My friend and I had a great stay at Yuriy's apartment in the west village. The studio is perfectly located, close to 2 subway stations and lots of bars, restaurants and a supermarket. It's small and cosy, ideal for a short stay. The only downside is that it's street level so you get some outside noise, but not a huge issue.
Yuriy was great, and met us on arrival. He also made arrangements for us to store our luggage after checkout.
The apartment is well-equipped with kitchen facilities and lots of sheets and towels etc. Wifi worked perfectly too.
If I was going back to NYC I'd happily stay there again, and will also recommend it to anyone I know. We were both really happy with our stay and I would've given 5* if it wasn't for the noise, however I wouldn't let that prevent you from booking.