Cozy apartment furnished by an architecture student.
One block away from the N, Q station (you can't hear it, though, which is sweet!) and 15 minutes away from Midtown Manhattan.
Walking distance to Steinway & Broadway - Astoria's thriving heart!
The entire apartment is at your disposition, with the exception of two locked closets and three cabinets (kitchen and bathroom) where I store items with sentimental value, my personal hygiene products, etc.
Interaction with guests
I will be available around the clock via text messages. In case of an emergency, you may also call me on my cell phone. In most cases, I stay in the building in a neighboring apartment, which means that should you have any technical issues, I will be able to come over and assist you.
Other things to note
Because subletting is prohibited in this building, I ask my guests to tell they're my friends visiting NY or even to ignore inquiries made by neighbors or anyone else.
Since I'm on good terms with my neighbors, some of them know that I'm a host but for simplicity's sake, you obviously don't need to worry about who knows and who doesn't. The main point is to simply be somewhat discreet.
• You will be asked to send a fully refundable safety deposit in the amount of $150, which is held by AirBnB until the end of your stay.
• I reserve the right to cancel a reservation with no refund if more people use the premises than originally stated.
• Reservations for less than two nights are not allowed.
• Quiet time after 11pm.
I'm a NY-native architecture student with a background in fashion. I lived in Europe for +10 years, but sadly never travelled much beyond that.
Due to the workload I often stay over in the studio and skip going home, sometimes for several days. But don't worry, we have showers and lockers! It's common for students to be semi-homeless in this major. So while I'm pulling all nighters at school, you can at least enjoy what I'm missing out on. Also, you'll actually see some of my old models scattered around the place! :)
Big music fan here as well: dark wave, synthpop, industrial, it goes on. (Psst: once you're all settled in the apartment, you'll be able to easily play your own music on the large vintage Technics speakers, straight from your phone)
When bored, and finally at home, I tinker around the apartment or rearrange everything until I pass out. As cheesy as this may be, I consider it my baby and I finally decided to start sharing it with the world.
For every guest, I leave a few notes scattered around the apartment with hints or instructions for your convenience. I also labelled drawers and cabinets with most commonly used items.
Finally! I also provide maps, official NYC guides, local restaurant menus and some personal recommendations for my favorite underground spots around the city. If there are also some promising upcoming events around the corner, I'll make sure to include that as well.
Have fun in NY!