I am a journalist living in NYC
Giovanna is an amazing host with a awesome place. Wish I could have stayed longer.
The location can't be beat. You're a block from the beach, rockaway taco, and playland motel. The apartment is clean, modern, and has amenities like washer/dryer, big kitchen, etc. As for the private room, make sure you clarify if you're getting a bed. Photos were not accurate but i was contacted prior to booking re: bedding. First night was an air mattress that leaked. Second night was a futon bed. The room is just a box with a closet and a nitestand, so do not expect more (not that you're staying to spend time in the room). Stan the cat is really nice. Girogio was an accommodating host and also a nice guy!
Thank You for coming