Firstly let me recommend Cecile who owns the apartment, when we were delayed due to a flight cancellation she immediately offered to give us the 6 nights we had booked at a different time if we couldn't make it.
The apartment is quite big with 2 nice sized double rooms and a nice sized lounge area. There are balconies on the front and rear so plenty of fresh air. It is on the first floor (ie up one level) with lift access directly into the apartment. below the apartment is a very nice restaurant which doesn't intrude on the apartment at all (no noise or smells etc) it is only a few seconds walk to 1st Ave with cafes, bars, restaurants and supermarkets etc and unlike a few other areas on Manhattan the area was really nice with a good atmosphere. Only 25 yards down the road is the Ritz Diner open 24 hours which was great for breakfasts. The nearest subway is only 5 minutes walk, right outside Bloomingdales 3rd Ave/59th St. The Tv and Wifi were great and the apartment had good facilities.
Points to note.
There wasn't a great deal of crockery/plates/glasses/mugs etc so it would be hard going for more than 4 people.
Whilst there was an ironing board, washer and dryer - there was no iron, so take one.
The location of the apartment near the off slip from Queensboro Bridge meant that there was a constant tooting and honking from the road as New Yorkers use their car horns every time they blink or so it would seem - this never stops 24hrs a day but you do get used to it and it will probably be an issue anywhere on the Island unless you have a very high floored apartment. Don't for one second think any of the points mentioned would deter me from staying here again. We loved NY and will be back and most likely will stay in this apartment if its available and Cecile is still renting. This is due to both the standard of the apartment and the neighbourhood its in - all round really nice.
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