150',Windowed Br in 1400' 3BR2Ba on Central Pk N.!
NOTE: THIS IS A VERY LARGE (1400 sq. ft.) RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM APT., WITH A GREAT, PANORAMIC PARK, LAKE AND CITY VIEW FROM THE LIVING ROOM (OF THE WEST AND EAST SIDE, ALL THE WAY DOWN FIFTH AVENUE TO THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING).
THE APT IS ON CENTRAL PARK NORTH.
WHEN A REPLACEMENT FOR THE THIRD ROOMMATE COMMITS TO A MOVE- IN, THE THIRD ROOMMATE WILL BE INFORMED, AND THE 150' FURNISHED DOUBLE BEDROOM, WITH 1 LARGE EAST-FACING WINDOW AND A SEMI-PRIVATE BATHROOM (SHARED WITH 1 PERSON) WILL BE AVAILABLE 30 DAYS LATER.
There will be two other male roommates, or a total of three people sharing the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment.
MANY OTHER PIX OF THE APARTMENT CAN BE SENT TO YOU BY EMAIL, SPARE ROOM ALLOWS ONLY 9.
I have lived in the apartment since 2011.
THE 150' BEDROOM IS LOCKABLE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WITH THE KNOB. THE OTHER ROOMMATE USES THE BATHROOM BY ACCESS THROUGH HIS BEDROOM, THROUGH A BEDROOM-BATHROOM DOOR, AND THE 150' ROOM ROOMMATE ACCESSES THE BATHROOM THROUGH A HALL DOOR. BOTH DOORS ARE LOCKABLE FROM INSIDE THE BATHROOM FOR PRIVACY.
THE BEDROOM HAS A NEW, QUEEN-SIZED, HIGH QUALITY MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING, AND A METAL BED FRAME, AN OPTIONAL DHURRIE OR KILLIM RUG, AND OPTIONAL ORIGINAL ART WORKS BY WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS.
THE BEDROOM HAS A LARGE DOUBLE-DOOR WALK-IN CLOSET, WITH A HANGING POLE, 2 LARGE SHELVES, AND A LARGE FLOOR SPACE FOR SHOES, ETC.
ALL THE BEDROOMS HAVE NEW A/Cs WITH NUMEROUS FEATURES, AND THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY RATING, SO SUMMER ELECTRIC BILLS ARE NOT TOO HIGH.
I USE ANOTHER BATHROOM IN MY BEDROOM.
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 150' BEDROOM IS $1700.
THE APT. IS A NICELY FURNISHED, TRUE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM APT (not a flex, conversion, or apt with added walls or dividers).
BOTH THE SEPARATE EAT-IN KITCHEN AND THE LIVING ROOM ARE LARGE (180 sq. ft. and 200 sq. ft. respectively).
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 an awning, with 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's 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-minute walk or a 9-10 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 AVAILABLE BEDROOM'S NEW A/C HAS TOP OF THE LINE FEATURES PLUS AN ENERGY-SAVER OPTION.
The bedroom has very good natural and overhead light.
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 another 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, with the third bedroom and a bathroom.
The building has 25 apts with friendly and quiet neighbors who are mostly professionals.
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 very high ratings: 92-93, compared with 85 where I lived in Murray Hill, because of the noise, congestion, heavy traffic and pollution in Murray Hill.
Living on or near 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 restaurants have delivery of their own (in addition to Seamless, etc.), and there are numerous nearby lounge-bars and clubs, in addition to easy access to the Harlem Tavern on 116th St, the Red Rooster near 125th St, and midtown and downtown restaurants and clubs.
The building is one and a half blocks from two very good supermarkets, not just "convenience stores", many restaurants deliver, and there are 3 fish markets within a few blocks, for wild (and farmed) fresh, steamed or fried fish and seafood.
And the great Westside Market, with everything you could possibly want (such as special meats, fresh fish and seafood, hot and cold international and American foods, cheeses, smoked fish, prepared soups, gourmet foods and lots of organic foods and produce) is just 6 blocks west at Broadway, near Columbia U.
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.
THE KITCHEN IS A FULLY-EQUIPPED, LARGE (180 sq. ft.), SQUARE EAT-IN KITCHEN, not a small, narrow galley-style kitchen.
It has a large glass dining table with chairs, a large dishwasher, large frig., large stove/oven, a new, large microwave plus plates, glasses, silver, a toaster, toaster oven, crockpot, utensils, etc.
ABOUT THE ROOMMATES: I'm easygoing and very clean. The other guy is relatively clean and keeps to himself. He was raised in Holland and born in CA, so he's American. I was born in NYC, raised in Greenwich Village, the Flatiron and Murray Hill. I tend to keep to myself in my bedroom when I'm home, but I can sometimes socialize with my roommate(s).
The other guy is a data engineer. He sometimes cooks breakfast and dinner. I do occasionally but later, and I usually bring food home or have food delivered.
We both respect people's privacy and desire for quiet or solitude.
We're both open minded and people of all types are ok as long as they're clean in the common areas and relaxed. If necessary, we can have a cleaning person come in for a couple of hours twice a month.
I'm a Columbia Law grad who previously worked in the private sector and then in the legal department of the NY State Division of Human Rights. I currently work for a cousin's practice doing research, drafting memoranda and motions, I do some legal editing for students, and I occasionally work as a professional film/T. V. actor under SAG-AFTRA union jurisdiction..
I sometimes work at home (around 15-20 hours per week, when I can), but I often do my research and drafting at the Columbia Law School library.
I sometimes smoke cigarettes MODERATELY, in my bedroom, with my door closed, a charcoal barrier at the bottom of my door, with my bedroom and bathroom windows open. My bedroom is far from the available bedroom.
Smoking in the bedroom will be OK if a window is kept partially open and the room is aired out periodically, as I do in my bedroom and the living room, by keeping one or more windows open.
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 have caused smoke damage to entire floors).
If you like the room and apt, a holding fee of $200 cash, later to be used as a security deposit, 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 legal right to move in will be set and there will be no possibility of the deal falling through.
The FINAL MONTH'S RENT should be paid by a local money order from around the corner, as soon as possible after the holding fee, but it needs to be paid before the move-in, as when one rents an apartment.
I prefer money orders to avoid bank processing delays on checks, especially over weekends, which occur because the Federal Reserve closes from Fridays until Mondays, and checks don't clear until Tuesday mornings at the earliest, sometimes later, depending on the bank the check is drawn on. For the same reason I prefer not to deal with certified checks.
Your money order receipts are legal receipts, but I can give you additional detailed receipts from a receipt book if desired. Rent and utilities payments are due on the 1st of each month but you will have a 3-day grace period.
The FIRST MONTH'S RENT is due before or on the day of move-in.
TOTAL MOVE-IN COST = $3,600.
TOTAL UTILITY CHARGES for gas, electric and internet service vary, depending on A/C usage. When the A/C is not in use, total utility charges vary around $90-$105 per person per month and they are almost never more than $115 per month in extremely hot weather (because of the high energy efficiency of the A/Cs).
Occasional visitors and 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 upon by all of us.
The other roommate never has visitors and I almost never do (all my friends have NYC places and I usually go to their places). The other roommate doesn't have overnight guests and I have had only 1 once in the past two years, a friend I've known for years.
Please don't respond if: you regularly smoke weed at home, use other drugs when you socialize, are a heavy alcohol drinker, work at home all the time, run a business from home, 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 ALL 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
- $1,700 monthly (large)
- 01 Apr 2020
- Minimum term
- 5 months
- Maximum term
- Utilities included?
- Fees apply?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # roommates
- Total # rooms
- Any pets?
- Film, Art, History, International Politics, U. S. Constitutional Law, Swimming.
- 2 Males
New roommate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Min age
- Max age
- Males or females
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