My friends and I took our four teenage daughters to NYC for the weekend. With a part of eight we wanted someplace that was economical but not too far from the sights. The owner, David, and his staff were very accommodating. When we arrived, Andrew took us on a tour of the neighborhood and showed us where the nearest subway stations were (both within a 10 minute walk). The neighborhood itself is largely families of Dominican descent and most businesses are locally owned. We felt very safe walking around day or night. We could be in Times Square within a half hour using the A train.