New York City little known points of interest

Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Staten Island Ferry

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Here’s a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of midtown living.  Check out the Victorian Bed & Breakfast of Staten Island for your stay in New York City. Remember, we are talking about Nuggets in the Hood, little known places in New York’s different neighborhoods for a unique New York experience.

This elegant bed & breakfast, located on the North Shore of Staten Island in the town of West New Brighton, is a beautiful Italianate villa built back in 1846. It boasts original Victorian decor of circa 1860 including chandeliers and many pieces of furniture. Many prominent New Yorkers were entertained here including Edward G. Robinson, the actor who portrayed gangsters in many movies and a real gangster, Bugsy Siegel.

As a guest, you will enjoy warm hospitality and home cooking. There are two floors of bedrooms, two rooms with a bath on each floor and each morning you will awake to a hearty country breakfast served between 8am and 9:30am. Amenities include AC and ceiling fans, bathrobes, coffee/tea facilities, hair dryer, satellite/cable TV, radio, alarm clock and Internet.

The Victorian is open all year and requires a one night non-refundable deposit to hold a room. Restrictions are no smoking, no pets and the Victorian is not suitable for small children and handicapped persons.

Rates are single occupancy-between $85.00 and $90.00 (private bath), double occupancy-between $115.00 (shared bath) and $125.00 (private bath). Additional person $40.00.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by Danuta Gorlach, Innkeeper. Office hours are Monday-Sunday 8am to 10pm. Call 718-273-9861 or cell phone 347-733-5059 for information or reservations. You can also email Ms. Gorlach at

Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located at 92 Taylor Street, Staten Island, NY 10310. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a nice alternative for your business meeting. Be sure to say you heard about them from Nuggetsinthehood,



May 18, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , | 1 Comment


Shepard Hall, City College of New York, Conven...

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Who knew? A bed and breakfast in the heart of New York City.

Allie’s Inn offers luxury hotel style studios with the feel of a country bed and breakfast just a 5 minute walk away from City College and a short train ride away from Columbia University. Great way for Mom and Dad to visit their college student for special events, including graduation.

Allie’s Room is a newly renovated large sunny studio with a queen size bed and a daybed with trundle. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bathroom with skylight and large walk in closet. There is complimentary WIFI, LCD TV, continental breakfast and housekeeping service upon request.

Garden View Room has a garden view, of course, a luxury full bed and all of the above amenities.

So where is this gem located? In the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill section of West Harlem. It is adjacent to St. Nicholas Park, which was named after St. Nicholas of Myra, by the way. How many New Yorkers knew that? I didn’t.

Sorry. I digress. The address is 313 West 136 Street, between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Edgecombe Avenue, New York City 10030.

It really is located in a fabulous part of New York. Look at some of the landmarks you can visit while staying at Allie’s Inn:

Sylvia’s Restaurant, 328 Lenox Avenue between 126th & 127th Streets,

Londel’s, 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between 139th and 140th Streets,

National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 104 East 126th Street off Park Avenue,

Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 West 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Avenue.

For more info, please call 212-690-3813 or email

And by all means, come, stay at Allie’s Inn, visit some of the landmarks and other points of interest and be sure to let us know all about it.


May 16, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Let’s Stay Here!

Harlem, New York City

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One of Harlem‘s best kept secrets is The Harlem Grand B&B.

Located just a few blocks from 2 major subway lines, Harlem Grand is in the heart of Harlem at 343 West 122 St. Harlem Grand has been welcoming guests from all around the world since 2007. It features the Dandridge Room with Queen size bed, vanity, floor to ceiling windows, closets and dressers. The Portier Room boasts an extra large bedroom with en suite bathroom and sleeps 4 comfortably.

All of the reviews I read were favorable. Guests liked the convenience of being near transportation and restaurants (Harlem Grand does not serve breakfast) and all mentioned the quiet area and how safe they felt being there. Guests also remarked how the innkeeper, Kellyn A. Tillers, made them feel comfortable during their stay.

Call 646-807-9789 for reservations and information. Room rates are between $98 and $230.

Harlem Grand B&B, 323 W 122 St, NYC 10027.

Tell them you read about them at NuggetsintheHood.

(Note: Picture is not Harlem Grand.)

February 5, 2011 Posted by | General | , , , , , , | Leave a comment