We have a one-bedroom apartment in Union Square, with a full kitchen and a good-sized bathroom. We also have an additional air mattress, so the apartment could comfortably sleep four (or more, if someone wants to sleep on the couch). We keep a very clean apartment, and we have an air filter that is one of the highest rated by Consumer Reports. We have a comfortable living room with two large couches, and a comfortable bed with plenty of pillows. We also have a full set of great cooking gear.
Union Square is truly one of the most central neighborhoods in Manhattan--and yet, it is much quieter and more livable than Times Square. We are about three blocks from Greenwich Village, where there are hundreds of great restaurants, bars, and clubs, in addition to the famous Strand bookstore. We are five minutes from plenty of shopping venues on Fifth Avenue (Coach, Bebe, Paul Stewart). There is a farmer's market in Union Square three days a week, and we're also right near a Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's, if you want to buy groceries. You can take the express train just one stop to Times Square, another one or two stops to Central Park. We're also about a 15 minute walk from the Chelsea neighborhood, and a few more minutes away from the meatpacking district.
I am an editor at a magazine, and my husband is a technology analyst. I am 27 and he is 29. We love cooking, which is one reason why we love our neighborhood, since there are a lot of great food stores nearby, including a cheese shop and a meat market. I love biking and my husband loves to run.