Live like a New Yorker
The apt looks exactly like the photos. Kitchen and fixtures/appliances are, or at least look new. Nice bar counter top provided the eating area, which worked out great for the two of us.The kitchen area is small, really only room for 1 cooking, but it works well for the apt. Everything was very clean, especially the bathroom, tile in the tub is great and the bathroom fixtures look new. Open floorplan, very high ceilings and giant windows provided a lot of light and really made the apt feel larger, really alot of space for New York. Not sure if the iPOD docking station will always be there, but it was a frequently used plus for us. Adequate supplies were provided. Hardwood floors were lovely. Bedroom is basic, comfortable, and you have to scoot past the bed to get to the closet, but I didn't mind as you get TWO closets in the apt, great plus, and iron/board provided. I loved that the windows had huge wood shutters, providing an authentic architectural feel as they looked original, and also could be closed to help block out the light and noise early in the morning (there was construction going on in the street, but it made us laugh the morning the jackhammer woke us both up at 7 am, really felt like we were in New York!). Actually very quiet street in general and we felt very safe. The location is perfect as it makes you feel like you are living in New York with the residents, however only a couple short blocks to Broadway/subway station to the left (if you are walking out the front door). Walk one short block to the right to 5th ave, then you can walk south on 5th ave one block and you are in Washington Square Park, GREAT for sitting and just being with the people, bring a picnic. Popular place for artists/musicians, especially with NYU right there. One more short block and you are in the heart of the Bleecker St area, tons of restaurants and shops. You can walk around there and end up in SoHo or the West Village . It is a walkup apt. The owners are very nice, casual and provided a list of local favorites and close markets. I really think the only missing component to this apt, for us at least, was a rooftop deck. To get this great apartment, including the experience of living like New Yorkers, for less than the cost of a hotel was a perfect way to go.
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Helpful votes: 26/26
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