Great place in an ideal location if your goal is to get anywhere in all five boroughs easily and have great restaurants and bars nearby in a vibrant neighborhood. The apartment was very clean, two good-sized bedrooms, a full kitchen and an easy walk up a single flight of stairs, even for my 85-year-old father. There's an elevator but we didn't need it. The host, Stephen, was great. Checked in from time to time and very laid back. A few additional kitchen amenities and it will be perfect. We'd go back in a heartbeat. I NYC.
Stephen was a great host and accommodated an early check-in for my family. He checked-in periodically during our 5-day stay and responded quickly to my questions, which were due to user-error (my fault!) The home is centrally located; tons of stuff within a .5 mile walk. The building is older, but Stephen did a good job modernizing the apartment. It was safe and clean for us; no issues. AC worked well; TVs worked well and set-up to use Netflix. Columbia University was a nice 15-minute walk; part of the walk is through Morningside Park and there is a decent amount of (URL HIDDEN) take note if you have issues with stairs. Apollo theater was about .6 mile walk. Uber drivers are always nearby if you have problems walking. Subway station was close; you can get to Times Square in about 15 minutes. Harlem Tavern is 2 blocks away and fun; we walked there around 11 p.m.; the kitchen closes at midnight on a Thursday night. Overall, very satisfied and would return.
If you're looking to avoid the tourist, and submerse yourself in the real NYC this is your spot. Everything is within a short walk including the express line. The apartment is remodeled, modern, spacious and clean. The only thing that's in need of attention is the lobby, it seems to be under repair. Great Neighborhood, great Host!
We had a great stay at Stephens apartment! It's so close to the subway station, with lots of restaurants and shops nearby. He also let us use his pack n play for my infant, which was so gracious! The apartment also only has neighbors above and below, which was wonderful! Definitely would recommend and re-book.