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Furnished room near Columbia

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Furnished room in spacious apartment by 1/C/B/A. Perfect for seasonal professional or student. Rent share covers everything. Additional photos available.

Please note: This listing is not for a sublet, co-tenancy, or transient housing arrangement. We (the tenants) live here. This is a 30-day minimum listing for a roommate (non-transient occupant) who will live with us (the tenants) in a market-rate, common household apartment in accordance with RPP 235-f and in full compliance with OSE guidelines, our building's CO, NY MDL, and the explicit terms of our lease.

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The location:

The apartment is on 104th between Columbus and Amsterdam.

The school is 11 blocks North (10-15 min)
The park is 2.5 blocks East (5-10 min)
The 1 train is 1.5 blocks West (5 min)
The C, B (and A late night) is 1.5 blocks East
The 2 and 3 express trains are a 15 min walk
Midtown is 5 stops South on local (15 min)

All the typical conveniences are nearby, including delis, pharmacies, grocery stores, fitness studios, live performance venues, and a variety of restaurants.

The neighborhood is diverse and is home to a lot of families and people of all ages. It’s quieter than the touristy areas south of here or the party scene to the north. It’s the perfect escape if you need a break from the bustle of Midtown or are looking for a relaxing place to study.

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The rooms:

I have two spare rooms (a slightly larger queen room and a slightly smaller twin room). They are each roughly 100 square feet (9.3 sq m). Both are fully furnished and decorated.

Each room has its own closet with space for clothes, includes a dorm fridge (Igloo), and has window A/C (Frigidaire) for the summer and steam heat in the winter. Each room has a desk and chair, a nightstand, a full length mirror, wooden hangers, a small storage dresser for clothes, and various essentials.

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The common areas:

There are 2 bathrooms split between 4 rooms, so you will share a bathroom with one (1) roommate. I check on that bathroom once a week to make sure it's clean and has a full supply of towels and soap, but otherwise I don't use it. In the meantime, please be considerate of your roommate and try to leave the bathroom as you found it, and let me know if there's anything that needs attention.

The common area includes the kitchen, living room, and laundry area. All kitchen appliances, silverware, flatware, etc are available for your use, as are laundry supplies.

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The apartment:

This is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1000 sq ft apartment in an elevator building.

Half the apartment is walled by exposed brick and the floors are all hardwood. The decor style is somewhere between mid-century modern and industrial modern, and is themed by the room.

It is a common household (everyone technically has access to all parts of the space) but all doorknobs have push-button locks for privacy.

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The building:

This building is prewar construction but has an elevator. The apartment itself is recently renovated, but much of the original molding and finishes in the public spaces are intact.

The neighbors are all very nice and friendly. Everyone looks out for each other. Also, you don't have to tiptoe around neighbors or the building super. Roommates are allowed by NYC public policy. You are a legal resident.

None of the party apartments are adjacent to this one. There's one on the 4th floor on the other side of the building, but you can only hear them with the window open on Friday nights.

There's an oboist across the alley, an operatic baritone above us, and a show tune tenor two floors down, all who practice in the afternoons but you can only hear them a little with the window open.

Noise levels in the neighborhood and building are decent for Manhattan, especially for the guest rooms which don't face the street, and especially with windows closed. (That said, for those accustomed to quieter parts of the country, I include white noise generators in each room and have disposable earplugs available.)

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The atmosphere:

This is a chill-house, not a party-house. We do our best to cultivate a library-like atmosphere inside so people can study, especially during exam season.

We have no TVs and no cable TV service is available in this apartment.

Couples are welcome. I will ask share of expenses be adjusted by 15% and I must OK it with existing roommate if that applies.

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About us:

Elizabeth is a property manager for a commercial building in Midtown and enjoys running, cooking, and reading.

Rachel is a marketing analyst for an ad agency. She enjoys exploring the city and traveling.

Tyler is a software engineer for an ed tech publisher. He enjoys biking and writing music.

Two of us are also students and take classes on nights and weekends.

We have no requirements in regards to race, sex, gender, nationality, religion, politics, age, ability, occupation, or lifestyle. Our only personal requirements are that you are respectful of others.

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House rules:

Please do not smoke indoors (vaping is OK)
Please respect the privacy of others' bedrooms
Please avoid excessive noise
Please don't redecorate your room
Please don't bring tons of stuff
Please only put recycling in the recycling bin
Please don't hoard common supplies in your room
Please ask if you wish to have guests over

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Keys

One set of keys per bedroom will be provided: a building key and an apartment key.

Replacement keys cost $75 for the building key and $25 for the apartment key. I require more lead time to provide building keys since they're digitally encoded and I have to purchase them from the landlord.

In short, please don't lose your keys!

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Amenities list:

Elevator
Air conditioning
Heating
Hair dryer
Curling iron
Hangers
Steam iron
Umbrellas
Grocery stroller
Washer (Bosch)
Dryer (Bosch)
All laundry supplies
Hot water
Filtered water
Shampoo
Conditioner
Essential toiletries and sanitary products
Bed linens
Towels
2.4g WiFi (max 150 Mb)
5g WiFi (max 600 Mb)
Ethernet (max 1 Gb)
Laptop friendly workspace
Kitchen
All kitchen supplies
Microwave
French press coffee maker
Espresso machine
Blender
Food processor
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Dishes and silverware
All cooking tools
Gas oven
Gas stove
Free street parking
Paid parking off premises
Single level home
Luggage drop-off allowed
Fire extinguishers
Smoke detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors

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Central air (it may go without saying but just in case):

Like most older construction in NYC, this building has no central air. In warmer months, we install window A/C units in each room which provide a greater degree of temperature regulation, however if you prefer to open your window, we can remove the A/C.

In cooler months, the building is heated by steam radiators. Generally, in the Winter the ambient temperature in the guest rooms hovers around 72-75 F (22-24 C) with the windows closed. For more heat, just let us know so we can open the steam riser vents.

  • Apartment share
  • Manhattan Valley
  • 10025
  • 103 St Station
    (5-10 minutes walk)
  • $1,880 monthly (NOW LET)
  • $1,780 monthly (small)
  • $1,680 monthly (NOW LET)
  • $2,200 monthly (NOW LET)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
1 month
Maximum term
9 months

Extra cost

Deposit
$0.00
Utilities included?
Yes
Fees apply?
No

Amenities

Furnishings
Furnished
Parking
No
Garage
No
Garden/terrace
No
Balcony/Patio
No
Disabled access
No
Living room
shared
Broadband included
Yes

Current household

# roommates
3
Total # rooms
4
Ages
26 to 32
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Nationality
American
Occupation
Mixed
Interests
Jogging in Central Park, reading, cooking, studying, board games, acoustic guitar
Gender
2 Females, 1 Male

New roommate preferences

Couples OK?
Yes
Smoking OK?
Yes
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
Yes
Min age
18
Max age
99
Gender
Males or females
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