Submitted: August 1, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We are a family of five (two adults + three boys ages 5, 7 & 18 mos.), and we stayed at the apartment from June 27-July 2 while visiting family in the East Village. We enjoyed our stay from start to finish. The apartment was spacious, clean, and quiet. Check-in and check-out could not have been easier. We arrived very late at night, and the caretaker was so great--friendly & informative, and made us feel right at home. We had asked for the port-a-crib, and it was set up when we got there, complete with the cute mobile on top!
From then on, we basically had everything we needed within walking distance. The grocery store was so close; food and coffee at East Village Coffee, which is about a block away, was good and convenient; cabs were readily available on 14th Street or on 1st Ave, so we could get anywhere we wanted in the city. (The Met, Battery Park/Esplanade, South Street Seaport, and Williamsburg/Bklyn were highlights.)
The parks in Stuy town were wonderful, too. We went to both the playground with water features and the larger park nearer to the building. The apartment is also within walking distance of Tompkins Square Park, which is fabulous and has a pool. We stayed during a heat wave, so it was great to have a nice, cool apartment to come back to for resting with the kids mid-day when we needed to.
I would definitely stay here again. I've been to New York a dozen times (three or four w/ kids), and this was probably my best visit. We had our own space (and a big one, at that!) from which to come and go as we pleased, our own fridge with our own food, AND our kids slept well in the comfy, quiet rooms, which meant they and we weren't cranky. Yay!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 8/9
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