New York Room For Rent - 5 Bedroom apartment for a roommate in Harlem (NY-12231)

$750 - $950 / month
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Jan 01 2022 open 1
information:Bedroom 3 (2C): 4 month minimum; WiFi & electric included; $75 exit cleaning fee
information:Bedroom 2 (2B): WiFi & electric included; $75 exit cleaning fee
information:Bedroom 1 (2A): WiFi & electric included; $75 exit cleaning fee
information:Bedroom 4 (2D): WiFi & electric included; $75 exit cleaning fee
information:Bedroom 5 (2E): 3 month minimum; WiFi & electric included; $75 exit cleaning fee
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Prices in U.S. Dollars. Euros. 1 US$ = 0.828 Euro € British Pounds. 1 US$ = 0.738 U.K. £ Australian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.303 Aust $ Canadian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.277 Can $ Japanese Yens. 1 US$ = 103.763 ¥en Swiss Francs. 1 US$ = 0.890 SFranc
Room for Rent 5 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-12231)
5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 1

These rooms for rent are located in a shared brownstone building in Harlem, New York. These bedrooms are on the 2nd floor of a 3-story walk-up building. In front, there is a porch shared amongst the tenants.

The entry leads to an open kitchen, which is equipped with 2 refrigerators, an oven, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. There is a dining table.

The door to each room has a lock and key for privacy, and wireless internet is available throughout. A television with cable access can be provided for a monthly fee.

Bedroom 1 (2A) features a single size bed and a dresser. There is an air conditioning unit. A window with southern exposure overlooks the backyard garden.

Bedroom 2 (2B) features a single size bed and a dresser. There is air conditioning. A window with southwestern exposure looks onto a neighboring building and the backyard garden.

Bedroom 3 (2C) features a single size bed and a dresser. There is air conditioning. A window with northeastern exposure looks onto a neighboring building and the church across the street.

Bedroom 4 (2D) features a single size bed and a dresser, as well as a decorative fireplace. There is air conditioning. A window with northern exposure looks onto the church across the street.

Bedroom 5 (2E) features a double size bed and a dresser, as well as a closet for storage. There is air conditioning. A window with northern exposure looks onto the church across the street.

The shared bathroom has a shower/bathtub, sink and w/c, as well as a storage cabinet.

The owner sometimes comes into the apartment for the check-ins, to monitor the cleaning service and for some extra cleaning if needed.

These bedrooms for rent are located in uptown Manhattan, in Harlem, New York. Columbia University is about 10 blocks away, as is City College. Around the corner on Lenox Avenue, you will find shops and restaurants, including Sylvia's (4 blocks), famous for it's soul food.

The nearest subway stations are on 125th Street, 5 blocks south, where there is the 2/3 and 4/5/6 station to the east and west. On the corner of the street that the building is on, there is a 5th Avenue bus, which runs downtown.

Please note that the heating system in this apartment is radiator steam which can cause loud clanging when in use during the cold season.

  • Air Conditioning,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
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Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Window, E.I.K (Eat in Kitchen), Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bedroom # 1
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 2
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 3
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 4
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 5
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub

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Ratings & Reviews
Room for Rent 5 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-12231)
Overall Apartment Rating (23) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
3.6 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (22) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
Location (21) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
Cleanliness (21) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (22) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
Building (21) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
Quiet/Loud (21) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
Apartment Reviews (14)
Review by: Paula C.,
Mar 08 2020
From: Spain,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

If you don't like sharing with your roommates much, this is the place for you, since it's like a long-stay hostel. It's quite calm everyday, but appliances are not that good, since the basic ones are not in good condition and there is little dishware, which could be improved.
There are several people living in the building, which has two bathrooms, but the owner keeps everything clean. Location is good because it's one of the quietest areas within Harlem.
The owner doesn't live there but passes by everyday.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Jun 24 2020

Dear Paula ,

It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us.

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay and had great relations with the owner. We are pleased to know that your apartment was clean.

We are sorry to hear about your concerns regarding the appliances. We have shared your issues to the owner. He took them in consideration for future improvements.

Our company values put client satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our clients. Its clients like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again and make your next apartment booking experience more delightful with NEW YORK HABITAT.

Thank You!

Review by: Deja Y.,
Dec 27 2017
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 12 months

The room was great, everything about it, location, presentation, great. The only downside about it is the walls are thin... very thin. You can hear the neighbors and literally hear snoring in the next door. but other than that great.

Review by: David P.,
Apr 10 2017
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

Great Accommodations and Atmosphere in the building. Thank you so much!

Review by: David P.,
Jan 09 2017
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

The room is spacious, warm and very comfortable, especially during these winter months. The kitchen area is spread out and easily accessible. The bathroom is clean and neat, hot water is steaming from strong water pressure too.

Review by: José Tomás J.,
Jan 01 2016
From: Spain,
Apartment Share Rental: 4 months

My overall rating is not very good.

Positive factors: location- North Central Park.

Negative factors: The house is old, noisy and the heating system is obsolete. Heating is very very very noisy.

The personal contact with the landlord was horrible. He is not friendly and never cooperated in the affairs of the house.

The kitchen is old and was always dirty (there are four seats five people in the kitchen). The kitchen has few amenities and appliances are old and some are broken for a long time.

The bathroom has no heating and also taps are very old and are oxidized. It is difficult to regulate hot water.

The house has security cameras in the hallways and kitchen that makes your privacy is reduced. Furthermore, the presence of the landlord is quite uncomfortable.

Cleaning is insufficient and the floor is always dirty and sticky.

Sorry, but I do not recommend any of those rooms.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Jan 07 2016

Dear Jose
I am sorry you view your stay so negatively. About some things you are correct. It is an old house but is well kept and I visit it twice a day at about 9:30 am and again at 4pm to straighten up the kitchen and bath and throw out the garbage, plus I have the cleaning person who still comes once a week and does all the common areas, bathroom, kitchens and halls. The heating system is old but very efficient but it does make occasional noises, but nothing like what you are implying.
You say that I am unfriendly but I never fail to say hello and am always polite. I do not really understand your comment and how friendly you would have liked me to be. Maybe the language barrier did not help.
As far as the security cameras go, there are no cameras in the halls, as you claim. There are only two, one in each kitchen and I had them installed after one of the roommates (the only one in 11 years) complained that he was missing some his things from there, and I installed it not so much to catch someone but as a deterrent. People tend not to do things that they are not supposed to if they think someone might see them. It makes most people feel more secure.
As far as the bathroom heat is concerned there are steam risers in both bathrooms that warm them.
Again I am sorry you feel you had such an unpleasant stay.
Respectfully, Charles

Review by: Maria Teresa S.,
Jun 02 2015
From: Philippines,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

As for my experience I was satisfied with my stay although there was a big difference on the actual appearance of the room as compared to what is advertised. As for roommates everyone is friendly and easy to get along with. The owner is very detailed on do's and don't in his apartment and open for suggestions and comments. He visits the apartment frequently and check regularly things for repair and any issues.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Jun 04 2015

Dear Maria
I am pleased that you had a pleasant stay and I hope you will stay with us again when you return to New York. As for the detailed rules; believe me if I did not have them, living with roommates would be chaotic and unpleasant rather than the pleasant roommate situation that you experienced.
Respectfully, Charles

Review by: Norberto G.,
May 08 2015
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

All Roommates are very nice and friendly

Review by: Vikrant T.,
Feb 06 2015
From: India,
Apartment Share Rental: 4 months

'It's Harlem! Be really careful!' is all what I heard before I left for New York City. I always wanted to live in Manhattan and this was one of the best choices I had for my budget. Eventually, however, this ended up as one of the best decisions of my life. The hospitality and camaraderie was above par my expectations. Made some lively memories, wonderful friends and basically got more than I ever imagined. I will come back in a heartbeat if given a choice.

Review by: Arnaud M.,
Apr 10 2014
From: Belgium,
Apartment Share Rental: 6 months

Awesome apartment, owner is there if needed but sometimes too much and quite intrusive in your everyday life. Otherwise, ideal location, not too far but not too close to downtown Manhattan.

Very quiet - the surroundings are a complete change of scene!

Answer by: Roommate Host
Apr 15 2014


Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found the house was not only conveniently located but quiet, clean and comfortable. I feel I have to be at the house for a few hours many afternoons to clean up and do repairs so that you and the others would feel that way.

I am sorry that you found it intrusive. No one else has ever said that and I thought that I was jut politely listening when you engaged me in conversation. However I will make an extra effort while I go about my chores not to seem like an overseeing presence.

Best wishes, Charles

Review by: Korie J.,
Jul 02 2013
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

My room was the smaller room on the 2nd floor but it was more than enough for me. The house is in a great location in Harlem! I mean literally everything you could need in four blocks or less. Dry cleaners, grocery store, train station, laundrymat! So convenient!

The bathroom situation can be..well a situation lol one bathroom one the floor, five people on the 2nd floor. But honestly it wasn't that bad, sometimes you just have to plan ahead a bit if you have somewhere to be.

Other than that there were no problems. Everyone keeps to themselves, I never had to worry about anyone eating my food and each room has an individual lock not that I felt like my stuff was in any danger.

All in all I would deff live here again and prob will when school starts back again :)

Review by: Kevin V.,
Nov 27 2012
From: Netherlands,
Apartment Share Rental: 4 months

The owner of the appartment was constantly present. It was ennoying, because he limited your living space. He entered your rooms during the day. In my case he re-arranged the setup of my room, while I was living there. To me that's a disrepectful attitude towards somebodies privacy.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Dec 03 2012

Thank you for your review Kevin. I am around the apartment almost everyday to clean up the sink and throw out the garbage. Regarding entering the guest's room, I entered only with permission and it was to show the room to a potential guest.

I asked the guest if I could organize the room and he agreed so I cleaned up the room before showing it as I could not have left it untidy when showing it to a potential guest.

Review by: A Roommate,
Apr 02 2012
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 6 months

Beautiful house in the heart of harlem, nice and warm atmosphere. downside: bed in a very bad state difficult to have a good sleep, old and badly equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom for 6.. and the owner always home!

Ideal for a very short stay, not if you want a basic level of privacy and cleanliness!

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Apr 23 2012

Further to this review, the owner checked with the current tenant who commented that they did not have issues with the mattress. The frame is a traditional metal bed frame. The owner has added dishware to the kitchen.

There is one bathroom that is shared with all 5 tenants of the apartment. This information is included in the apartment description. The bathrooms, kitchen and hallways are cleaned by a cleaning person who comes in once a week and whom the owner supervises.

Between these times, tenants are expected to clean after themselves, and each tenants' room is their own responsibility. The owner also does all check-ins and checkouts.

Review by: A Roommate,
Jan 09 2012
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

For my next visit to NY, I'll go back to this brownstone.

Review by: Joshua A.,
May 20 2008
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 27 days

The apartment in Harlem was wonderful. The owner was always quick to assist within anything that was needed. If returning to New York, I would stay there again.