This loft apartment in the SoHo/Nolita epicenter is the perfect location for shopping, dining, and accessing the rest of NYC. I'm a native New Yorker and will be available to give recommendations for where to go, no matter your budget or interests!
This is a fully-furnished but minimalist-looking loft space in a converted textile factory. I've retained the industrial character of the original space while providing the comforts you're used to at home--leather couch, comfortable bed, flatscreen with satellite, Wi-Fi. And unlike other buildings, the apartment has its own hot-water boiler, so you're not going to run out of hot water in the shower, no matter when you want to use it.
The space can sleep 4 people; there is one full-size bed, and I also have a full-size, full-height air mattress I will set up if your party is more than 2. Setting up the air mattress makes the bedroom a bit tight, but it can be moved into the other room if you prefer.
You have full access to everything in the apartment.
Use our enormous Map Wall to plan your day's itinerary. The apartment is dead-center between SoHo, Nolita and Chinatown, so you can find cool stuff in every direction. I've covered the map in dry-erase coating, so I can mark whatever you need to find--ATMs, subway stations, good chow spots, Citibike stations, public bathrooms with no line, et cetera. Or you can mark it up yourself to plan routes and destinations of your own. Even if you have a bad sense of direction, I can provide clear directions to ensure you never get lost--and I'm always just a phone call or a knock away.
Leather couch and easy chair, for when you want to plop down in front of the flatscreen and watch satellite TV.
Full-size bed in the bedroom, and for a second bed we've got a full-size, full-height airbed I can set up for you.
The kitchen has your standard microwave, burners, coffeemaker, electric kettle for you tea-drinkers, and of course a full-sized refrigerator; but I doubt you'll be cooking once you see the amazing range of takeout, delivery and dine-in options the neighborhood has to offer!
The dining table is expandable and will seat 4-8 people.
You control the temperature, in case you're one of those folks that gets hot or cold easily; the thermostat is right on the wall, so you're not at the mercy of someone else's temperature choices. Crank up the heat, or the A/C, to wherever you like it.
Interaction with guests
The apartment is all yours and fully private; I stay out of your way to give you privacy, but I'm immediately available (in another unit in the building) if you need anything. When you want recommendations, advice or suggestions on anything at all, just drop me a line and I'm there for you. Otherwise, I don't stick my head in unless I'm asked for.
Other things to note
Whenever I travel, I like to know where I'm going to eat and drink! If you're looking for cheap eats, in the same building as the apartment is a Thai restaurant and the last NYC-style diner-coffee shop in the area. If you want cappuccino or fancier coffee in the mornings, there's a high-end coffee shop right next door, plus there are nearby Starbucks in three directions. For those with more refined taste, right across the street is a French restaurant and a Chilean wine shop.
There's a killer Scotch bar just one block east; a fantastic brunch spot one block north; the world's cheapest Chinese food buffet, one block south. Or start your morning with a cafe au lait and croissant at Balthazar, just two blocks north.
Need authentic-style NYC pizza? Little Italy starts one block away. (Ask me where to go so you don't get suckered by the fake, overpriced stuff.)
As for shopping, Broadway and SoHo's reputations speak for themselves--you can find everything under the sun just blocks from the apartment, so you can keep dropping stuff off and using the bathroom if you're on a spree. The clothing and shoe stores alone would take up more space than I can fit here.
If you need unique souvenirs that can't be found back home, ask me and I'll help you find shops that have the perfect gifts.
One last thing I need to be clear about--the last photo you see up above, the Beaux Arts building exterior, is the Police Department from 1909 (now converted to luxury condos). That is *not* this building, that is the building across the street! That building is the view that you see outside the windows of this apartment--and it's gorgeous.
Please treat the apartment the same way you'd treat your own house! No muddy boots up on the leather couch, no parties, and please don't superglue my furniture to the stamped-tin 11-foot ceilings. (You see what I did there?) Also there's no smoking or drugs allowed, and you'll have to leave Fido and Fifi at home. Thanks for your consideration!