Large Brownstone, Great Property Manager
We stayed in Erdene's brownstone for 4 nights for a family get-together/NYC sightseeing trip. It was conveniently located 4 blocks from the Metro on a quiet street. The #2 or #3 train gets you pretty much anywhere and everywhere you want to go. The apartment was clean and plenty big for six of us to sleep and hang out comfortably -- we barely used the downstairs TV room. The upstairs bath has a clawfoot tub and about a 14 foot ceiling. The downstairs bath has a LARGE walk-in shower with double shower heads. No problem at all with 6 of us showering in the morning -- all had nice hot showers, whether you were first in or last in. Lots of towels, too. Kitchen is small, but doesn't lack for anything. We only cooked one meal there, ordered in or ate out most nights, but would've had plenty of pots & pans and anything else needed to prepare a full meal. If you're looking for pizza delivery -- Giovanni's was excellent. We also tried the Japanese/Vietnamese restaurant (can't remember the name, but the menu is in the kitchen drawer). That was good, too, plus you get 20% off your first online order. Sylvia's has a great breakfast...wanted to try everything! Didn't have time to go back for dinner, but I'm sure that would've been delicious, too. The Apollo theater is a few blocks away, and Marcus Garvey Park was a nice walk. Erdene has a nice collection of NY-themed art and books. We were able to walk around the neighborhood to see the homes/buildings shown in the book about Harlem architecture. All-in-all it was a great stay. Erdene was very nice and helpful, and a pleasure to talk to -- so much so that we almost missed our train home!!! (Thanks again for calling us a cab for our "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" to Penn Station!!) Our group of six ranged in age from teens to seniors, so it was a great place for all age levels. We would definitely stay here again. (If you go to Little Italy, try Amici II Restaurant on Mulberry Street -- yummmmmmm!!)
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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