Very pleasant two weeks in NY
Apartment: The flat is clean and equiped with furtnitures in good health. The kitchen is nice, includes all needed electrical appilances in very good quality. We have left there oil, sugar, salt, ketchup, mustard and many spices, we did not finished off (we get them from home, so they have specifications in Czech language). Abe (the owner) is very friendly, willing and helpful, everything we missed (bigger pot, potiche for the flowers) he provided promptly. Also Sabrena, his wife, and their children are very nice. I´ve read in one of previous comments about the kids, functioning as a wake up call :-) We have to agree with that - the floor is not so thick and can not isolate the regular life upstairs :-) The childrens are running there and back, faster than Usain Bolt and longer than a Marathon competitor, especially in the morning :-) But - we were not angry about that, it was lovely and makes us smile :-) It was our choice to stay in the apartment and not at the hotel - and we are really not ache for it. May be we´ve caused similar problems to Abe during some nights :-) If yes, sorry about it :-) And... Be careful, if you try to open the windows :-)
Location: We were afraid a little bit of the Harlem, but we felt safe every time. Of course, if you try to discover the deepest corner of this part of NY in the late night, you can get other experiences, but we did not have any problem.
Shopping: There is a lot of stores or fastfoods nearby, many of them are open 24/7. Supermarket Path Mark is on 145th street, about 10 minutes walk. But is very, very crowded - be prepared for a long queues. You can buy everything there for good prices, but make allowance for about one hour...
Parking: We have rented a car for 3 days. Parking is ok in this location, but if you are not an American, there are some differences you have to know :-) First: there is not allowed to park close by fire hydrants, you have to park at least 15 feets away from it. And second: Four times in a week the City service cleans the road. Twice left and twice right side. It is displayed on the signs, so pay attention to that.
Summary: We´ve find a perfect place to stay, with very friendly owners. There is no reason to give less than five stars - the stay was very enjoyable and in case of our next trip to NY we will for certain contact Abe again. Thanks!
Helpful votes: 11/11
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