The apartment belongs to myself and my wife Ellen Jong. She is an artist (photography, sculpture, installations) and I am a strategist and marketing consultant.
We love this neighborhood. I truly believe it's the best part of downtown NYC—tucked away enough to feel like a proper neighborhood but connected to everything, it's a truly creative quarter.
We own a house in upstate NY (Mongaup Valley, near to Bethel Woods, where the original Woodstock festival took place), and we're up there most weekends, which is why the apartment is available.
To me the best landlord is one you never see nor need to, so we'll apply the same policy with our guests. We typically leave keys for guests with a local convenience store, and the door locks behind you so you can simply leave keys on the table when you depart. Of course you'll have emergency phone numbers just in case, and feel free to call and ask any questions, even about where to go for a drink or get dinner. We love to cook and have a well-equipped kitchen, which of course you're most welcome to use.
One last thing—you'll see three cancellations (from our end) in our reviews. We lost our last apartment with a month's notice after having been there for five years, and sadly had to cancel some pre-existing reservations. The new place is literally just around the corner, and we now have a 12-month lease, so you can book ahead with confidence.