We booked this for the location, and the apartment was everything you expect and need in a lived in NYC apartment: a two floor walk-up, and creative uses of space. The shower is nice and strong, although the bathtub is a shorty. The bed is comfortable, and elevated which was not a problem for us, but could be for someone mobility challenged. The kitchen is small, yet we were able to cook a full size turkey in there, and we had everything we needed. The coffee table expands to a dining room table. Amazingly there is free parking on this particular block. While you don't need a car here, our brother was able to come join us for Thanksgiving and had a place to park.
There are so many great places in this area. Whole Foods is just 2 blocks away, Porto Rico coffee on St. Marks is a favorite, and there are too many restaurants and shops in this area to even list. The subway is close and convenient, and this location is an easy car trip to and from LaGuardia.