First off I want to thank the TA community for warning me off airbnb etc.. As I only realised through researching this forum about the legal issues and scams! I had been looking at such sites as we used them in Europe, but will steer clear now!
So now I'm looking for help with legit apartment style hotel rental. Following some advice on here I have emailed apartment2book which seems to get the approval of NYC experts? I've also looked at rates at Salisbury which may work for us. Our preference is at least one separate bedroom from living area so we can relax in a separate room to the kids once they're in bed. Also would like a fridge and if possible a kitchenette. Our budget is about $300 a night, and we will be in NYC 8th April for 7 nights. We are a family of two adults and two kids aged 4 and nearly 2. I might be wishful thinking with our budget and wants but if any group of people can point me in the right direction it would be the TA community. Would obviously prefer to be in manhattan but if Long Island or something is our only option we happy to consider it.