Lower East Side Gallery Apartment, Downtown NYC
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||700 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Other, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
Please see calendar for updated vacancy. You may make a reservation during only vacant periods. For updated calendar see our website: www.norfolksapartmentrental.com
This lovely apartment is at the heart of a thriving neighborhood, the trendy East Village which combines chic cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, galleries, and upscale shopping with the continuing vitality of the traditional Lower East Side are, long the melting pot of waves of immigration into this country starting just after the Civil War. Institutions such as Katz"s Delicatessen and Russ and Daughters have survived the gentrification and are still dispensing delicacies of...Read more
Lower East Side Gallery Apartment, Downtown NYC
New York City, New York
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
"Master songwriter Irving Berlin summed it up rather succinctly, "Everybody ought to have a Lower East Side in their life." A neighborhood so diverse and culturally rich undoubtedly deserves the recognition. After all, society owes an invaluable debt of gratitude to the onetime slum. Much of our nation is descendant from those who passed through here. Not to mention the innovations birthed in this historical doorstep community. The area spawned creative institutions like Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, ice cream sandwiches, Punk Rock, and certain slang-speak still in common parlance (e.g. "Jonesin'," "On a Bender," “Chum,” “Kick the bucket”). But enough of what was. What is, is a neighborhood composed of a gung-ho populace, and one that continues its evolution in eclectic ways. For the last decade, new architecture has hastily replaced the pre-war tenement standard, thus paving the way for contrasting streetscapes. For instance, trendy glass hotels are flanked by low-rise residential living; upscale hair salons and galleries sitting side-by-side with unisex barbers and tailor shops. Such drastic change also serves as catalyst for nightlife. Restaurants and bars - the old standbys and popular new destinations alike - continue to attract ballooning crowds from across the tri-state area. Of course, it’s hard to ignore the vibrant street art scene on the Lower East Side. For decades, some of the city's finest have graced gates and facades with colorful murals (Chico, Lee Quinones, Keith Haring). These days, graffiti writers near and far paste and paint their part. The iconic wall at Bowery and East Houston, for example, is a coveted space, hosting a revolving door of artwork, including recent placements by Os Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, and JR. Our ancestors couldn’t wait to escape. Now their descendants can’t wait to gain entry!" ( Neighborhood description provided by "Bowery Boogie":http://www.boweryboogie.com/)
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
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|Rate Summary||$160 - $225||$160 - $225||$990 - $1,575||$4,000 - $5,000||7 nights|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Nov. 30 2012||$170||$170||$1,190||$4,000||30 nights|
|Jan. 1 2013 - Mar. 1 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 20 2013
|Dec. 1 2013 - Jan. 18 2014
|All Other Dates||$170||$170||$1,255||$4,000||7 nights|
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- 3 people - $20 / stay - Per-Person Adjustment - 2 + 1 persons
- Cleaning - $100 / stay - Fee
Additional notes from owner
To Receive a Discount,
book for one week or more!
To book your reservation, we ask for 20%-50% reservation deposit. This confirms your booking. We do not ask for full payment as a deposit.
For new guests, there is a required security deposit upon check in for $500. This is returned as long as the apartment is as you received it and nothing is broken, stolen, or trashed.
Early and Late Check In: Fees apply for before 12pm and after 10pm.
Check in: The owner or the caretaker will greet you upon your arrival and give you the keys as well as collect the remainder of the fee for your stay and the security deposit.
Check Out: 12pm- The owner or caretaker will check you out and return the security deposit as long as everything is in order.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 20, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
AUZAT - LA COMBELLE
Appartement très fonctionnel, très bien placé. Le métro est à l'angle de la rue. Tous commerces à proximité, quartier très animé.
Awesome Holiday Rental
We stayed here for just over a week in December-Jan over New Year's, and it was great. The apartment is in an awesome spot on the Lower East Side, and pretty central and easy to get to everything. There's heaps of restaurants and pubs in the area and the metro is really close. The apartment itself is very cute; we used the bed and the couch and no probs at all. Everything was good within the apartment; kitchen, bathroom, TV, radio, internet, etc. The owners were extremely lovely and not only waited for us into the wee hours of the morning when our flight was delayed, but also extended our stay when we needed the place for a few extra nights - no worries at all. Highly recommend this apartment, particularly as it is much cheaper than a hotel/hostel and there's much more to it! :)
very good apartement. comfort and everything you need for a great vacation in NYC. the best i found !
Response from Alexandra Catalan - 06/02/2012
Thank you Nicola, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in 2011. Would love to host you again!
A great find...
I have now stayed in alexandra's apartment for two consecutive years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Alexandra is very helpful from start to finish and straight away you feel in safe hands.
The apartment itself is not luxury and nor does it try to be. It is a renovated are gallery so has a welcoming lived in feeling as opposed to a cold clinical feeling I sometimes experience in hotel rooms.
The apartment is clean and well equipped but let's be honest, if you come to NYC to sit in an apartment then you are in the wrong city! Situated bang in the middle of the Lower East Side you can pretend you are a real New Yorker and avoid all of the tourist traps of Midtown and Times Sq whilst drinking coffee by day and cheap beer by night! I used it as a place to lay my head and that was about it.
If I had to find one negative then I would warn you that the air conditioning is noisy and if used will probably wake you up in the morning. Even if not used, the apartment above has a dripping air Con unit which also has a habit of dripping onto the window ledge. These are really minor issues and would not stop me from staying here again!
Response from Alexandra Catalan - 06/01/2012
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime. It is superb you felt like a real New Yorker as this is exactly the atmosphere we try to create in the apartment.
I was unaware of the the aircon dripping so thank you for your input. I will definitely have that checked out and fixed.
Thanks again !
Evian les Bains
Alternative way to sleep in NYC
Very funny to sleep in a shop!
Alexandra is very very kind and openminded.
The neighborhood is full of bars, alternative shops and restaurants, and very animate by the week end!
The metro is near and you are in Manhattan so close to everything you want to do in NYC!!
Had a really good time there!
Response from Alexandra Catalan - 04/01/2012
I am so happy you had a wonderful time!
Just to clarify for other guests: the apartment was once a gallery/boutique and was cleverly converted, consisting of two rooms; one is a living room with sofa bed (which is used as a sleeping area for a third) and a bedroom with a comfortable queen size loft bed. There is also a small, but pleasant kitchen area with fridge, stove top, coffeemaker, and microwave--its perfect for preparing your morning coffee to have with a freshly baked croissant available just down the street, or perhaps a genuine New York bagel from the area that made bagels a household word.
Many artists around the world rent the space and exhibit their work, in addition, art lovers and worldly travelers come to the trendy apartment to experience the eclectic life of a New Yorker.
It was so nice to meet you all and you are welcome back anytime! Hope everything is great in Milan!
a very well located loft
we like this rather large location, in a nice street close to metro, and nevertheless quite quiet .we have been wellcome in time by alexandra, and all we neede was give quickly
High Life on the les
Alexandra's apartment on the Lower East Side was exactly what I was looking for during m short-term stay. It's in the heart of the most happening neighborhood, close to tons of tasty restaurants, trendy boutiques and bars, and right next to the subway! Needless to say, navigating the streets with my heavy bags was much easier than anticipated :)
Would definitely recommend this place to anyone coming into the city!
enjoyable and relaxed
It was fantastic! Very well positioned to shops,transport and the fantastic night life. It was an enjoyable experince and we would definetly recomend it anyone.Everone was friendly and helpful. It was just great!
Quirky, Interesting, Perfect Location
It was pleasure staying at alexandras place. The apartment was quirky, clean and comfortable, in a great part of the lower eastside. The neighbourhood felt safe and friendly. Problems were fixed really quickly like the toilet flush, and the service before, during and after impeccable. Slight issue on arrival with cards not being accepted at checkin but we worked around this. Definitely plan to visit and rent again. Great value for money. Thanks again for making our stay feel special.
Seattle Famlly Guy
Great Value Location
Me and my teenage son spent 6 days here during Summer. We were out at 9am and back in around 10PM. Got what we wanted in basic sleep and shower comfort. Couple of nights it got loud till 10:30PM but quiet after that. Great eat and shops near by. Easy 2 block walk to subway. We liked all the club people at night. It made us feel very fun and safe at night.
Clare the adventurer
Excellent location, we felt like locals!
This little gem is in a great location, coffee shops, restaurants, sub way stations, walking distance to everything cool and funky.
The owners were able to meet us at any time for the key drop and helped with all our requests. They were alos very quick to respond to emails in the lead up to our stay which made arranging our trip very easy.
This place has everything you need, internet, kitchen, TV, all the bits and bobs, plus its in the best location we could have hoped for.
It really made our NYC stay
Great location, very cool vibe.
The lower East side is a very nice location for a few days or a week in Manhattan. The space itself is great if you don't want a boring old hotel room, and the accommodations are way more complete than you would find in any "suites" type hotel.
Amazing location - Fantastic staff
my partner and i stayed here for two weeks and from the moment we checked in, the service and apartment were absolute perfection. very close to everything you can think of (laundro-mat, Restaurants, Subway grocery stores, delis etc) the highlight of the apartment would have to be the loft bed with the t.v mounted at the foot of the bed it made the nights that we spent in so comfortable it was like we were home. i plan on visiting new york again soon and will definitely be staying here again.
Response from Alexandra Catalan - 03/14/2011
So Happy you enjoyed your time in the apartment and NYC!
See you next time you are in NYC!
Orange County, CA
New York In the Fall
We really enjoyed the apartment and cool location, with Cafe's and lounges just down the street, easy access to subway. Alexandra took care of us meeting us when we arrived and accommodating our early morning departure. Would definitely stay here again.
Great location in the Big apple!
The apartment was of a good size for 2 people.
The kitchen and bathroom had everything you needed. Great shower!
Fridge was stocked with milk and juice which was great.
Fantastic location, very central and close to subway.
Only negative points were noise- remember to bring your ear plugs!
Also there was a strong smell of cigarette smoke coming from either next door or the alley way next to the apartment.
Alexandra was very efficient and helpful.
All in all, a great place to stay!
Good location, comfortable accomodations, great host
We enjoyed our stay and liked the location very much. The bed is very comfortable-- important when one spends the day walking all over the city.
Alexandra went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. Just wish we could have stayed longer.
Northern New York state
Just what we were looking for!
The apartment seems to have been a store/gallery in a previous incarnation as it does have a store front in the living room. However, as there are huge curtains that can be swept across the entire front of the apartment, this only added to the charm. The apartment was very clean, the television and two aC units worked well, there was a pc and printer, and the frig had a few eggs, milk and OJ to welcome us... As we spent most of our time out sight-seeing and shopping, the apartment really met our needs well. Location-wise, we were only one block from the F metro line which was tremendously convenient! We would definitely stay again!
Wonderful Studio and Stay in NYC!!!
I loved staying here!!! My girlfriend and I even extended our stay because it was so wonderful! The neighborhood is exciting: full of art and culture and food and daylife and nightlife. Also, we took a tour "native tours" given by one of the owners one day and another with another native of NYC. They showed us the treasures of NYC.
The apartment was perfect: in the heart of the neighborhood and not on a busy street so we had peace and quiet too!
I would recommend Norfolks.Home to all ! Young and old!
Response from Alexandra Catalan - 07/26/2010
Thank you! Loved hosting your stay! Come back soon.
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