We stayed in this two bedroom for nearly a week and found it to be wonderful for our family of three - two adults and one child - though it obviously could fit another person comfortably. The location is fine for East Side, though we were surprised to see an extensive construction project right next door (which is also visible on Google's street view). The good news is there was no exceptional noise from the construction so no need to worry about that! There are numerous convenient shops, cafes and restaurants, and the subway is close by. We felt very safe during our entire stay including travel to and from downtown at night. Access to central park is also easy. The apartment was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The air conditioning was useful during our stay and worked well. The building manager and the booking agent were helpful and easy to work with.
The building itself has been remodeled recently - this means it is both clean and still has a "punch list" of minor details that need attending to - a couple cupboard handles not installed, some tools and supplies in the stairwell - but nothing to bother a stay. The kitchen is adequately but modestly furnished - more like an efficiency apartment than the full apartment some visitors may be accustomed to. But this is NYC, so who cooks in anyway? We gave feedback to the owner about adding things like hooks for towels. The only other issue that might affect a light sleeper is that the curtains are sheer shades, not really black out curtains. If you wake up with the light as we do, no problem. They do provide privacy... we think! We would gladly return to this location and dwelling - and expect you will enjoy it too.