We had a great stay in John and Kim's studio. We stayed in the studio on the 3rd floor, which was clean and beautifully renovated, with large mirrors, ceiling fans, a stainless steel gas stove/toaster, full-sized fridge, kitchen appliances, and cupboards stocked with kitchenware and utensils for easy cooking. When we contacted John for a sponge to wash dishes, he provided one that same morning! John and Kim were very responsive to communication, helping us with check-in and allowing us to store our luggage for a few extra hours on the day we left.
The house is conveniently located ~5min walk from the A and C subway line, which is a 30-40 min ride into Manhattan, where we spent most of our time. When we returned on evenings, there was some street noise (friendly neighbours and children enjoying music and BBQ on their steps during weekend nights), but no more than one would expect from living in the city. The neighbourhood had a great sense of community, and we felt quite safe.