to Whole Foods, but Westside has more variety, and is less expensive and less congested, with much shorter wait times.
Also, H Mart is across the street from Westside Market, with lots of special seafood and all kinds of individually packaged Asian specialty foods, Asian vegetables, and very fresh herbs and other vegetables, dumplings, sauces, etc.
So shopping at Broadway and Cathedral Parkway is much better than the selection at any Whole Foods chain supermarket.
THE AMENITIES IN CENTRAL PARK ARE GREAT: There are biking and wooded hiking paths just across the street, and people exercise, play sports, sun themselves and picnic on the large lawns across the street, and they run around the Lake and walk dogs from 6 A. M. until 1 A. M., when the Park closes.
In the summer the Park's Lasker pool is open (1 block inside the Park) and in the winter it has ice skating and ice hockey.
A New York Sports Club is 5 blocks north. and a Bally gym is 6 blocks southeast.
ABOUT ME: I was born in Manhattan and raised in Greenwich Village, the Flatiron District and Murray Hill. I tend to keep to myself in my bedroom when I'm home, but I can socialize with my roommate(s) if I'm free.
I cook occasionally, but I often bring food home and warm it up or I have food delivered.
I respect people's privacy and their desire for quiet or solitude. A roommate who cleans up after him/herself in the common areas is desired. I'm very clean and neat/organized but I'm also easy-going in general, so I understand that it may take a little while for a busy roommate to clean up after him/herself.
I'm very open-minded, and all people are ok, as long as they're responsible, clean in the common areas, and are relaxed. If necessary, we can have a cleaning person come in for a few hours once or twice a month.
I'm a Stanford U. and Columbia Law grad who previously worked in the private sector, then in the legal department of the NY State Division of Human Rights.
I currently work for a cousin's practice, doing research, drafting legal memoranda and motions, and I do some legal editing for students. I also occasionally work as a SAG-AFTRA actor.
I currently work at home (in my bedroom)
around 20 hours per week, due to the pandemic, but Columbia U. is opening up and at times I can do my research, drafting of documents etc. at the Columbia Law School library or Lerner or Butler Halls.
I occasionally smoke cigarettes, only MODERATELY, and only in my bedroom, with my door closed, a charcoal barrier at the bottom of my door, with my 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom windows open. My bedroom is far away from the available bedrooms.
Smoking in a bedroom will be OK if a window is kept open and the room is aired out periodically, as I do in my bedroom, when my roommate(s) is/are not home, by opening up my bedroom and bathroom windows and both of the large living room windows.
THE APARTMENT HAS EXCELLENT HOT WATER AND STEAM HEAT (NOT DRY, FORCED AIR, or central heating and A/C, as in the nearby high rises that are well-known in the neighborhood to have outages, in addition to plumbing clogs, and even some fires that caused smoke damage to entire floors).
If you like one of the rooms and the apt, a holding fee of $100, later to be used as a refundable security deposit in case of any apartment damage, will be requested within a few days, to reserve the room, or it will be rentable by someone else.
You will be given a detailed receipt for that payment so that your right to move in will be legal and enforceable, so that there will be no possibility of the deal falling through. Once that is paid you will be a tenant under New York State and New York City laws.
The FINAL MONTH'S RENT should be paid as soon as possible after the holding fee, but it needs to be paid before the move-in (to secure the NYC-required 30 days notice), as when one rents an entire apartment.
Rent and utilities payments are due on the 1st of each month but you will have a 4-day grace period until the 5th of the month.
The FIRST MONTH'S RENT is due before or on the day of move-in.
TOTAL MOVE-IN COST FOR THE 175 ft LARGE BEDROOM = $2,800. THE COST IS $2,700 FOR THE 150 ft LARGE BEDROOM.
TOTAL UTILITY CHARGES for gas, electric and internet service vary. When an A/C is not in use, total utility charges vary around $75-$90 per person per month, and they are never more than @$105 per month, in extremely hot weather (because of the high energy efficiency of the A/Cs).
Visitors and occasional overnight guests are OK, as long as you know them well, and don't have overnights frequently or for long periods.
Limited exceptions about overnights can be agreed on.
I almost never have overnight guests (all my friends are in NYC apts or shares). I've had only 1 overnight guest for 1 night in the past four years, a friend I've known for years who lives out-of-state.
Please don't respond if: you are a heavy alcohol drinker, use "hard" drugs like cocaine, "crystal" or Ecstasy, or have a relationship with someone who will stay overnight frequently.
PLEASE -- PUT "HI THERE" IN THE FIRST SENTENCE OF YOUR RESPONSE, SO I KNOW YOU'VE READ THE DETAILS IN THE LISTING.
Thanks a lot for your patience in reading the listing. I realize it's very long.
- Apartment share
- Central Park
- $1,250 monthly (large)
- Minimum term
- 5 months
- Maximum term
- Utilities included?
- Fees apply?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # roommates
- Total # rooms
- Any pets?
New roommate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Min age
- Max age
- Males or females
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