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CONTACT INFO

Raymond A. Schaub
275 West 96th Street, Apt. 19B
New York, NY 10025
Cell: +1-646-620-9724
Email: ray@rayschaub.com
Skype: rayschaub
WhatsApp: Use cell #

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Subway Stop: 96th Street
Subway Lines: 1, 2, 3

Bus Stops: W 96 St/Broadway
Bus Routes: M106, M96

map & directions

keys

  • ARRIVAL:
    • Your name will be on a guest list at the front desk.
    • Give them my name and apartment number, and your name. If anyone asks, you’re a friend of mine, which, of course, is now true. 😉
    • They will give you a temporary key to get into the apartment.
    • As soon as you get in, you will find a key, either on the kitchen counter or on a hook on the side of the refrigerator.
    • Take that key, and return the temporary key immediately, so that you have protection against getting locked out.
  • DEPARTURE:
    • Just leave the key on the kitchen counter and pull the door shut. Make sure the doorknob locks behind you.

BUILDING RULES

  • No loud music or parties
  • No pets or children playing in the hallways
  • Be respectful of neighbors
  • Don’t leave any garbage in the compactor room

Building Amenities

Access the pool, gym and children’s playroom from the 12th Floor. Your name will be on a separate guest list for these amenities. Just tell the receptionist in the gym that you’re staying with me. They’ll direct you and answer any questions.

  • POOL:
    • Hours:
      • Monday – Thursday: 6:00a – 11:15a, 4:00p -10:15p
      • Friday: 6:00a – 11:15a, 4:00p -9:15p
      • Saturday – Sunday: 8:30a – 8:45p
    • Rules:
      • Everyone has to wear a bathing cap. You’ll find some in the front bathroom, either on the counter or in the pockets of the bathrobes.
      • Shower before entering the pool. There’s a shower poolside.
      • Children not yet toilet trained have to wear a pool diaper.
      • The building prefers that you wear a bathrobe when walking to and from the pool. Feel free to use the ones hanging on the door in the front bathroom (1 adult, 1 child). However, in lieu of a bathrobe, just make sure you’re covered up, such as shorts and a t-shirt, beach wrap, etc., and footwear.
      • Street shoes must be removed and left outside the pool area. You’ll see a sign indicating such.
      • Water-safe shoes can be worn in the pool area, flip-flops, wet shoes, etc.
      • Read the rest of the rules posted on the wall in the pool area.
    • Note:
      • I think afternoons are better for kids. Adults tend to exercise in the morning.
  • GYM:
    • Hours:
      • Monday – Thursday: 6:00a – 10:30p
      • Friday: 6:00a -9:30p
      • Saturday – Sunday: 8:00a – 9:00p

KITCHEN

Use whatever you’d like in the kitchen, including the refrigerator. There’s plenty of coffee, tea, water, juice and ice. Just refill the ice trays before you leave. Find dishwasher supplies under the kitchen sink, including soap tablets and rinse agent.

LAUNDRY

There’s a laundry card on top of the refrigerator for operating the washing machines and dryers. The laundry machines are in the basement on level C1.

garbage

Don’t worry about emptying the garbage unless you have something you’d like to get rid of right away (dirty diapers, etc.). Throw all regular garbage down the chute in the compactor room. New York City recycles glass, metal, plastic and paper. The small tan bin under the kitchen sink is for recyclables. It’s too much to explain all the rules. Just put any glass or plastic bottles in recycling and the rest in the garbage can, also under the sink. New York City will survive. 😉

RULE: Don’t leave any garbage in the compactor room. Throw everything, except recyclables, down the chute. Leave the recyclables in the kitchen.

television

The television is a Smart TV, which means it’s connected to the Internet. We watch regular television through YouTube TV. The remote will be on one of the marble tables in the living room. Just press the red power button, and then use the arrow keys to navigate to the app you’d like to watch (YouTube TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) Feel free to watch anything that doesn’t require an extra fee to rent or purchase.

wifi

WiFi Name: Uptown House
Password: 6466209724

RESTAURANTS

  • LOCAL FAVORITES:
    • Breakfast:
      • Manhattan Diner
        2532 Broadway (between 94th and 95th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Classic New York City diner. Huge menu, great staff. Good for breakfast & lunch.
      • Paris Baguette
        2568 Broadway (between 96th and 97th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Just across Broadway. Coffee and authentic French pastry. Reminds me of when I lived in Paris. Get there first thing in the morning around 7:00a – 8:00a and you’ll get items fresh out of the oven!
      • Filicori
        2541 Broadway (corner of 95th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Best coffee in the neighborhood, in my opinion.
      • Lenny’s Bagels
        2601 Broadway (corner of 98th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Best bagel in the neighborhood.
      • Starbucks
        2521 Broadway (between 94th and 95th)
        New York, NY 10025
      • Dunkin’ Donuts
        2521 Broadway (between 96th and 97th)
        New York, NY 10025
    • Lunch:
      • Manhattan Diner
        (See above)
        Best hamburger in the neighborhood!
      • Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
        734 Amsterdam Ave (corner 96th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Good, solid New York City pizza.
      • Perfecto Pizza / Telio
        2479 Broadway (between 92nd & 93rd)
        New York, NY 10025
        This appears to be two restaurants but is really only one since they share the same kitchen and much of the same menu. Great pizza, Greek & Mediterranean food.
      • Popeye’s Louisana Kitchen
        2534 Broadway (between 94th and 95th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Classic American fried chicken chain, but one of my guilty pleasures!
      • Food Carts & Trucks
        There are several in the neighborhood, including hot dogs, gyro sandwiches, Mexican food, and halal, all worth trying.
    • Dinner:
      • Bodrum
        584 Amsterdam Ave (between 88th and 89th)
        New York, NY 10024
        Small neighborhood place, but it’s my favorite restaurant in New York City! Great Mediterranean food. Good choice for vegetarians as well as meat lovers.
      • Numero 28
        660 Amsterdam Ave (corner 92nd)
        New York, NY 10025
        Very good, basic Italian. Great staff.
      • Pio Pio
        702 Amsterdam Ave (corner 94th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Wonderful Peruvian food.
      • Boilery
        710 Amsterdam Ave (between 94th and 95th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Unique seafood restaurant specializing in boiled and steamed shellfish. Different, but delicious and fun.
      • Kouzan
        685 Amsterdam Ave (corner of 93rd)
        New York, NY 10025
        Amazing Japanese and sushi! A neighborhood favorite.
      • Ozen Asian Fusion
        760 Amsterdam Ave (corner 97th)
        New York, NY 10025
        Solid mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes.
    • Dessert:
      • Edgar’s Café
        650 Amsterdam Ave (between 91st and 92nd))
        New York, NY 10025
        Nice little coffee and dessert place.
      • Screme Gelato Bar
        176 W 94th St (corner of Amsterdam Ave)
        New York, NY 10025
        Really great gelato!
      • Pinkberry
        2873 Broadway
        New York, NY 10025
        Frozen yogurt. Yum!
  • NOT LOCAL, BUT WORTH THE TRIP:
    • Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte
      590 Lexington Ave
      New York, NY 10022
      Steak frites straight from Paris! Only thing they offer is amazing steak and french fries. Just tell the waitress how you’d like your steak cooked: rare, medium or well. I recommend rare. Just don’t ask for medium rare. The steaks are too thin to be that precise.

PLAYGROUNDS

  • Hippo Playground
    W. 91st St &, Riverside Dr
    New York, NY 10025
    One of my favorite playgrounds in the entire country! Very shady, well designed with fun water sprinklers for kids 0 – 12 years old.
  • Wild West Playground
    Central Park West & 93rd Street
    New York, NY 10025
    Solid playground with water elements for kids 0 – 8 years old.
  • Dinosaur Playground
    6681 Riverside Dr (corner 97th)
    New York, NY 10025
    Nice little playground near the apartment, probably best for smaller kids, 0 – 4.
  • Happy Warrior Playground
    Amsterdam Ave & W 97th St
    New York, NY 10025
    Great playground for all ages. Water elements, slides, climbing equipment, basketball courts and more.