This is an amazing two-floor penthouse apartment in a very vibrant part of Manhattan. Everything about our stay was wonderful – from the initial communication with Brain to the checkin process to the really great amenities (including a very good bottle of wine!). Having an outdoor terrace in the heart of the city was just that extra plus that made this all the better. The apartment was clean and the beds very comfortable. The kitchen was large and well appointed and would easily be able to be used to prepare meals for a group or family. The living room/dining room/kitchen area is on the top floor so away form the bedrooms that are on the lower floor. This is great I you have some people that want to stay up late without disturbing others that want to retire early. There are two showers, the larger one has a hand-held shower wand and a large elephant shower head, a steam bath and a Jacuzzi tub. Very great shower experience. East Village also provides an optional car service to/from the major airports (we used it to get to JFK on our departure day). The car service is professional and takes all the hassle out of traveling between the apartment and airport. I highly recommend it if you don’t want to have to think about a taxi or an Uber/Lyft. I really like this place and dealing with Brian throughout the whole process was effortless. I highly recommend staying here!