This is the true New York experience!
I love my apartment and I love the location. It's laid out very well with modern furniture and an open kitchen that is fully appointed with coffee machine, pots and pans, etc. But cooking is completely unnecessary with hundreds of restaurants within walking distance! The apartment is on 12th Street between University and Broadway, only two blocks from Union Square- literally the most convenient destination to get anywhere in the city! Walk to East or West Village, Soho, Chelsea, take a quick subway ride to Times Square, Upper East, Upper West, Williamsburg or anywhere in Brooklyn.
There is a balcony directly connected to the apartment with a table and chairs great for morning coffee (or cigarettes for those so inclined- no smoking indoors). There is a humongous 52" flatscreen TV, DVD player, and wireless internet. It is on the 6th floor of an elevator building. The apartment is on the rear of the building, so there is no street noise! The bathroom is clean and has good hot water.
It's a quiet, safe block, with a Police Athletic League a few door down, which means there are always NYPD (usually out of uniform) nearby. Ashley Olsen and Rachael Ray live on this block, on the opposite side of the street, and Alec Baldwin, F. Murray Abraham live on the block south, and other celebrities have apartments in the neighborhood. It's really a nice place to live.
There's wifi and cable with HBO.
I'm a NY local for more than 10 years and can provide recommendations for any type of restaurant/coffee shop/gallery/bar/sightseeing expedition that you may want to experience!
Please contact me with any questions! Thanks!