This is a true 2 Bedroom apartment with a good-sized dining room area which could be converted to a third bedroom. It has a renovated kitchen and bath, newly-refinished hardwood floors with mahogany trim, and is located in a building filled with Art Deco touches in one of the most sought-after value neighborhoods in the City, the Inwood/Ft. George district south of Dyckman Street. There are numerous details in the apartment you will like, if not fall in love with: ornamental plaster-work, granite countertops, subway tiles, top-end appliances and fixtures, in-window AC's, copious closet space, double-glazed windows, and more. There's a card-operated laundry room, a live-in Super - truly a home to enjoy.
If you don't know the Inwood/Ft George are of Manhattan, you're in for a pleasant surprise. You're one block from the Dyckman Street stop on the A train (25 minutes to midtown) within hailing distance of two NYC Parks (Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tryon Park, home of the glorious Cloisters Museum) with a children's playground steps from your front door. There's a full range of groceries, restaurants, a public library, banks, drugstores, pubs, and yes, even a Starbucks nearby. It's a lively and vigorous quarter of the city, but the apartment is quiet and peaceful.
If you do know the area, you know the value and convenience already. The Art Deco apartment buildings in this neighborhood (this one is c. 1925) are well-built and well-maintained. You'll find 96 Arden Street to be one of the best, and well located between parks, public transportation, bars, restaurants, and food stores of all varieties. The building is clean, secure, and has real style. Pets are welcome too!