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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

By taxi we're only 4 minutes to world famous Central Park, 3 minutes to Columbia University, 6 minutes to

Hayden Planetarium, 7 minutes to Lincoln Center, 8 minutes to Mount Sinai Hospital, 10 minutes to Metropolitan Hospital Center and only 10 minutes to the Rockefeller Center and Times Square where the New Year's Eve ball drop is celebrated and all the best of NYC! Plus, less than a 3 minute walk is a children's park and playground.

Two separate bedrooms and 3rd sleeping quarters in the living area sleeps (6- 9) in (3 - 6 beds) and large private outdoor patio (closed during winter) in a really great neighborhood.

Home features granite kitchen, high end custom renovations. Wonderfully accented units, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, and marble bathrooms, recessed lighting, wide plank oak flooring, exposed brick, pinpoint halogen lighting, individual climate control and video intercom. Beautiful brick and stone walls from end to end & even it's own brand new washer/dryer unit.

Plus brand new furnishings, table and chairs, HDTV, towels, linens, and all toiletries and everything else. Plus ultra comfortable Tempur-Pedic ® Beds and Tempur-Pedic® sofa-bed! And much more!

The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by real estate brokers to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.

Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an upscale, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being home to New York City's cultural, intellectual hub (with Columbia University located at the north end of the neighborhood), and artistic workers (with Lincoln Center located at the south end), while the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.

The neighborhood is also referred to for short as just the 'West Side' or the 'UWS'.

Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an upscale, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being home to New York City's cultural, intellectual hub (with Columbia University located at the north end of the neighborhood), and artistic workers (with Lincoln Center located at the south end), while the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.

Often called the city's quintessential neighborhood, the area includes delightful residential streets, the twin-towered facades of the old apartment hotels on Central Park West and Riverside Drive, two of the city's best-known markets (Zabar's and Fairway) , one of its major museums (the American Museum of Natural History), an Ivy League university (Columbia University), and the Neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The area is an architectural historian's delight with many of its buildings (especially in Morningside Heights) built before the Second World War and quite a few built before the First World War, though the area is changing with the construction of large condominium buildings south of 110th Street. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, running from 62nd Street to 66th Street, contains the Metropolitan Opera; the New York State Theater, home of the New York City Opera and Ballet; Avery Fisher Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic; the Juilliard School; and the New York Public Library's Library for the Performing Arts, among other institutions.

Upper West Side Subways: Closest is 96th and Broadway

A, B, C, D runs along Central Park West

- 59th Street/Columbus Circle

- 72nd Street

- 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

- 86th Street

- 96th Street

- 103 Street

- Cathedral Pkwy/110th Street

1 runs along Broadway

- 66th Street/Lincoln Center

- 72nd Street(2,3 also available)

- 79th Street

- 86th Street

- 96th Street(2,3 also available)

- 103 Street

- 110th Street

Just 10 minutes walk to Central Park:

Birding: A wooded section of the park called 'The Ramble' is popular among birders. Many species of woodland birds, especially warblers, may be seen in The Ramble in Spring and Fall.

Boating: Rowboats and kayaks are rented on an hourly basis at the Loeb Boathouse, which also houses a restaurant overlooking the Lake. As early as 1922, model power boating was popular on park waters.

Carriage horses: the carriage horse industry, revived in New York City in 1935, has been featured in various films; the first female carriage driver, Maggie Cogan, appeared in a newsreel in 1967. The ethics of this tradition and the effects on horse health and well being have been questioned by various animal rights activists.

Pedicabs: Pedicabs operate mostly in the southern part of the park, the same part as horse carriages.

Sports: Park Drive, just over 6 miles (9.7 km) long, is a haven for runners, joggers, bicyclists, and inline skaters. Most weekends, races take place in the park, many of which are organized by the New York Road Runners. The New York City Marathon finishes in Central Park outside Tavern on the Green. Many other professional races are run in the park, including the recent, (2008), USA Men's 8k Championships. Baseball fields are numerous, and there are also courts for volleyball, tennis, croquet and lawn bowling.

Rock Climbing: Central Park's glaciated rock outcroppings attract climbers, especially boulderers; Manhattan's bedrock, a glaciated schist, protrudes from the ground frequently and considerably in some parts of Central Park. The two most renowned spots for boulderers are Rat Rock and Cat Rock; others include Dog Rock, Duck Rock, Rock N' Roll Rock, and Beaver Rock, near the south end of the park

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Ice Skating: Central Park has two ice skating rinks, Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink, which converts to an outdoor swimming pool in summer.

Spanning more than 800 acres (3.24 square kilometers) in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park encompasses a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil waterways. Designed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the park today is the centerpiece of the City's public parks system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink, the Central Park Zoo and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel—great for kids of all ages. Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn, meanwhile, offer sprawling expanses where visitors can relax and enjoy the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays host to free shows courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic while the Delacorte Theater is the location for Shakespeare in the Park. Elsewhere in the park, Rumsey Playfield is the site of SummerStage, a free performing arts festival featuring music, dance, film and more.

Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City. The park initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land (it is 840 acres today). In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 83.5% of Central Park's $37.5 million annual budget, and employs 80.7% of the park's maintenance staff.

Welcome to NYC and we look forward to hosting your vacation!

Dean

NYC Vacation Suites

Top 10 NYC Vacation Attractions:

Times Square

Central Park

Statue of Liberty

Empire State Building

Brooklyn Bridge

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Natural History

Grand Central Terminal

Bronx Zoo

Yankee Stadium

Size Sleeps up to 9, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: LGA 13.9 mi, 19 mins to 25 mins 19.7 mi, 35 mins , Nearest railway: Grand Central Terminal? 89 E 42nd St New York, NY
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

The New York region

Just 10 minutes walk to Central Park

Birding: A wooded section of the park called 'The Ramble' is popular among birders. Many species of woodland birds, especially warblers, may be seen in The Ramble in Spring and Fall.

Boating: Rowboats and kayaks are rented on an hourly basis at the Loeb Boathouse, which also houses a restaurant overlooking the Lake. As early as 1922, model power boating was popular on park waters.

Carriage horses: the carriage horse industry, revived in New York City in 1935, has been featured in various films; the first female carriage driver, Maggie Cogan, appeared in a newsreel in 1967. The ethics of this tradition and the effects on horse health and well being have been questioned by various animal rights activists.

Pedicabs: Pedicabs operate mostly in the southern part of the park, the same part as horse carriages.

Sports: Park Drive, just over 6 miles (9.7 km) long, is a haven for runners, joggers, bicyclists, and inline skaters. Most weekends, races take place in the park, many of which are organized by the New York Road Runners. The New York City Marathon finishes in Central Park outside Tavern on the Green. Many other professional races are run in the park, including the recent, (2008), USA Men's 8k Championships. Baseball fields are numerous, and there are also courts for volleyball, tennis, croquet and lawn bowling.

Rock Climbing: Central Park's glaciated rock outcroppings attract climbers, especially boulderers; Manhattan's bedrock, a glaciated schist, protrudes from the ground frequently and considerably in some parts of Central Park. The two most renowned spots for boulderers are Rat Rock and Cat Rock; others include Dog Rock, Duck Rock, Rock N' Roll Rock, and Beaver Rock, near the south end of the park.

Ice Skating: Central Park has two ice skating rinks, Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink, which converts to an outdoor swimming pool in summer

Attractions

The Reservoir in Central Park

Central Park offers hundreds of special attractions for solo explorers and families across its 843 acres: green meadows, sprawling waters, gardens, unique bridges, performance centers, educational facilities and classical architecture.

Above all, the greatest Attraction of Central Park – marked at the north by 110th Street, south by 59th Street, Fifth Avenue to the east and Central Park West on the west – is its picturesque beauty, filled with natural green landscapes, vistas as far as the eye can see, and a pastoral escape within the most-populated city in the U.S. Whether you choose to search out specific destinations or wander the hundreds of paths – each season, each day and each visit offers something new.

Each Attraction is described in detail by clicking on the titles to the left, but among the most popular among city dwellers and tourists alike are as follows:

HISTORY & CULTURE

Designed in 1865, Belvedere Castle was named in Italian for "beautiful view," offering panoramic views. Today it is a fully functional weather station.

The Blockhouse is a remaining fort from the War of 1812 located at the northern end of the park, while the Continental Army walked through McGown's Pass on the Upper East Side in 1783 during the American Revolution.

Central Park also boasts numerous statues of iconic figures, including William Shakespeare, Balto, Alice & Wonderland and the oldest public monument in North America, The Obelisk.

The Central Park Carousel, built in 1871, is open April through November.

The Park's outdoor amphitheater hosts Shakespeare in the Park summer festivals.

NATURE

Hallett Nature Sanctuary by Central Park Conservancy

The 55-acre Great Lawn, in the center of Central Park from 79th to 85th streets, hosted a Papal Mass in 1995.

Foliage in much of Central Park is, in fact, almost entirely landscaped. The park contains several man-made lakes and ponds, along with walking and bridle paths. Cherry Blossom trees abound throughout the park in the spring. There are also: a Wildlife Sanctuary, a large area of natural woods with natural geologic formations, and a 106-acre, billion-gallon Reservoir with an encircling running track.

Located at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, the Conservatory Garden is Central Park's consummate quiet, calm formal garden.

The neoclassical Bethesda Fountain – known as the Angel of Waters – is a focal point of Bethesda Terrace, some 26 feet high by 96 feet wide. It has been featured in dozens of feature films as a romantic pinnacle of New York City.

SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

The Wollman Ice-Skating Rink offers skating and hockey programs in winter and Victorian Gardens from June to September. There is also a second ice-skating rink in Central Park that transforms into Lasker Pool in summers, as well as baseball fields, tennis courts and other sport attractions scattered throughout the park.

Catch and release fishing is offered at the Meer through the Dana Discovery Center, which lends visitors bamboo fishing poles for catching bass, catfish, bluegill sunfish, grass carp, rock perch and golden shiners.

Renting a rowboat from the Loeb Boathouse has been a focal activity in Central Park since the 19th Century. Visitors can spot Mute Swans and ducks, in addition to the occasional Heron or Egret.

There are also numerous grassy areas used for informal and team sports, and kid's playgrounds; while 6 miles of drives are open to joggers, bicyclists, skateboarders and inline skaters, especially on weekends and after 7 p.m., when vehicles are prohibited.

FAMILIES & KIDS

The world famous Central Park Zoo & Wildlife Center and the Children's Zoo, over 6.5 acres, may comprise a mere .77% of the park's acreage, and yet they hold 1,400+ animals and 130+ species in tropic, garden and polar temperature zones. There is also the Tisch Children's Zoo, featuring a petting zoo, Acorn Theatre and the Enchanted Forest, a habitat for birds, turtles and frogs.

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre offers productions in summertime and during the school season like "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk."

Activities

Central Park is filled with a broad variety of activities that will keep any visitor content. No matter what your interests or when you are visiting, there is always something for everyone. You can have your own wedding in the park or hold a special event.

Throughout the year you can take a Guided Tour of the park in a Horse-Drawn Carriage, Pedicab Tour or on a Bicycle Tour, or if you're feeling independent you can Rent a Bike and tour around on your own. Visit the Central Park Zoo or take a self-guided Walking Tour to familiarize yourself with some of the more well-known spots in the Park. For families, there are plenty of great Children's Activities and over 20 Children's Playgrounds. There are also a myriad of Sports that can be played in Central Park throughout all of the seasons.

During the warmer months there are Concerts presented by SummerStage, Good Morning America, The New York Philharmonic and others featuring a wide variety of genres for all music-lovers. Seasonal plays and events are also abundant - with Shakespeare in the Park and the Central Park Film Festival as some of the most anticipated annual activities.

Check out the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees that bloom throughout Central Park and other beautiful flowers and plants that flourish within the Conservatory Garden. Picnicking in Central Park is also very popular.

Ice Skating

During the colder months, many people like to go Ice Skating at Wollman or Lasker Rink.

Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop

As one of the Conservancy's five visitor centers, parkgoers can find information on Park events and programs at the Dairy. Maps, guides and gifts are also available, all of which support the Conservancy's mission.

Chess & Checkers House

The Chess & Checkers House is one of five Park visitor centers run by the Central Park Conservancy. Players are welcome to borrow pieces from the Conservancy staff, or bring their own. Dominos and backgammon are also available.

Belvedere Castle

Calvert Vaux created the miniature castle in 1869 as one of its many whimsical structures intended as a lookout to the reservoir to the north (now the Great Lawn) and the Ramble to the south.

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center opened to the public in 1993 and offers a wide variety of the Conservancy's free education and community programs, seasonal exhibits and holiday celebrations

North Meadow Recreation Center

At the south end of Central Park's largest open space is the North Meadow Recreation Center – a hub for sports and community activities in the Park.

Tours

Learn the full story of the Park's history, design and ecology on the Official Central Park Tours. The Conservancy's expert guides provide an insider's view and unique access to this masterpiece of landscape architecture and the world's greatest urban park. Space is limited, arrive early for check in. All tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). Groups of seven or more are asked to schedule a Custom Tour at least three weeks in advance: 212-360-2726 or tours@centralparknyc.org

New York City

Riverside Park is just a 2 minute walk with a complete children's Dinosaur Playground. Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park, stretching four miles from 72nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River. Since 1875, the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted have offered escape from the city and opportunities for people of all incomes to relax, play and socialize in tranquil settings. His design for Riverside Drive made it is one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world, affording views of the Hudson River along its serpentine route.

What to Do on the Upper West Side

There is only one way to fully understand the Upper West Side -- by strolling the sidewalks with Upper West Siders. Take a moment to watch the residents stream by: businesspeople hurry to work or run errands in suits and white sneakers; multicultural bands of children engage in horseplay on their way to school; mothers pushing strollers walk peacefully alongside men upon whose shoulders ride toddlers; impeccably dressed families walk together to temple, to church, to the movies; old men walk even older dogs; and skaters weave between pedestrians and parked cars. And amid it all: the comforting hum of many languages and cultures in harmony.

The area sprouts northwest along the main artery of Broadway from Columbus Circle at 59th Street, where the chaotic interesections of the western avenues gradually give way to the calm edges and vibrant center of the neighborhood. (This also home to the Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, a collection of high-end stores and exhibits.) Architecture buffs will want to stroll along Central Park West, West End Avenue, and Riverside Drive to take in the large, ornate apartment buildings. The quiet, residential avenues form the outer rim of the neighborhood. Venture down some of the cross streets, and you will find the lovely brownstones and townhouses that make up much of the landscape.

On Central Park West and 72nd Street is the Dakota, where the famous and glamorous have lived and died. Its best-known resident was John Lennon, who is immortalized across the street in Central Park's Strawberry Fields.

Find your way to Broadway and you soon arrive at Lincoln Center. As you face the fountain from Broadway, to your left is the New York State Theater, home to the New York City Ballet. Back beyond the fountain is the Metropolitan Opera House, through whose windows you can see the Marc Chagall paintings and is where the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theatre perform. To your right is the New York Philharmonic's home, Avery Fisher Hall.

For the museum-minded, the Upper West Side is a delight, covering a full spectrum of genres. Spend some time in the New-York Historical Society, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the American Folk Art Museum, or the American Museum of Natural History.

Pack up a picnic lunch and head west to Riverside Park along the Hudson River. The promenade begins at 80th Street, wide enough for the throngs of strollers, dog-walkers, and inline skaters who take advantage of the cool river breeze. Docked at the 79th Street Boat Basin are the houseboats, motorboats, and yachts on which New Yorkers live and play.

There's also the glitzy restaurant-and-boutique strip along Columbus Avenue and the mix of bodegas, bars and boutiques along Amsterdam Avenue. Even farther north is Columbia University, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (the largest cathedral in the world), Grant's Tomb, Riverside Church, and the Cloisters.

Shopping on the Upper West Side quick links: Century 21 Department Store; GreenFlea Indoor/Outdoor Markets.

Museums on the Upper West Side quick links: American Museum of Natural History; Guggenheim Museum.

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25 Feb 2014

4/5

"Well located for exploring New York"

Apartment was as represented on website. Owner was prompt in responding to booking enquiry and receiving payment. Refund of security deposit was not as efficient, taking over two weeks to be returned after leaving the apartment.
Apartment itself, below street level, was well appointed, comfortable, very clean. We were met at the apartment on arrival, which was very helpful. Ceiling height was rather low, something for tall occupants to be aware of, and with being below street level, not a great deal of natural light in the apartment.
Well located with good access to Central Park and all New York has to offer. Easy subway access close by, good choice of restaurants close by too.

All the payments are made to Holiday Lettings and as we found out they don't handle security refunds, so as soon as this traveler gave us her bank information correctly we processed this payment the next day and it was withing 1st week after her departure. Sometimes international transactions could take up to 10 business days by banks. I thought I explained that to the traveler and helped her to get money back. Would be nice to get a simple 'thank you'. Right now all the security deposit payments have to be paid directly to us to avoid extra transactions.
A ceiling is a regular height 7-7.5feet and this is in first that someone saying it is not high enough as we had people over 6 feet tall living there and never had any problems ever, so my b/f 6'3" feet tall never even thought about it. I would say if you are 7 or 8feet tall that could be an issue.
This is a ground floor suite, a few steps down front and ground floor the rest of the suite - very quite and relaxing. You can open curtains if you want more light or turn on light.
Thanks...suitetopia

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