This is simply an update of a review I wrote two years ago (see below). This represents our third month in three years in Kakuna and Fred's home and we're already booked for next year. The apartment continues to be well-maintained and looks as good as it did several years ago. Kakuna and Fred truly care about their guests and they are like family to my wife and I. The neighborhood continues to add new restaurants and shops and people around here are very friendly to the point that it's almost like a small village in a huge city. I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather stay and I continue to enjoy feeling like part of a community rather than like a tourist in a hotel surrounded by other hotels full of tourists. Step a little off the beaten path and discover the real NYC.