Overall, Marleenee’s place is super cute and clean and is great for travelers because of the location and building amenities, however, for long-term stays, there were couple of inconveniences not shown in the ad that should be taken into account.
I stayed at Marleenee’s place with my dad for six weeks during January and February. I was staying in NYC for my school and I needed a place where I could sleep, study, and cook meals.
The location of the apartment is very convenient. Two blocks away (about 5 min walk) is the subway stop for Line 1 as well as express Lines 2, and 3. There are plenty of restaurants, corner grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. nearby and Whole Foods is 13 minutes away walking.
The building has doormen and they were all very friendly and helpful. It was very convenient to have a gym and a laundry room with washers and driers in the building. Internet connection was great all the time and the cable had a lot of channels. Marleenee welcomed me the first day of my arrival and she bought milk, juice and bottled water for me, which was a nice touch.
A minor consideration, if you plan to work or study from home, is that the window of the living room is facing another part of the building so there is not a lot of light during the day.
The heating in the apartment is central and resulted in about 78F most of the times. One of the two overall surprises was that heating periodically (each day and night) makes a weird clicking noise loud enough to wake one up.
The other overall surprise is that apartment is different than shown in the photos. Pictures showed a fully equipped apartment, but that was not the case. Marleenee was very accommodating by bringing me most of the things that I asked for (eg. pot, oven safe dish, the second chair). She mentioned she needs to update photos on the Airbnb, but her latest update (as of March 4, 2017) still has photos that show some useful items that are not in the apartment, so check with her if you are counting on some of them.