I have given the owner Milton several days to comment before publishing but he has opted not to
I endorse previous comments in that the apartment is very spacious, pretty well-equipped with appliances, enjoys comfortable beds and is conveniently located a few blocks north of Central Park. 2 subway stations are within a few minutes giving rapid access to Central Manhattan. The M2 bus route down town via Fifth Avenue stops outside the IHOP is even closer.
The numerous books and guides were much appreciated.
Milton answered questions we had before arrival and was there when we reached the property at 11.00 pm having flown from UK. He had arranged at our request some milk, bread, jam (preserve), coffee, tea, plus eggs and bacon which we had not asked for. There were other things available including cereal, honey and many condiments. We were unsure about consuming those as Milton had previously answered a question about such things being available for us as "I do not provide any foodstuffs for guests" - when asked during our stay if we were able to use these items and if we needed to replace or pay for them he did not answer. I found this confusing particularly as there were clothes in a wardrobe implying the accommodation was sometimes occupied by family or close friends - not a problem but it would have been helpful to know.
The following comments and suggestions should be viewed in the context of the price paid for although the price was not excessive for the area it was at the upper end of what I would expect given the following shortcomings.
The property details refer to 2 full bath (rooms). Maybe a linguistic thing but there was one bathroom with a basin, toilet and shower over a bath but this bath had no plug and appeared to be a jacuzzi style with the electrics removed - so not really usable. This was on the floor between the two bedrooms. The second (so called) bathroom was a shower cubicle with a frosted door next to the dining table (offering no privacy) and the basin and WC was in a small room next to said shower cubicle. Both on the lower floor. This rendered the kitchen-diner effectively "out of bounds" whilst the shower was being used.
The supply of crockery and cutlery was minimal - basically 4 sets which meant either regular hand-washing of items or inefficient use of the welcome dishwasher. We were baffled by the switches for the ceiling lights and there were several lights in the lounge would not switch on and others on the landing in particular which seemed to have complex 2 or 3 way switching systems.
Although the garden was a welcome feature it did not appear to have been made ready for guests and a table would have been good.
Not sure if it is a legal requirement but smoke detectors seemed to be disconnected or non-existent. There are other wires and cables hanging off walls and skirting boards.
The air-conditioning unit in the back bedroom leaked when used. We did not try the unit in the front bedroom.
The entrance porch area was very untidy.
It is important to emphasise we had a most enjoyable holiday and did not spend much time in the apartment. I have reported to try and alert folk to things they might find showstoppers.