Our house, 10-42 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 is at the hub of a vibrant restaurant district on the East River that is only 5 minutes from Times Square via 7 train subway station right on our corner. Emerging from a historically industrial neighborhood in the 1990s, it was discovered by artists who turned the industrial spaces into workshops and lofts and then by developers who have made it into one of the more fashionable places to rent and buy. One of the safest neighborhoods in all of NYC, our house is protected by three police forces: NYPD (one block away), MTA (the Midtown Tunnel force on the same block), and the NY State Police (who patrol the LIRR station and Gantry Plaza State Park two blocks away). The new 12-acre Gantry Plaza State Park stretches along the East River waterfront with amazing facilities: 3 toddler playgrounds with sprinklers, basketball and handball courts, a sandy beach volley ball courts, a soccer field, restaurants, running and bike paths, fishing piers, and a public library (opening in 2017). From here you can experience the absolute best view of the Manhattan skyline and take the East River Ferry to trendy Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and midtown/lower Manhattan. This key NYC transportation hub links Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, JFK and LaGuardia airports, and Long Island beaches by train, subway, bus, bicycle, and car. Owners will provide detailed neighborhood guide -- including links -- on request.
Large, sunny, air-conditioned triplex townhouse (built in 2006) with hardwood floors that sleeps 10 in four bedrooms: #1 is a large master bedroom w/ French doors, king bed, electric piano, and master bathroom, #2 is a large room w/ full bed, stationary bike/bench/weights, and small refrigerator, #3 is a small room w/ full bed, and #4 is a small room w/ bunk bed, private sundeck overlooking a small back yard with garden, an outdoor grill, and a half bathroom. The two rooms with full beds share a full bathroom and partial view of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Additional queen size air mattress available if needed. A laundry washer/dryer unit is shared by all.
The large common area offers a full kitchen, dining area, home theater system with 52” plasma cable TV/DVD/Roku/Netflix/Amazon Prime/HBO (and more), Wi-Fi, fireplace, French doors, spinet piano, skylight, elliptical exercise machine, leather sofa and 2 recliner chairs. Original art work by the owners is displayed throughout all rooms. There are chairlifts for disabled and elderly access.