Fantastic location but just a few warnings....
There is no question that the location of this studio, on W. 53rd between 8th and 9th is pretty perfect. Especially if you are interested in Broadway theaters, Times Square and Central Park. However, the owner/manager of the unit, Roy, is not the EASIEST person to work with. The flapper in the toilet tank rotted which left the toilet running 24/7. At first, he was unwilling to repair it and even argued with me that someone had come to repair it when clearly, no one had. When I pressed him, his response was to suggest that we just leave and find a hotel in the middle of our vacation! He did end up having the superintendent put on a new, ill-fitting flapper that still left the toilet running 24/7 and the only way to get the tank to fill, was to wedge the toilet brush in the tank between the flapper and the counter. Now, he did replace the missing coffee maker promptly. I think it's important that future renters know that the tub edge is extremely high, so if you can't hoist your leg over, you are not going to want to stay here. The tub/shower drain was horribly slow so you ended up standing in dirty water by the end of your shower. The closet is large but it also filled with a lot of big comforters. There is a fold-away cot in the closet, but I tried it the first night and it is not fit for a human being. It belongs in a Medieval torture chamber. It was really nice to have a doorman - all four were super. The neighborhood is really safe, three blocks from the subway station, there are lots of markets around and Pick-a-bagel is on the corner.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: When Michele arrived at the unit , the coffee pot was missing , there was a new one there within 2 hrs . Unfortunately the toilet bowl Flapper was a little rotten and the water was making a slight running noise , I immediately called the building maintenance man , who explained to me that I need to go on to Kholers web sight and order the part and have it over nighted to me . Home Depo does not sell this part .I got on the web sight and ordered the part that came the next Day . Michele insisted that the parts for a toilet bowl are redaly available . I explained that they were not . and if that noise is annoying her that bad. I offered her the option, 1 leave the unit and I will give here a full refund . 2 I will go to home Depo and get a part that will come close to that . She opted to wait for the part that came the next day , ( as Expected ) . In regards to the pull out bed that is a twin size bed . Not Quite sure what to say . Its brand new and the last guest had no complaints . Any way!!! . The toilet Bowl is in great running condition . Sorry
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