As said this was my fourth time visiting NYC and for me it was the first time I booked an AirBnB. Our goal was to live in NYC rather then visiting it. Experience NYC by staying in an apartment rather then a big hotel. This was a very good choice and tip#1.
Advantage of staying in an apartment is that you can get up early and don’t necessarily have to leave the house to enjoy breakfast or get your early morning coffee. And since the time difference you might get up earlier then your fellow New Yorkers.
This time, we stayed in East Harlem “el barrio” on East 102nd street. Since NYC is big but the subway is an excellent way to travel this was good enough for us, but if you have the chance you might want to get a place more downtown.
Do yourself a favor and bring some earplugs. You’re in NYC and there is some noise..