I'm extremely happy with my first experience in HomeAway and especially with Cin Gonzalez. I cannot give higher kudos to her, she was all times taking care of my stay in her apartment. All my questions were answered immediately. It was also my first time in NY, so I needed help now and then.
The apartment is perfect, the neighborhood is safe (taking obvious safe measures, it is located in Harlem, after all), the subway is just a couple of minutes walking (literally, it's half a block), it was 5-10 minute trip to Central Park and 15-20 to Times square). I was looking only for someplace to rest, take a warm bath and maybe have dinner. This fulfilled all my expectations.
I'm already planning to go back to NY and Cin will be my first option. That's how happy I'm with my stay.