Zen Home near Cafe Habana & Gitane

If you want to book dates please email Joseph at cavaglass@gmail.com  ... thanks!

Here are the details about the apartment:
This sunny home is right in the middle of historic neighborhood of NoLita, with restaurants, boutiques, SoHo shops, Little Italy and Chinatown eats, & culture: Tenement Museum, New Museum, International Center Photography and live music in the Lower East Side.

The building was built in 1900 for immigrants, is a walk up building (no elevator) and there is an old fashioned bathtub in the kitchen. If 5 flights and a bath is okay with you guys & gals, then this place is perfect for you and your New York adventures. One queen size bed and a couch that opens to a full size bed. I have lived in NYC since the 1980s, so any suggestions for your trip you may need please feel free to ask.

Included:
1 queen size bed
1 couch that opens into a full size bed
built in kitchen
linens & towels
hairdryer 
A/C and good heat
stove top and oven
small fridge
WIFI internet connection (for your laptop) 
and lots of sun

During renovation I decided to keep the original (extremely comfortable) bathtub in the kitchen, so you will be living like the original immigrants lived, taking relaxing baths. There is great water pressure so the bath fills very quickly.

About the neighborhood...
Elizabeth Street is in the NoLita (North of Little Italy) area, and has plenty of unique shopping, restaurants nice bars. My favorite restaurants include Cafe Gitane (hangout for models, artists, and great food and excellent coffee), Cafe Habana, just feet away from our front door, and Butchers Daughter.

The original St. Patricks Church is right across from Cafe Gitane. (Featured in the film Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese). Try to see this film before arriving - you will recognize some of the buildings! There is also the Tenement Museum close by. It focuses on America's urban immigrant history, and is a wild look into how people lived and worked in New York in the turn of the century. Yes, they also had a bathtub in the kitchen.

Transportation...
A very short walk to SoHo, Chinatown, Lower East Side, and you are in Little Italy. Subways in a few blocks including the B,D,F,V to Broadway-Lafayette | 6 to Spring St. | J,M to Bowery. It is very easy to get uptown and to Brooklyn. You can walk over the Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridge too, just about 1/2 an hour walk away. 

My favorite live music places: Bowery Ballroom, Arlene's Grocery, and the Mercury Lounge.

Map: I have a map of the neighborhood in the apartment showing my favorite spots with opening times listed. Anything that comes up during your stay I am here to help.

About me: In college I was a bicycle messenger so I know the city very well. Now I am a New York artist working with glass. I have a couple of pieces of my stained glass art in the apartment. You booking this apartment directly supports the arts! I often teach around the country and in Europe, so when I am traveling you get to stay in my home. 

Living area, Sofa pulls out to a full size bed.

Living area, Sofa pulls out to a full size bed.

View from living area towards bedroom with queens size bed.

View from living area towards bedroom with queens size bed.

Kitchen: stove, oven, fridge, storage for cookware, glasses and dishes.

Kitchen: stove, oven, fridge, storage for cookware, glasses and dishes.

Sink and bath with cover. Yes the bath tub is in the kitchen.

Sink and bath with cover. Yes the bath tub is in the kitchen.

Bath… great water pressure so if fills very fast.

Bath… great water pressure so if fills very fast.

Water closet/toilet

Water closet/toilet

Work area cross from the living area.

Work area cross from the living area.

Layout

Layout

Elizabeth Street Garden just across the street.

Elizabeth Street Garden just across the street.