Our family of 7 stayed at Debbie's for a week and found the accomodation to be great value. Bedford-Stuyvesant is a family friendly neighbourhood undergoing rejuvenation. After a Yankees game we walked home from Utica station around midnight without concern. (Check the express trains to manhatten, one of two lines A and C) Madison St park is great for kids of all ages and about 3 mins walk, and the local ladies with kids were friendly all joining in making bubbles. There are several local market stores, cafes and restaurants all within easy walk en route from the local stations. The kitchen is small - typical for NYC, and Debbie has equipped it with a large fridge/freezer and the variety of cooking equipment you might need to self-cater. Inside a beautiful brownstone building and up 2 flights of stairs so recommend lightweight easy to carry luggage. The stoop itself is also a lovely place to sit and relax. Would stay at Debbie's again, she is friendly and very helpful.