I'm an artist, originally from California, here in NYC for a handful of years now.
This apartment is hard to beat in terms of location and convenience, being so close to the subway, general store and many great bars and restaurants. The place is exactly like the pictures - very simple but stylish in presentation, and with lots of character.
It is a little odd not to have a full bathroom or separate living space, but if you don't plan to be at home much during your stay then it hardly matters.
There was construction happening literally outside the window during the day, however the apartment was quiet by night. Wireless was fast and problem-free.
Seth was a fantastic host. Very responsive, friendly, flexible and helpful - he even helped me haul my bags up the stairs on arrival!
Overall - a great little place with everything you need day to day, in an unbeatable central NYC location. I had a great stay here!
In this day and age of enhanced pictures, I'm happy to report that the apartments looks *exactly* like the posted images. Impeccable and continually drenched in sunlight (a rare NYC treat!) Best of all, the apartment is literally in the middle of Manhattan and close to Brooklyn. How can you beat that? I doubt you can.
And the cherry on your NYC froyo (I swear they outnumber ice cream parlours)? Seth is a great host.