I am a advertising professional in his early 30s that loves to travel and spend time outdoors.
Two of us stayed here for four nights / five days, and we loved it! The apartment is clean and large for NYC. It was very convenient to tons of restaurants, nightlife, transportation, Central Park, Time Square, theater, etc. It is a very safe area (no problem walking home very late at night), and the apartment is secure. The five flights of stairs you have to climb are not that bad. If I moved to NYC I would live here.
This was my first time to NYC and it just happened to be during the hurricane! I came with my friend for her birthday. Jon was an amazing host. He sent me the keys as soon as we made the deal official and was so helpful with suggestions of places to go and things to do! His apartment was perfectly clean and the bed was very comfortable. His couch was also great for sleeping on too and he left extra blankets for that. It's a great location with so many restaurants nearby, we walked to central park and times square and it was easy to catch the subway to go anywhere else we needed to! There were 5 flights of stairs to climb but I didn't even mind it because it was all apart of the experience! Because of the hurricane our flight out was cancelled and Jon was really nice about letting us stay a few extra days till we could get a flight home. I was so sad to leave, but hope to come back soon and would definitely stay here again!
This was my first time visiting NYC, and Jon's place was perfect. It's comfortable, cozy, and right in the heart of the city. Easy access to the subway (2 blocks), there's a small grocery on the corner of this block, some awesome bars within the immediate 7/8 blocks, and of course it's only 6 blocks from Times Square (for the extra touristy-tourist).
I would highly recommend this place - you can't beat the location for the price anywhere, and it was an absolute blast to stay here.
The only downside is that there was no elevator... But with all the amazing NYC food I ingested, I appreciated the workout.
5 stars all the way. Jon was a great great guest. Just very good things to say about him. Great with details before arrival, and great taking care of the apartment, leaving it immaculately clean. Thank you for staying with us and you are more than welcome back whenever you want. To other hosts: accept immediately - Jon is a very considerate and trustworthy guest that we had a great pleasure hosting.
Thank you, Jon that you chose our place! Marina said you are nice and friendly person!