About Us, aka ABA - Alternative Business Accommodations, began operations in 1997 as a local provider of Corporate Housing in New York City. 

ABA quickly attained a reputation for providing exceptional service at a fraction of the cost of our local competitors.  We soon became a true competitor for luxury hotels, while saving our clients almost 50% of the standard hotel rates.  

ABA’s success is based on being able to deliver luxury furnished apartments with the highest level of service, in the best quality properties, and at a competitive market price.  In this manner, we provide our customers the best value. By keeping our overhead low and our quality high, we get most of our business from referrals and repeat customers.  We rely on our good name and your experience with ABA to ensure our growth!  And grow, we have! 

In 2000, ABA became the first provider to supply corporate apartments in Brooklyn Heights New York.  

In 2002, ABA became the first short term housing company to provide units in the Long Island area of New York.   

In 2006, ABA became the first corporate apartment company to provide IPOD docking stations in our apartment.  

In 2007, ABA joined the Aboda Network of corporate housing providers. This allows ABA to provide its clients with service nationally, with other local furnished housing companies that have the same philosophy and service standards as ABA. We provide our clients with a single point of contact to handle their relocation needs across the country, including: Boston, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Chicago, Houston, and many other major cities in the U.S. and Canada 

In 2007, ABA became an employee owned and operated company.  

In 2008, ABA expanded its reach into the New Jersey and Connecticut markets.  By creating “IDEAL Furnished Housing”, we now offer ABA’s impeccable service in luxury corporate apartments throughout New Jersey, Westchester County and Connecticut.  

ABA is the first and only provider to offer luxury corporate apartments in the Roosevelt Island area of Manhattan. It is conveniently located just 1 subway stop (3 minutes) from Midtown Manhattan.  Accessible by subway (F line) and Tram, it is an excellent price effective relocation option for any cost conscious company in NYC.  This is just one more way that ABA stays ahead of the curve, looking out for our clients by offering a buffet of options when it comes to luxury corporate housing. 

There are many furnished housing companies to choose from, so why choose ABA and IDEAL 

ABA & IDEAL’s management team is the best in the business, with over 50 years combined sales and service industry experience. Our service standards are the highest in the industry. Our employee owners take great pride in our furnished apartments.  

We recently started our “Green Initiative” and have replaced most of the bulbs in the apartments with energy efficient “CFL” bulbs. We also have begun replacing all of the older tube televisions with flat screen “LCD” televisions and HD cable boxes. Our linen and bath package is the best in the industry. Our furnishings are contemporary and stylish, and most important… comfortable.  

It is our goal to provide you with the comforts you have at your home in our furnished corporate apartments.  

Welcome to your new home!