I tried to rent the apartment whose photographs appear on Trip Advisor as Classic East Village but was told that the occupants who were going to be there before my dates had decided to extend their stay. As a substitute I was offered an apartment in the same building, but larger, for the same price. I didn't realize it was a basement apartment until we arrived. The management was really helpful, full of information, accommodating, going out of their way to store left luggage way before the rental started. But unfortunately the apartment was dark both from lack of sunlight and dark furnishings, and damp. I should have asked for pictures, I guess. So I would rate it very good in the organizational aspects, including cleanliness, but poor because of the darkness.