Born and raised in the midwest, live in Manhattan. I love going to the theater, spending long hours at museums, biking, reading, eating good food, getting lost in a big city.
I apologize if everyone reading this gets to read 2 reviews from me but as I extended my stay at Ryan's place the system required a second review :) I liked the place a lot - I would say it's ideal for 1 person or maybe 2. Everything works perfectly (plat screen TV, coffee machine, wifi, AC...) and bars and good restaurants are around the corner. Just keep in mind that you have to walk up 2 floors (not your place if you have knee problems) but otherwise I loved it and would stay there again!
I stayed at Ryan's cosy place for 2 weeks and really enjoyed it! Ryan is very welcoming and helpful and I loved the location (it's 1 min away from several restaurants and bars and 2 blocks away from the subway). Friendly neighborhood with lots of dogs and parks.
The apartment is ideal for 1 or 2 people (we were three and still managed). It's on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator but everything worked perfectly: Wifi, AC, TV... and the huge wonderful library is definitely a plus! I strongly recommend this place!!
Ryan was really a perfect guest at my place. We arranged for him to check himself both in and out, and he did so with no problems or confusion. When I came back after Ryan left, the place was spotless, as though he was never even there. Friendly, communicative, clean - couldn't ask for more. He's welcome back any time.
It was great having Ryan and we'd be please to have you again Ryan! Ryan does overtly note his 'finickyness' which was evident in various ways clearly beyond others who've stayed with us, but perhaps that'll be workable in other situations--all the best, Ryan!