Took my daughter to NYC for her 21st birthday. After reading reviews/looking at lots of apt & condo's-we chose Kevin's apartment because we wanted to "experience" New York like a New Yorker & not stay in a hotel -- we were not disappointed! The apartment was clean & looks just like the photos; the walls & floors are solid-we never heard any noise from neighbors. Kevin was very prompt in all communications-we texted him upon our arrival at LGA and he met us to hand over the keys & explain the apt & made suggestions for taking the subway/buses/taxis. We used the little store on 34th to get water & snacks. We used the subway, 5 minute walk to 34th & 7th, to go everywhere-were never worried about our safety-just use your best judgement as to where you go at night. We used a taxi to/from the airport-paid about $40-42 with a tip. If you are doing a lot of sightseeing,I highly recommend the 7-day Unlimited Metro Card for $30/each person - or you can get a single card one to share & re-load as needed, but for the 5 days we were there, the unlimited is the best bargain - but you can't share it as there is a 15 minute time delay to re-swipe. As stated in other reviews, the building is dated, but the doormen & resident's we met were all very friendly & helpful. The location is convenient for Chelsea, midtown, Times Square, the High Line. The kitchen is small but functional; the living room & bedroom were larger than what you would expect for a 1-BR in Manhattan. Bed was very comfortable - you'll need to use the curtains unless you like waking up early because the sun comes in both the BR and LR windows. There is street noise but being 8 floors up - it didn't bother us. A/C worked great - it was very hot while we were there. Water pressure for shower was great & heated quickly! Quick elevators! Leave your drier at home as there is one to use; also, good supply of shampoo/bath wash unless you have to have your brand. We would definitely stay there again -- we felt it was an excellent value. We ate at a lot of different places-not one bad meal & all reasonably priced for the portion's rec'd (we shared a lot): Isabella's,Amici II in Little Italy,The View,Katz Deli,Carnegie Deli,Caliente Cab Co,Bubby's in TriBeCa, Shake Shack in Madison Sq Park,Sardi's,Serendipity (for dessert!!). This was my 3rd visit but I felt like she needed to go on a tour-we used OnBoard Tours "See It All"-Small vans with A/C & knowledgeable tour guide. The Lion King was A+! Wear comfy shoes!!