Submitted: September 18, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
I celebrated my 40th in NYC and from the instant we walked through the doors we knew this was our pied a terre in the city - situated in a leafy, quiet (yes!) street in Greenwich Village yet a heartbeat from bars, restaurants and cabaret theatres (the Duplex piano bar late at night is a riot). The transport connections are excellent for sights further afield. The apartment is perfect for a couple - clean, with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. We particularly liked the authentic 50s fittings of the place and that bed is dangerously comfortable. After a long day of seriously pounding the pavements of New York, this was an oasis of calm to return to. George, the owner, is a diamond, and offered us just the sort of no-nonsense advice you'd want from a local. Curiosity got the better of me and I had to try out Commerce, a swanky and exclusive restaurant within crawling distance. It features briefly in Sex and the City and it will most definitely burn a hole in your pocket, but the food is faultless and dining next to Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) was some compensation if a little surreal. If you are a cheese addict like me, seek out Murray's Cheese in Bleecker Street and its new cheese bar. Pure decadence. Also, on one of the many wrong turns we took that turned out right, we wound up on the banks of the Hudson River with the Statue of Liberty shimmering in the distance. Magic place for a quiet evening/morning walk or jog. I can't recommend this place highly enough although I know I really shouldn't because the place will probably be fully booked from now on - and we fully intend to return, many times. I will begrudgingly recommend to friends too!
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