My wife and I and our son (1.5 years old) stayed for a week in Jessica's and Jason's apartement in Queens in December. The apartment was indeed very nice and spacious. There are quite a lot of shops no more than a couple of blocks away, where you can shop food and other necessities. The apartment was also close to the subway. It was however a bit noisy during nighttime (maybe from the subway tracks and/or the heating system), but this might be a normal NYC issue. Overall it was a good experience. Further to this, Jessica helped us out in receiving our delayed luggage from the airport. We are really thankful for that!!