We had a great stay at Emilio's apartment.
The apartment was quite retro, big living/dining areas and quirky decor but we really liked this about it. It had everything we needed for a week stay self-catering (4 of us), there's a large Acme supermarket only 5 minutes away that had everything and more. We were there in winter (mid-Feb) but the apartment was warm at the right times and hot water plentiful.
We spent most of our time on Manhatten (expensive eating!) so mostly just had breakfast but was able to chill out in the apartment in the evening with its Netflix (and other online channels) and WiFi.
At the bottom of the road, a few minutes away, was the main route for the New York buses through the Lincoln Tunnel that drops you off 5 minutes from the Metro and Times Square for $3/$3.50 - have cash ready. So, even though it's strictly in New Jersey, often within 15 minutes we were in the centre of New York. Just avoid rush hour and you're good.
Finally, the view that you see in the pictures is at the bottom of the street but were magnificent at night, just couldn't stop looking.
We'll be back, enjoy!
M & X