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. Initially 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 court, a soccer field, restaurants, running and bike paths, fishing piers, and a public library (opening in 2019). From here you can experience the absolute best view of the Manhattan skyline both day and night, and take the East River Ferry to trendy Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and midtown/lower Manhattan and the ocean beaches in Rockaway. This key NYC transportation hub links Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, JFK and LaGuardia airports, Coney Island, and Long Island beaches by train, subway, bus, bicycle, and car. Owners provide a detailed neighborhood guide -- including links. .
Two large, sunny, air-conditioned floors in a triplex townhouse (built in 2006) with hardwood floors with four bedrooms: #1 is a large master bedroom w/ French doors, king bed (sleeps two adults) , and master bathroom, #2 is a large room w/ queen bed (sleeps 2 adults), stationary bike/bench/weights, acoustic guitar, chess set, and small refrigerator, #3 is a small room w/ full bed (sleeps 2 smaller adults or children), and #4 is a small room w/ bunk bed (top bunk only appropriate for a child), private sundeck, an outdoor grill, and a half bathroom. Rooms #2 and #3 share a full bathroom and partial view of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Additional queen size air mattress (sleeps two adults) is available in the spacious living room if needed. A laundry washer/dryer unit is shared by all. All bedrooms and the living room have book cases full of interesting reading of all types.
The large common area offers a full kitchen, dining area for 10, home theater system with 52” plasma TV/DVD/Roku/Sling/Netflix/Amazon Prime (and more free streaming channels), wireless network, fireplace, French doors, spinet piano, acoustic guitar, skylights, elliptical exercise machine, leather sofa and 2 recliner chairs. Original works of art (some by by the owners) are displayed throughout all rooms. There are chairlifts for disabled and elderly access upon request linking the entrance and the upper floors.
The first floor is rented to a friendly wonderland of a children's play cafe: City Owlets. Their number and services (no day care) are provided in the Welcome Guide.