My wife and I stayed here and it was perfect. We stayed for 8 nights and it was exactly what we were looking for. It is very close to the subway with access to the ABCD Express trains that are 2 blocks away. You can get to Times Square in 10 Minutes and it takes about 30-45 minutes to get to lower Manhattan (VERY CONVENIENT)! We didn't spend much time in Harlem. All I can say is that we felt safe even at 1am in the morning (there is a police station a block away so that helps too). The apartment was very clean and Yvette (who is the host and owner of the unit) was responsive to whatever we needed. There are 4 other rooms in the building who all rent from Yvette on a daily/weekly basis (the top floor has 3 rooms that all share a bathroom and kitchen and there is a room next to the one we stayed in and it had its own bathroom and kitchen). We never had any contact with these people because we had our own space. She lives downstairs and was there to help but also gave us plenty of space. The shower has a shower curtain and no glass now (no big deal), everything else about the place is depicted in the pictures. The room is nice and spacious and very clean. There is a good pizza place called Custom Pizza that is a half a block away and a 24 hour deli across from that. We really liked the Harlem Shake (2 blocks away) which had GREAT Jerk Chicken and Jerk Fries (if you like that type of thing). Overall this was a great alternative to the hotels we could have stayed at and was much less expensive.