My wife and I stayed at The Verve from Dec 9th until Dec 11th and found it to be a very convinient and affordble hotel for those who want to see the big apple but don't want to pay big prices. The staff was very very nice and the rooms were great and bigger than what you would get for that price in Manhattan. Now there isn't anything around the hotel in the way of resturants or activites but the subway is two blocks away and you can be at 5th and Lexington in Midtown in 5 minutes. The hotel is literally right across the Queensboro bridge from Midtown and you can see the landmarks right across the river. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit New York, stay some place nice and save some money.