Hi Martin, I am sorry that the hubcaps to your car were stolen. This is a safe neighborhood with numerous families, but I guess this kind of thing can happen in almost any NYC neighborhood. I am sorry and hope that the car rental place didn't charge you. As for the noise, yes the apartment building is at a busy intersection, so during the peak rush hours in the morning and at 6pm there is considerable traffic noise. Weekends tend to be quiet. So if you're sensitive to city noise do bring earplugs.
I am sorry that Nyree and Dean were dissappointed. However, they arrived at 1:30 am in the morning. They made no effort to contact me from the airport. They did apologize, but left early the next day early in the morning without leaving a note, and before I was able to give them the keys. Later in the day I contacted them through airbnb email and we made a plan to meet to exchange the keys and though I was late by 30 min I did apologize. They used the kitchen to cook an evening meal without asking. It clearly states that cooking is limited to breakfast and not dinner. I then said they could cook throughout their stay because I understood they had missed home cooking. I encouraged them to use the airconditioning as it was hot.