My husband, 2 teenage sons and I shared this spacious apartment. It was our first visit to New York, and I was expecting a really cramped apartment, so was pleasantly surprised at the rooms and lounge sizes. The bathroom was the only 'small' room and we could cope with that. The apartment was well kitted and the neighbourhood was fine. We really enjoyed sitting in the front courtyard at sunset watching the people pass us by.
The subway is very close - rides were $2.50 to any destination, and people are extreemely helpful in helping you find your way around. Erika was also very helpful. The hop on hop off bus tours are ideal for first timers. there is a tour of Brooklyn which unfortunately we did not get time to do. more