Where to start with Kate's place... So upon arrival, communication with Kate was by far the best experience I have had with Airbnb.
Retrieving the house key could not have been easier. If you are not familiar with Key Cafe, it is super easy. The Key Cafe was literally one block from the apartment, so again, EXTREMELY convenient.
The place is exactly as described. The bed was very comfortable, the apartment was clean, and it is equipped with all the essentials. The neighborhood is great as well. Personally, feeling safe in major cities (especially when I am traveling with my girlfriend) is at the top of my list when considering locations, and the location of Kate's place made us feel just that. So many cocktail bars/restaurants/coffee shops within walking distance make it hard to beat. The 1 subway is literally a one minute walk from the front door. We did not have to use Lyft or Uber a single time which was pretty awesome.
If Kate's place is available the dates you are wanting to travel to NYC, it is a no brainer. I assure you, you will not be disappointed!
Thank you again for opening your home to us, and we hope to make it back one day!
P.S. When you are checking out and locking up, when returning a set of house keys (there is one set you get from the Key Cafe, and there is a second set on the table when you walk in), make sure you are returning the set with the Key Cafe Fob. I did not realize one set was different than the other ;)