Grew up in Long Island and I love everything about NYC.
Sung responded very quickly to my reservation request and to my follow-up e-mails. The apartment was exactly as presented and very clean. It had excellent wireless service and great views of the city!
The location was perfect, just one block from the subway station and less than 10 minutes to Manhattan. The total time would have been less if I had checked the train schedule.
I would definitely recommend Sung as a hostess and this apartment to Airbnb users!
Sung was helpful in telling us how close her apartment was to a wedding we were attending; also helped us with subway on arrival. The apartment is lovely with a great view. Well equipped. Perfect for us.
We (me, my wife and my 4 years old daughter) spent 12 days in Sung's place by the end of April/beginning of May 2014.
The stay has been wonderfull, perfect. The appartment was 100% matching the description and pictures: bright and light-filled, confortable, clean, charming. There is a gym (we didn't use it, discovering NYc was work-out enough for us!), a wonderfull roof terrace with breath-taking views of Manhattan and a Lounge (didn't use it either). Concierges were very friendly and helpful; we had lots of fun with them as well.
The locations is very convenient too: there are 3 subway stations nearby (no more than 500 m walk) that give you access to Manhattan and Brooklyn (lines N, Q, R and 7). It takes about 20 minutes to reach south Central Park (door to door). It's almost impossible to be closer to Manhattan not being in Manhattan!. And having different lines to choose from proved to be a significant advantage in case of disruptions in the sub-way service: you can always find your way even if 1 line is blocked.
Although the zone might not be the most charming in NYC (Queens Plaza), and nowadays they are somehow "refurbishing" the area (lot's of new and modern buildings in the place of old shops, commerces and workshops) there are several nice restaurants nearby, cafes, dinners, and one nice supermarket 1 block away from the apartment (we used it extensively! It also offers warm food to take away). Even so we enjoyed the zone as well (the old and the new bites), although we didn't explore it in detail.
Sung has been a wonderful host. Even if we didn't have the chance to meet (we checked-in very late in the evening and checked-out during working hours), the communication has been great. She answered extremely quickly the couple of enquiries and questions we made. And it was such a nice surprise to find fresh water, some fruits and other munchies when we arrived (extremely tired as we were after the long flight).
I definitely recommend Sung's appartment.
Great, modern place. Very convenient to Manhattan. Sung was helpful and easy to reach.
This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay! The views of Manhattan are just amazing! The apartment (feels new) is conveniently located -- the subways are within 1 or 2 blocks from the apt. and PS-1 MOMA is a short 5 minute walk away. A great restaurant LIC-Market is within walking distance. The neighborhood is gentrifying with new buildings sprouting up all over.
Since it's a one bedroom apartment, Sung provided us with an air mattress in the living room for our 3rd person. The bathroom is off the kitchen so that 3rd person doesn't have to go through the bedroom to reach it. Sung was great to work with too. All-in-all, I'd highly recommend this and would stay there once again in the future.
A beautiful apartment, in a very good building, in a great part of a fantastic city!!! Very comfortable and picturesque. The rooftop is spectacular!
My husband and I needed a place to stay (close to work) while our house was being finished. Sung's apartment is a treasure! We were so comfortable here on day 1. The king sized feather bed is heaven. The apartment is huge and the views are amazing. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a place to stay in midtown. Close to Madison Square Park and many delicious restaurants.