New York Room For Rent - 3 Bedroom apartment for a roommate in Harlem (NY-15225)

$850 / month
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information:6 Months Maximul - Bedroom 1: Electricity, wifi, gas, heat included.
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Room for Rent 3 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-15225)
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom - Sleeps 1

This furnished bedroom is in a shared apartment in Harlem, just off of the popular Lenox Avenue in uptown Manhattan, New York. The three-bedroom apartment is in a low-rise building with an elevator, found on the 4th floor. There is a buzzer/intercom system for easy entry for guests.

The bedroom is well furnished with all the basics. There is a single size bed, a desk for working at, and a dresser and bookshelves to store your belongings. There is also a closet for hanging your clothes and keeping things out of sight. An air conditioning unit can be installed for an additional fee.

The common, shared spaces of the apartment include the living room, the kitchen and 1.5 bathrooms, one with a bathtub, shower, toilet and sink, and the other with just a toilet and sink. There are windows in all of these rooms, brightening the space. For entertainment, there is a huge collection of DVDs that you can watch on your own computer. The kitchen has all the necessities for cooking at home, including a microwave, coffee maker and toaster. The other 2 bedrooms are occupied by the roommates.

This bedroom for rent is centrally located in Harlem, found on West 119th Street in between 3 parks and 5 blocks east of Columbia University. Your closest grassy area to relax is Marcus Garvey Park, which is about 2 blocks away and has an outdoor public swimming pool. But the famed Central Park is only 9 blocks south (or you can take the subway for 1 stop) and Morningside Park, next to Columbia, is 4 blocks west, so joggers and bikers have plenty of options. Around the corner from the apartment on Lenox Avenue, the street is lined with restaurants, cafes and small convenience shops. Enjoy Italian at Settepani or one of the many options to eat Southern-inspired fare. 125th Street is a major shopping corridor, with H&M, Marshall's and Starbucks.

For getting around to the rest of New York City, there is the convenience of are two major subway station nearby. The 2/3 train is 3 blocks south and the A/B/C line, which has both express and local trains, is just a bit further away, about 4 blocks.

  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • Stairs necessary in addition to elevator
Map: New York Room for Rent - 119th Street & Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10026
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  • B, C Trains to 116 Street / 8 Avenue Station
  • 2, 3 Trains to 116 Street / Lenox Avenue Station
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Rooms not available in this apartment rental: bedroom #2, bedroom #3
Living room
Features: Window, Cable, Phone, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Rooms not available in this apartment rental: bedroom #2, bedroom #3
Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Window, Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Rooms not available in this apartment rental: bedroom #2, bedroom #3
Features: Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Rooms not available in this apartment rental: bedroom #2, bedroom #3
Bathroom # 1
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub
Bathroom # 2 (half)
Features: WC
Rooms not available in this apartment rental: bedroom #2, bedroom #3

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Ratings & Reviews
Room for Rent 3 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-15225)
Overall Apartment Rating (8) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
3.9 stars

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Apartment Reviews (8)
Review by: Eleonora S.,
Aug 29 2019
From: Italy,
Apartment Share Rental: 6 months

The apartment is located in the southern part of Harlem, the nearest underground station is just 5 minutes away, by which you can quickly reach lower Manhattan and Times Square. Central Park can be easily reached by foot too. I rented this room for six months, the experience was positive with regards to the position and the price paid, which I consider competitive for Manhattan.
But there are some negative aspects that I would like to emphasize: the lack of a key to be able to close the room and enjoy more privacy, the lack of the A/C that is felt during the summer months, but above all, I personally suffered of the very limited availability of the kitchen area. The owner in fact didn't tolerate that I cooked when I came back home (Italians you know, they are not used to eating pre-cooked food to be heated!) and she was almost always present to check what and how I was cooking.
She also imposed me rules, such as the prohibition of cooking after h 9 pm, even if in the house rules that she asked me to accept before booking there were absolutely no limits of the kitchen use.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Sep 23 2019

Hi Eleonora,

It was nice having you stay with us over the 6 months and I hope you had a good experience at the Film Academy's photography class.

In regards to your grievances, firstly, I should inform you that it is against New York State Law and New York City ordinances to install a lock with a key on a bedroom door in case there is a fire.

Also, you read the description of the apartment and knew we had fans in all rooms and windows are kept open during the summer. As I had informed you, if you wished to install an a/c, you were free to do so with an understanding that you would pay a little extra for electricity. While living here, you did not request an additional fan nor did you bring it to our attention that you were experiencing discomfort. I'm sorry you were uncomfortable during the summer.

While in the kitchen, I apologize that you felt uncomfortable while cooking. I did try to speak with you while you were in the ktichen/dining room table to maintain open communication or out of curiosity to ask about your meals-I do appreciate Italian cuisine. And I did not ever ask you to stop or prevented you from cooking. Your understanding of the limited kitchen use is not my recollection of your late evening meals. I asked for you to not start cooking after 10pm since we work every day and had to get up early and if you started cooking late it may be disruptive. I believe we had a miscommunication when it came to cooking/kitchen use in your time here. Of course, I understand and appreciate Italian culture and late eating is part of Mexican culture as well.

We wish you luck in your future endeavors and hope you succeed in your photography career.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Sep 24 2019

Dear Eleonora,
Thank you for your review.
Unfortunately, adding locks to room/bedroom doors that prevent anyone to enter them constitutes a violation of the Certificate of Occupancy and it is punishable by law. That's why this apartment did not have proper lock on bedrooms door.
Thank you again for your feedback.

Review by: Silvia C.,
Jan 01 2019
From: Italy,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

My feedback is overall positive. The apartment is nice and clean (and warm in the winter), the landlady is friendly, nice and helpful, and she provides blankets, towels, hair-dryer etc.
The room is comfortable and bright, the bed is very comfortable, and the whole space is just as described and showed in the pictures.
The neighborhood is West Harlem, the building is a 3 minute walk to the 2 and 3 trains, which connect with the rest of Manhattan (but in order to reach the Upper East Side it is necessary to walk 10 minutes to the 6 train o take the M102 bus right on the street by the building).
It is a working-class neighborhood, but gentrified and very safe -- I never had any problem.
My only criticism is that there is no washing-machine and it is necessary to do laundry in the nearby laundromats. Also, the landlady doesn't appreciate guests (I don't mean strangers I met in NYC, but friends who wanted to visit me in NYC -- and in particular boys are not welcome).
For the rest, I strongly recommend it!

Answer by: Roommate Host
Jan 23 2019

Hi Siliva, you were a pleasure to have as a roommate. I really appreciated your warmth, charm and friendliness. I'm glad you had a pleasant experience overall. The lack of a washing machine is a minor issue I think because the laundromat has extensive hours, and it's a short 2 minute walk.
I'm sure you understand having guests may create some potential issues. You are correct, no boyfriends allowed because sometimes the guy wants to stay more than one night and it's awkward waking up in the morning to a stranger in your living room. (in your case, I think you and your boyfriend were better off in your own space when he visited) Also, with friends in the City, I strongly recommend meeting up at a cafe or bar. It's better for all parties because you have no constraints.
We wish you luck in your future studies!
Warm regards

Review by: Janina H.,
Sep 10 2018
Apartment Share Rental: 7 months

I had great seven month in this apartment. My roommates were easy going and always very kind. They provided nearly everything for me, such as sheets, hairdryer, towels and much more. I had my own fridge in the room and a big window. The apartment is nice and cozy. I often had good conversations with my roommates when I was at home. You can hear street noise in the room but you get used to it very fast and it is NYC, of course you have slightly noise. All in all was my stay in this apartment excellent and I would always come back to them.

Review by: Zoe R.,
Nov 11 2014
From: Germany,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

The stay at this apartment was really comfortable. I felt like my privacy was respected and they were really easy to live with. No complications! I had some very nice and interesting conversations with my flatmates. The room had everything I needed including a little fridge. The living room was really nice although I didn't use it very often because after work I liked to have some time to myself but it would've definitely been possible to hang out in the living room with them.
If I go to New York again and want to live in Harlem I would definitely consider to go back to them. I really felt respected and comfy around them.

Thank you guys and apologies for not writing this report earlier, I am truly sorry =(

Review by: Cristina W.,
Feb 09 2014
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

The room and apartment were clean and spacious. The roommates were wonderful. If I had the chance to rent the same space again, I would.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Feb 28 2014

It was a pleasure having you as a roommate; you were always considerate and thoughtful of others. In the future, you are welcomed to visit us.

We wish you the best in your studies.

Review by: Sandra M.,
Dec 30 2013
From: Austria,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

There are positive and negative aspects about the apartment. The apartment is very big and bright. Everything you need is very close as the laundry, supermarket and the underground. The area, West Harlem, is nice and safe. For people who have a light sleep, be prepared, that especially, when it gets warmer outside, people are very loud. During the night i had to use earplugs most of the time.

There is not a lot of privacy as the owner of the apartment has NO DOOR TO HER ROOM - JUST A CURTAIN! And it's not an apartment for people, who want to party and invite friends cause the owner is an older lady and she spends hours in front of the TV in the living room almost every night and on the weekends.

I had an amazing first time in New York City, but next time I would definitely choose a different apartment.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Feb 07 2014

Thank you. Noise level: Newcomers from small towns or suburbs do not know about NYC noise: cars honking, music generated from car stereos, people talking on street, ambulance sirens, garbage trucks, or kids playing on warmer days. Also, during the winter months, the radiator's/risers make noise which cannot be helped. I have a friend who has visited frequently and finds it reasonably quiet. This is the City and it is normal city noise.

Sandra, unfortunately you told me you are a light sleeper and believe me I can relate b/c I am a light sleeper as well. I always warn roommates about the noise, and am willing to provide ear plugs if needed. >Privacy - I find it strange that you focus on the curtain, when I cannot see your room.

There is room divider to my room which is not visible to you. The point: certainly, you enjoyed your privacy because your room has a door. Sandra, you had nightly classes, often returning after 10 or 11 pm, by then I'd be sleeping. >Partying- you may have had expectations about creating a party scene in my apartment.

However, this is a family home that I open up to others to share the living space. The amount of time I spend in front of the TV is not your concern as long as it didn't disturb you. Again, we are very quiet in the apartment.

I hope you had talked to me that you were unhappy & perhaps arrangements could have been made to find a better place that met your needs. Wish you the best in your endeavors as a dancer.

Review by: Chloe P.,
Feb 12 2013
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

Very pleasant apartment share, extremely hospitable and open roommate-hostess.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Feb 14 2013

It was a pleasure having you stay with us Chloe. We had some good laughs, cookies & salsa. We miss you and hope you will visit us in the future.

Review by: Charlotte R.,
Mar 01 2012
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

Everything went smoothly but the host accepted another roommate for the same period of time so we were 3 instead of 2. Everything went fine but it wasn't really planned and there's only one bathroom. Besides, this lady is very kind but a bit intrusive (e.g. she'd regularly knock on my bedroom door, even early in the morning, and would come in and speak with me even when I was on the phone). I had the feeling she was treating us as though she was our mother... Kind but somewhat too kind...

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Mar 05 2012

With further review to these comments, we apologize for the confusion that arose regarding the tenants of this apartment. New York Habitat was aware of the fact that this owner does have a daughter who resides in the apartment part-time and will make sure that all future roommates are aware of this information, as well.
In regards to the bathrooms, this apartment does have 1.5 bathrooms, i.e. one bathroom is a "full" bathroom which consists of a toilet, tub/shower and washbasin. The other bathroom only has a toilet and a washbasin.
The owner contacted us to explain that they are always looking out for the well-being of all roommates and simply want them to have an enjoyable stay in the apartment.

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